CULT Energy Pro Cycling going to Tour of Austria
Saturday 4th of July, CULT Energy Pro Cycling take on the Tour of Austria starting in Vienna with a team time trial covering 5.4 kilometers. Besides from the initiating time trial, the race offers a rather diverse range of terrain and stage finals with two mountain top finishes on stage 4 and 6.
CULT Energy will be on the start line with a strong line-up consisting of Linus Gerdemann, Romain Lemarchand, Christian Mager, Gustav Larsson, Troels Vinther, Alex Kirsch, Joel Zangerle and Karel Hnik.
DS, André Steensen states:
“It’s a race of great tradition and considering the rough terrain, it’s a race that we enter with great respect. We bring a homogeneous line-up and they are all free to target a stage win. From stage to stage, the race prepares the ground for different types of riders and in that way our riders will get their chance during the stages fitting their characteristics,” says Steensen.
The race was on the calendar for the first time in 1949 and Austrian riders have dominated the race through history although in recent years, the vast majority of winners are spread out on a number of nationalities. Peter Kennaugh (Sky) won the race overall in 2014 and Tom Danielson, Cadel Evans and Fredrik Kessiakoff have been on the top step of the podium.