Development Team Sunweb’s Max Kanter Finishes 10th At Stage 2 Of Boucles De La Mayenne

RIDERS

Max Kanter Leon Heinschke Jens Vanoverberghe Martin Salmon Jarno Mobach Niklas Märkl

In the second stage of Boucles De La Mayenne Development Rider Team Sunweb’s Max Kanter put in a strong sprint finish with the help of his teammates to come away with 10th place.

Stage 2 of the Boucles de la Mayenne got underway today with a tough 172km route departing from St Aignan de Couptrain and finishing in Pré-en-Pail. There were a number of attempted breaks from the very start of the race, but none would come to fruition until the 65km mark. It would be a break of four riders that would eventually stay away for the best part of the race gaining a 2’30” gap at its peak.

The breakaway were however caught with 20 kilometres left to go. Lots of mini-breaks were attempted during the final 20 stages, but it all came down to a bunch sprint. Within a hectic finish, Development Team Sunweb rider Max Kanter sprinted through to the line to take 10th place after a strong effort, and goes into tomorrow’s final stage 4th overall.

REACTIONS 

Team Sunweb Coach Sebastian Deckert said after the stage finish: “Today was the tough day that we expected. After the breakaway of 4 went away it was never a slow pace, and up front the breakaway was also strong. 50km before the final we had a long climb which was where the final really started and the bunch exploded. Although we were with less riders because of sickness, the boys did a good job in positioning and helping each other. In the end we had Max in the front group who finished 10th which is again a strong result after such a hard race. We’re happy with his 4th place on GC and we’re looking forward to tomorrow’s last stage.”