Archiv für den Tag: 1. April 2018

Team Vorarlberg Santic Profi Patrick Schelling in Angriffslaune bei Route Adelie de Vitre UCI 1.1

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23. Route Adelie de Vitre UCI 1.1 – Patrick Schelling im Angriff – Roland Thalmann finisht auf Rang 20!

Team Vorarlberg Santic Profi Patrick Schelling hat heute beim französischen Klassiker über 198 Kilometer, mit Start und Ziel in Vitre, eine starke, kämpferische Leistung gezeigt. Als einziger Fahrer eines Continental Teams war Schelling in der neun Fahrer umfassenden Spitzengruppe – wurde aber wieder vom stark besetzt Feld gestellt.

Nach einem wahren Verfolgungskrimi gewinnt Ex-Team Vorarlberg Fahrer Silvan Dillier (AG2R) vor Vaugrenard (FDJ) und Mottier (Vital Concept). Team Vorarlberg Santic Fahrer Roland Thalmann (SUI) wird 20.!

Die Teams von Fortuneo, AG2R La Mondiale, Cofidis, FDJ, Direct Energie, Gazprom, United Healthcare, Holowesko-Citadel, Delko Marseille, Androni nutzten dieses Rennen mit der harten Fahrweise als richtigen Formtest für die großen Frühjahrsklassiker!

Team Vorarlberg Santic riders in the race: Gian Friesecke, Patrick Schelling, Lukas Rüegg, Matteo Badilatti, Roland Thalmann, Davide Orrico, Joeri Stallaert;




Next races:

La Roue Tourangelle 01.04.:

GP Adria Mobil 01.04.:

Warum wir die Tour of Flanders lieben (und Du solltest es auch)

To say we’re amped up for Sunday’s showdown would be an understatement. Tour of Flanders, the second of cycling five’s Monuments, is widely considered the pinnacle of one-day racing. The course, the crowds, the atmosphere, the awareness that anything can (and will) happen – it’s distinctly De Ronde. And when a team lines up with a contender for the podium, dreaming of the top step, that belief in possibilities heightens the special feelings.

We’ll treat it like any other day on the race calendar although it’s anything but. Below the seven EF Education First – Drapac p/b Cannondale riders who will pin on a number in Antwerp on Sunday explain why.


“You feel the tension in a good way. Something big is coming up, but if anyone can finish it off, it’s Sep. That gives everyone a lot of confidence.”


“It’s the build-up to Flanders that makes Flanders what it is. We have a few weeks building up to Sunday, and then Sunday is every other race all rolled into one. It’s the cream of the crop. Everything around that replicates that dynamic – the crowds, the hype, even down to the way people get nervous about it, the sense of achievement of getting through it, the feeling about getting a result. It’s an epic battle, and one of I live for every year.”


“I grew up as a child in Holland watching this race, never knowing I would four times be top 10. Along with Roubaix, Flanders is my world championships. It’s the biggest one-day race of the year. As a rider, only Roubaix has the same vibe as this. For me Sunday is a big, big day.”


“When you are in Belgium for Flanders, it’s as if you’re breathing a different air. It’s the most beautiful race in the world. Also tactically it is different. The race can be open at any time.”


“The crowds make Flanders the pinnacle. There are certain races on the calendar where there is an energy you receive as an athlete, which is the energy that sustains you or at least sustains me. It really inspires me and motivates me to be a part of these races.”


“Coming from New Zealand, I’d compare it to the Rugby World Cup final in New Zealand with All-Blacks in the final. That atmosphere there, that’s what we see on Sunday. Tour of Flanders is world’s apart from where I came from, but it’s the world I live in, and it’s a pretty special thing.”


“It’s the biggest race in Flanders in the year. As a Belgian, this is, of course, very important. The history, the cobbles and the atmosphere combine to make this race special for riders and fans alike.”

Looking for more details about what you can expect from Sunday’s race? We highly recommend this Tour of Flanders preview from CyclingTips

EF Education First – Drapac p/b Cannondale for 2018 Ronde van Vlaanderen

Sport Directors:
Andreas Klier (DEU)
Ken Vanmarcke (BEL)

Matti Breschel (DEN)
Mitch Docker (AUS)
Sebastan Langeveld (NLD)
Sacha Modolo (ITA)
Taylor Phinney (USA)
Tom Scully (NZL)
Sep Vanmarcke (BEL)

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