Pascal Ackermann wins Clasica de Almeria for the second time in a row
Feb 17 2020 06:14 am CET

Pascal Ackermann wins Clasica de Almeria for the second time in a row
Pascal Ackermann wins Clasica de Almeria for the second time in a row
Bora-hansgrohe

Bora-hansgrohe's Pascal Ackermann has taken the victory at the Clasica de Almeria for the second year in a row.

The race was expected to finish in a bunch sprint and the teams with strong candidates were in charge of putting the peloton together after catching the escapees, with 55 kilometres to go. The team put Ackermann in a good position ahead of the finale and the rider showed once again his sprint strength, crossing the finish line ahead of Alexander Kristoff (UAE Team Emirates) and Cofidis' Elia Viviani.

"I'm really happy to have gotten this win, and I hope to be able to continue the rest of the year in this way," said the German rider at the finish line. "I finished second two times in races here in Spain this year, so it was nice to finally cross the line first. It was a tough race because of the wind. We expected crosswinds, and tried to split the field several times, with several other teams also trying the same.

"But my teammates did an amazing job today, putting in 100 percent for me, so I'd really like to thank them for that. In the end, we made a little mistake with our lead-out, but I was able to follow the wheel of another rider, and I knew when I had to launch my sprint from behind him, and in the end, it worked out."









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