Hermann Pernsteiner

  • Place of Birth Oberwart
  • Nationality Austria Austria
  • Specialty Climber, Stage races
  • UCI Ranking 431
  • Social Media


Your favourite race and climb?

I really like Grand Tours, it’s my strength to be constant over three weeks but I also like hard one-week races like Catalunya or one day races like Lombardia. But my favourite race is Tour down Under. It’s always great to race in the Austrailian summer. The atmosphere at the race and around is unique which you have only there. There is no specific climb I like. In general, I like climbs where you have to find a good rhythm. If they are steep its always better for me as light weight rider.

Your best or most memorable result in pro cycling?

For sure my win at GP Lugano but also the Giro 2020 with a second place at stage 17 and the 10th overall was a memorable result.

What are your secrets to be a great climber?

There are no special secrets I think my physiology make me a climber. My strength is to work hard with discipline and try to look on details.

After great results in the Vuelta and Giro, how excited are you about the prospect of your first Tour?

For sure it would be a dream come true it’s the biggest race in cycling, but I also like the Giro and Vuelta. Together with the Team we will decide which suits me best and where I can show my abilities the best.

What are your thoughts on the Merida Scultura you will be racing this season?

The Scultura is for sure one of the best climbing bikes in the World Tour. It’s light weight and also comfortable to ride. For me it’s important that the weight is on the UCI limit and that the handling of the bike is well. Merida always tries to improve the bike which is great.

Top Results in Last Five Seasons
  • 4.

    Vuelta a Burgos - Stage 2 (TTT) 16th August, 2023,

  • 4.

    Japan Cup Cycle Road Race 16th October, 2022,

  • 4.

    Cro Race - Mountains classification 3rd October, 2021,

  • 3.

    Tour de Suisse - Stage 6 11th June, 2021,

  • 4.

    La Vuelta ciclista a España - Stage 20 14th September, 2019,

  • 6.

    La Vuelta ciclista a España - Stage 9 1st September, 2019,

  • 6.

    National Championships Austria - Road Race 30th June, 2019,

  • 5.

    Tour of the Alps - Stage 2 23rd April, 2019,

  • 6.

    Tour of Slovenia 18th June, 2017,

  • 1.

    Tour d'Azerbaïdjan 7th May, 2017,



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