21 year-old Austrian Michael Gogl has found himself catapulted from UCI Continental Tirol Cycling Team into the heart of Tinkoff-Saxo in what is one of the main sponsor’s key races on the calendar, the Post Danmark Rundt. As a Stagiaire, Michael finds himself racing alongside Tinkoff-Saxo’s Danish Classics Big Guns against the full force of the Pro Peloton. Ciclissimo! will be bringing you the daily lowdown from the young racer from Wolfsegg. Follow Michael at his Facebook page (especially for the tale of when 8 Tinkoffs got in the same break!) #tuttogazz
Stage 3: The Machine Awakens…
“Could hardly be better. At the tactical meeting we decided to go into the Offensive at 45k to go. The plan worked and we were able to split the peloton. The final hill was really hard, and it was a pleasure to see such huge crowds cheering for us. Matti, our puncheur machine, was totally in his role today. He finished it off, and won the stage. Impressive! Tomorrow will be hard, because we have two stages in one day, so pretty much hectic and hard work awaits us.