Mühlberger wins Sibiu Cycling Tour

Gregor Mühlberger (Bora-Hansgrohe)
Gregor Mühlberger (Bora-Hansgrohe) (Image credit: Getty Images)

Pascal Ackermann continued Bora-hansgrohe’s domination on the final day of the Sibiu Cycling Tour with his second win of the race. The German sprinter was once again in a league of his own on stage 3b finishing ahead of his teammate Michael Schwarzmann and Eduard-Michael Grosu (Nippo Delko One Provence).

"Of course, I am super happy with this second win," Ackermann said in a team press release. "Our lead-out worked really well today, therefore it wasn’t as hectic as usual. Schwarzi launched the sprint on the cobble section and I had a perfect line into the final corner. Basically, I just had to cross the finish, while Schwarzi was able to take second."

Ackermann’s teammate Gregor Mühlberger finished safely in the main field to seal the overall win for this team. The Austrian won the stage 3a time trial in convincing fashion earlier in the day after putting over a full minute into all his GC rivals. 

"It was a nice week of racing with great success for us," Mühlberger said. "I am really happy how my legs turned after that period without racing. Especially in the ITT I felt really good. I think we are well prepared for the upcoming weeks. We started quite early to train together at our camp in Ötztal in June and that might pay off now."

Mühlberger finished top of the GC standings with another Bora-hansgrohe rider, Patrick Konrad finishing second overall. Matteo Badilatti (Israel Start-Up Nation) completing the podium.

"In general, I am happy with my performance this week," Konrad said. "It felt great to be back to racing again and I think the whole team showed that we did our homework the last weeks. In the [stage 3a] TT today I didn’t feel as comfortable as on the mountain stage, but that’s ok, it is early days in our new season. Congratulations to Gregor, he was really impressive today. Now we can celebrate a lot of wins and jerseys." 

If Bora had it all their own way throughout most of the race little changed on the final stage. The German team controlled the peloton and then chased down the final break before setting up Ackermann in the finale. The fact that they still had a full quota of riders for the leadout only emphasized their total control. When they accelerated through the cobbled streets inside the final few hundred metres the race shattered, leaving Ackermann and Schwarzmann plenty of time to celebrate a worthy 1-2.


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Full Results
Pos.Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Pascal Ackermann (Ger) Bora-Hansgrohe 2:15:38
2Michael Schwarzmann (Ger) Bora-Hansgrohe
3Eduard-Michael Grosu (Rom) Nippo Delko Provence
4Adam Toupalík (Cze) Elkov-Kasper
5Davide Appollonio (Ita) Amore e Vita-Prodir
6Lars Kulbe (Ger) Team SKS Sauerland NRW
7Patryk Stosz (Pol) Voster ATS Team
8Emanuele Onesti (Ita) Giotti Victoria
9Filippo Fiorelli (Ita) Bardiani CSF Faizane'
10Federico Burchio (Ita) Work Service-Dinatek-Vega
11Federico Zurlo (Ita) Giotti Victoria
12Paolo Totò (Ita) Work Service-Dinatek-Vega
13Luca Wackermann (Ita) Vini Zabu' KTM
14Nicolas Nesi (Ita) D'Amico um Tools
15Gregor Mühlberger (Aut) Bora-Hansgrohe
16Patrick Konrad (Aut) Bora-Hansgrohe
17Robin Froidevaux (Swi) Akros-Excelsior-Thömus
18Matteo Busato (Ita) Vini Zabu' KTM
19Johannes Hodapp (Ger) Team SKS Sauerland NRW
20Matteo Rotondi (Ita) Work Service-Dinatek-Vega
21Piotr Brozyna (Pol) Voster ATS Team
22Erik Bergström Frisk (Swe) Bike Aid
23Mel Van der Veekens (Ned) A Bloc CT
24Marco Tizza (Ita) Amore e Vita-Prodir
25Szymon Krawczyk (Pol) CCC Development Team
26Tomasz Budzinski (Pol) Wibatech Merx
27Davide Rebellin (Ita) Meridiana Kamen Team
28Simone Bevilacqua (Ita) Vini Zabu' KTM
29Pawel Bernas (Pol) Mazowsze Serce Polski
30Szymon Tracz (Pol) CCC Development Team
31Petr Kelemen (Cze) CCC Development Team
32Marcin Budzinski (Pol) Wibatech Merx
33Nicolas Dalla Valle (Ita) Bardiani CSF Faizane'
34Leonardo Tortomasi (Ita) Vini Zabu' KTM
35Nikodemus Holler (Ger) Bike Aid
36Rüdiger Selig (Ger) Bora-Hansgrohe
37Adriaan Janssen (Ned) A Bloc CT
38Valter Ghigino (Ita) D'Amico um Tools
39Riccardo Stacchiotti (Ita) Vini Zabu' KTM
40Michal Schlegel (Cze) Elkov-Kasper
41Emanuel Piaskowy (Pol) Mazowsze Serce Polski
42Raul Colombo (Ita) Work Service-Dinatek-Vega
43Jan Bárta (Cze) Elkov-Kasper
44Manuel Zobrist (Swi) Akros-Excelsior-Thömus
45Adi-Narcis Marcu (Ita) Romania
46Daniel Turek (Cze) Israel Start-Up Nation
47Justin Wolf (Ger) Bike Aid
48Matthias Brändle (Aut) Israel Start-Up Nation
49Piotr Pekala (Pol) CCC Development Team
50Per Christian Münstermann (Ger) Team SKS Sauerland NRW
51Kacper Walkowiak (Pol) CCC Development Team
52Marek Rutkiewicz (Pol) Mazowsze Serce Polski
53Guy Sagiv (Isr) Israel Start-Up Nation
54Dario Puccioni (Ita) Work Service-Dinatek-Vega
55Davide Bais (Ita) Friuli Asd
56Riccardo Marchesini (Ita) Amore e Vita-Prodir
57Karel Hník (Cze) Elkov-Kasper
58Luca Covili (Ita) Bardiani CSF Faizane'
59Charly Petelin (Lux) Amore e Vita-Prodir
60Michal Podlaski (Pol) Mazowsze Serce Polski
61Francesco Manuel Bongiorno (Ita) Vini Zabu' KTM
62Adne Van Engelen (Ned) Bike Aid
63Rémy Rochas (Fra) Nippo Delko Provence
64Wojciech Sykala (Pol) Voster ATS Team
65Michel Gießelmann (Ger) Team SKS Sauerland NRW
66Meindert Weulink (Ned) A Bloc CT
67Matteo Badilatti (Swi) Israel Start-Up Nation
68Anatolii Budiak (Ukr) Wibatech Merx
69Pawel Cieslik (Pol) Voster ATS Team
70Valère Thiébaud (Swi) Akros-Excelsior-Thömus
71Daniel Crista (Ita) Romania
72Johannes Adamietz (Ger) Team SKS Sauerland NRW
73Antonio Santoro (Ita) Work Service-Dinatek-Vega
74Emil Dima (Rom) Giotti Victoria
75Andrea Meucci (Ita) Amore e Vita-Prodir
76Antonio Zullo (Ita) Amore e Vita-Prodir
77Viktor Filutás (Hun) Giotti Victoria
78Stijn Appel (Ned) A Bloc CT
79Adam Stachowiak (Pol) Voster ATS Team
80Andrea Pietrobon (Ita) Friuli Asd
81Rémi Capron (Fra) Akros-Excelsior-Thömus
82Jon Knolle (Ger) Team SKS Sauerland NRW
83Mateusz Grabis (Pol) Voster ATS Team
84Dominik Gorak (Pol) CCC Development Team
85Gabriele Petrelli (Ita) Friuli Asd
86Antoine Debons (Swi) Akros-Excelsior-Thömus
87Jeen De Jong (Ned) A Bloc CT
88Antonio Barac (Cro) Meridiana Kamen Team
89Julien Trarieux (Fra) Nippo Delko Provence
90Martin Nessler (Ita) Friuli Asd
91Ivan Martinelli (Ita) D'Amico um Tools
92Simone Sanò (Ita) Team Novak
93Iuri Filosi (Ita) Bardiani CSF Faizane'
94Michael Kukrle (Cze) Elkov-Kasper
95Iustin-Ioan Vaidian (Ita) Romania
96Lucas De Rossi (Fra) Nippo Delko Provence
97Thomas Devaux (Fra) Akros-Excelsior-Thömus
98Ramunas Navardauskas (Ltu) Nippo Delko Provence
99Serghei Tvetcov (Rom) Romania
100Andreas Schillinger (Ger) Bora-Hansgrohe
101Matija Lojen (Cro) Meridiana Kamen Team 2:16:31
102András Szentpéteri (Hun) Team Novak
103Luca Raggio (Ita) D'Amico um Tools
104Hideto Nakane (Jpn) Nippo Delko Provence 2:16:51
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Final general classification after stage 3b
Pos.Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Gregor Mühlberger (Aut) Bora-Hansgrohe 11:36:44
2Patrick Konrad (Aut) Bora-Hansgrohe 0:01:01
3Matteo Badilatti (Swi) Israel Start-Up Nation 0:01:52
4Rémy Rochas (Fra) Nippo Delko Provence 0:02:47
5Piotr Brozyna (Pol) Voster ATS Team 0:05:22
6Luca Wackermann (Ita) Vini Zabu' KTM 0:05:54
7Adne Van Engelen (Ned) Bike Aid 0:07:41
8Davide Rebellin (Ita) Meridiana Kamen Team 0:07:47
9Marco Tizza (Ita) Amore e Vita-Prodir 0:07:59
10Filippo Fiorelli (Ita) Bardiani CSF Faizane' 0:08:04
11Erik Bergström Frisk (Swe) Bike Aid 0:08:12
12Petr Kelemen (Cze) CCC Development Team 0:08:13
13Karel Hník (Cze) Elkov-Kasper 0:08:25
14Robin Froidevaux (Swi) Akros-Excelsior-Thömus 0:08:50
15Emanuel Piaskowy (Pol) Mazowsze Serce Polski 0:09:39
16Michal Schlegel (Cze) Elkov-Kasper 0:09:49
17Raul Colombo (Ita) Work Service-Dinatek-Vega 0:10:24
18Davide Bais (Ita) Friuli Asd 0:10:56
19Luca Covili (Ita) Bardiani CSF Faizane' 0:11:00
20Piotr Pekala (Pol) CCC Development Team 0:11:21
21Johannes Adamietz (Ger) Team SKS Sauerland NRW 0:11:50
22Antoine Debons (Swi) Akros-Excelsior-Thömus
23Francesco Manuel Bongiorno (Ita) Vini Zabu' KTM 0:11:51
24Jan Bárta (Cze) Elkov-Kasper 0:11:54
25Leonardo Tortomasi (Ita) Vini Zabu' KTM 0:12:37
26Federico Zurlo (Ita) Giotti Victoria 0:12:56
27Lucas De Rossi (Fra) Nippo Delko Provence 0:12:58
28Serghei Tvetcov (Rom) Romania 0:13:21
29Matteo Busato (Ita) Vini Zabu' KTM 0:13:25
30Anatolii Budiak (Ukr) Wibatech Merx 0:14:09
31Marek Rutkiewicz (Pol) Mazowsze Serce Polski 0:14:29
32Luca Raggio (Ita) D'Amico um Tools 0:14:58
33Nikodemus Holler (Ger) Bike Aid 0:15:02
34Szymon Tracz (Pol) CCC Development Team 0:15:05
35Michael Kukrle (Cze) Elkov-Kasper 0:15:11
36Marcin Budzinski (Pol) Wibatech Merx 0:15:12
37Dario Puccioni (Ita) Work Service-Dinatek-Vega 0:15:21
38Michal Podlaski (Pol) Mazowsze Serce Polski
39Jeen De Jong (Ned) A Bloc CT 0:16:30
40Antonio Zullo (Ita) Amore e Vita-Prodir 0:16:40
41Gabriele Petrelli (Ita) Friuli Asd 0:18:55
42Guy Sagiv (Isr) Israel Start-Up Nation 0:20:09
43Kacper Walkowiak (Pol) CCC Development Team 0:20:18
44Ivan Martinelli (Ita) D'Amico um Tools 0:20:21
45Pawel Cieslik (Pol) Voster ATS Team 0:20:33
46Dominik Gorak (Pol) CCC Development Team 0:20:47
47Martin Nessler (Ita) Friuli Asd 0:20:53
48Adam Toupalík (Cze) Elkov-Kasper 0:21:17
49Paolo Totò (Ita) Work Service-Dinatek-Vega 0:21:23
50Patryk Stosz (Pol) Voster ATS Team 0:21:35
51Viktor Filutás (Hun) Giotti Victoria 0:21:38
52Adam Stachowiak (Pol) Voster ATS Team 0:21:45
53Andrea Pietrobon (Ita) Friuli Asd 0:22:03
54Eduard-Michael Grosu (Rom) Nippo Delko Provence 0:22:35
55Michel Gießelmann (Ger) Team SKS Sauerland NRW 0:22:42
56Stijn Appel (Ned) A Bloc CT 0:23:34
57Tomasz Budzinski (Pol) Wibatech Merx 0:23:47
58Daniel Turek (Cze) Israel Start-Up Nation 0:23:59
59Meindert Weulink (Ned) A Bloc CT 0:24:48
60Ramunas Navardauskas (Ltu) Nippo Delko Provence 0:25:40
61Antonio Santoro (Ita) Work Service-Dinatek-Vega 0:25:45
62Mateusz Grabis (Pol) Voster ATS Team 0:26:16
63Szymon Krawczyk (Pol) CCC Development Team 0:26:29
64Adriaan Janssen (Ned) A Bloc CT 0:27:01
65Emanuele Onesti (Ita) Giotti Victoria 0:27:08
66Iuri Filosi (Ita) Bardiani CSF Faizane' 0:27:20
67Riccardo Marchesini (Ita) Amore e Vita-Prodir 0:28:53
68Matteo Rotondi (Ita) Work Service-Dinatek-Vega 0:29:27
69Hideto Nakane (Jpn) Nippo Delko Provence 0:29:28
70Andrea Meucci (Ita) Amore e Vita-Prodir 0:29:32
71Emil Dima (Rom) Giotti Victoria 0:29:57
72Valère Thiébaud (Swi) Akros-Excelsior-Thömus 0:30:12
73Wojciech Sykala (Pol) Voster ATS Team 0:30:13
74Pawel Bernas (Pol) Mazowsze Serce Polski 0:30:52
75Mel Van der Veekens (Ned) A Bloc CT 0:31:17
76Simone Bevilacqua (Ita) Vini Zabu' KTM 0:32:44
77Matthias Brändle (Aut) Israel Start-Up Nation 0:33:16
78Thomas Devaux (Fra) Akros-Excelsior-Thömus 0:33:19
79Michael Schwarzmann (Ger) Bora-Hansgrohe 0:33:48
80Jon Knolle (Ger) Team SKS Sauerland NRW 0:34:08
81Pascal Ackermann (Ger) Bora-Hansgrohe 0:34:29
82Riccardo Stacchiotti (Ita) Vini Zabu' KTM 0:34:32
83Julien Trarieux (Fra) Nippo Delko Provence 0:34:48
84Federico Burchio (Ita) Work Service-Dinatek-Vega 0:34:50
85Valter Ghigino (Ita) D'Amico um Tools 0:35:07
86Nicolas Nesi (Ita) D'Amico um Tools 0:35:29
87Lars Kulbe (Ger) Team SKS Sauerland NRW 0:35:32
88Andreas Schillinger (Ger) Bora-Hansgrohe 0:35:56
89Manuel Zobrist (Swi) Akros-Excelsior-Thömus 0:36:03
90Johannes Hodapp (Ger) Team SKS Sauerland NRW 0:36:26
91Per Christian Münstermann (Ger) Team SKS Sauerland NRW 0:36:30
92Simone Sanò (Ita) Team Novak 0:36:36
93Daniel Crista (Ita) Romania 0:37:59
94Charly Petelin (Lux) Amore e Vita-Prodir 0:38:18
95Antonio Barac (Cro) Meridiana Kamen Team 0:38:56
96Davide Appollonio (Ita) Amore e Vita-Prodir 0:39:10
97Rémi Capron (Fra) Akros-Excelsior-Thömus 0:42:38
98Rüdiger Selig (Ger) Bora-Hansgrohe 0:45:29
99Nicolas Dalla Valle (Ita) Bardiani CSF Faizane' 0:45:35
100Iustin-Ioan Vaidian (Ita) Romania 0:45:42
101Adi-Narcis Marcu (Ita) Romania 0:45:54
102Matija Lojen (Cro) Meridiana Kamen Team 0:47:11
103Justin Wolf (Ger) Bike Aid 0:52:19
104András Szentpéteri (Hun) Team Novak 0:54:24
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Point classification
Pos.Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Gregor Mühlberger (Aut) Bora-Hansgrohe 51
2Pascal Ackermann (Ger) Bora-Hansgrohe 50
3Patrick Konrad (Aut) Bora-Hansgrohe 42
4Adam Toupalík (Cze) Elkov-Kasper 40
5Matteo Badilatti (Swi) Israel Start-Up Nation 36
6Eduard-Michael Grosu (Rom) Nippo Delko Provence 30
7Rémy Rochas (Fra) Nippo Delko Provence 28
8Patryk Stosz (Pol) Voster ATS Team 28
9Piotr Brozyna (Pol) Voster ATS Team 25
10Nikodemus Holler (Ger) Bike Aid 25
11Filippo Fiorelli (Ita) Bardiani CSF Faizane' 24
12Kacper Walkowiak (Pol) CCC Development Team 20
13Michael Schwarzmann (Ger) Bora-Hansgrohe 20
14Luca Wackermann (Ita) Vini Zabu' KTM 17
15Lars Kulbe (Ger) Team SKS Sauerland NRW 17
16Wojciech Sykala (Pol) Voster ATS Team 16
17Riccardo Stacchiotti (Ita) Vini Zabu' KTM 16
18Matteo Rotondi (Ita) Work Service-Dinatek-Vega 12
19Davide Appollonio (Ita) Amore e Vita-Prodir 12
20Adne Van Engelen (Ned) Bike Aid 10
21Petr Kelemen (Cze) CCC Development Team 10
22Serghei Tvetcov (Rom) Romania 10
23Jon Knolle (Ger) Team SKS Sauerland NRW 10
24Davide Rebellin (Ita) Meridiana Kamen Team 9
25Pawel Bernas (Pol) Mazowsze Serce Polski 9
26Erik Bergström Frisk (Swe) Bike Aid 8
27Lucas De Rossi (Fra) Nippo Delko Provence 8
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Mountain classification
Pos.Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Gregor Mühlberger (Aut) Bora-Hansgrohe 37
2Patrick Konrad (Aut) Bora-Hansgrohe 24
3Matteo Badilatti (Swi) Israel Start-Up Nation 24
4Rémy Rochas (Fra) Nippo Delko Provence 22
5Piotr Brozyna (Pol) Voster ATS Team 12
6Luca Wackermann (Ita) Vini Zabu' KTM 12
7Davide Rebellin (Ita) Meridiana Kamen Team 8
8Erik Bergström Frisk (Swe) Bike Aid 7
9Raul Colombo (Ita) Work Service-Dinatek-Vega 6
10Tomasz Budzinski (Pol) Wibatech Merx 6
11Karel Hník (Cze) Elkov-Kasper 5
12Meindert Weulink (Ned) A Bloc CT 4
13Andrea Meucci (Ita) Amore e Vita-Prodir 4
14Wojciech Sykala (Pol) Voster ATS Team 4
15Marco Tizza (Ita) Amore e Vita-Prodir 2
16Emil Dima (Rom) Giotti Victoria 2
17Pawel Bernas (Pol) Mazowsze Serce Polski 1
18Justin Wolf (Ger) Bike Aid 1
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Young rider classification
Pos.Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Erik Bergström Frisk (Swe) Bike Aid 11:44:56
2Petr Kelemen (Cze) CCC Development Team 0:00:01
3Robin Froidevaux (Swi) Akros-Excelsior-Thömus 0:00:38
4Davide Bais (Ita) Friuli Asd 0:02:44
5Piotr Pekala (Pol) CCC Development Team 0:03:09
6Johannes Adamietz (Ger) Team SKS Sauerland NRW 0:03:38
7Antoine Debons (Swi) Akros-Excelsior-Thömus
8Szymon Tracz (Pol) CCC Development Team 0:06:53
9Marcin Budzinski (Pol) Wibatech Merx 0:07:00
10Gabriele Petrelli (Ita) Friuli Asd 0:10:43
11Kacper Walkowiak (Pol) CCC Development Team 0:12:06
12Dominik Gorak (Pol) CCC Development Team 0:12:35
13Martin Nessler (Ita) Friuli Asd 0:12:41
14Andrea Pietrobon (Ita) Friuli Asd 0:13:51
15Michel Gießelmann (Ger) Team SKS Sauerland NRW 0:14:30
16Tomasz Budzinski (Pol) Wibatech Merx 0:15:35
17Meindert Weulink (Ned) A Bloc CT 0:16:36
18Szymon Krawczyk (Pol) CCC Development Team 0:18:17
19Valère Thiébaud (Swi) Akros-Excelsior-Thömus 0:22:00
20Mel Van der Veekens (Ned) A Bloc CT 0:23:05
21Jon Knolle (Ger) Team SKS Sauerland NRW 0:25:56
22Valter Ghigino (Ita) D'Amico um Tools 0:26:55
23Lars Kulbe (Ger) Team SKS Sauerland NRW 0:27:20
24Johannes Hodapp (Ger) Team SKS Sauerland NRW 0:28:14
25Per Christian Münstermann (Ger) Team SKS Sauerland NRW 0:28:18
26Rémi Capron (Fra) Akros-Excelsior-Thömus 0:34:26
27Iustin-Ioan Vaidian (Ita) Romania 0:37:30
28Adi-Narcis Marcu (Ita) Romania 0:37:42
29Matija Lojen (Cro) Meridiana Kamen Team 0:38:59
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Team classification
Pos.Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Elkov - Kasper 35:17:00
2Vini Zabù Ktm 0:00:42
3Nippo Delko one Provence 0:02:12
4Team Bike Aid 0:03:35
5Ccc Development Team 0:05:53
6Bora-hansgrohe 0:07:51
7Mazowsze Serce Polski 0:10:49
8Israel Start-up Nation 0:13:42
9Voster ats Team 0:13:55
10Work Service - Dinatek - Vega 0:15:07
11Bardiani csf Faizane 0:18:39
12Akros - Excelsior – Thömus 0:20:59
13Wibatech Merx 0:21:34
14Amore & Vita - Prodir 0:22:07
15Cycling Team Friuli 0:22:50
16Giotti Victoria Savini Due 0:24:28
17A Bloc Ct 0:31:22
18D’Amico um Tools 0:33:33
19Sks Sauerland Nrw 0:39:30
20Meridiana Kamen Team 0:56:46
21National Team Romania 1:03:40

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