Kryštof Král secures a stage win and finishes sixth in the overall standings. Team Auto Eder also takes second place in the team classification.
A stage win, five results in the top ten, and a second place in the team ranking – Team Auto Eder’s performance at this year’s Grand Prix Rüebliland is more than noteworthy. The three-day stage race through Switzerland is among the most prestigious multi-day events on the junior racing calendar – the team, led by Sports Director Christian Schrot, is accordingly positive about the results.
From the six-member line-up of the Upper Bavarian U19 squad, it was primarily Kryštof Král (Czech Republic) and Theodor August Clemmensen (Denmark) who stood out. Král already claimed second place in the mass sprint during the 86-kilometre opening stage around Vordemwald. A day later, during the segment around Möhlin (67 kilometres), he even left the entire peloton behind and celebrated his fourth win of the season.
Following another fifth-place finish by Král in the third stage (again around Möhlin, 42 kilometres), it was Theodor August Clemmensen who delivered an exceptional performance on the final day. After riding many kilometres in the day’s breakaway group, he reached the finish in Altishofen after 108 kilometres in second place. Král crossed the finish line on that day in ninth position and ultimately secured sixth place in the overall rankings for his team. Team Auto Eder also achieved second place in the team classification.
The next major highlight for the juniors of the WorldTeam BORA-hansgrohe will be the European Cycling Championships. These will be held from September 20th to 24th in the Dutch province of Drenthe.
Results Grand Prix Rüebliland
1 BISIAUX Léo AG2R Citroën U19 Team 7:16:15 hours
2 STORM Theodor NPV-Carl Ras Roskilde Junior + 1:06 minutes
3 MOLENAAR Ko Streetjump-ABLOC U19 + 1:18
6 KRÁL Kryštof Team Auto Eder + 3:00
“The Grand Prix Rüebliland was a really good race for me. Especially the second place and the stage victory at the beginning make me very happy. But also being able to keep up with the best riders on the last mountainous day gives me a lot of confidence for the future. My next race will be the European Championships. I will compete in both the time trial and the road race and hope for more good results there.” – Kryštof Král
“Overall, a very successful race for us. In particular, Kryštof Král showed an extremely strong performance. In the sprint, he is certainly one of the best in all of Europe – especially when the terrain is challenging. The rest of the team also performed very well, proving they are in shape for the upcoming European Championships. At the EC, our riders should be considered among the top contenders in both the time trial and the road race.” – Dr. Christian Schrot, Sports Director
Photo: Team Auto Eder