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Team News | 13.05.2022

Matthew Walls sixth in today's sprint final at the Tour de Hongrie

Stage three of the five-day long Tour de Hongrie was the shortest stretch of the race and covered a distance of 154,3km. After the start in Sárospatak and a hilly first part of the day it was fast and flat towards the finish line in Nyíregyháza. A breakaway of four riders was brought back by the peloton with 15km remaining. Matthew Walls went early in the final bunch sprint and ultimately finished sixth while F. Jakobsen took the win. 

 

Result

01. F. Jakobsen 3:25:55

02. R. Barbier +0:00

03. S. Weemaes +0:00 

06. M. Walls +0:00

 

From the Finish Line

“Shortest day here in Hungary but with a bit of rain and slippery roads definitely a day to stay focused all the time. The team did a great job again looking after me during the stage and escorted me perfectly towards the final. In the end it was a super fast sprint and I went just a bit too early. I’m happy with the progress of my shape and how we race as a team here.“ Matthew Walls 

 

“The team showed another day of strong team work and put in a nice effort on the final kilometers for Matthew Walls. Even though he went a bit too early I’m really happy with his development, he’s definitely one to watch for the future. The next two stages will be more demanding in terms of topography and kick off the battle for the GC.” Torsten Schmidt, Sports Director

 

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