Scheire takes the Winn in KMC BundesligaGepubliceerd op: 11 mei 2014
SAALHAUSEN- this Sunday Ruben Scheire, proved himself unbeatable in the steep hills of the German Sauerland Region. The Feenstra – Felt p/b KENDA rider let Simon Stiebjahn and biggest favourite, Vice World Champion Manual Fumic behind by showing great effort pacing uphill.
Scheire: “Today I felt really strong, in a year time you only have like five days like these, this is why I am very happy that everything fell in the right moment and I could win this international series.”
Scheire started confident but, with ease on 5th position and waited until the race would really start. “From the beginning of the race I was in the leading pack of app. 8 riders. I was waiting for some attacks. But, apparently I was in the middle of the attack.” Smiled Ruben after he finished. In round two Stiebjahn and Fumic took off and Scheire placed a counter attack. It took him until the third round to close a 30 second gap on them.
“While riding here I noticed my strength difference with the others, as Fumic kept losing five seconds in the climbs”. Scheire mentioned. Three rounds before the end of the race Ruben started pushing his pace uphill after which he gained a small lead on his fellow leaders.
Stiebjanh eventually, won the sprint for the second rank in front of Fumic. At that time Scheire had long celebrated his Winn. At this day in wet conditions, he was probably the best climber in the peloton.
Fellow countryman and Teammate Robby de Bock finished 5th. In the group of rides that was fighting for 5th Rank he was by far the strongest. However, he had to do a lot of effort to prove himself worthy of this spot because he was suffering from technical disturbance. Probably caused by the think sludge on the Race track. But, De Bock was so eager to show everyone he deserved this rank he rolled over the finish broken and worn out. “It is a super Winn for Ruben just look at the field. And, I am satisfied with my spot. Although I would have liked to race for 4th without technical”.
The Woman elite race was won By Gunn Rita Dahle-Fleshia, having a slight lead on Sabine Spits. Her Haibike teammate closed the podium. Austrian Woman U23 Champion Lisa Mitterbauer finished on a satisfying 6th rank overall.
1 Ruben Scheire (Bel) Feenstra Felt powered by Kenda 1:25:25,4
2 Simon Stiebjahn (GER) Team Bulls 0:01:13,6
3 Manuel Fumic (GER) Canondale Factory Racing 0:01:25,2
4 Hans Becking (Ned) Superior-Brentjens Mountainbike Racing Team 0:01:57,1
5 Robby De Bock (Bel) Feenstra Felt powered by Kenda 0:02:15,2
6 Markus Bauer (GER) LEXWARE 0:02:23,5
7 Kevin Van Hoovels (Bel) Versluys Team 0:02:48,2
8 Jeff Luyten (Bel) Versluys Team 0:03:01,3
9 Martin Gluth (GER) EBE-Racing-Team 0:04:16,0
10 Matthias Wengelin (Swe) SWEDEN NATIONAL TEAM 0:04:52,4