Bahrain Merida Pro Cycling Team | Good start in Tuscany: Nibali 4th and Colbrelli 5th after the first stage
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Good start in Tuscany: Nibali 4th and Colbrelli 5th after the first stage

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“I was feeling good – comments Vincenzo Nibali who came back racing today two weeks after the end of Vuelta – and in line with my teammates, I decided to attack on the last climb”.

“I knew Stephen Cummings was very strong at sprint, but I wanted to try the same. I’m happy with my performance that makes me look confident to the Giro di Lombardia the next October 7th. “

The Italian champion was the protagonist of an attack with nearly 40km to go along with three other riders. The attackers gained about a minute advantage over the peloton and they were thus played the final victory on the Pontedera’s finish line. British Cummings beat Colombian Egan Bernal and Belgian Frederik Backaert with our captain in 4th position.

Good race also for Sonny Colbrelli, who arrived last night from Bergen’s World Champs, who won the bunch sprint closing in 5th place. “I felt a bit tired, but kilometer after kilometer I was getting better. A good result in view of the Coppa Sabatini on Thursday. “

Tomorrow Giro della Toscana’s second and final stage from Lajatico to Volterra of 164 km. Insidious trail between the sea and the Pisan hills with the double ascension to the medieval center of Volterra.

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