Georg Preidler   
Georg Preidler
COUNTRY
Austria
Riders Type
Climber
Favourite Giant Bike
TCR – I like its agility
Pro Since
2012
2016 Race Km's
13951
2016 Race Days
90


ABOUT Georg Preidler

Being with a team for five years is a good indication that both the team and rider gel well. A rider with good legs on the climbs and an excellent time trial, the former Austrian TT champion has taken victories in the Tour of Haut-Var, the Tour of Austria and l’Etoile of Bessèges. Preidler had the third most race days of the entire peloton last year. “It was a long and hard season indeed.”

Last year Preidler impressed with his aggressive racing style. With a tenth place in Paris-Nice, three top 10 placings at the Giro, an aggressive ride at the Tour de France and a 16th place at the Olympic TT in Rio, Preidler is satisfied with his achievements in 2016. “My personal highlight was the third place in the queen stage of the Giro, behind Esteban Chaves and Steven Kruijswijk. Although at the same time it was a little disappointing, it’s quite hard to be overtaken so close to the finish line.”

In recent years Preidler has improved his cycling abilities but he remains very modest about his ambitions. “I will assist our team leaders Tom Dumoulin and Warren Barguil, a role that suits me well. I will only go for my own result when the team thinks it’s the best way for us to succeed.”

And what about the dreams of this great rider? “It would be a dream to win the Amstel Gold Race. In 2015 I raced it for the first time. I like the area, I like the course. It’s a difficult race with lot of technical roads.”



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