Astana Pro Team rider Dario Cataldo finished 5th behind the stage winner Italian Antonio Nibali, and defends his 3rd place of the general classification of the race.
- It was a hard day, because the stage was pretty short, but very intensive. Our goal for today was to try to make all possible to close the gap for the first two guys in the GC. We worked very hard at the final two laps, but Ben Hermans was also very strong today. So, we have tried, finally, we kept our third place and we will go home with a good result, with the stage victory of Alexey Lutsenko and with a podium of the GC. We did a good Tour of Austria and very satisfied with the results, - commented Dario Cataldo after the finish.
Tomorrow is a final stage of Tour of Austria 2018 with the flat route, which normally will not make any changes to the GC and will finishes with the predictive massive sprint in Wells.