Bahrain Merida Pro Cycling Team | Second place for Hermann Pernsteiner at Kitzbüheler Horn !
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Second place for Hermann Pernsteiner at Kitzbüheler Horn !

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Tour of Austria 2018.

Feldkirch, July 9th – Kufstein – Kitzbüheler Horn / Stage 3 – 133.6 km

Stage 3 of Tour of Austria 2018 started today in Kufstein in Tyrol and Bahrain Merida Pro Cycling Team keeps strong and confident and continues with podiums.

TBM riders kept the great spirit and hunger for top results at Tour of Austria 2018. A second place at the Kitzbüheler Horn at the famous and glamorous Kitzbühel of Herman Pernsteiner.

Hermann Pernsteiner, as a TBM leader at his homeland tour was really excited before today’s race and his teammates gave him a huge support to conclude a podium result. Hermann Pernsteiner expressed proudly and emotionally his satisfaction to take the podium position and an orange jersey as the best Austrian rider:

It was a really hard stage. At the begining I was feeling a bit bad and I was very nervous, but my team was incredible ! Thannks to all the guys; Gaspa, Kosta, Visco, .. Visco made such a great job at the last climb. Mark and Matej were there for me.. Matej lead me to Kitzbühel so I entered first to the final climb. At the attack at the climb to Kitzbuheler Horn I was a little bit to late in reaction, but there are still lot of mountains to come at this race so I hope I will be better and better each day.»

Giovanni Visconti kept the lead by the points classification and noted shortly; “Another good day. Not a victory, but we were close. We all tried and gave our best to support Hermann who finished second what is another big result for us. We want to win the Tour of Austria and we will give our best for sure to succeed in this. I am very tired after my yesterdays’ victory and from the first stage, but my head is good and I’m sure I will be here for Perni and other of my team-mates until the end”.