Team Vorarlberg Express is rolling! Lukas Rüegg second on the queen stage of the 73rd Fleche du Sud – Jannis Peter fifth, Lukas Meiler sixth! Jon Knolle second at the GP Buchholz!

It was the expected tough battle today with start and finish in Bourscheid over 127 kilometers and 2600 vertical meters. The field became increasingly fragmented. 30 kilometers before the finish Alexander Konychev suffers an injury and comes back, but then Rüegg, Stüssi, Meiler and Peter take over.

In the super tough final, last year’s Dutch winner Pim Ronhaar from Team Baloise-Trek was able to pull away and win solo.

Second place went to Lukas Rüegg from Switzerland, who was incredibly strong today. With Jannis Peter, seventh at last week’s GP Vorarlberg, and Lukas Meiler, they have 50% of the riders in the top six! Colin Stüssi “jobbed” for his team colleagues today and crossed the line in tenth place.

Tomorrow, Saturday, the first time trial of the season awaits the Team Vorarlberg pros over 18.6 kilometers in Sanem. This will also decide the overall standings.


Stage overview (total 532 KM / 7400 vertical meters):

08.05. Stage 1 Canach – Canach 85.5 KM / 1398 vertical meters

09.05. Stage 2 Rumelange – Rumelange 151.2 KM / 2003 vertical meters

10.05. Stage 3 Bourscheid – Bourscheid 127.2 KM / 2658 vertical meters

11.05. Stage 4 (Timetrial) Sanem – Sanem 18.6 KM / 192 vertical meters

12.05. Stage 5 Esch-sur-Alzette – Esch-sur-Alzette 149.5 KM / 1136 vertical meters

Line-up Team Vorarlberg: Colin Stüssi, Jannis Peter, Lukas Meiler, Lukas Rüegg, Alexander Konychev, Lukas Rüegg;

Jon Knolle also ensures another podium in German Buchholz. He finished second in the sprint of a small group and is looking forward to his big home race at Rund um Köln UCI 1.1 on May 26!

Press Service Team Vorarlberg