News

Sprint-victory, in Bauhaus-style

Bahrain-Victorious’ rider in the yellow jersey


The sprinter of Bahrain-Victorious, Germany’s Phil Bauhaus won Stage 1 of the 42nd Tour de Hongrie. In the bunch sprint in Kaposvár Italian Jakub Mareczko (Vini Zabu), who won three stages last year in Hungary, came 2nd, Belgium’s Jordi Meeus (BORA- hansgrohe) was 3rd. Best Hungarian today was Ádám Karl from National Team of Hungary, who arrived to the finish in the 17th place.



The strongest peloton in the history of Tour de Hongrie, with eight WoldTeams, nine ProTeams, four Continental Teams and the National, departed in a quite cloudy weather on Wednesday.

Stage 1 was not a hard one, however the weather did not seem good. As soon as the caravan departed in 17 Celsius it started to rain. Fortunately, it did not take long, only for half an hour, then during the rest of the stage it was rather sunny.

Stage 1 took place between Siófok and Kaposvár with a length of 173 km, riders traveled in a bit hilly route, where there was only one intermediate sprint, in Igal, where the trio in a breakaway got the points. Poland’s Patryk Stosz (Voster ATS) who was the winner of Tour de Hongrie red jersey in 2018 won.



Spanish Diego Paolo Sevilla (EOLO-Kometa) and Belgian Fabio Van Den Bossche (Sport Vlaanderen-Baloise) were in the breakaway. The trio were leading during 130 km, the Polish rider also won the sprint in Kaposvár, but before the last kilometres the bunch was together.


Teams were prepared for the bunch sprint, WorldTeams become the leaders of the group, with huge speed. Bahrain-Victorious’ sprinter Phil Bauhaus started to sprint and he became the winner of the stage. He was followed by Italian Jakub Mareczko (Vini Zabu), triple-winner from last year, and Belgian Jordi Meeus (BORA- hansgrohe). Best Hungarian today was Ádám Karl who took the 17th place.



The jerseys were also given after the stage. Phil Bauhaus can wear the yellow jersey (leader in the general classification) and the green jersey (leader in the points classification), the red jersey (leader in the climber classification) went to Stosz, and finally the white jersey was awarded to the Best Hunagrian, Ádám Karl.



On 13 May, Thursday, the peloton travels between Balatonfüred and Nagykanizsa, the length of the etape is 183 km. It is going to be a little hilly, but mainly plain route. During the stage there will be 2 GPMs (in Balatonszőlős and Vigántpetend) and three intermediate sprints (Tapolca, Hévíz and Zalakaros). The start will be in Balatonfüred, at Vitorlás Square at 13:15, the finish approximately at 17:41 in Nagykanizsa, Eötvös Square.



On 13 May, Thursday, the peloton travels between Balatonfüred and Nagykanizsa, the length of the etape is 183 km. It is going to be a little hilly, but mainly plain route. During the stage there will be 2 GPMs (in Balatonszőlős and Vigántpetend) and three intermediate sprints (Tapolca, Hévíz and Zalakaros). The start will be in Balatonfüred, at Vitorlás Square at 13:15, the finish approximately at 17:41 in Nagykanizsa, Eötvös Square.

RESULTS
42. Tour de Hongrie
Stage1, Siófok-Kaposvár (173km):
1. Phil Bauhaus (Bahrain-Victorious)
2. Jakub Mareczko (Vini Zabu) st
3. Jordi Meeus (belga, BORA-hansgrohe) st

Overall: 1. (in yellow) Phil Bauhaus (Bahrain-Victorious)
Points: 1. (in green) Phil Bauhaus (Bahrain-Victorious)
GPM: 1. (in red) Patrik Stosz (Voster ATS)
Best Hungarian: 1. (in white) Karl Ádám (Hungarian National Team)