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Nikodemus Holler wins Queen Stage of the Tour de Hongrie

Saturday, Aug 18, 2018 in Pro Cycling

After the victories of Lucas Carstensen at the Tropicale Amissa Bongo UCI 2.1 and Salim Kibkemboi on the Sharjah Tour UCI 2.1, the third BIKE AID rider manages to win a race of the first category this season on three different continents.

At the fourth stage of the Tour de Hongrie over 182km from Karcag to Miskolc the riders had to cross the Bükk Mountains towards the end of the stage. An climb of the first category 30km before the finish should be the key point in the overall standings.  

After Daniel Bichlmann spent in the top group until the start of the climb and thus relieved the other riders of the team, Ande van Engelen accelerated uphilll. He has already proven his good form by winning the Student World Championships.  

Adne van Engelen made sure that only the best climbers could follow the pace. A few meters from the finish Nikodemus Holler attacked from the top group of fifteen and was able to celebrate a solo victory by a narrow margin. Second was the eight-time Giro d'Italia participant Manuel Belletti, who leads the overall standings with a lead of 30 seconds and will probably also defend them on tomorrow's final stage.  

Nikodemus Holler advanced to seventh place in the general standings, Adne van Engelen follows on 18th place. Thus, the chances are good that Nikodemus Holler also finished the Tour de Hongrie among the top ten.  

With his rankings in the Tropicale Amissa Bongo UCI 2.1 (2nd place), Tour du Maroc UCI 2.2 (3rd place) and Rás Tailteann Tour of Ireland  UCI 2.2 (Rank 9), he once again proves that he is the most successful German continental rider in 2018 in terms of overall ranking. Added to this are the top places at the Tour of Antalya (12th place), Flèche du Sud (12th place) and Tour du Luxembourg (19th place).  

BIKE AID can already celebrate three such victories at first category races with three different riders this season, while 4 of 7 German continental teams in the current season continue without a victory in a UCI race.

The Hungarian Tour is shown on TV in 195 countries. The one-hour summary will be in Eurosport 2 at 21:00 today.

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