- I felt good and my legs were ok today, but in the same time I felt like I am very tired from the whole season. I was motivated for this race since I like so much Il Lombardia, this is the best classic race in the calendar. I was almost there at every climb, I was good, but not good enough to fight for the podium with the best riders today. So, the season is over and, honestly, I am happy with this fact. Now, we all will have some rest, - said Dario Cataldo, who became the best Astana performer with 16th position.
Muro di Sormano with 50 km to go became the crucial point of the race with attack of 2 riders, Vincenzo Nibali and Thibaut Pinot. Finally, it was Pinot, who became the race winner with Nibali finishing second. The race podium was completed by Dylan Teuns.
The season in Europe is over, while Astana Team still has two races in the calendar: tomorrow the Kazakh team will finish the Presidential Cycling Tour of Turkey, while next week will take part in the Tour of Guangxi.
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