At 41 km to go it was an attack of Alexey Lutsenko, who was also working hard in a late breakaway and was caught at only 10 km to go.
The race finished with massive sprint, won by German rider Phil Bauhaus, our Yevgeniy Gidich was 7th.
- From the start we decided that we have to send a rider to a breakaway of the day. We tried with different riders of our team, finally, it was a nice moment, only one rider in the lead and I attacked and joined him, we started to work together. A bit later another 2-3 riders joined our breakaway and peloton let us go. The main goal was to save energy for the team by making them free from working in the main group. Then I decided to finish at the mountain primes to win GPM-classification. Finally, I’m satisfied with my race today, I helped to the team, made a nice training, and in the end was at the podium, not bad day. Next week I will continue to race at another Italian classical races and will try again, - said Nikita Stalnov after the finish.