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Team News | 23.03.2022

Cian Uijtdebroeks moves further up the GC at Coppi e Bartali

Another hard course with more than 3300m elevation awaited the bunch at stage two of the Coppi e Bartali race today. This time Patrick Gamper was part of an early 4-men break for BORA – hansgrohe while back in the bunch once again young Cian Uijtdebroeks was quite active. After Patrick was leading the race for the first half, Cian was countering several attacks of GC favorites like M. van der Poel. He joined a strong 11-men group which caught the initial break with 50km to go. After the pace settled a little, the bunch regrouped before on the last 25km attacks were flying again. In the end Uijtdebroeks was also part in the decisive move of the day and finished 8th while E. Hayter won the sprint of this group. 



01        E. Hayter                           4:11:46

02       M. Sobrero                          + 0:00

03       B. Tulett                              + 0:00

08      C. Uijtdebroeks                  +0:00


From the finish line

„I am super happy with the way I can rider here with all the big names in the bunch. I followed some attacks of van der Poel and was part of a group already 70 km before the finish. After we have been caught again, I tried to save some energy for the finale. It was quite hard for me in the end because I may spent too much energy early. Still, I was able to hang on to the first group and finished 8th. I am happy with the result and already look forward to tomorrow.“ – Cian Uijtdebroeks

„Another strong ride from our young guys here. First, Gampi was part of the break and was driving the pace there. Quite early Alpecin-Fenix started attacking in the bunch and as a result 11 riders formed a strong chasing group. Cian was always very attentive and was also able to join this group. When the initial break was caught it looked like there was no real cooperation and some groups were coming back. It was impressive to see that Cian still got the legs to follow the decisive move in the end after he already spent a lot of energy early in the race. He looks to be in good shape and the next days will be hard again, so let’s see what’s possible.” – Rolf Aldag, sports director

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