Konrad: "The team told me that I have the talent to win"

The Austrian won at Saint Gaudens with his country's champion jersey. Austria's fourth victory in the Tour, after two by Bulla and one by Totschnig.


Patrick Konrad had the “greatest joy” of his sporting career at Saint Gaudens. The 29-year-old Austrian from Bora crossed the finish line excited: “This is my first victory on the World Tour, and above all in the most important race in the world. In the team they insisted that I had the talent to achieve a victory like that. Also, winning in your country's champion jersey adds even more feeling to this success. ”

Konrad achieved the fourth target for Austria on the Tour, after Max Bulla's two in the 1931 edition and Georg Totschnig's in 2005. “I'm very excited to inscribe my name alongside his in the Austrian history of this competition ”. Until now, only two Nationals (2019 and 2021) have appeared in his track record: "Winning like this is a liberation." Because Konrad tried previous escapes, but the distant movements of Mohoric and Mollema left him behind: "That's why I started early." The Bora accumulates two notches, after that of Nils Politt, and still aspires to the drawer with Wilco Kelderman: "And all this without Sagan, who left injured."

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