Bonifazio sprints to third place in Gippingen
Gippingen, June 8th – Team BAHRAIN MERIDA is on the podium of the G.P. des Kantons Aargau (188.7 km, 10 laps of 18.87 km) with the Italian Niccolò Bonifazio, who takes a good third place at the sprint.
In the one-day race that is the traditional hors d’oeuvre of the Tour de Suisse, as expected the Italian sprinter fought for the win and he was close to it. In Gippingen – in the Swiss canton Aargau – he finished third, behind John Degenkolb (2nd) and the winner Sacha Modolo.
“Thank you to all my teammates that helped me in particular during the last four laps” said Bonifazio speaking just after the finish “The course was not completely flat indeed and the speed was high in the final laps. Cortina supported me very well for the sprint, taking me in a good position. I’m happy with this result and looking forward to the Tour de Suisse, where I will have some more chance to aim to a stage win”.