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BMC Mountainbike Racing Team: Trans Zollernalb - stage two: Moos 3rd

24. September 2011

Albstadt, Germany

Alexandre Moos sprints to third in the 2nd stage of the Tour Trans Zollernalb and carries his third place in the general classification into tomorrow's last stage, only 5 seconds down on race leader Karl Platt. Alban Lakata wins stage in 2:48:19 hrs.


Podium stays the same

Wait. Don't we know these faces already? Stage two's podium closely resembles the one from stage one. It is Alexandre Moos (BMC Mountainbike Racing Team), Alban Lakata (Topeak-Ergon Racing Team), and Karl Platt (Team Bulls) that are dominating this year's 3-day Trans Zollernalb. The trio arrived at the finish alone today in Albstadt. Lakata won the sprint ahead of Platt and Moos. "We caught leader Andreas Kugler on the last climb with 10k to go", described Moos race tactics and added: "We were 5 in the group at that time, including Hannes Genze and Robert Mennen. On the descent, Lakata got a gap and pushed it as hard as he could. I was able to catch his wheel again and so was Karl Platt." Alban Lakata used his big built to hammer the final flat kilometres from the front to win the stage.

LAKATAstrophe

"It is always LAkatastrophe, when Alban lines up. He kept pushing the pace today while we tryng to hang on for dear life in the back of the group", reveals Julien Tamararcaz his respect for today's stage winner with a smile. BMC Mountainbike Racing Teammate Balz Weber added:"It is time for Lactata when Lakata is in the race". Balz Weber started out strongly working for Alex Moos in the first group. He fell back after the midway point. "I didn't have good legs today. The pace was very high. I was riding along in the second group until the last climb where I busted and dropped back", said Tamararcaz. He finishes alongside Weber in 17th, 8:06 minutes down on the podium. Yves Corminboeuf came home in 27th, 18:32 minutes behind.

Last stage to decide

The race for general classification is wide open still. Karl Platt leads 2s ahead of Laban Lakata and 5 s ahead of Alexandre Moos. Robert Mennen lies in 4th with 26s behind the leader. Nothing has been decided yet. So much can happen in the final 76,1 kilometers and 1550m of climbing of tomorrow's last stage.


Stage one race report Stage three race report

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