WEDNESDAY, 09 OCT 2019
Magenta > Torino Superga, 179km.
‘It was a hard day, due to the tough course and also because I didn’t feel good’ Hermann Pernsteiner commented after he finished 30th atop Superga. The Austrian rider was Team Bahrain Merida leader at ‘Milano-Torino’ the oldest classic in cycling, that celebrated its 100th edition today.
Pernsteiner was in the main group on the first ascent to Superga, that riders tackled twice. Then he dropped on the last lap, as several attacks and counterattacks split the peloton. The decisive move was done by Michael Woods (EF) who won the race ahead of Valverde and Yates.
Domen Novak couldn’t manage to stay with the best and dropped on the finishing lap. Anyway, he finished the race as Arashiro, Agnoli and Antonio Nibali, who had a crash inside the last 25km. Ivan Cortina also crashed about 20km before the start of the first Superga climb and he was forced to abandon the race.
Team Bahrain Merida was down to six riders this morning at the start in Magenta, near Milan, because Grega Bole suffered a stomach virus during the night. The Slovenian rider feels better and he will be at the start of tomorrow’s race Gran Piemonte”.
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