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Press Releases | 16.06.2019

Emanuel Buchmann finishes Critérium du Dauphine on an impressive third place overall

With everything still to play for on the final stage of the Critérium du Dauphine, today’s final tough stage proved to be as exciting as expected. The stage took the riders from Cluses over 113,5 km to of Champéry in Switzerland. On the way from the start city in France to the finish, the riders had to tackle seven categorized climbs. BORA – hansgrohe’s GC contender Emanuel Buchmann was only one second away to jump onto the podium of the race and was dare to make this happen. A 13-rider breakaway, managed to open up a three-minute gap over the peloton. Like yesterday, Felix Großschartner was part of the day’s break and showed a great performance setting the pace. Unfortunately, Gregor Mühlberger was involved in a crash, and as a result he had to stop racing. But no serious injuries have been recorded. Also GC second A. Yates pulled out of the race at the feed zone. In the decisive climbs of the day, the gap came down to two minutes and the breakaway fell slowly apart. Felix Großschartner was able to stay up in the first positions riding a very strong race on this tough stage. Approaching the foot of the final climb, with just over five kilometers to go, the two remaining leaders had opened up a two-minute advantage over the yellow jersey group with Emu continuing to look strong with an eye on a podium finish.While, the leading duo battled for the win up the road, the fight for the overall title at the Critérium du Dauphine really started inside two kilometers to go, but BORA - hansgrohe’s young German rider was able to hold his own against a highly competitive field to secure third overall on the General Classification. An impressive final result for the young rider, who will now focus on the upcoming Tour de France.

 

Stage results 

01 D. van Baarle         3:05:48
02 J.Haig                   +0:00
03 C.F. Hagen             +0:50
10 E. Buchmann          +1:59

 

General Classification

01 J Fuglsang              30:44:27
02. T.van Garderen      +0:20
03 E. Buchmann          +0:21

 

From the Finish Line

“It was a tough final stage, but at least the weather was better than yesterday. I stayed all the time with the group of favourites, among the yellow jersey. Once again, the team did a great job and protected me the whole day. I finished in 10thplace and made it onto the podium. I am more than happy, it is a big result for me to finish a stage race like this on the podium. I am looking forward to the Tour and hope to make the one or other good result there.” – Emanuel Buchmann 

“The only thing I can say, is Chapeau! Emanuel showed the whole week constantly a great performance. The whole team was really strong this week, and worked all the time well together. Yesterday and today, Felix and Emu were amazing. I am proud of the team and of course of Emu. A third place in a stage race with so many string GC contenders is a really great result.” - Enrico Poitschke, Sports Director

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