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Riccardo Zoidl wins the Tour of Hellas 2024 (UCI 2.1)

Riccardo Zoidl has won the 19th Tour of Hellas (UCI 2.1) and is celebrating one of the greatest successes of his cycling career. On today's last section over 132.5 kilometers with start and finish in Athens, the winner of the 2013 Tour of Austria crossed the finish line in the peloton at the same time as winner Bartosz Rudyk (Team ATT Investments) after 2:48:35 hours and thus defended with the support of confidently gave his teammates the leader's jersey. In the unique Panathenaic Stadium in Athens, venue of the first modern Olympic Games in 1896, the professional cyclists were provided with a worthy setting for the award ceremony.

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Convincing victory with a lead of 46 seconds

The 36-year-old professional cyclist from Haibach in Upper Austria won the tour, which is comparable in value to the Tour of Austria, with a total time of 17:55:32 hours and 46 seconds ahead of his teammate Hermann Pernsteiner. “After 2 years without a win, we finally had a great success again. This tour victory is one of the greatest moments of my career, the double victory in the tour is unique for our team,” said “Ricci” happily at the finish. Zoidl laid the foundation for the triumph with his solo victory on the queen stage with the mountain finish in Karpenissi, with a lead of 34 seconds over his teammate Hermann Pernsteiner. Already on the 2nd stage, teammate Felix Ritzinger achieved another stage victory with an extremely strong performance and also came in a strong 4th place in the individual time trial. The joy was clouded by Josef Dirnbauer's broken collarbone in a fall on the 3rd stage, which has already happened today his teammates were happy in the finish area.

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