2019年8月30日

特恩斯Dylan Teuns發威,隊史首件三大賽冠軍衫出爐

以突圍車手的姿態,在陣容堅強的突圍集團中脫穎而出,擴大領先秒差的比利時好手,終於環西第6站如願以償。恭喜特恩斯(Dylan Teuns)以單站第2的傑出表現,躍升至總成績第一位,為巴林美利達車隊披上火袍。這也是車隊創建以來,首度於三大賽披上總冠軍領騎衫的榮耀!

「紅衫不只是本站賽前的目標,同時更是我們設定本屆環西的重要任務,環法時,我一度和黃衫相當接近,於是我想,也許有機會爭取環西班牙的紅色領騎衫。穿上紅衫之後,現在我們會盡可能守護這份至高的榮譽!」

「事實上,前一站我很懊惱自己沒能加入突圍集團,但我仍在爬坡段全力以赴,控制所流失的秒差,這些努力都是為了我們所設定的目標。因為我是阿登古典賽的選手,因此選在終點前4公里全速前進,期待沒有成員能跟上自己的腳步,但不巧有一人能跟上我的節奏。」

除了取得領騎衫的首要目標,特恩斯自然也想爭取賽段冠軍的頭銜,不過為了取得最大的時間優勢,比利時好手毫無保留,一路帶隊至終點前數百公尺,也將單站留給地主的小埃拉達(Jesús Herrada)。第六站過後,特恩斯暫以38秒和1分鐘的差距,領先德拉克魯茲(David de la Cruz)和洛佩茲(Miguel Ángel López)。接下來,我們將盡全力把紅衫留在巴林美利達!

以突圍車手的姿態,在陣容堅強的突圍集團中脫穎而出,擴大領先秒差的比利時好手,終於環西第6站如願以償。恭喜特恩斯(Dylan Teuns)以單站第2的傑出表現,躍升至總成績第一位,為巴林美利達車隊披上火袍。這也是車隊創建以來,首度於三大賽披上總冠軍領騎衫的榮耀!

「紅衫不只是本站賽前的目標,同時更是我們設定本屆環西的重要任務,環法時,我一度和黃衫相當接近,於是我想,也許有機會爭取環西班牙的紅色領騎衫。穿上紅衫之後,現在我們會盡可能守護這份至高的榮譽!」

「事實上,前一站我很懊惱自己沒能加入突圍集團,但我仍在爬坡段全力以赴,控制所流失的秒差,這些努力都是為了我們所設定的目標。因為我是阿登古典賽的選手,因此選在終點前4公里全速前進,期待沒有成員能跟上自己的腳步,但不巧有一人能跟上我的節奏。」

除了取得領騎衫的首要目標,特恩斯自然也想爭取賽段冠軍的頭銜,不過為了取得最大的時間優勢,比利時好手毫無保留,一路帶隊至終點前數百公尺,也將單站留給地主的小埃拉達(Jesús Herrada)。第六站過後,特恩斯暫以38秒和1分鐘的差距,領先德拉克魯茲(David de la Cruz)和洛佩茲(Miguel Ángel López)。接下來,我們將盡全力把紅衫留在巴林美利達!

原文:
There seems to be something about 6th stages of Grand Tours that give the BAHRAIN MERIDA PRO CYCLING TEAM’s Belgian Dylan Teuns a motivational boost: He already had won the 6th stage of this year’s Tour de France, and now Teuns finished the Vuelta’s 6th stage in 2nd place. Thanks to this performance he managed to take over the leader’s jersey.

The BAHRAIN MERIDA PRO CYCLING TEAM had to deal with a serious set-back in the run-up to this year’s Vuelta a España: As its designated captain for the third grand Tour of the season, Domenico Pozzovivo got hit by a car on a training ride, sustaining serious injuries. Thus the team was forced to improvise, and it decided to send a team to Spain that was built around sprinter Phil Bauhaus and young Ukrainian Mark Padun. The team can rely on two more strong climbers with Dylan Teuns and Hermann Pernsteiner and the support of Luka Pibernik, Domen Novak, Heinrich Haussler and Yukiya Arashiro.

In the initial team time trial the team conceded 26 seconds to the fastest team of the day, but on the next day the combination of the extraordinary heat and a demanding finale that was ridden at a brutal pace by the overall contenders proved to be a bit too much: With Mark Padun, Dylan Teuns and Hermann Pernsteiner, the three fastest riders of the BAHRAIN MERIDA PRO CYCLING TEAM all lost 1.43 minutes to the day’s winner, crossing the finish line in the third group on the road. The next two stages ended in bunch sprints, with Phil Bauhaus scoring a first top5 result in stage 3 with a 5th place. The first mountaintop finish served up another set-back, however: Hermann Pernsteiner and Dylan Teuns were the only riders to lose less than three minutes to the best overall contenders.

The next day offered a chance to make amends, and the riders of the BAHRAIN MERIDA PRO CYCLING TEAM were in an attacking mood: Hermann Pernsteiner was the first rider of the team to make it into a lead group but was caught by the peloton soon after. Dylan Teuns had better luck, getting away with ten other riders. This group proved to be strong enough and joined forces long enough to stay away all the way to the finish. An attack of two riders on the penultimate was neutralized at the bottom of the final ascent. From there Dylan Teuns bided his time to place a powerful counter that only Jesus Herrada could follow. The latter won the stage, sprinting away from Teuns on the last kilometre. The Belgian crossed the finish line 7 seconds adrift in 2nd, and since the group of overall contenders conceded close to six minutes, Dylan Teuns managed to take over the red leader’s jersey, a premiere for the team in a Grand Tour.   

At the same time as the first week of the Vuelta a España, the four-stage Deutschland Tour is being raced. For this race, the BAHRAIN MERIDA PRO CYCLING TEAM fields a strong six-rider team around Vincenzo Nibali and Sonny Colbrelli. These two can rely on the support of Damiano Caruso, Andrea Garosio, Antonio Nibali and Marcel Sieberg. Since Matej Mohoric had won last year’s edition the team was presented as the defending champion. As expected the first stage ended in a bunch sprint. Since his lead-out rider Marcel Sieberg had suffered a mechanical in the finale, Sonny Colbrelli had no choice but to improvise on the finishing straight, losing some ground before upping his pace and saving a top10 result with a 10th place. 

74. VUELTA A ESPAÑA
STAGE 6: MORA DEL RUBIELOS - ARES DEL MAESTRAT, 198.9KM

1. Jesus Herrada, ESP, in 4:43.55 hours
2. Dylan Teuns, BEL/BAHRAIN MERIDA PRO CYCLING TEAM, + 0.07
3. Dorian Godon, FRA, + 0.21

OVERALL STANDINGS AFTER SIX STAGES:
1. Dylan Teuns, BEL/BAHRAIN MERIDA PRO CYCLING TEAM, in 23:44.00 hours

2. David de la Cruz, ESP, + 0.38
3. Miguel Angel Lopez, COL, + 1.00