FILIPPO ZANA WINS THE ADRIATICA IONICA RACE, THE BARDIANI CSF FAIZANÈ WINS ALSO THE BEST TEAM RANKING.
Bardiani CSF Faizanè returns to success in Italy, the first of this season, after victories abroad and numerous podiums and near-wins in Italy, as in the Giro D’Italia. A prestigious victory, Italian and above all won as a team, running compactly and attacking since the first fraction. For the young Venetian athlete launched in professionalism by the #GreenTeam this is the 5th success in his career, the first in Italy. Luca Covili also did well, 4th in the general classification.
Bardiani CSF Faizanè, realizes the domination of this Adriatica Ionica Race, with the final victory of Filippo Zana. A team success, as evidenced also by the best team ranking won by the team.
A great team effort started right from the first fraction where Filippo Zana won the first decisive seconds for the classification, taking the second stage place. In the queen stage, the work of the team allowed him to make a great selection, then coming to compete for the stage podium again and conquering the leader’s jersey. The third and fourth fractions were therefore anything but trivial, with frontal attacks from direct opponents to which Filippo Zana responded in the first person, with grit, leg and determination.
Filippo Zana closed each stage as a protagonist, with two second places, a top5 and a top10 stage.
These are the words of Filippo Zana at the end of today’s awards:
“To win in Italy it’s amazing, last year I had won abroad, but doing it in Italy finally has a unique flavor for me and for the team. This victory is mine as much as all my teammates, they have been amazing all these days, always in front of the bunch from the first to the last stage. In our strategy the stage with finish-line on Cima Grappa was decisive and so in part it was we won the jersey and made a selection. Personally I did not expect instead the stage would be so demanding and fought yesterday, but I managed to respond well to all the attacks. I came out very well from the Giro d’Italia and I made the most of my excellent condition. Now my next appointment, before finally detaching a bit, is the Italian championship. It does not suit my characteristics, but we know that often the Italian has an unpredictable development and there the reasons are always at the top for everyone.”
The whole team performed well, with Luca Covili finishing 4th in the overall standings. In addition to the jerseys of the general classification won by Filippo Zana, also the jersey of the best young man, again for Filippo Zana and the award as Best Team, for the team with the most men well positioned in the general classification, testifying to the excellent level held by everything. the team in this competition.
Filippo Zana, fifth career victory, the first in Italy.
For the 23-year-old athlete, launched in professionalism by Bardiani CSF Faizanè, this is the fifth success in his career, the first to arrive in Italy. These are the other successes achieved so far, all in the 2021 season.
1° Sazka Tour – General Ranking
1° Istrian Spring Trophy – Stage 2
1° Nations Cup, Corsa della Pace – General Ranking
1° Nations Cup, Corsa della Pace – Stage 2
Adriatica Ionica – General Ranking
1 ZANA Filippo Bardiani-CSF-Faizanè
2 TESFATSION Natnael Drone Hopper – Androni Giocattoli + 0:15
3 PRONSKIY Vadim Astana Qazaqstan Team + 0:30
4 COVILI Luca Bardiani-CSF-Faizanè +0:51
5 CEPEDA Jefferson Alexander Drone Hopper – Androni Giocattoli +1:16
6 BIZKARRA Mikel Euskaltel – Euskadi +2:04
7 FORTUNATO Lorenzo EOLO-Kometa +4:26
Adriatica Ionica – Best Youth Ranking
1 ZANA Filippo Bardiani-CSF-Faizanè 18:46:19
2 TESFATSION Natnael Drone Hopper – Androni Giocattoli +0:15
3 SANDRI Edoardo Cycling Team Friuli ASD +5:08
Adriatica Ionica – Teams Ranking:
1° Bardiani CSF Faizanè
2° Drone Hopper – Androni Giocattoli +04:45
3° Eolo -Kometa +12:25