Patrick Gamper and Michel Ries, new podiums for Polartec-Kometa in their national championships
Austria’s Patrick Gamper and Luxembourg’s Michel Ries, two of the young talents in the Continental Polartec-Kometa squad, signed important performances during their participation in the time trials of their respective national championships.
In Austria, on 28 km with start and finish in Stephanshart, Patrick Gamper took the silver medal in the U23 category on Friday after setting the seventh fastest time in a race where Georg Preidler (Groupama-FDJ) won. Gamper finished 1:21 from his compatriot. “In the end I lost a little time, but I am satisfied with this race where there were several climbs in the route”, explains Gamper.
The day before, on Thursday, the time trial of the Luxembourg national championships was held, where Michel Ries set the third fastest time in the Espoirs category to win the bronze medal on a 23.4 kilometre course (two laps of an 11.7 kilometre circuit) with a start and finish in Redange-sur-Attert. Tom Wirtgen got the gold.
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