Zhandos Bizhigitov is a Kazakh guy, born in June 10th 1991, who is doing an internship in the Astana Pro Team during this last part of the cycling season.
Today, in the second stage of the Giro della Toscana, Zhandos had followed two riders who attacked after 8 km of race and he joined the breakaway for its entire duration: 162 km at the front of the race with Monte Serra in the stage route.
“I’m happy because I felt pretty good in the breakaway – commented Bizhigitov after the finish – to me it’s a dream that become true to have the chance to ride with all these champions and a super satisfaction to demonstrate that I can do my job even at this level.”
“I will ride in the next Italian races, then Almaty with the Vino 4ever Team and Hainan again as intern in the Astana Pro Team… I think I will recover a couple of days but then I’ll try to catch the breakaway again soon – concluded the Kazakh rider – I want to demonstrate to the Team and to myself that I deserve a place in the Astana Pro Team for the next season, I’ll do my best for this.”
The second stage of the Giro della Toscana has been won by the Irish Sam Bennet, winner of a bunch sprint. The third classified today, the Italian Daniele Bennati, won the overall ranking of this edition of the Tuscan race, thanks to the positioning on the two stages (he was third even yesterday).
Our captain Fabio Aru concluded in fourth position.