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It's not a victory but I'm happy about the result and I'm especially happy about the team effort. This gives us confidence before tomorrow's stage."

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FABIAN WEGMANN

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21.02.2015 @ 21:55 Posted by Emil Axelgaard

Today, Cult Energy Pro Cycling took part in stage one of the 47th edition of the two-day French stage race, Haut Var where 164.6 kilometers were to be covered on a hilly stretch between Le Cannet des Maures and the uphill finish in Seillans. Here, Fabian Wegmann finished fourth.
 

A handful of breakaway riders temporarily stole the limelight and as the terrain steepened, the front group started to crumble. One by one, the escapees let go of the group. With 10 kilometers to go, the advantage was shaved down to no more than one minute and the last standing escapee Ben Gastauer (AG2R) was fighting tenaciously to keep the chasing pack behind. Even though the galloping herd of riders came close, Gastauer managed to solo his way across the finish line to take the stage win and the leader’s jersey.


Cult Energy Pro Cycling’s Fabian Wegmann demonstrated impressive form by claiming fourth position in the demanding finale.

 

"It was a really tough day out there. It was raining cats and dogs in the first two hours of the race and the pace was intense. But we did a tremendous finale. With one kilometer to go, Rasmus [Guldhammer] went to the front to pull and with 500 meters to go, Linus [Gerdemann] took over to lead me out and I managed to finish third in the peloton. It's not a victory but I'm happy about the result and I'm especially happy about the team effort. This gives us confidence before tomorrow's stage", says Fabian Wegmann shortly after the stage.

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