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Press Releases | 22.10.2020

Felix Großschartner nets another top 10 on the second uphill finish of the Vuelta a España

The third day of the Vuelta a España featured yet another first category ascent, with the climb to La Laguna Negra. Right after the start gun in Lodosa, a group of five broke away from the field and was able to extend their lead to a maximum of four minutes. After 110 km of racing, however, the last of the escapees was caught, only for a second breakaway to try their luck in vain. At this point, BORA - hansgrohe was attempting to bring Felix Großschartner safely into a good position for the final climb up to the glacial lake. With only 1000 m to go, the favourites were together, before D. Martin attacked over the last 500m to take the win after 166 km in the saddle. Felix arrived at the finish line in the first group, taking seventh place, only 12 seconds behind the Irishman, and thus moved up to 7th place in the overall standings.

 

Results

01 D. Martin                      4:27:49

02 P. Roglic                          +0:00

03 R. Carapaz                      +0:00

07 F. Großschartner              +0:12

 

From the Finish Line

"I tried to attack over the last 500m, but it didn't quite work. Nevertheless, I am satisfied with my performance. Yesterday I had cramps but today I felt much better. Our initial goal here was to go for a stage win, but then the team also gave me the go-ahead to ride for the GC. In any case, this year's Vuelta will enable me to gain experience for the future and I'm glad that this opportunity has been given to me. I'd like to also thank the team again for their hard work and for bringing me into a good position on the final climb." - Felix Großschartner 

"The stage went just as we had imagined it would. For Felix, we wanted to make the race in such a way that he could save as much energy as possible for the climb. The whole team worked very well together and we can be very satisfied with that. They put him in a good position for the final climb and we can also be very satisfied with his 7th place. Tomorrow we have a sprinter stage and we will try to go for the win with Pascal.”- André Schulze, Sports Director

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