TOP10 FOR ALESSANDRO TONELLI AT THE END OF A GREAT ACTION AT GIRO D’ITALIA, 16TH STAGE.
What a good day for Bardiani CSF Faizanè in the Giro d'Italia. Alessandro Tonelli and Filippo Zana are good at getting into the right action with 28 athletes ready to battle for the final victory. Alessandro Tonelli very active in the final closes in 10th place in a high level top 10.
Bardiani CSF Faizanè is among protagonist of the sixteenth stage of the Giro d’Italia, attacking with Alessandro Tonelli and Filippo Zana good at joining the action made up of 28 men. The action that started from the first km of the race involved 19 of the 22 teams present. Very demanding stage with 229 km of race and over 4100 meters of difference in altitude to cover. In the first 150 km the breakaway riders works together with a good collaboration but in the last 50 km start a real battle between the fugitives to win a prestigious stage at Giro d’Italia.
Alessandro Tonelli closes with a good 10th place between satisfaction and some regrets: “Today we got into the right action with two riders, me and my teammate Filippo Zana, it was essential to be there. On the first two climbs we managed each other by collaborating very well on the run to gain the right margin on the group to complete it, then in the last 50km we understood that we would have fought for the victory we started sprints and counter-sprints. I talked to Zana and I was the one who was better off so I tried to get into the right action. After Tratnik’s attack, I followed Swift and Conti. I felt good, but on the last lap, when O’Connor took off to get back on the fugitive, I didn’t have the strength to follow him, those who preceded me were simply stronger than me. Congratulations to the winner, even if obviously a bit of regret remains because the opportunities at the Giro d’Italia are unique. “
Behind him Filippo Zana closes 22nd before the pink jersey group.
Best team placements today:
10 ° Alessandro Tonelli.
22 ° Filippo Zana.