Successful day for Bora-hansgrohe as two riders step on Liege-Bastogne-Liege podium
Apr 29 2019 02:56 am CET

Successful day for Bora-hansgrohe as two riders step on Liege-Bastogne-Liege podium
Successful day for Bora-hansgrohe as two riders step on Liege-Bastogne-Liege podium
Bora-hansgrohe

Bora-hansgrohe's Davide Formolo and Maximilian Schachmann have completed the podium of Liege-Bastogne-Liege after crossing the finish line behind the race's winner Jakob Fuglsang.

Formolo stayed at the wheel of Fuglsang at his attack in the last climb of the day, but couldn't hold the pace of the Dane and crossed the finish line 27 seconds behind him. Schachmann was the fastest rider of the chasers and took the third position of the race.

"I think the result of this Monument speaks for itself and reflects the strong performance of the team!" said Formolo. "Patrick Konrad attacked with 40km to go so that Max and I could save our legs for later.

"Then, on the last climb, everybody was waiting for the start of the real race. Fulsgang attacked and I quickly jumped, reaching him. I was able to stay with him after the top but he was the strongest today. It was a good race for us."

"Horrible weather, I think this was one of the most difficult days in my professional career but with a very good finish," added Schachmann. "At one moment after Bastogne, I was thinking we had lost the race because we got dropped in the crosswind but we made it back to the group. I was able to save energy and I knew the squad was there with me.

"The whole team did a brilliant job today, we raced in a smart way, we were there when it mattered and we still had five guys in the finale. Davide showed his class in the last climb while I stayed at the back of the chasing group, saving my legs for the sprint to third. I think that second and third place in a Monument such as the Liège-Bastogne-Liège is a big success for Bora-hansgrohe."




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