Bahrain Merida Pro Cycling Team | Phil Bauhaus took 4th at last stage and Rohan Dennis 11th in GC at the last finish line in Pasadena
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Phil Bauhaus took 4th at last stage and Rohan Dennis 11th in GC at the last finish line in Pasadena

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Pasadena (USA), May, 18th – Amgen Tour of California 2019.

Stage 7 – 219.5 km from Santa Clarita to Pasadena

The final stage of the AMGEN Tour of California 2019 was a high tempo  ride from Santa Clarita to Pasadena.

The stage wasn’t a just straight forward sprint stage, including one last classified climb over the Angeles Forest Hwy, and a fast descent to Pasadena for three finish circuits around the Rose Bowl Stadium.

BAHRAIN MERIDA Pro Cycling Team riders played a good role today and were there at the front in high tempo to achieve good positions for Ivan Garcia Cortina and Phil Bauhaus, have eyes on Rohan Dennis and give him a forte and here is how thing unfolded at the ultimate AMGENTOC stage.

Cees Bol (Team Sunweb) sprinted to victory on the final stage of the Amgen Tour of California by Rose Bowl in Pasadena. The German rider beat Peter Sagan (Bora-Hansgrohe) and Jasper Philipsen (UAE Team Emirates) got to the third place  ahead of Phil Bauhaus TBM, who took the 4th place.

Rohan Dennis TBM unfortunately lost his tenth position in GC for which he worked hard for at Mt. Baldy yesterday, ant got 11th place behind Maximilian Schachmann (Bora-hansgrohe) for the reason that Schachmann took 7 additional points at intermediate sprints (5+2 pts) and with same time at the finish as Rohan Dennis, the German rider took over the 10th place in overall.

At the end of the week in California TBM Sport directors, Rik Verbrugghe and Tristan Hoffman gave us their thoughts of TBM performance at the US West Coast.

Rik Verbrugghe: “I think we had we did a good Tour of California, we have a stage victory with strong Ivan Garcia Cortina, Phil Bauhaus also did some good things last days. On the end we just missed the top 10 with Rohan Dennis because of the bonification sprint point. I think we did a good week”

Tristan Hoffman said: “I absolutely agree with Rik. Few days before that Ivan Cortina won, we had a clear plan to take responsibility and follow the plan, boys did a fantastic work. Well, if we go home with stage win and not a top ten, but 11th place, we have right to be happy.” 

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