BARDIANI CSF FAIZANÈ: WITH THE LAST STAGE FILIPPO ZANA IS CONFIRMED ON THE FINAL PODIUM OF THE TOUR DE L’AVENIR.
Last stage crackling with the Spaniard Carlos Rodriguez attacking from afar, while Filippo Zana detaches the Norwegian leader Johannessen and his direct opponent for the podium the Dutch Leemreize Gjis on the last climb. Third final place for the young rider of the Italian national team and Bardiani CSF Faizanè, achieved with great consistency and 3 stage podiums.
Filippo Zana climbs on the third step of the podium of the Tour de l’Avenir. At the end of a very hard-fought last stage, Filippo Zana confirms himself in third place in the final classification of the Tour de l’Avenir.
The rider born in 1999 of Bardiani CSF Faizanè was at the start of the prestigious international competition with many of the best Under23 athletes in the world at the start. Filippo Zana with the national team quickly revealed himself to be the leader of the blue team in the overall standings, fighting for the final victory with the Norwegian Johannessen, the Spaniard Carlos Rodriguez and the Dutch Gjis Leemreize.
In the last stage of the competition, Carlos Rodriguez tries the attack from afar, even wearing the jersey of virtual leader in some moments of the race. Behind him a strong selection of the group. There are still 5 pursuers on the final climb, among them the Norwegian leader, the Dutch athlete and Filippo Zana who launches the final attack at -5km, detaching his direct competitor for the third step of the podium and thus consolidating his position in the standings.
These are the words of Filippo Zana after the finish: “For me it was an honor to wear the national team jersey in such a prestigious competition. I was very keen to do well and as planned in the uphill stages I was able to give my best. Today the Spaniard attacked from a long way off, over 60km from the finish and I was fine, but maybe not so in a position to try from so far away, so I preferred to stay with the leader and attack him on the last climb. A third prestigious place that we are satisfied with.”
FINAL GENERAL RANKING – TOUR DE L’AVENIR
1 JOHANNESSEN Tobias Halland Norway
2 RODRIGUEZ Carlos Spain +0:07
3 ZANA Filippo Italy +2:05
4 LEEMREIZE Gijs Netherlands +2:54
5 TOUMIRE Hugo France +12:02