Professionals in Corona-crisis: A touch of Tour de France at the Balea lake

"Welcome to the new normal," said Jens Zemke. The Athletic Director of Team Bora hansgrohe is within the Barrier at the start area of the Sibiu Tour. He is we

Professionals in Corona-crisis: A touch of Tour de France at the Balea lake

"Welcome to the new normal," said Jens Zemke. The Athletic Director of Team Bora hansgrohe is within the Barrier at the start area of the Sibiu Tour. He is wearing a mask. A handshake welcome from falls. Instead, there is an elbow touch with the professionals once the. The Corona Regime have all internalized. Even within their bubble, in the paddock before the Start, wearing the Bora-hansgrohe-professionals in their masks.

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test "We have a whole range of products, there are some that are warmer than others, depending on how the weather is," says Pascal Ackermann, he, too, masked. The top Sprinter is satisfied with its use. "I need usually, two Sprints to come in the season," he told the first bunch sprint on Saturday. He won but scores in Sibiu. Right glad he is not liked yet. About 19 kilometers from the finish his extrabudgetary lead-out riders Rüdiger came Blissfully to the case. Blessed was left on the door mirrors of a on the side of the parked cars hang. He had x-rayed was in the hospital. Luckily, nothing is broken.

Blessed are stepped up on Sunday to the two half-stages, one mountain time trial of 12.5 km, and the final sprint stage over 109 kilometres in the evening. The German top Sprinter Pascal Ackermann from the Team Bora-hansgrohe won. The overall victory Ackermann's team-mate Gregor secured Mühlberger (Austria), on the first sub-stage of the day on Sunday in the mountain time time-trial of Curmatura Stezii to Arena Platos his second victory in Romania's imports.

On the Sibiu Tour this summer, the pandemic danger but. Because, however, there was a bike race, the first major of the Cycling world looked on since the relaxations in the Lockdown, in Transylvania. "The pressure we do not feel therefore. But it is a big responsibility to bring the sport of Cycling again“, said Cosmin Costea, route planner of the race and in this year, Covid-19-responsible. He has developed the concept of Hygiene. This provides for a strict separation of Teams, organizers, media and spectators at four different bubbles. "The hotel staff, with whom we have contact, always wears gloves, visor and mask," described Patrick Konrad, the Situation in the units.

The Austrians captured on Friday in a spectacular mountain stage and the Yellow Jersey. While his country won the man and team-mate Mühlberger, Konrad jumped but as the days of the second temporarily to the top of the standings. The stage caused a Tour-de-France-feelings. Far you could see from the goal, the 2040-metre high-altitude Balea lake, to the valley. On some Slopes the snow still stuck. In the switchbacks, numerous spectators were sitting. Some of them had mastered the almost 1500 meters in altitude with the wheel, others were in the car, up the dangers. Also a couple of caravans there were. "Yes, there is something of the Tour de France had been," said Konrad, "there is a lot of more spectators."

Updated Date: 27 July 2020, 06:19

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