Second place for Mirco Maestri in the final sprint of the Tour of Bulgaria, behind him 4th Lonardi. At the Sibiu Tour a day for climbers with the 9th place by Luca Covili and the 10th by a brilliant Enrico Battaglin.
Double activity Monday at Bardiani CSF Faizanè between Tour of Bulgaria and Sibiu Tour.
TOUR OF BULGARIA – 2nd Mirco Maestri, 4th Giovanni Lonardi.
The last stage of the tour that had already seen Giovanni Lonardi the winner in the first stage took place today in Bulgaria. Last stage again for sprinters even if the group has to work to close the breakaway of the day. Great work of the whole Bardiani CSF Faizanè that with an intense final forcing considerably reduces the group. In the final he goes head to head with the Alpecin team. Victory to Timo Kielich (Alpecin), second Mirco Maestri (Bardiani CSF Faizanè), third Aico Bastiansen (Alpecin), fourth Giovanni Lonardi (Bardiani CSF Faizanè).
SIBIU TOUR – 9th Covili, 10th Battaglin.
At the Sibiu Tour there is still room for climbers on the demanding final ascent of Balea Lac. Victory of the French Alexis Guerin over Giovanni Aleotti and Fabio Aru. For Bardiani CSF Faizanè resisted for a long time in the group of the best Luca Covili, who loses the wheels of the group less than 3km from the end, but continues to climb at a good pace closing in 9th position at 35 seconds.
Behind him a small group of about ten units, among them a brilliant Enrico Battaglin, who, despite a stage certainly not suited to his characteristics, closes in 10th position, winning the sprint of his group.