Dylan Teuns capped off an impressive Ruta del Sol with a final stage win in the ITT. Jakob Fugslang finished a second behind Teuns to win the GC. The team performed exceptionally well on the stage with five of our riders placing in the top 12.
Overall the team was imposing throughout the five-stage race. It’s evident in having three riders in the top 10 and Mikel Landa placing third overall in his first race of the season. Teuns and Bilbao placing 5th and 6th, respectively, shows the strength of the team.
“It’s my first win in an individual time trial – smiles Dylan Teuns – and of course I’m super happy and a bit surprised!. The route with a steep climb was very suitable for my characteristics, and even on the descent, I managed to make good trajectories.”
“It has been a good week in which I have often come close to victory, and finally, the last chance has come. After the Valenciana also here in Andalusia, I have shown to be in good condition, and now we go on like this “
Mikel Landa was in good spirits after finishing third “I am satisfied with my overall third place. The season has started well, and the team has been the protagonist in all five stages. I knew I was in good condition after the training camp at Teide, and this result confirms it for me. “
Sports Directors Gorazd Stangelj believes the win was justified by the team’s form “Let’s say that today we were a bit lucky, but let’s say that this result compensates for the many placings of the past few days. We have been a very strong team for all the Ruta, and only today we have five riders in the Top Twelve. We are very happy and even more confident for the next races. Some of these guys will race together in Paris-Nice, and we hope to confirm how good we have done here in Spain.”
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