Cycling: Felix Gall has once again proven that he made a big step forward in 2023. At the start of the Tour of the Alps, the Austrian drove in second place behind Tao Geoghegan Hart.
Felix Gall also starts off strong in the Tour of the Alps
Just two seconds should Felix Gall (Ag2R – Citröen) are missing for the big triumph. The Austrian was already in excellent form at the Tour of the Basque Country and finished tenth overall. Today he had to compete with the best again at the Tour of the Alps. After starting in Rattenberg, 127,5 kilometers had to be covered to Alpbach. The final climb should choose the winner in a thrilling uphill sprint. The Briton Hugh Carthy (EF Education – EasyPost) launched his attack a little early with 800 meters to go. In addition to the Austrian Felix Gall, the Brit also succeeded in particular Tao Geoghegan Hart (Ineos Grenadiers) to pass. Before that, his team prepared him for this start in an exemplary manner. This makes Geoghegan Hart the first overall leader of the Tour of the Alps 2023. The tour ends after five stages on Friday in Brunico.
Hugh Carthy's heart rate goes through the roof as Tao Geoghegan Hart breaks Preston's hearts in the finale of Stage 1 at the Tour of the Alps
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