A good start of Sibiu Cycling Tour for the team Vini Zabù – KTM that achieves a 5th place in the 1st stage with uphill finish in Balea Lac with Luca Wackermann.
The milanese rider was one of the few riders who were able to follow the fast pace of the team Bora – Hansgrohe that destoyed the main peloton since the bottom of the 27 kms final climb chasing the early breakaway of Slik, Bernas, Ferronato, Meucci, Thiebaud and Sykala who reached a maximum gap of 6’30”.
With 8 kms to go Wackermann lost ground from the four leaders Konrad, Muhlberger, Rochas and Badilatti and the couple of Bora – Hansgrohe riders made the difference achieving an historical double on the finish line.
Wackermann ended 1’41” behind them and after this great performance he now sits in 5th place of the general classification 2’40” away from Konrad. Also Manuel Bongiorno ended in today’s top 20 as he was 18th at 6’03”.
Tomorrow the 2nd stage with start and finish in Sibiu that suits the sprinters