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Bonifazio 5th in the last stage

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San Juan, Sunday 28th January – “I tried to anticipate the other sprinters – says Niccolò Bonifazio – starting my sprint with 350 meters to go. It was too early. In the last 50 meters I was overtaken by four opponents”.

“I’m sorry because I showed a good condition in this Vuelta but I could not win. However, I’m back home satisfied with the work done – still the Italian rider – and I know that I still have a lot of work to do. But the road is the right one “.

Kanstantsin Siutsou kept his position in the General Classification closing in ninth position. “I’m happy to have hit the Top Ten but above all to have confidence with the races. These days, the sensations were the right ones and I miss them a little to be 100% “.

The Argentine expedition final report belongs to Head of performance Paolo Slongo: “It did not start well with Vincenzo’s and Mark’s forfait but we have shown to be competitive anyway. Bonifazio has arrived three times in the first five and Sioutsou has closed in the Top Ten in the GC. We are aware of having worked well in view of the next races “.

The 2018 edition of the Vuelta San Juan goes to the archives with the victory of the Argentinean road champion Gonzalo Najar who preceded Spaniard Oscar Sevilla and the Italian Filippo Ganna.

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