GIRO D’ITALIA: WONDERFUL THIRD PLACE OF FILIPPO FIORELLI IN SESTOLA.
A great Filippo Fiorelli gives wonderful emotions in the home stage of the Bardiani CSF Faizanè. Present in the breakaway of 25 riders after an hour of racing, he resists very well on the 3 GPMs of the day and wins his first stage "podium" at the Corsa Rosa.
Third place for Filippo Fiorelli on the finish-line in Sestola in the fourth stage of the Giro d’Italia. The Sicilian rider is in the numerous breakaway of the day initially composed of 25 riders and a strength match after more than an hour of ride at more than 50 km / h, is one of the 10 fugitives to resist the return of the group by winning his first Stage “podium” in a great Giro.
187 km characterized by heavy rain and great competitive mood, in view of the triple KOM of the day and the final climb of Sestola where the first test of strength of the big was expected. A breakaway that is struggling to take off, but the absolute objective of the Bardiani CSF Faizanè team in view of the passage on the roads of Reggio’s home of the team and the arrival of Sestola who already in 2016 gave great emotions to the #GreenTeam. 25 riders who make up the action of the day, 3 of the Bardiani CSF Faizanè: Samuele Zoccarato, Filippo Zana and obviously Filippo Fiorelli.
The Sicilian rider is good at never losing eye contact from the riders who preceded him in several shots, managing with his rhythm, strength and determination to fight for the stage victory until the grand finale that gives him the third place of the today’s fraction.
Filippo Fiorelli: “A third place in the Giro d’Italia is a great result. Many were amazed by this stage of mine, but I have never been a sprinter, I’m a fast rider suitable for stages like this. I have been a professional for just over a year so I still have to fully understand what kind of rider I am and I think this stage has made me understand how the work I am doing with my team is going in the right direction. I want to thank Bardiani CSF Faizanè for the trust and opportunities to grow it is giving me, as well as my teammates who always support and advise me for the best. In particular, being in the same room with Giovanni Visconti on a Giro d’Italia is helping me a lot.”
Roberto Reverberi team manager of Bardiani CSF Faizanè, draws an initial assessment after a good start in the Giro d’Italia: “Today we were particularly keen to do well. The first goal was to be present on the run, in a stage where the action could come, but above all in which, in addition to our home roads in the Reggio area, we passed through those of our sponsors in Parma. Until now we are satisfied with our start of the Giro d’Italia, in addition to this third place we have been present in all the escapes, but above all in all the stage finals with a third and seventh by Fiorelli and a sixteenth by Battaglin yesterday, for play our chances of victory at every opportunity. “
1 DOMBROWSKI Joe UAE-Team Emirates
2 DE MARCHI Alessandro
3 FIORELLI Filippo Bardiani-CSF-Faizanè
4 VERVAEKE Louis Alpecin-Fenix
5 TRATNIK Jan Bahrain – Victorious
6 VALTER Attila Groupama – FDJ
7 EDET Nicolas Cofidis, Solutions Crédits
8 OLIVEIRA Nelson Movistar Team
9 TAARAMÄE Rein Intermarché – Wanty – Gobert Matériaux
10 JUUL-JENSEN Christopher Team BikeExchange