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Alex Moos (BMC Mountainbike Racing Team) disappointed following the last stage of the Trans Zollernalb 2011
Alex Moos (BMC Mountainbike Racing Team) disappointed following the last stage of the Trans Zollernalb 2011

BMC Mountainbike Racing Team: Trans Zollernalb – Moos fifth in the GC

25. September 2011

Hechingen, Germany

At the end of the 3-day mtb stage race Alexandre Moos of BMC Mountainbike Racing Team got home in fifth position overall. Race tactics determined the last stage that catapulted Robert Mennen (Topeak-Ergon) to an overall victory ahead of Hannes Genze (Multivan Merida) and Karl Platt (Bulls).

When two people quarrel, a third rejoices

That was the mantra of the last day at the Trans Zollernalb 2011. Up to this point, the race for the overall win was going to be a battle between three riders: yellow jersey Karl Platt (Bulls), Alban Lakata (Topeak-Ergon), and Alexandre Moos (BMC) raced for bonus seconds in intermediate sprints that were to decide between winners and loser on the fast course. However, in the end it all came different when Robert Mennen (Topeak-Ergon) and Hannes Genze (Multivan Merida) attacked at the beginning of the final stage. The attack left behind two powerful teams looking at each other while the breakaway gained minute after minute. None felt responsible to have domestiques go to the front and close the gap to the leaders. At the end of the day the yellow jersey (Karl Platt of Team Bulls) dropped back from 1st to third in the general classification, while Alexandre Moos (BMC Mountainbike Racing Team) fell off the podium from 3rd to fifth. Winners of the day were Robert Mennen and Hannes Genze who moved to 1st and 2nd, respectively, upon their courageous breakaway on the last day.

Final stage: Moos sixth

His disappoint at the finish in Hechingen was apparent. Alexandre Moos was not happy with how the stage unfolded. He finished in sixth place. Hs teammate Yves Corminboeuf had a better day, finishing as respectable 22nd. The general classification of the 2011 Trans Zollernalb listed BMC riders as follows:
5th Alexandre Moos (+4:49 min.)
17th Balz Weber (22:33 min.)
18th Julien Tamararcaz (+22:34 min.)
25th Yves Corminboeuf (+35:19 min.)

There are two races left in the 2011 season before it is time for a well deserved winter break. The season is coming to an end October 5th-9th at the Roc d'Azur mtb festival in the south of France.

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