News | Sparkassen Munsterland October 3, 2019

Gaviria 4th under the German rain

Colombian just off the the podium in Sparkassen Munsterland

In a sprint held under heavy rain, Fernando Gaviria crossed the line of Sparkassen Munsterland in 4th position.


On his return to competition after the Vuelta a Espana, the Colombian sprinter held his own on the flat but drenching course in Germany.
The group had thinned out due to the tough conditions and fast pace and though Gaviria arrived in a good position for the sprint, he was unable to pass his compatriot Alvaro Hodeg (Deceuninck-Quick Step), the winner, and Pascal Ackermann (Bora-hansgrohe) , 2nd.
Third place went to Belgian national champion Tim Merlier (Corendon-Curcus).


Fernando Gaviria: “The cold was the main factor today, and it made things very tough.
The team did a wonderful job from the start of the race until the end, always keeping me protected and reacting effectively and quickly in every situation.
I was aiming for success and I came to the sprint in a good position, but I was missing the legs for the win.
I will give my best to come back stronger in the next race. “


The next race for Fernando Gaviria will be the GP Beghelli (Sunday, October 6).


Race results
1 Alvaro Hodeg (Bel) Deceuninck-Quick Step 4h26’39”
2 Pascal Ackermann (Ger) Bora-hansgrohe s.t.
3 Tim Merlier (Bel) Corendon-Circus s.t.
4 Fernando Gaviria (Col) UAE Team Emirates s.t.