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Press Releases | 18.07.2021

Pascal Ackermann makes it a hat trick on the final stage of Settimana Ciclistica Italiana

Today the race traversed 170.2 km and two ascents around Cagliari, the capital of Sardinia. The terrain wasn't expected to put the fast men in any difficulty and in the end the race ended in a sprint. A quartet broke free following 20 kilometres of racing and opened up a lead of around 3 minutes throughout the day before the race came back together. On the final climb, however, the peloton fell apart, yet BORA - hansgrohe managed to ride out front and place Pascal Ackermann well ahead of the finale. He ultimately was able to show his sprinting prowess yet again and took the victory in the fast finish. The squad from Raubling finishes the race with three stage wins and the points jersey, with Pascal Ackermann, as well as a third place in the GC and victory in the young rider's classification with Giovanni Aleotti, and fourth overall with Felix Großschartner.

 

Result: Stage

01 P. Ackermann       4:11:01

02 J. Restrepo               +0:00

03 S. Vanmarcke           +0:00

 

Result: General Classification

01 D. Ulissi                  20:30:24

02 S. Vanmarcke              +0:08

03 G. Aleotti                    +0:16

04 F. Großschartner          +0:20

 

From the finish line

"Today we had another chance to win a stage and we wanted to do our all to take advantage of this opportunity. On the last climb the peloton fell apart but we tried to stay in front and we succeeded. I was then able to launch my sprint at the right time and take my third stage win here. Thanks very much to the whole team for their support here in Italy." - Pascal Ackermann

"It was a successful race for us here in Sardinia and I'm happy with my third place overall and winning the young rider's classification. The whole team worked hard to achieve our results here. My performance this week motivates me a lot for the next races and I'm hoping to build upon this success next time." - Giovanni Aleotti

"A great finish to the race with a third stage win and also third place overall. You can only say chapeau to the whole team for this strong result."- Steffen Radochla, Sports Director

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