STRADE BIANCHE, 140KM IN THE BREAKAWAY FOR SAMUELE ZOCCARATO, FINAL 19TH FILIPPO ZANA.
Another Strade Bianche in the breakaway for Samuele Zoccarato, protagonist of the race as in the last edition. Caught by the top group on the Sante Marie climb. Among the protagonists of the day Filippo Zana, long in the group of the best and in the prestigious final top20.
Bardiani CSF Faizanè responds to the prestigious wild card received for the Strade Bianche. In the front of the race, first with Samuele Zoccarato, at the attack for the second consecutive edition, and then with Filippo Zana for a long time in the group of the best and 19th final, in a top 20 of the highest level.
These are the words of the #GreenTeam protagonists of the day.
Samuele Zoccarato: “When I saw the composition of the fleeing group, I decided to jump in and return to the fugitives because we were a good level squad. When the group got closer we kept pushing, reducing the numbers of riders I the front and making a strong speed. My goal was to get as far forward as possible with the breakaway action and then hold on for a placement. As a team we were really well organized, with bottles and wheels in every sector and this is not for everyone, it made it easier for me. For me it was the second year on the attack, but after a first experience and a first Giro d’Italia in my legs, I had another strength and awareness of skills.”
Filippo Zana: “I rode with the best ones up to the 8 sector of dirt road, that of the Sante Marie climb when the best 5/6 left but I held out. I am very satisfied with my Strade Bianche, a top 20 of great value, immediately behind the best who fought for the victory. I hope to continue with this excellent condition also in view of the next appointments.”