BARDIANI CSF FAIZANÈ: ALEX TOLIO IS THE BEST YOUNG RIDER OF THE TOUR OF SLOVENIA.
First place in the youth rankings and white jersey for Alex Tolio at the end of a great race in the first stage of the Tour of Slovenia, which saw him at first protagonist in the attack, then in the first chasing group, remaining with the best until the finish. 9th place of the stage also for Davide Gabburo.
Alex Tolio is the best youngster of the Tour of Slovenia. The athlete born in 2000, become neo-pros with Bardiani CSF Faizanè, conquers the top of the prestigious ranking at the end of a great first stage.
Bardiani CSF Faizanè’s Tour of Slovenia starts very well with the team riders protagonist in every phase of the race. Immediately present in the breakaway of the day with the youngest of the team riders at the start, the 2000 class Alex Tolio. The group leaded by the World Tour teams leaves no room, determined to break up the race on the rise of the most demanding day.
At 62 km from the finish, the group is back compact and as soon as the road starts to climb the selection and the subsequent attack by Tadej Pogacar, Rafal Majka and Domen Novak begin. Behind them high pace, with a small chasing group remaining in the game, made up of about fifteen men, including Davide Gabburo and Alex Tolio again, very good at staying with the best on the climb after being absorbed by the escape.
Behind the top3, the men of the #GreenTeam are playing. For Davide Gabburo it is top 10 with the 9th place in the stage, while Alex Tolio wins the first place in the junior classification reserved for Under23 riders.
These are the words of Alex Tolio: “I entered the breakaway of the day, but we immediately understood that today the race wanted to be done by the group so we went regularly to get as far forward as possible, but trying to limit the efforts. The forcing of Bahrain closed quickly, about sixty from the finish-line they had already closed. So we had to face the most demanding climb, I queued up knowing that this was the hardest climb of the day, I thought about passing it and then seeing in DS Amoriello informed me from the teamcar that the only other rider in the front competing for the white jersey was the Ken Pharma athlete, so I concentrated first on helping my partner Davide Gabburo and then on beating my direct opponent in the sprint. This jersey really gives me morale after a complicated start to the season. Now let’s look at the next stages, my first goal is to help my teammates who can aiming for important results, if I also manage to keep this jersey it will be a further satisfaction for me and for the team. “
The excellent performances of the #Greenteam therefore continue, which after the excellent placings of the Giro D’Italia, the victory of the Adriatica Ionica Race, is immediately the protagonist of the Tour of Slovenia with the primacy of the young classification.
This Thursday the second stage, with Alex Tolio wearing the white jersey. Live Eurosport from 2.30pm.
The activity of the youngsters will also resume, with the Giro D’Italia Under23, which this Thursday will face the fifth stage after the rest day.