Verhoeven and Smeenge finish at fifth place in the Bike Transalp

By two short stages of 58 and 60 kilometers Tim Smeenge and Roel Verhoeven arrived at the finish of the Bike Transalp in Molveno yesterday. After they took a fourth place on Friday in the stage from Folgaria to Trento they took fifth place on Saturday in Molveno which was also their final position in the General Classification.

Marcus Greber

‘Today I noticed I have done a lot of work during the week on the fast flat sections to increase our lead on our nearest competitors. From the start I struggled a bit and was also badly positioned after the neutralisation so I had to close the gap to the leaders. With lake Molveno in sight I found my pace again and I look back on a great week of mountainbiking with Tim with a great end result.’, stated Verhoeven.

The Swiss-German duo Urs Huber and Simon Stiebjahn lost their leadersjersey in the last stage to Austrian-German duo Geismayr-Käß today.