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ST3 : Tour de Romandie :: Sion - 15.11 km (ITT)

After having underlined the qualities of one of the flags of the Astana Pro Team, the Kazakh Andrey Zeits, today we focus on one of the most talented rider in the World Tour peloton: Diego Rosa, Italian, 27 years old and at his second season defending the colour of the Astana Pro Team.

“Unfortunately this Tour de Romandie is not going as I hoped before the start – explained Rosa – I have some breathing problems and when the rythm get higher on my ‘territory’, the climbs, I cannot push as I would like to...”.

“Great part of the team is suffering for some health problems so I can say this hasn’t been the luckiest race for us… but the season is so long and we will have chances to demonstrate our real value” continued the Italian of the Astana Pro Team.

“What kind of rider am I? I don’t know exactly yet! (he smiles…) A part from the jokes, I’m discovering myself day by day: I know I can be quite good in the climb but when I’m in top form I can do good things on pace in reason of the fact that, coming from the mountain bike, I can pedal alone also for a quite long time frame” continued Rosa speaking about himself.

“As I did on the fifth stage of the Vuelta al Pais Vasco this year when I did 130 km all alone in the front but also I can win race with an uphill finish like I did in last September at Milano – Torino, in my first victory with the Astana Pro Team jersey. My favourite races are the Lombardia and Liege-Bastogne-Liege, where I finished 10th last Sunday. But; I’m sure I can do pretty good also on some stage races.”

“Returning to the 'reality', I have to say that for me is a great honor to work for my captain and this year I will debut at Tour de France where I’ll do my best and more to help Fabio Aru to obtain the best result possible” concluded Rosa speaking about the next important goals of the season “after the finish of this Tour de Romandie I’ll take some rest, then we will restart with a altitude training camp with my team mates and captain, then Dauphiné, then probably training camp again and the Tour”.

Today ITT at the Tour de Romandie has been won from the French Thibaut Pinot while the leader’s jersey is still on the Colombian Nairo Quintana.

Tomorrow the fourth stage of the Tour de Romandie, Conthey – Villars-sur-Ollon (172.7 km) with a difficult uphill finish, very suitable for climbers.

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