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Press Releases | 12.06.2019

Emanuel Buchmann flies to fifth place at Critérium du Dauphine time trial in Roanne

The fourth stage of the Critérium du Dauphine saw an individual time trial on a 26,1 km long course around the city of Roanne. After 11,5 kilometres the course featured a 4-kilometre-long climb, followed by a fast and technical downhill, before a last flat section. The first BORA – hansgrohe rider to leave the start ramp was Shane Archbold, followed by Giro d’Italia stage winner Cesare Benedetti and Christoph Pfingsten. Yesterday’s stage winner Sam Bennett left the start ramp shortly before 2pm and finished the course in a time of 38:18 minutes. BORA – hansgrohe’s climbers Felix Großschartner and Gregor Mühlberger went out on the course relatively relaxed to save energy for the upcoming mountain stages. Nevertheless, Felix showed once again his great shape and time trial skills, as he finished the course after 36:16. Teammate Gregor Mühlberger finished the course in a time of 37:08. The last BORA – hansgrohe rider was Emanuel Buchmann, who started the day 13th on the general classification. The German rider wanted to improve his position and gave everything to finish the course with a good result. Emanuel, not known as a time trial specialist, put in a great effort, taking the fifth best time at the intermediate checkpoint. Emanuel finished the time trial in a time of 34:29, which was the 5th place at the end of the day, and meant by far his strongest time trial result so far. With this strong performance Emanuel Buchmann also moved up to seventh position in the GC.

 

Results
01 W. Van Aert             33:38
02 T. Van Garderen      +00:31
03 T. Dumoulin            +00:47
05 E. Buchmann          +00:51

 

From the Finish Line
“Right after the start I found my rhythm and had good sensations, but also the course suited me well. I felt really good and of course I wanted to move up in the general classification, therefore I gave my all. I am happy, that I was able to hold my rhythm and pace to finish the time trial in 5th place. I am now in a promising position before the mountains on the week end, and I am really looking forward to these stages now.”– Emanuel Buchmann 
 

“I am here at the Critérium du Dauphine to support Emu and Sam. After my successful spring season, where my teammates have supported me perfectly, I am happy to be able to give something back now. I was in the wind tunnel and we changed my TT position slightly, I felt good today but went easy on the course to save the energy for the upcoming stages.”– Felix Großschartner 

“We wanted to do a good time trial with Emu, the course was really technical, and it was not easy to find a rhythm. Emanuel found right from the beginning a good pace and felt good at the first part, which was marked by headwind. He had the 5thbest time at the intermediate check point and was able to hold this position until the finish line, a really strong result. I think it was so far his best performance in a time trial. Due to this result he moved up to seventh overall and we are back on track also at that end.” – Enrico Poitschke, Sports Director 

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