Christian Kreuchler (Mobil Krankenkasse Biking Workforce) stood atop an all German podium on the fourth spherical of the UCI Gravel World Sequence, the Gravel Journey in Poland, with the veteran amatuer racer simply beating Anton Albrecht (Finest Place Racing Workforce) to the road in Świeradów-Zdrój.
Kreuchler completed the 98km race with 1,950m of elevation achieve within the south west of Poland in 3 hours, quarter-hour and 48 seconds, with Albrecht only a second behind. Third-placed rider Sebastian Breuer (Lenas Espresso Model) was greater than three minutes additional again.
Then it was Nathan Haas, who has simply returned to Europe after racing Unbound and the Belgian Waffle Experience North Carolina. The rider who positioned second in Nannup, Australia had been racing for second place in Poland however received two flats within the final ten kilometres and, after having depleted his CO2 cannisters on earlier punctures, determined it could be faster to trip in on them.
Lower than seven minutes behind winner Kreuchler it was fifth for Adam Blazevic (Large Australia off-road Workforce) – who got here first in Nannup and third at Millau, France. It was one other stable consequence, however till the ultimate kilometres of the race it had truly regarded like he was heading towards a second collection victory.
“I used to be feeling good for this race and raced to the plan,” mentioned Blazevic on an Instagram put up. ”After being within the entrance group all day I made a transfer with 30km to go up a climb and constructed up a pleasant lead. I used to be actually having fun with the climbs and descents during the last 30km, utilizing these sections to increase my lead.”
“Sadly with 5km to go I bent some hyperlinks in my chain and dropped again to fifth by the end line. The chain wasn’t reparable so I ran the final 5km to nonetheless attempt to maintain onto a very good place, it doesn’t matter what I gained’t quit in a race and can at all times discover a strategy to make it to the end.”
The collection – which supplies a possibility to qualify for the UCI Gravel World Championships in the Veneto Area of Italy on October 8-9 – now heads to the USA with the Highlands Gravel Basic, Fayetteville on June 25.
|Pos.||Rider Title (Nation) Workforce||End result|
|1||Christian Kreuchler (Mobil Krankenkasse Biking Workforce)||3:15:48|
|2||Anton Albrecht (Finest Place Racing Workforce||0:00:01|
|3||Sebastian Breuer (Lenas Espresso Model)||0:04:01|
|5||Adam Blazevic (Large Australia off-road Workforce||0:05:42|
|6||Thorben Haushahn (Fahrradfreundinnen Berlin)||0:10:52|
|7||Andrzej Kaiser (Eurobike Workforce)||0:12:49|
|8||Felix Donath (Aero and Icecream)||0:13:20|
|9||Lakasz Klimaszewski (Mitutoyo Azs Wratislavia Wrocław)||0:13:40|
|10||Martin Gebhard (Rc Herpersdorf 1919 E. V.)||0:14:10|