Posts Tagged ‘Björn Schröder’

24 February 2008 – MILRAM’s Björn Schröder has finished the Volta ao Algarve as the best rider on the German ProTour team as 19th overall. After five days and a total of 790 km, the Berliner was 2:19 mintues behind the Belgian winner, Stijn Devolder of Quick Step.

The stage win on the last day of the 45th Volta ao Algarve went to Austrian Bernhard Eisel (High Road), who won the race out of a nine-man strong escape group.  Two Portugese riders, Rui Costa (Benfica) and Pinho Celestino (Barbot-Siper) were second and third, after the 194 km between Villa do Bispo and Portimão.  The three on the podium successfully escaped along with six other riders only 46 km after the start and were able to build up a lead of up to 4:40 minutes.  The main
peloton started chasing only in the end phase of the stage and cut the lead dramatically.  With seven km to go, the field was only 35 seconds back, but it was not able to catch the escapees. Continue Reading »

Team MILRAM with three youngsters in the Top Ten after a strong race

Dortmund, 07 February 2008.  The Team MILRAM youngsters around Peter Velits gave a strong performance at the end of the „Intaka Tech’s World View Challenge“ (February 2-7 /UCI 1.1) on Thursday.  The Slovakian U23 World Champion, along with teammates Luca Barla, Markus Eichler and Christian Kux, joined a 25-rider strong escape group shortly after the start of the race. The 22 year-old Velits made a final break just a few kilometers before the finish line, and only four riders could follow him.  The closing sprint went to Manuel Quinziato (Team Liquigas) ahead of MILRAM’s Peter Velits and Christian Pfannberger (Team  Barloworld).  Markus Eichler (7th), Luca Barla (10th) and Christian Kux (17th) rounded out the good results for the German ProTour team. Continue Reading »

Dortmund, 06 February 2008. After three podium places in the first three races of the „Intaka Tech World’s View Challenge“ (02-07 February / UCI 1.1), Team MILRAM missed a top ten finish in the fourth race. The young riders (average age: 23.5 years) of the German ProTour team were in a good position shortly before the finale, but couldn’t use it to their advantage in the mass sprint. The day’s win after 133,5 km, like that of the last race two days ago, went to Robert Hunter (Team Barloworld), ahead of South African Christoff Van Heerden (Konica Minolta) and their landsman Juan Van Heerden (MTN Cycling Team). The best finishers for Team MILRAM were Björn Schröder and U23 World Champion Peter Velits as 15th and 17th. Continue Reading »

Berlin Allrounder takes third top finish for MILRAM Youngsters within 72 hours

Dortmund, 04 February 2008. MILRAM’s Björn Schröder took second place in the sprint in the third day of the Intaka World’s View Challenge, giving his German ProTour team a further top finish in the South African race series.  The day’s win after 108 km with start and finish in Pietermaritzburg went to local rider Robert Hunter of the British Barloworld team.

It was the the third second-place finish within 72 hours for MILRAM’s „Young Lions“, which include all seven of the team’s newcomers.  On the first two days, the Ukrainian Andrey Grivko took the second places, before on Monday the 27 year-old Berliner Björn Schröder took another top placing under the direction of Directeur Sportif Jochen Hahn. Continue Reading »

Team MILRAM youngsters with strong performance at the World’s View Challenge in South Africa

Dortmund, 03. February 2008. Team MILRAM’s young riders continued to prove their good early season form in the second race of the „Intaka Tech World’s View Challenge“ (02.-07. February / UCI 1.1). Led by the Ukrainian Andrey Grivko, the German ProTour team put its mark on the 127,4 km around Peitermaritzburg. The 24 year-old couldn’t follow the final attack by Italian Leonardo Betagnolli (Team Liquigas), only a few km before the finish line, and finished in second place as he did the day before. Third place went to the South African David George (MTN Cycling Team). Also in the top ten was MILRAM young pro Christian Kux, who finished the race as sixth. Continue Reading »

German ProTour Team sends ten youngsters to five-part race in South Africa


Dortmund, 30 January 2008.  Team MILRAM riders with an average age of 23.5 years will take on the Intaka Tech World’s View Challenge (February 2-7,  UCI 1.1) as of this coming Saturday.   Directeur Sportif Jochen Hahn will lead ten MILRAM riders, including all seven newcomers, in the five-part race series in the Pietermaritzburg area.


„Our newcomers will start their season in South Africa,“ said team manager Gerry van Gerwen.  „We will be concentrating even more in the future on young riders.  They will be gathering their first race kilometers under the watchful eye of Jochen Hahn and preparing themselves carefully for the coming season.“ Continue Reading »