After the great victory by the Colombian of the Astana Pro Team, Miguel Angel Lopez, yesterday at Milano – Torino, today the Team has ridden the 100th edition of the Gran Piemonte with start from Diano d’Alba and finish line in Agliè, in North West of Italy.
The race route was very suitable for the sprinters and there hasn’t been surprises on this matter: in fact, the winner has been the Italian National Champion, Giacomo Nizzolo, who has won up to a bunch sprint.
The Astana Pro Team riders tried to surprise the sprinter’s Teams, attacking with two riders, Diego Rosa and Zhandos Bizhigitov, among the 38 athletes of the breakaway.
For the Kazakh Bizhigitov, riding as intern in this race for the Astana Pro Team, another convincing performance, after the good ones of the past week in the Giro della Toscana.
For the Italian Diego Rosa, it was like a 'must' to try to do something today, in reason of the fact that the race started exactly in front of his parents house, where he has grown up.
Tomorrow there will be a a rest day for everyone, waiting for the Saturday’s tough World Tour competition, Il Lombardia, from Como to Bergamo (241 km).