- In the last corner I was too far behind, so I had to accelerate to come back and after that moment a rider in front of me got a gap and I had to close it just before my rivals started their sprint. I tried to get to the front but missed just a little to reach the podium. Yeah, that's how it was. But the main thing about this week is that I feel really well and I am looking forward to the Tour of Guangxi that will start next week. – Riccardo Minali.
It was a rainy day in Italy, so the riders faced a wet and cold race of 191 kilometers from Racconici to Stupinigi. A small group took off to be in the day’s breakaway, but they got caught before today’s final. With 50 kilometers to go, Andriy Grivko attacked. With a maximum advantage of one minute, he tried to surprise the sprinter teams. He got caught with twelve kilometers to go.
- It’s my daughter’s birthday today, so I wanted to give her a present. I tried to surprise the sprinter teams and attacked far from the finish. It was a nice move for me and I just gave my all, because you never know how the race could turn out in the final. It did not work this time, but I am happy with the way I did it. – Andriy Grivko.
In the final, the sprinter teams prepared the sprint. A select group of sprinters was able to sprint for the victory, with Sonny Colbrelli being the fastest. Riccardo Minali finished fifth.
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