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Holler moves up in Ireland - stage 4 Ràs Tailteann

Thursday, May 24, 2018 in Pro Cycling

With a sixth place on stage 4 of the Tour of Ireland (UCI 2.2), Nikodemus Holler was able to move up into the top 10 in the GC.

The south of Ireland is known for its variety of hills, which are usually not very long, but quite steep. So the fourth stage of the "Ràs Tailteànn" led over 153 kilometers from Listowel to Glengarriff over multiple of these hills.

In the end, Nikodemus Holler achieved a good stage result with his sixth place and moved up to 9th in the overall classification.  "All in all, there were too many riders in the front group today and the last climb was not as difficult as we expected it to be, which did not necessarily help me to make another gap but there are still a few days left,"  Holler said after the race.

Patrick Lechner and Daniel Bichlmann were both involved in a big crash, but both able to continue and finish the stage.

Photos: INPHO Photography