|1||FIGUEIREDO Frederico||Glassdrive Q8 Anicolor||7||5||4:21:54|
|2||BOU Joan||Euskaltel - Euskadi||3||2||0:44|
|3||DÍAZ José Manuel||Burgos-BH||1||1||0:49|
|4||LASTRA Jonathan||Caja Rural - Seguros RGA||,,|
|5||ANTUNES Tiago||Efapel Cycling||0:53|
|6||NICOLAU Joel||Caja Rural - Seguros RGA||1:09|
|7||NIEVE Mikel||Caja Rural - Seguros RGA||1:16|
|8||BARCELÓ Fernando||Caja Rural - Seguros RGA||,,|
|10||FERNÁNDEZ Delio||Atum general / Tavira / Maria Nova Hotel||,,|
First professional win for Pippo Fiorelli.Meanwhile Fiorelli won the first road stage of the Tour of Sibiu, Nicolas dalla Valle finished 2nd and Andrea Piccolo 3rd.
It's gonna be interesting to see how Piccolo will do on the big Balea Lac MTF tomorrow, if he's in this kind of shape he should be one of the favourites.
Yeah, Kanter rides well at Movistar. They will be happy with his performances. Movistar does not care all that much about sprinters. They are happy if they achieve Top-10 ranks in sprint finishes.Kanter looked good in this finish. I don't really know what to make of him, he doesn't win anything but is now often there in the races he should be.
Will they take him to the Tour or Vuelta?
De Bod and Piccolo have the engine to do well on such a MTT on a not so steep climb. Aleotti isn't bad either and I also rate the 2 Belgians highly. Could be a close call.GC is quite open ahead of tomorrow's MTT.
De Bod 34"
Leemreize rode a solid TT at the end of the Giro and he seems in good shape.De Bod and Piccolo have the engine to do well on such a MTT on a not so steep climb. Aleotti isn't bad either and I also rate the 2 Belgians highly. Could be a close call.
Yeah, but in an uphill tt on 5-6% gradients soneone's engine is probably more important than just TT skills, that should help Piccolo.Leemreize rode a solid TT at the end of the Giro and he seems in good shape.
I'd probably put my money on him and De Bod.
Piccolo and Cian are untested in TTs at this level (+Piccolo likely has had very limited TT training in the past couple of years).
I agree on most points, but Aleotti is probably more of a punchy classics rider than a pure climber. He's at his best on short, steep climbs.Don't see why pure TT skills would be relevant for tomorrow. No TT bike and a 9k climb at 6ish% followed by a 3k false flat. Engine is going to be important, but the climb is also pretty irregular with 2km over 8% en 2km over 7%, so pure climbers like a Vanhoucke or Alleotti definitely have a chance.
Cian was probably the strongest in the race today, impressive stuff.
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