"It could have gone better - said sports director Stefano Zanini - Tleubayev and Guardini were preparing the sprint but, like the rest of the peloton, they were preceded by the Fernando Gaviria’s winning attack".
The last European competition for the Team in 2016 was held according to the predictions. The race, in fact, was marked by a long breakaway of seven riders then caught only 10 chilometres to go thanks to the work of the sprinters teams.
The compact peloton has presented on the final straight of Tours but was anticipated by the Colombian rider, tripped when there were only 400 meters to the finish. Both Tleubayev that Guardini arrived just behind the first part of the bunch.