TOUR OF TURKEY: 5th PLACE OF GIOVANNI LONARDI IN THE LAST STAGE.
Giovanni Lonardi closes the last stage of the Tour of Turkey in fifth position. Great regularity for him with six top 10 finishes during the Tour. In today's stage, double attack by Maestri and Tonelli.
The best stage placement of an Italian rider at the Tour of Turkey is by Giovanni Lonardi, 5th in today’s stage, as well as the most regular among the Italian sprinters with 6top10s out of 8 overall stages. Today the best placement of the young Veronese sprinter, at the end of a tortuous and very fast finish due to the final descent.
Stage characterized by a first break of the day of 8 riders, among them two athletes of Bardiani CSF Faizanè Mirco Maestri and Alessandro Tonelli. The group must work at great pace to close on this action and get back together in the short final GPM where a counterattack starts with Kevin Rivera in action for the team. In the final it flew once again regulated by Mark Cavendish and fifth final place for Giovanni Lonardi who thus brings his top 10 placings to 6.
For a race that ends, a second is ready to start. From tomorrow the team will in fact be at the Tour of the Alps, with the first stage live on Raisport and Eurosport.