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Nibali third at Tre Valli Varesine

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“I wanted to make a good race – says Vincenzo NIbali, today 3rd at the 97th Tre Valli Varesine – in view of next Saturday at the Il Lombardia and I succeeded. A discreet result in a tough race with high-level athletes”.

“The team’s tactic was to try to attack during the last lap – still the Italian rider – and so I went along with Thibaut Pinot. At 500 meters from the finish, Geniez came back and he was the fastest at the sprint “.

Frenchman Alexande Geniez won the race in front of the compatriot Pinot and our captain with Giovanni Visconti in eleventh position.

The race is experienced on a long breakaway which was caught during the penultimate lap. Team Bahrain Merida then took over the situation with a great Visconti who paved the way for Vincenzo Nibali’s attack on the last climb.

“The team did a very good job – says SD Alberto Volpi – and like usually Vincenzo showed his great qualities. The approach to the two next race classics continues and I want to say that everything is going well. ”

On Thursday, the Team will be on the way for the Milano-Torino, one of the oldest cycling races in the world. They are 186 km with a lot of plains but with the final uphill and the arrival at the Basilica of Superga, where two years ago Vincenzo Nibali won the Italian championship.

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