Ackermann crashes at Merlier victory and misses top

The 28-year Palatinate came home on Wednesday 1.5 kilometers in front of the destination well positioned and lost the hopes for his second season win. Ackermann grabbed his fall on the floor lying on the elbow. On Friday he also celebrated his first victory in the jersey of his new team UAE Emirates in Belgium at Bredene Koksijde Classic.

Tour de France stage 3: first moments after Tim Merlier's sprint victory

“Very hectic and chaotic”

The victory in the mass sprint in de Panne secured after 207.9 kilometers after the destination photo decision of the Belgian Tim Merlier in front of the Dutch Dylan Groenwegen and Nacer Bouhanni from France. Max Walscheid sprinted as the best German in fourth place. “That was very hectic and chaotic in the final. Good that I came well around the last curve,” Merlier said. Max Walscheid (Neuwied) has just just missed the podium. The 28-year-old sprint specialist from Team Cofidis came to the fourth place after 207.9 km in the victory of Belgian Tim Merlier (Alpecin-Fenix). Max Kanter (Cottbus / Movistar) came as second best German on the 13th place.

6. One-day race Bruges – de Panne (207.9 km):

1. Tim Merlier (Belgium / Alpecin-Fenix) 4:45:41 hours, 2. Dylan Groenewegen (Netherlands / Team BikeExchange-Jayco), 3rd Nacer Bouhanni (France / Team Arkea-Samsic), 4. Max Walscheid (Neuwied / Cofidis) , 5. Olav Kooij (Netherlands / Jumbo-Visa), 6. Arnaud Demare (France / Groupama-FDJ),… 13. Max Edter (Cottbus / Movistar Team),… 16. Rick Zabel (Unna / Israel Premier Tech),… 34. Niklas Märkl (Queidersbach / Team DSM),… 38. Jannik Steimle (Weilheim at the Teck / Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl) All the same time,… 61. Jonas Slide (Erbach / EF Education-EasyPost) 0:18 minutes ago, 62. Felix Groß (Feuchtwangen / UAE Team Emirates) same time,… 70. Rüdiger Selig (Zwenkau / Lotto Soudal) 0:28,… 91. Maurice BallerSedt (Berlin / Alpecin-Fenix) 0:49,… 114. Leon Heinschke (Frankfurt on the or / Team DSM) 1: 10,… 125. Jonas Koch (Schwäbisch Hall / Bora-Hansgrohe) 1:29,… 144. Florian Stork (Fründe / Team DSM) 2:25,… 147. Nils Polit (Cologne / Bora Hansgrohe) 3:32,… 149. Pascal Ackermann (Kandel / UAE Team Emirates) same time,… 152. Michael Schwarzmann (Kempten / Lotto Soudal) 5:15. – eliminated: Jasha Sütterlin (Freiburg / Bahrain Victorious)

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *