First exam passed
Trevi, 9th March 2018 – “It was an important stage both because it was the longest one and then because was an uphill finish – explains Head of Performance Paolo Slongo – and I must say that the team responded as we expected”.
“The team worked well for the two captains – continues Slongo – Vincenzo and Domenico arrived with the first group in an explosive finish not suited to their characteristics”.
Domenico Pozzovivo make the stage analysis: “Predictable stage until the first lap of the circuit, then uphill the race exploded. I’m satisfied because the sensations are good and I did not have any particular problems when the pace went up “.
Even today, Kanstantsin Sioutsou was among the best of the team: “Before taking the climb for the last time I went ahead to make the pace. I held well and this means that my recovery is continuing as I hoped “.
It’s time tomorrow for the Queen Stage: from Foligno to Sarnano-Sottotetto (219km). It’s the hardest stage with an endless series of climbs and descents. This final climb measures 14.2 km in length and has an average 5.8% gradient, peaking out at 12%.
“It will be a very difficult stage – Domenico predicts – many will pay the effort of today and those who must recover in the ranking will give battle. We will have to be careful and try on the final long climb”.
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