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Team News | 14.05.2022

Tour de Hongrie: Unlucky sprint for Matthew Walls on the penultimate stage in Hungary 

The fourth and penultimate stage of the Tour de Hongrie covered a total of 177.4 hilly kilometres on a circuit around the town of Kazincbarcika. As in the past stages, it was a breakaway that led the race for a large part of the day but was eventually brought back by the peloton at 24km from the line. After the field was complete again, BORA - hansgrohe put in a lot if work to keep the pace high and prepare another bunch sprint for Matthew Walls. Ultimately Matthew Walls wasn’t positioned very well in the finale and finished 13th as D. Groenewegen took the win.

 

Result

01. D. Groenewegen 3:59:15

02. F. Jakobsen +0:00

03. R. Barbier +0:00

13. M. Walls +0:00

15. R. Mullen +0:00 

 

From the Finish Line

“We went hard on the final climbs to see if we could cause a split but it all stayed together. In the sprint I lost my team and ended up being way too far back to get a result. Pretty disappointed I couldn’t get the result we wanted after all the hard work from the team helping me.“ Matthew Walls 

 

“The boys showed another day of really strong team work and put in a big effort during the final 25km to keep the pace high. In the finale Ryan Mullen road a strong lead-out for Matthew Walls who was unfortunately too far behind and ultimately wasn’t able to go for a result. Matthew is a young sprinter and I think that’s an important learning for him and his development. Tomorrow is a big day here in Hungary and we’re ready to fight for the GC.” Torsten Schmidt, Sports Director

 

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