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Press Releases | 12.06.2021

Time trial sees movement in the GC, Maximilian Schachmann now fourth overall before final Tour de Suisse stage

The Tour de Suisse continued today with a second race against the clock, which covered 23.2 km. Almost immediately after the start in Disentis-Sedrun, the riders had to contest a challenging 10 km ascent up to the Oberalp Pass before descending to the finish line in Andermatt. For Maximilian Schachmann, who at the beginning of the stage sat in third place overall, this offered a chance to capitalise on a good starting position before tomorrow's queen stage. He was the final BORA - hansgrohe rider to roll out of the start house, and completed the route, amongst a field of strong riders, in 13th position in a time of 37:25 minutes, 1:23 minutes behind the eventual winner R. Uran. Maximilian now sits in fourth place in the overall standings before the Tour de Suisse comes to a close tomorrow with a tough mountain stage. 



01 R. Uran                36:02

02 J. Alaphilippe          +0:40

03 G. Mäder                 +0:54

13 M. Schachmann      +1:23


From the Finish Line

"It was not an easy time trial because we faced headwind today. Nevertheless, I managed it well and tried not to lose too much time. There are several good time trialists in participation at the race, and I think I netted a solid result in the end, and I can be quite happy with it. Tomorrow we're going to tackle a hard stage and I’m hoping to also do well there." - Maximilian Schachmann

"That was quite a hard time trial with a climb featuring 600 metres of elevation gain and also a pretty difficult descent. It was clear that Max had to go full throttle there and he did that well. He is now fourth in the GC and has increased his gap to several of his rivals so, all in all, it was a good race." - Steffen Radochla, Sports Director

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