Deutschland Tour – ST 1
August 29th – September 1st
THURSDAY, 29 AUG 2019
Hannover – Halberstadt, 167km. Sprint finish.
The German race opens with Sonny Colbrelli’s 10h place. The first stage, from Hannover to Halberstadt (167km), saw the win of the German Pascal Ackermann who is therefore also the first race leader.
Sonny Colbrelli has some regrets “I entered the last corner with 500m to go in a good position. The group accelerated suddenly and I moved to the right but then I found myself closed by a rider. At that point, I tried to left but now it was too late to recover”.
“It was a quiet stage – explains SD Franco Pellizotti – which has been lit in the last 30km. Vincenzo Nibali and Damiano Caruso helped Sonny and our last man Marcel Sieberg had a puncture at the decisive moment. The team has worked well and tomorrow is another day!”
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