Development Team Sunweb had the final stage of Olympia’s Tour marked out in their road book as the stage that suited them best. After playing to their strengths and executing their tactical plan to perfection, 19-year-old Jarno Mobach soloed to the finish line to take the victory.
When a break of seven riders went clear, Development Team Sunweb were quick to send a rider up the road with Florian Stork representing the team in the leading group. Florian and his breakaway companions were clear for 100 kilometres before they were reeled in by the bunch and almost immediately, counter attacks were launched. Jarno Mobach was hot on the heels of the attackers and made it up into the leading group. With 15 kilometres to go he launched what would prove to be the race winning attack, and went up the road solo to the finish. With a gap hovering around 18-35 seconds, his fate was unpredictable but an incredibly strong ride to the finish saw him cross the line solo, with his chasers some distance behind. This victory marks Jarno Mobach’s first win whilst wearing Development Team Sunweb’s colours.
After his win, Jarno said: “The team did a great job today with Florian in the breakaway and the rest of the team supporting me. We knew that we had to survive the tough parcours and be in the front on the important moments and the team really helped me be able to do that. I was able to do a long solo ride to take the win on the best stage for us. I’m so happy to take a stage in this race as a first year, it really means a lot but without the support of the team I couldn’t have done it.”
“Today was a great stage from the whole team,” said Team Sunweb coach Tom Veelers after the stage. “We had Florian in the break of the day and the rest of the team supporting Jarno to be as fresh as possible in the final. Jarno bridged across with 10 more riders to the front but with a strong group of sprinters, he accelerated away from them to up his chances of the win. He selected his moment to attack perfectly and after a solo 15 kilometre ride he took the win. This is a really strong result to win a stage in a race of this calibre in his first year with the team.”