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Sütterlin strong 4th in Provence’s opening TT

14 February 2019
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Tour de la Provence (st. 1)

German rouleur from Movistar Team just 15″ off first leader Ganna (SKY) in Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer, following one of his best recent time trial performances.

A good launchpad for a 2019 season really important for his career. Jasha Sütterlin (Movistar Team) took a fine 4th place at Thursday’s opening individual time trial of the 2019 Tour de la Provence, a completely flat course of nearly 9km in and around Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer, where world track champion Filippo Ganna (SKY) took the day’s victory.

The 10’20” posted by the vice German TT champion was only 15″ slower than the top, Jasha leading a decent Blue performance with four other riders within 50″ of the lead: Lluís Mas (20th), Imanol Erviti, Daniele Bennati and Jaime Castrillo.

The squad directed by José Luis Jaimerena will seek for more favourable terrain from Friday’s lumpy stage two, full of steep ascents and dangerous descents, towards La Ciotat (195km).

Male Team 14 - 17 Feb

Tour de la Provence FRA

(1st Stage) Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer (CRI / ITT) (8.9 km)
  1. 01 Filippo Ganna Team Sky 10'05"
  2. 02 Sebastian Langeveld EF Education First +9"
  3. 03 Rémi Cavagna Deceuninck - Quick Step +10"
  4. 04 Jasha Sütterlin Movistar Team +15"
  5. 20 Lluís Mas Movistar Team +32"
  6. 32 Imanol Erviti Movistar Team +37"
  7. 46 Daniele Bennati Movistar Team +44"
  8. 51 Jaime Castrillo Movistar Team +46"
  9. 71 Edu Prades Movistar Team +56"
  10. 99 Antonio Pedrero Movistar Team +1'06"