The young Austrian rider Gregor Mühlberger takes the win at the one day race in Germany. After being part in today´s breakaway groups, Gregor made the final move shortly before the finish and took well-deserved the victory.
The famous one day race „Rund um Köln” took place today and covered more than 200kilometres through the surrounding area of Köln. Several climbs and lot of hilly sections awaited the peloton before the will arrive at the finish.
After some attempts to build a breakaway, a group of about 40 riders went up the road. BORA – hansgrohe was part of the front group and made the race very fast right away from the start and took control over the situation in the breakaway.
At the 90 kilometers mark the situation of the race changed completely, the group felt apart and formed again with a duo in front of the race. BORA – hansgrohe rider Gregor Mühlberger was in the chasing group with 9 riders. After some kilometres the chasing group was able to catch the escapees in the front.
In the last hour of racing the race went on fire, when many attacks out of the breakaway were started. One of the activist riders was BORA – hansgrohe rider Gregor Mühlberger, who tried several times to distance himself from the font group. Shortly before the finish he tried it again and was able to build a small gap to his opponents and showed after his solid performance during the Giro d´Italia again a strong ride and took the win at the one day race in Köln.
“We dominated the race right from the start. The boys and especially Gregor showed a strong performance today. he deserved the victory today, after being in the several breakaway groups and all the attacks in the finale. Two days ago, I said to him, after your great efforts during the Giro d´Italia, that’s your day today, and he did it. I am very proud!” – Jens Zemke, sports director
“I am so happy with this victory. I tried it many times to build a gap and in the finale kilometres I was able to distance myself from the group and finished first. It´s really great and I am very happy. I also want to thank my teammates for today´s great support.” – Gregor Mühlberger