Diego Rosa crossed the finish line of this Coppa Sabatini in the front group. With his captain Fabio Aru they tried to do a good race, they were at the front when a small group took an advantage on the descent from Peccioli but then all the previsions about a bunch sprint between a group of 50 riders they proved to be correct. The winner of today’s sprint is the Italian Sonny Colbrelli.
Immediately after the sprinters, Diego Rosa crossed the finish line. The Italian rider of the Astana Pro Team was smiling because, after the fall in yesterday descent from Monte Serra, that forced him to retire from the Giro della Toscana, the sensations he has had in today's race were pretty good: “Of course I had some pain here and there – explained Rosa – but nothing particularly relevant and I can look really confident at the next week races…”.
“Milano-Torino, that I won last year, and Il Lombardia are the last two important goals of my season – explained Rosa – even the Giro dell’Emilia on next Saturday is very suitable to my skills… we will be there with Fabio Aru as captain and we will be a very strong team so I would like to do good in these three races, for me or for my team mates.”
“Yesterday fall was not pleasant but, lucky me, it was nothing serious and it is at my shoulders” concluded Rosa.