Vernon makes it two in a row

Vernon makes it two in a row

Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl continued its perfect start at the five-day race, twenty-four hours after Ethan Vernon smashed the Bratislava prologue. The Brit was again in the spotlight, this time in Trnava, where the shortest road stage of this edition concluded after three fast but calm hours in the saddle.

Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl was the only team to pull behind the breakaway, and our guys did a great job, making sure of bringing back the last attacker some ten kilometers from the line. Josef Cerny and Zdenek Stybar kept the Wolfpack at the front of the peloton going under the flamme rouge, before Michael Mørkøv took over and did what he does best. The Dane provided a flawless lead-out for the yellow jersey, who measured the sprint perfectly, launching 150 meters from the line and holding off the other riders for his third victory of the season.

The eighth different rider of the team to lead a stage race this year, Ethan also took ten bonus seconds, increasing his lead in the general classification, but knows it will be hard to retain the yellow jersey after Thursday’s stage, when the peloton is set to face six classified climbs.

“It was the first day of my career in the leader’s jersey and I couldn’t have asked for a better outcome. We wanted a bunch sprint today and the guys made sure we’d have one. They were the only ones pulling and rode incredibly today. In the final kilometers the speed they pushed was so high that nobody could pass us, so this is their victory. I knew I was in good form after the prologue and I’m happy with this win. Keeping yellow tomorrow will be very difficult, but I will give my best”, Ethan said after the Wolfpack’s 44th victory of 2022.

 

Photo credit: ©Jan Melicher

Race details

1 Ethan Vernon
Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
3:09:02
2 Gleb Syritsa
Astana Qazaqstan Team
0:00
3 Giovanni Lonardi
EOLO-Kometa
0:00
4 Michael Mørkøv Christensen
Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
0:00
5 Tomáš Bárta
ATT Investments
0:00
6 Colin Joyce
Human Powered Health
0:00
7 Loe van Belle
Jumbo-Visma
0:00
8 Daniel Skerl
Cycling Team Friuli ASD
0:00
9 Adam Ťoupalík
Elkov - Kasper
0:00
10 Filippo Fortin
Maloja Pushbikers
0:00
29 Zdeněk Štybar
Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
0:00
48 Martin Svrček
Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
0:00
58 Josef Černý
Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
0:00
78 James Knox
Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
0:00
110 Mauri Vansevenant
Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
0:00
1 Ethan Vernon
Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
3:16:25
2 Josef Černý
Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
0:17
3 Michael Mørkøv Christensen
Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
0:25
4 Loe van Belle
Jumbo-Visma
0:25
5 Jakub Otruba
Elkov - Kasper
0:28
6 Maikel Zijlaard
VolkerWessels Cycling Team
0:29
7 Zdeněk Štybar
Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
0:30
8 Gleb Syritsa
Astana Qazaqstan Team
0:30
9 Stefan de Bod
Astana Qazaqstan Team
0:31
10 Martin Svrček
Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
0:32
18 Mauri Vansevenant
Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
0:39
25 James Knox
Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
0:41
1 Ethan Vernon
Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
20 pt
2 Gleb Syritsa
Astana Qazaqstan Team
15 pt
3 Marcin Budzinski
HRE Mazowsze Serce Polski
12 pt
4 Giovanni Lonardi
EOLO-Kometa
12 pt
5 Bryan Olivo
Cycling Team Friuli ASD
10 pt
6 Michael Mørkøv Christensen
Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
10 pt
7 Jasper Haest
VolkerWessels Cycling Team
9 pt
8 Tomáš Bárta
ATT Investments
8 pt
9 Matúš Štoček
ATT Investments
7 pt
10 Colin Joyce
Human Powered Health
6 pt
1 Matúš Štoček
ATT Investments
6 pt
2 Diego Pablo Sevilla López
EOLO-Kometa
4 pt
3 Marcin Budzinski
HRE Mazowsze Serce Polski
2 pt
4 Jasper Haest
VolkerWessels Cycling Team
1 pt
1 Ethan Vernon
Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
3:16:25
2 Loe van Belle
Jumbo-Visma
0:25
3 Gleb Syritsa
Astana Qazaqstan Team
0:30
4 Martin Svrček
Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
0:32
5 Abel Balderstone Roumens
Caja Rural - Seguros RGA
0:35
6 Bryan Olivo
Cycling Team Friuli ASD
0:41
7 Roel van Sintmaartensdijk
VolkerWessels Cycling Team
0:41
8 Filip Řeha
Elkov - Kasper
0:43
9 Alastair Mackellar
Israel - Premier Tech
0:43
10 Archie Ryan
Jumbo-Visma
0:47
1 Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team 9:50:07
2 Jumbo-Visma 0:43
3 Astana Qazaqstan Team 0:53
4 VolkerWessels Cycling Team 0:54
5 Elkov - Kasper 0:57
6 Human Powered Health 1:10
7 Caja Rural - Seguros RGA 1:22
8 Israel - Premier Tech 1:26
9 EOLO-Kometa 1:26
10 Equipo Kern Pharma 1:32

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