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"I felt good in the Tour de Suisse, where I finished with a good time trial last weekend. Now I repeat that at the Nationals and I am going to the Tour de France with this excellent form."

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26.06.2015 @ 20:32 Posted by Emil Axelgaard

Georg Preidler raced to victory at the Austrian National Time Trial Championships, taking his first professional victory of his career.

 

Preidler came to the Austrian Nationals with a lot of confidence after being selected for his first Tour de France participation and a strong spring season behind him.

 

He raced around the 25km time trial in a time of 32’06”, hitting an average speed of 49km/h.

 

 

After his time trial, a happy Preidler said: “This is unbelievable for me, I can’t believe I won and beat the guys who normally are in front of me. I had good legs and was able to push hard. In the first part my power meter showed good numbers, and I thought if I can continue like this I will have a fast time. In the second part I could even accelerate, which turned out to be enough for the win.

 

“We have worked hard with the team’s trainers towards this part of the season. I felt good in the Tour de Suisse, where I finished with a good time trial last weekend. Now I repeat that at the Nationals and I am going to the Tour de France with this excellent form.

 

“It’s like a dream for me to start the Tour de France next week and really unbelievable to do that in the national colors. I always dreamed of that and if people would have told me that three years ago I would do so, I would have laughed, so I am really happy.”

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