Our workforce executed the pre-race technique completely in having Amanuel Ghebreigzabhier and Matteo Sobrero within the breakaway, who would play essential roles afterward because the competitors for the final classification ignited they usually have been reeled in.
Domenico Pozzovivo and Ben O’Connor each sat pretty comfortably within the maglia rosa group however an unlucky mechanical for Pozzovivo on a descent with the automobile unable to succeed in him left him lose essential time, and regardless of a blistering ending climb it wasn’t sufficient to catch the race chief once more.
The Italian completed twelfth simply over two minutes behind winner Tao Geoghegan Hart (INS), with O’Connor 3 locations additional again.
We had a pleasant tactical plan to place two up there and it labored completely in having Amanuel and Matteo within the break as we knew that will additionally assist us later within the ultimate; we knew the break wouldn’t make it (to the road).
It was all high-quality and we stored to that however sadly each Amanuel and Domenico had some points; and for Pozzo we simply couldn’t get to him on the descent (as a result of different automobiles). It was a bummer as he was actually, actually sturdy right this moment and we may have secured a high place right here. Biking isn’t at all times sunshine although and the workforce labored very well.
We’ve had some nice outcomes over the previous couple of days within the mountains so at this level in fact we’re pleased however we had some unhealthy luck right this moment and we’ve got to reside with it.
It was a troublesome stage and I noticed all of the riders from the opposite groups additionally on the restrict right this moment. I wasn’t so unhealthy and was assured I’d have the ability to do a fantastic ultimate climb however sadly on the ultimate descent I had a problem.
I then used Amanuel and Ben as we tried to do the perfect climb attainable; I confirmed that I had superb legs however I used to be very unfortunate in not with the ability to use them for the stage outcome and to enhance on the final classification.
Your complete workforce has been incredible – and right this moment once more – we have been simply actually unfortunate.
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Jean Smyth (Head of Communications)
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