In San Giovanni Rotondo he takes the fifth place and the second position in pink jersey classification

At Giro d’Italia Giovanni Carboni has presented to Bardiani-CSF a day as absolute protagonists. In stage six, from Cassino to San Giovanni Rotondo (238 km), the 23-years-old Italian rider has placed fifth and, most of all, he has worn the white jersey as best young rider and has rached the second place in the general classification.

“ This jersey, as well as the entire performance, is a great satisfaction,” has said Carboni. “We knew that today’s stage would reserved surprise and the whole team was mentalized to be in the breakaway. I battled at the head of the group for 50 km. When a first small group take enough advantage, me and other six riders, including Masnada, has started at counterattack from the group. Together we formed the decisive breakaway We shared the effords until the finale, then everyone played his cards. Masnada did a great attack, I waited some fatal seconds thinking that one of the two riders of Movistar, Rojas and Amadaor, would close the gap. This give me a hint of regret, I could manage the situation in a better way ”

“ The white jersey has become a goal on the way. When we understand that there is no conviction in the peloton to come and chatch us, trust has grown. Second place in the pink jersey classification … incredible. The goal is now to keep the jersey as long as possible. On Saturday, the Giro passes on my home roads in San Costanzo, where my family lives: it would be an immense joy “.

“The dedication is for the team and the sponsors that support us, Bardiani and CSF in the lead. We are the youngest team in the world, this jersey is the best symbol we could have taken. Bruno Reverberi motivated me on a lot  during these days, to hold on, to stay with the bests and to wait a chance like today. It was prophetic “.

Carboni finished the stage with 43” of delay from winner Masnada. In the young rider classification he leads with 28″ on Peters (AG2R) and 38” on Madouas (Groupama-FDJ). In the classification for pink jersey he follows the new leader Conti (UAE Emirates) with 1’41″and always keeps 28″ on Peters, third.