"When I saw the winner's trophy this morning on the brochure of the race I thought: when will it be mine?"
With this sentence the Colombian of the Astana Pro Team resumed his today's victory on Milano - Torino.
"I'm super happy, I couldn't believe I was winning this beautiful race - continued the young promising rider of the Astana Pro Team - when I took the rider of the Cannondale I thought to stay a bit on his wheel saving energies for the last km... then he attacked me and I was obliged to counter attack him, we did some 'mind games' but then when we turned left for the last km I pushed on the pedals as stronger as possible!".
"I want to dedicate this victory to my team mate Michele Scarponi, fallen down today during the race. I have also to thank my other team mates and my captain Fabio Aru because they teached me many things - concluded Lopez - then of course you need the right legs to win the race but today I can say it has been a victory of the courage and the strategy of a great Team!"
The 22 years old Colombian Miguel Angel Lopez follows in the winners list of the worldwide oldest one day race, the Milano - Torino, his team mate, the Italian Diego Rosa.
Fabio Aru, who has ridden even in support of Lopez in the final, finished 6th on Superga Hill finish.