Tour of Austria 2009
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Int. Osterreich – Rundfahrt – Tour of Austria 2009

 

July 5, 2009 – July 12, 2009
Dornbirn – Wien (1,204 Km)
Edition: 61

By: Zdenko Kahlina

With Bernhard Kohl initially taking third overall in the last year’s Tour de France, this year’s Tour of Austria should have been set for some very rosy media coverage. The sport there was on a high following the Gerolsteiner rider’s unexpectedly good performance. Since than, however, things have certainly not gone to plan.

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Scandals together with the tough economic climate, at one point put the 2009 edition of the race under threat. Now that it has been confirmed that the race will take place, the Tour of Austria’s organizers hope July’s event will turn the spotlight back on the sporting side of things.

Recent editions have featured the grueling Kitzbuhlerhorn, which will once again be a central part of the route for the 2. HC event.

THE STAGES OF THE 61st TOUR OF AUSTRIA (2009)

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Most teams for Tour of Austria are fixed

Already 16 of 18 teams of the 61st International Tour of Austria are defined.  In total seven Pro Tour teams, seven Professional Continental teams as well as two austrian Continental Teams will take part from 4th to 12th of July. One team has nominated a stage winner of Giro di Italia, Leonardo Bertagnolli will come to Austria.

Tour Director Ursula Riha promised at the route presentation on 28th of May, that she will announce the teams after the Giro di Italia. Out of 18 possible slots Ursula Riha has still reserved two slots: „The 16 national and international teams are assured, including the world best teams. We keep in close contact with the team leaders and are convinced to get a very attractive starter field to come to Austria.“

 

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From Columbia to Silence-Lotto

Seven Pro Tour Teams, the hightes category in cycling, will take part in the Tour of Austria with the start in Dornbirn. In addition to two american teams, Garmin-Slipstream and Columbia-High Road, the belgian teams Quick Step and Scilence-Lotto, as well as Milram from Germany and Rabobank from the Netherlands and the russian Katusha-team are on the starting list. 

 

7Rohregger12008 Winner: Thomas Rohregger

Diquigiovanni with Giro stage winner Bertagnolli
Beside the Professional Continental-Teams from Austria, Elk Haus NÖ and Vorarlberg Corratec, international teams like LPR, Ceramica Flaminia, Cervelo, PVC Diguigiovanni and Daniele will come to the Tour of Austria. So far the italian team PVC Diguigiovanni has nominated the team captain Leonardo Bertagnolli, who won the 15th stage of Giro di Italia. Last year he was able to win a stage at Tour of Germany and in 2005 he first won a Grand Tours stage at Vuelta de Espana. „Leonardo is looking forward to the Tour of Austria and will come with a strong team to win the tour.“ Furthermore tour director Riha bother to bring youngstar Kevin Seeldraeyers from Quick Step-Teams to Austria. „The 22 year old youngstar from Belgium gained the white jersey of the best young professional of Giro di Italia,“ says Riha, who wants that Thomas Rohregger take part at the Tour of Austria as well.

THE TEAMS OF THE TOUR OF AUSTRIA

 QUICK STEP    ASTANA
1 BETTINI Paolo
2 EFIMKIN Alexander
3 BOONEN Tom
4 GRABOVSKYY Dimytro
5 SEELDRAEYERS Kevin
6 TONTI Andrea
7 VIGANO Davide
8 WYNANTS Maarten
Directeur Sportif: GUERCILENA Luca
  11 BRAJKOVIC Janez
12 FREI Thomas
13 GUSEV Vladimir
14 HASELBACHER Renè
15 JOACHIM Benoît
16 MAZET Julien
17 MORABITO Steve
18 SCHÄR Michael
Directeur Sportif: YATES Sean

 

 RABOBANK    SILENCE-LOTTO
21 DE MAAR Marc
22 GESINK Robert
23 HORILLO MUNOZ Pedro
24 LEEZER Tom
25 LÖWIK Gerben
26 MOLLEMA Bauke
27 NIERMANN Grischa
28 WALKER William
Directeur Sportif: VAN HOUWELINGEN Adri
  31 ROESEMS Bert
32 LLOYD Matthew
33 KAISEN Oliver
34 DOCKX Bart
35 JACOBS Pieter
36 STEURS Geert
37 VAN DEN BROECK Jurgen
38 VAN HUFFEL Wim
Directeur Sportif: ZANINI Stefano

 

 TEAM CSC SAXO BANK    GEROLSTEINER
41 BLAUDZUN Michael
42 BOCHMANN Lasse
43 KOLOBNEV Alexander
44 LARSSON Gustav
45 McGEE Bradley
46 McCARTNEY Jason
47 SÖRENSEN Chris Anker
48 VAN GOOLEN Jurgen
Directeur Sportif: SCHMIDT Torsten
  51 GATTO Oscar
52 KLINGER Tim
53 ORDOWSKI Volker
54 REBELLIN Davide
55 RUSS Matthias
56 SCHRECK Stephan
57 STAMSNIJDER Tom
58 WROLICH Peter
Directeur Sportif: DIETZEN Reimund

 

 TEAM COLUMBIA    LAMPRE
61 BARRY Michael
62 BOASSON HAGEN Edvald
63 GRABSCH Bert
64 GREIPEL André
65 HENDERSON Greg
66 LEWIS Craig
67 KNAVEN Servais
68 RABON Frantisek
Directeur Sportif: HOFFMAN Tristan
  71 BINDI Emanuele
72 BOSSONI Paolo
73 FORNACIARI Paolo
74 LONGO Roberto
75 LOOSLI David
76 PELANEK Lubos
77 SANTAMBROGIO Mauro
78 NAPOLITANO Danilo
Directeur Sportif: BONTEMPI Fabrizio

 

 TEAM MILRAM    LPR BRAKES-BALLAN
81 BARLA Luca
82 GRIVKO Andriy
83 JURCO Matej
84 KUX Christian
85 GAJEK Artur
86 ROELS Dominik
87 SCHWAGER Sebastian
88 VELITS Martin
Directeur Sportif: PELLICIOLI Oscar
  91 ERMETI Giairo
92 CELLI Luca
93 FERRARI Roberto
94 GOLCER Jure
95 MARINANGELI Sergio
96 PIDGORNYY Ruslan
97 SALERNO Cristiano
98 SAVOLDELLI Paolo
Directeur Sportif: MANZOMI Mario

 

 TINKOFF CREDIT SYSTEMS    CSF GROUP NAVIGARE
101 BRUTT Pavel
102 ESKOV Nikita
103 CHERNETSKIY Ilya
104 GOTTFRIED Alex
105 PEDRAZO Walter
106 SEROV Alexander
107 SERRANO Ricardo
108 SOBAL Yauhen
Directeur Sportif: MAINI Orlando
  111 BONGIORNO Guillermo Ruben
112 CANUTI Federico
113 FINETTO Mauro
114 FRAPPORTI Marco
115 PEREZ CUAPIO Julio Alberto
116 PAGOTO Andrea
117 RICHEZE Mauro Abel
118 TOMEI Francesco
Directeur Sportif: FONTANELLI Fabiano

 

SERRAMENTI PVC DIQUIGIOVANNI ANDRONI    CERAMICA FLAMINIA BOSSINI DOCCE
121 ANZA Santo
122 GINANNI Francesco
123 BERTOLINI Alessandro
124 HONDO Danilo
125 MOSER Leonardo
126 NARDELLO Daniele
127 ROSSI Nazareno
128 TRAFICANTE Roberto
Directeur Sportif: SAVIO Gianni
  131 CARUSO Gianpaolo
132 DUMA Vladimir
133 GIRODANI Leonardo
134 KAIRELIS Dainius
135 KHALILOV Mikhaylo
136 MARCZYNSKI Tomasz
137 SESTILI Luigi
138 SIMEONI Filippo
Directeur Sportif: PETITO Giuseppe

 

 ELK HAUS – SIMPLON    TEAM VOLKSBANK 
141 EIBEGGER Markus
142 MURER Wolfgang
143 FANKHAUSER Clemens
144 RADOCHLA Steffen
145 ROHREGGER Thomas
146 RUCKER Stefan
147 TRAMPUSCH Gerhard
148 VALACH Jan
Directeur Sportif: WISIAK Harald
  151 BENETSEDER Josef
152 WEISSINGER René
153 GLOMSER Gerrit
154 WURF Cameron
155 MORSCHER Harald
156 KORFF André
157 SOKOLL Christoph
158 STALDER Florian
Directeur Sportif: VETSCH Patrick

 

 ARBÖ – KTM – JUNKERS    RC ARBÖ WELS GOURMETFEIN
161 BARTA Jan
162 KNOPF Michael
163 KUGLER Josef
164 LECHNER Petr
165 PÖLL Stefan
166 PROBST Rupert
167 PROBST Stefan
168 STADLER Stefan
Directeur Sportif: HAUSER Oskar
  171 ISAK Christian
172 KERSCHBAUM Christof
173 PICHLER Michael
174 OBWALLER Hans-Peter
175 RIEBENBAUER Werner
176 RISKA Martin
177 SCHÖFFMANN Martin
178 SCHRÖGER Matthias
Directeur Sportif: LETTNER Gernot

 

 

7PodiumLast year podium: Vladimir Gusev (2), Thomas Rohregger (1), Ruslan Pidgornyy (3)

  • L A S T   W I N N E R S

2007 DEVOLDER Stijn
2006 DANIELSON Tom (Usa)
2005 MERCADO MARTIN Juan Miguel
2004 Cadel Evans (Aus)
2003 Gerrit Glomser (Aut)
2002 Gerrit Glomser (Aut)
2001 Cadel Evans (Aus)
2000 Georg Totschnig (Aut)
1999 Maurizio Vandelli (Ita)
1998 Beat Zberg (Sui)

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