Hodeg celebrates birthday with Tour of Slovakia victory

Hodeg celebrates birthday with Tour of Slovakia victory

Thursday 16 September 2021 - 18:02
Hodeg celebrates birthday with Tour of Slovakia victory

Hodeg celebrates birthday with Tour of Slovakia victory

Thursday 16 September 2021 - 18:02

A perfect present for Deceuninck – Quick-Step’s speedster on the day he turned 25.

Alvaro Hodeg became just the second Colombian rider in history to win a stage at the Tour of Slovakia, picking up his third success of the season after a monster lead-out of his teammates in Kosice, where stage 1 of the race concluded.

Despite the day featuring four classified climbs, it had bunch sprint written all over it, and our team was prominent at the front immediately after the neutral start, doing the bulk of the work in the peloton and pulling back the sizable breakaway with seven kilometers to go. Under the flamme rouge, Hodeg had a strong lead-out consisting of defending champion Jannik Steimle and Michael Mørkøv, and the two stretched out the field before the Dane dropped him off in perfect position.

A powerful burst of speed sent Alvaro across the line arms aloft, as he notched up the Wolfpack’s sixth stage victory in four participations at the Tour of Slovakia. His third win of the season also brought multiple visits to the podium, where he was rewarded with the yellow jersey, as he now tops the GC for six seconds.

“We knew the final from yesterday and my teammates did an incredible job. They controlled the race and protected me on the climbs before giving me an incredible lead-out. They were so strong that I had to sprint with only 50 meters to go. I want to thank them for that and for the nice present they made me on my birthday. I believed in them and they believed in me and put me in a perfect position on the finishing straight. I was confident after the prologue, but this victory and the yellow jersey I have are an extra boost for the next days”, said Alvaro after delivering the Wolfpack’s 57th win of the year.

 

Photo credit: ©Jan Melicher

Race details

1 Álvaro José Hodeg Chagüi
Deceuninck - Quick Step
3:34:38
2 Peter Sagan
BORA - hansgrohe
0:00
3 Reinardt Janse van Rensburg
Team Qhubeka NextHash
0:00
4 Cees Bol
Team DSM
0:00
5 Michael Mørkøv Christensen
Deceuninck - Quick Step
0:00
6 Itamar Einhorn
Israel Start-Up Nation
0:00
7 Luca Coati
Team Qhubeka NextHash
0:00
8 Dominik Neuman
Elkov - Kasper
0:00
9 Norman Vahtra
Israel Start-Up Nation
0:00
10 Francisco Galván Fernández
Equipo Kern Pharma
0:00
38 Jason Osborne
Deceuninck - Quick Step
0:00
39 Jannik Steimle
Deceuninck - Quick Step
0:00
49 Stijn Steels
Deceuninck - Quick Step
0:00
70 Shane Archbold
Deceuninck - Quick Step
0:00
131 Iljo Keisse
Deceuninck - Quick Step
8:20
1 Álvaro José Hodeg Chagüi
Deceuninck - Quick Step
3:36:19
2 Peter Sagan
BORA - hansgrohe
0:06
3 Eirik Lunder
Gazprom - RusVelo
0:08
4 Kaden Groves
Team BikeExchange
0:09
5 Roger Adrià Oliveras
Equipo Kern Pharma
0:09
6 Jannik Steimle
Deceuninck - Quick Step
0:09
7 Reinardt Janse van Rensburg
Team Qhubeka NextHash
0:10
8 Cees Bol
Team DSM
0:10
9 Casper Pedersen
Team DSM
0:10
10 Maciej Bodnar
BORA - hansgrohe
0:11
11 Jason Osborne
Deceuninck - Quick Step
0:11
13 Shane Archbold
Deceuninck - Quick Step
0:12
17 Stijn Steels
Deceuninck - Quick Step
0:13
27 Michael Mørkøv Christensen
Deceuninck - Quick Step
0:15
115 Iljo Keisse
Deceuninck - Quick Step
8:38
1 Eirik Lunder
Gazprom - RusVelo
16 pt
2 Álvaro José Hodeg Chagüi
Deceuninck - Quick Step
15 pt
3 Roger Adrià Oliveras
Equipo Kern Pharma
12 pt
4 Peter Sagan
BORA - hansgrohe
12 pt
5 Reinardt Janse van Rensburg
Team Qhubeka NextHash
10 pt
6 Cees Bol
Team DSM
8 pt
7 Michael Mørkøv Christensen
Deceuninck - Quick Step
6 pt
8 Itamar Einhorn
Israel Start-Up Nation
5 pt
9 Dylan Sunderland
Team Qhubeka NextHash
5 pt
10 Luca Coati
Team Qhubeka NextHash
4 pt
1 Andrea Garosio
Bardiani-CSF-Faizanè
10 pt
2 Tomasz Budzinski
HRE Mazowsze Serce Polski
8 pt
3 Gabriele Petrelli
Cycling Team Friuli ASD
6 pt
4 Jaime Castrillo Zapater
Equipo Kern Pharma
4 pt
5 Dylan Sunderland
Team Qhubeka NextHash
2 pt
6 Martin Haring
Dukla Banska Bystrica
1 pt
1 Eirik Lunder
Gazprom - RusVelo
7:12:46
2 Leon Heinschke
Team DSM
0:04
3 Riccardo Carretta
Cycling Team Friuli ASD
0:05
4 Idar Andersen
Uno-X Pro Cycling Team
0:06
5 Lukáš Kubiš
Dukla Banska Bystrica
0:06
6 Niklas Märkl
Team DSM
0:06
7 Luca Coati
Team Qhubeka NextHash
0:07
8 Matúš Štoček
Topforex - ATT Investments
0:07
9 Gleb Brussenskiy
Astana - Premier Tech
0:07
10 Danny van der Tuuk
Equipo Kern Pharma
0:08
1 Deceuninck - Quick Step 10:49:27
2 Team DSM 0:02
3 BORA - hansgrohe 0:06
4 HRE Mazowsze Serce Polski 0:07
5 Team BikeExchange 0:08
6 Israel Start-Up Nation 0:11
7 Astana - Premier Tech 0:12
8 Team Qhubeka NextHash 0:14
9 Elkov - Kasper 0:15
10 Gazprom - RusVelo 0:15

Top results

1 Álvaro José Hodeg Chagüi
Deceuninck - Quick Step
3:34:38
2 Peter Sagan
BORA - hansgrohe
0:00
3 Reinardt Janse van Rensburg
Team Qhubeka NextHash
0:00
See all race results

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