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Team News | 12.05.2022

10th for Patrick Konrad after a hectic day at the Tour de Hongrie

Stage two of the Tour de Hongrie was a fast and flat day of 191.7km from Karcag to Hajdúszoboszló. As the profile didn’t feature any serious obstacles, several incidences of cross-winds made for a tough day. With 55km remaining another section of echelons caused some serious damage, splitting the peloton in groups, with the breakaway of the day being brought back. BORA - hansgrohe put in a lot of work and played a major role during the crucial moments but these efforts ultimately remained unrewarded as the peloton was back together within the final kilometres. A fast and hectic finale was overshadowed by a large crash 500m from the line in which fortunately no BORA - hansgrohe rider was involved. F. Jakobsen took the win, with Patrick Konrad sprinting to 10th. Matthew Walls was boxed in somewhat and finished in 11th in the end.

 

Result

01. F. Jakobsen 3:59:20

02. R. Barbier +0:00

03. S. Weemaes +0:00 

10. P. Konrad +0:00

 

From the Finish Line

“It was a long stage with a lot of wind right off the gun, so a pretty stressful day for us! We worked hard in the echelons to split the peloton and open up some gaps in the GC. In the end our efforts remained unrewarded as the peloton was back together in the final kilometres. The finale was super hectic and especially after the crash pure chaos. We launched the sprint for Matthew Walls who was boxed in unfortunately. My legs felt good, I had a free line and so I gave it a go! Somehow I like those chaotic finals and I’m happy with how the race went for me today.“ Patrick Konrad 

 

“The guys put in a super strong team effort today! They were always up front and attentive for every situation during the cross-wind chaos. The goal was to keep Patrick Konrad out of any trouble and go for the stage win with Matthew Walls. While Matthew was unfortunately boxed in during the sprint, Patrick proved not only his good shape but also how smart he can ride in such chaotic situations. I’m really happy with how the boys raced today, I’m more than optimistic for the next days and luckily none of us were involved in the large crash just before the line. I hope everyone from the other teams is ok! ” Torsten Schmidt, Sports Director

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