After two titles in the individual time trials, Bora – hansgrohe took three titles in the road races on Sunday with Marcus Burghardt, Gregor Mühlberger and Juraj Sagan.
“What a day! I had goosebumps on the last kilometer. We were in control of the race the whole day, the team did a great job. In the end, when we closed on Degenkolb on the last climb, we were in a very good situation. Emanuel attacked immediately and I followed him a little later. After the downhill I was in his wheel and we rode together to the finish. I had to wait many years for this national title, to take it in my home Chemnitz is very special and I feel relieved now”, said Marcus Burghardt.
Germany | Road race – men results:
|1||Marcus Burghardt (Bora-hansgrohe)||
|2||Emanuel Buchmann (Bora-hansgrohe)||
|3||John Degenkolb (Trek-Segafredo)||
|4||Nils Politt (Katusha-Alpecin)||
|5||Maximilian Schachmann (Quick-Step Floors)||
“It was a perfect day for us. We had Lukas in the early break and controlled the race. In the last lap, Patrick set a high pace on the climb and prepared my attack perfectly. After I bridged the gap to the leaders, Lukas went away. When I saw that Gogl was on the limit I bridged again and we rode to the finish together. After I missed out to take the jersey last year, I am really happy now”, said Gregor Mühlberger.
Austria | Road race – men results:
|1||Gregor Mühlberger (Bora-hansgrohe)||4:52:08|
|2||Lukas Pöstlberger (Bora-hansgrohe)||,,|
|3||Michael Gogl (Trek-Segafredo)||+43”|
“I am very happy and proud. I will ride my first Tour de France next week and can present my special national champion jersey there. This is very special to me and I want to thank everybody in the team Bora – hansgrohe for their support”, said Juraj Sagan.
Slovakia | Road race – men results:
|1||Juraj Sagan (Bora-hansgrohe)||
|2||Peter Sagan (Bora-hansgrohe)||
|3||Erik Baska (Bora-hansgrohe)||