Bayern Rundfahrt General Classification Takes Shape After Stage Four Time Trial

Sat 25 May 2013

Sebastian Langeveld was the top finisher for ORICA-GreenEDGE in the stage four time trial at Bayern Rundfahrt. With a time of  39’17, Langeveld was the 12th quickest rider on the decisive day of racing, finishing 59” behind stage winner and new race leader Adriano Malori (Lampre-Merida).

Stage two winner Daryl Impey had hoped to use the race against the clock to solidify his spot on the overall podium. The South African Time Trial Champion admitted he was disappointed with the effort that saw him finish in 21st on the stage and drop down to 11th overall, 1’24 down on Malori. Simon Clarke is one spot further back in 12th overall at 1’25.

“This morning we reviewed the course,” said Sport Director Laurenzo Lapage. “It was a heavy course but nothing technical. The boys did what they could. They just weren’t strong enough to go for the overall again.”

The five day Bavarian Tour comes to a close tomorrow, and while the Australian outfit is no longer on the hunt for an overall result, they remain focused on a final stage win.

“Tomorrow is a 170 kilometre stage with some local circuits,” noted Lapage. “We anticipate a bunch sprint, and we’ll race again for Aidis. We have a chance to go for a stage win.”

“Most importantly, I think we can see that this has been the perfect race to start back with the guys,” Lapage continued. “Everyone has come out better than they came in, and it was nice to get a stage win. We’ll try for a second one tomorrow.”