Contentpolis-Ampo DS pleased with team's Bayern Rundfahrt debut

Praise also for race organisers

Having completed his first edition of the Bayern Rundfahrt, Contentpolis AMPO directeur sportif Oscar Guerrer was very pleased with his charges. The team maintained a constant prescence in the action, with Francisco Pacheco and Mikel Gaztañaga amongst the best sprinters, Eloy Teruel riding strongly in the individual time trial and Dioni Galparsoro and Oleg Chuzda finishing amongst the top 15 on general classification.

"I am very happy about the performance of the team. The Bayern Rundfahrt is at a very high level, with a very specific course. Naturally there were a lot of stages that finished in a mass sprint, because the German sprinters are the best one in the world. But finally those stages normally don’t change the general classification," Guerrero told Cyclingnews after the finish.

The former sports director of Caja Rural, Kaiku and Fuerteventura was pleased with the performances of all the team's members. "We showed a good presence in the race, we did a good individual time trial, two of our riders finished 12th and 15th in the general classification and we had two of our sprinters amongst the best in the event. I am content with the performance of the team," added Guerrero.

Of André Greipel's superiority, Guerrero explained, "Besides the fact that Greipel is [one of] the world's best sprinters Columbia also participated in this race with a team that - with Mark Cavendish added - could participate with the same success at the Tour de France. They had a lot of riders for the final kilometres [of each stage], so we tried to do the sprint behind them, but it is very complicated. Although I think that fourth, fifth, sixth and seventh places are very good results for our riders."

Guerrero also praised the race's organisation. "The race was very well organised, they treated us very well. The organisation has a lot of experience and the race is very popular amongst the riders. We are pleased about the treatment of the hotels, the public and the organisation and we hope to be able to come back."

The only criticism the Spaniard had concerned the variety of stages. "Perhaps a second mountain stage would have been good, because if there are mostly sprint stages teams like Columbia dictate the race. I would have preferred two mountain stages, one time trial and two sprint stages."

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