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Jordi Meeus sprints to podium place at the Vuelta Murcia

Due to bad weather conditions, today's race was shortened to 183 km and the Collado Bermejo climb in the middle section of the course was removed. At the beginning of the race, Marco Haller, Jordi Meeus, Nils Politt, Jonas Koch and Frederick Wandahl managed to get into a large early break. But the 55-man leading group wasn't able to last long and the race came back together. Following on from that, there were several attacks, but in the end they were all forced to remain unsuccessful. On the slightly ascending finishing straight, Jordi Meeus was able to position himself well and sprinted to a strong third place in Cartagena. Result 01 B. Turner 4:22:10 02 S. Clarke +0:00 03 J. Meeus +0:00 From the Finish Line "The guys rode a strong race. There was quite a lot of wind at the beginning but we were always at the front. The finale was hard, with positioning being crucial, and Jordi finished third here at the end. So chapeau to the whole team who really fought together and managed to pull out a nice podium finish." - Torsten Schmidt, Sports Director "We had a clear plan, if i felt good, the team would work for me for the sprint. We raced very well together as a squad, which motivated me even more. I struggled a bit on the climb at 15km remaining, but the guys did an amazing job to keep me in the first group. Then it was all about positioning in the finale. i'm happy with my form after my crash in Australia, and overall I'm pretty happy with my third place today." - Jordi Meeus