Andrea Guardini finds the way to success by imposing himself in the sprint of the fourth stage of the Tour of Hainan (Qionghai-Wanning, 142 km) in front of Ballerini (Androni-Sidermec) and Looij (Monkey Town).
After remaining out of the games in the first stage in due to a fall and having placed fourth and fifth, the Verona centered the victory thanks to an excellent idea and the great work of his Bardiani-CSF.
"I felt the duty to win to repay the enormous effort that my teammates have made from the first stage to put me in the best conditions.Today, finally, I did it: I'm very happy, "said Guardini." The stage yesterday, in particular, had left me very embittered. It is difficult to digest the fact that your teammates work for over 200 km and then, in a few meters, you can not finalize. Today I had to take revenge, to prove to them and to myself that I deserve trust.
It's a huge satisfaction. "" In today's sprint we have been impeccable.
Getting untangled in these situations is never easy. The flights are not very linear and the competition is fierce. There are tough opponents and you have to have clear ideas, as well as so much cold blood, to manage the finals.The best move was the length of Wackermann 5 km from the finish, which allowed us to remain covered and leave the burden to pull the other teams. Masters and Simion have piloted me very well in the last km, then I just thought about pushing the pedals as hard as I could. "
" On paper, from here to the end of the race, there are still four good opportunities to try to give us a new success. As we have seen each sprint is a story in itself, but we will be there "concluded the Veronese. For the #GreenTeam today's victory is the number nine in 2018.
Guardini had already raised his arms to the sky two times in season, both at the Tour de Langkawi, while the professional palmares fly at 43. The experience of Bardiani-CSF on the roads of the Tour of Hainan (the last race of the year) will continue for five stages, including that queen in the program for Tuesday (eighth and penultimate fraction). In Italy it is possible to follow the live stages, every morning, on Eurosport 2.