Devo Team Sunweb 12 in Alsace TTT

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Niklas Märkl Max Kanter Nils Eekhoff Florian Stork Joris Nieuwenhuis Marc Hirschi

Development Team Sunweb finish the opening TTT of the Tour Alsace in 12th place, ahead of the first road stage tomorrow.

Development Team Sunweb started the Tour Alsace today, with a 4.7 kilometre short, fast team time trial to open the week of racing. Off the ramp in two teams, the first group on the road, Florian Stork, Leon Heinschke, Nikias Märkl finished with a time of five minutes and 47 seconds.

The remaining riders out on the road an hour later, Jarno Mobach, Joris Nieuwenhuis and Marc Hirschi stopped the clock with a final time of 5 minutes and 44 seconds, finishing the day in 12th place.

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Marc said: “It was a team time trial prologue of about five kilometres. We found pretty good rhythm from the start onwards and did a pretty smooth ride with no big mistakes in it so we’re quite happy with the performance. We finished around the middle of the field, the GC is still pretty open so we look forward to the next days and hope for the best.”