Astana ProTeam spend a good day on the road, making a nice and active race in front. Astana leader Fabio Aru was close to enter the Top-10 of the race and missed just a little. Finally, Aru finished 11th, while Sergei Chernetckii did 12th, both 35 seconds behind the race winner, Italian Giovanni Visconti.
The daily podium was completed by Vincenzo Nibali and 2017 Tour de France runner-up, Colombian Rigoberto Uran.
- By me, we did a very good race, our team was in front the whole day, while our guys supported well Fabio Aru. In the last kilometers, we missed some racing rhythm to do it better. Fabio Aru had a big break in races after the Vuelta, and Sergei Chernetckii did only the World Championships. I think, our team is ready for something more, and already in the upcoming races we will have a chance to get a better result, - explained sports director Bruno Cenghialta.
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