BARDIANI CSF FAIZANÈ: DAVIDE GABBURO WENT CLOSE TO THE FIRST ITALIAN VICTORY IN GIRO 2022
Second place for Davide Gabburo in the eighth stage of the Giro d’Italia, no other Italian in the Giro in this 2022 has come closer to success. An exemplary race conduct led him first in the breakaway of the day of 21 riders, and then he himself took away the 5 riders who played the final, surprising even Van Der Poel and Girmay.
Giro d’Italia, infinite love that was about to turn into infinite joy for Bardiani CSF Faizanè, but we like to think for all of Italy, who could finally dream of the first tricolor success in the Giro d’Italia. After Davide Formolo’s third place in the seventh stage, with today’s second place it is Davide Gabburo the Italian who is closest to success in this Giro 2022.
A tactically exemplary race behavior that allowed the Bardiani CSF Faizanè rider to enter the attack of the 21, and then take away the decisive attack in the decisive moment of the stage 40 km from the finish. These are his words after the finish line: “Today a truly perfect stage or almost. 45 km from the finish Van Der Poel made the first blaze creating havoc among us forwards and I slipped away realizing that I could not resist too many of these shots. I therefore thought of anticipating myself as soon as I returned. Van Der Poel and Girmay hesitated to control themselves and we went straight and then remained in 4 to play for the success. I tried to leave a few meters for Vanhoucke to play for the final sprint by throwing myself but De Gendt was stronger. However, I am extremely happy with this second place. For the team that gave me confidence by making me debut in the Giro at the age of 28 in 2021 and giving me further confidence this year. For my teammates Fiorelli and Zoccarato who deserved to be still here with us, but they ran into an unlucky day and a bad fall. Tomorrow I have to recover from the effort in a complicated stage, but in the next two weeks I definitely want to try again, there are other stages suitable for me.”
This is the second participation in the Giro d’Italia for the 29 year old from Bovolone. His debut at the Corsa Rosa in 2021 conditioned by two crashes did not make him lose heart. The team has given him confidence again in this 2022 and Davide Gabburo has tried to repay it with a Giro stage success. For him, today’s second place represents one of the most prestigious results of his career, which sees a victory at the GP Alanya in 2021 and a 7th place in the World Tour category at Eschborn Frankfurt in 2019. Before a past made of great determination, just think who at 24 stopped running to go to work in a factory for 6 months and found the motivation to try again with cycling. Bardiani CSF Faizanè has chosen to trust this Italian athlete, who today has shown that he can repay the expectations placed on him.
1 DE GENDT Thomas Lotto Soudal
2 GABBURO Davide Bardiani-CSF-Faizanè
3 ARCAS Jorge Movistar Team
4 VANHOUCKE Harm Lotto Soudal + 0:04
5 GIRMAY Biniam Intermarché – Wanty – Gobert Matériaux +0:15
6 SCHMID Mauro Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team ”
7 VAN DER POEL Mathieu Alpecin-Fenix ”
8 POELS Wout Bahrain – Victorious +0:33
9 MARTIN Guillaume Cofidis ”
10 FELLINE Fabio Astana Qazaqstan Team + 2:56