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Team News | 01.05.2022

Sam Bennett takes a win on BORA - hansgrohe's home soil at Eschborn-Frankfurt

Eschborn-Frankfurt was the first race of the season on home soil for BORA - hansgrohe. With eight climbs in the Taunus hills and a flat and fast final circuit in downtown Frankfurt, the 183.9km long race promised an exciting day on the road. With perfect team work BORA - hansgrohe put their stamp on the race from the start until the final lead out. Ultimately Sam Bennett took the win on the team's home soil.

 

Result

01. S. Bennett 4:27:52

02. F. Gaviria +0:00

03. A. Kristoff +0:00

05. D. Van Poppel +0:00

 

From the Finish Line

“Today everything worked out perfectly! My last win was already 350 days ago and it was definitely about time to win a race again - I’m more than happy this worked out today. Right off the gun the team put their stamp on the race and worked very hard for me. Danny van Poppel did a great lead out in the end and the only thing I had to do was to bring it to the line. About 100km from the finish I had to deal with cramps but luckily I was able to recover before the fast finale in Frankfurt. I really want to thank everyone who believed in me! “ Sam Bennett

 

“We had a plan for today and the riders absolutely committed to that and executed what we discussed before the race in a perfect and dominant way. Riding for Sam Bennett definitely was plan A and we didn’t even have to think about a plan B today. I’m really proud of how the team raced and how everyone gave 110% for this win. It didn’t always go according to plan during the past few weeks and so it’s even nicer to take such a win in front of our home crowds and fans in Frankfurt. Almost every team had a sprinter on board today and so it was clear how the race would turn out but still we had to work a lot and shape the race - and it worked out” Jens Zemke, Sports Director

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