Antonio Nibali 4th at Grossglockner
Tour of Austria 2018.
Grossglockner, July 11th– Matrei – Grossglockner / Stage 5 – 92.9 km
A short, but a hard Stage 5 of Tour of Austria 2018 today started in Matrei in Osttirol. A stage that was very demanding with 12% climb to the top of the Grossglockner. Bahrain Merida Pro Cycling Team had a good performance today. Not the victory, but it is definitely encouraging that the TBM lineup has its man or two of the day. Today it was Antonio NIbali and Mark Padun just next to him who had shown a good and uprising performance yesterday and today even better. He had very good teamwork and good attacks at the climbs.
A respectful 4thplace for Antonio Nibali who shortly expressed his satisfaction after todays stage;
“The stage was very hard. Short, but very hard. I was in the first breakaway with 12 more riders and we cooperated from the beginning very well. I felt pretty good and I saw my chance to continue that way. I had a good position at the bottom of the climb. I congratulate Peter Weening who came from behind and had shown that he was really strong today. I am happy with my 4thplace today and I hope I will continue in a good way. I am happy for my team that is doing a great job, we really have a great teamwork here at Tour of Austria 2018.”
Giovanni Visconti is still the leader by points and Hermann Pernsteiner is keeping his orange jersey as the best Austrian and is still at the 2nd place in GC with 18 seconds behind the leader.