Last Sunday I could celebrate my first season win and at the same time my first win in the BORA-hansgrohe jersey.
I was really very happy with my win on Sunday. Especially while I wasn't very lucky the day before in Strade Bianche. After the difficult Monte Sante Marie sector, I was in the 15-man group of favourites and then out of the group with a puncture. That put an end to my chances for a good result.
On Sunday, things went better. The challenging closing circuit saw a decimated field going into the closing climb. There, Pinot attacked,which I followed and could do even better. I joined the lead group and attacked again immediately. And I was able to decide the two-man sprint for the stage win for myself. A really great day for me.
The next thing on my program is the Volta Catalunya. We shall see how it goes on those difficult stages. Until then, Maximilian.
Photo: Roth Foto | GP Industria & Artigianato | 10 Mar 2019