“I felt strong, really strong today” commented after the shower Diego Rosa.
“It has been a very difficult race, as expected. After 60 km of race, my captain Fabio Aru said me that I was free to do ‘my’ race. However I tried to do my best to help the Team to gain a good result. In the final I’ve tried many times to attack because I wanted to win this race and cross the finish line in a solo victory. Unfortunately, I’ve found on my destiny a rider stronger than me today, congratulations to him!” explained Rosa.
On the other hand Fabio Aru said: “I didn’t feel particularly brilliant today, nonetheless I think we did a good race with my team mate Rosa and I finished in the second group, just behind the breakaway… for sure it has been a very difficult Lombardia”.
The winner of the Lombardia 2016 has been the Colombian, Esteban Chaves who has beaten Diego Rosa in the final sprint in the heart of Bergamo.