Pozzovivo closed 2nd overall
Martha Corniche, Thursday 20 February – One victory with Colbrelli, 2nd overall with Pozzovivoand five times in the stage Top Ten. This is the Team’s balance at the end of the 10th edition of Tour of Oman.
A good result that satisfies SD Alberto Volpi: “The team has worked well for the whole week proving to be very compact. The two captains, Sonny and Domenico, did very good and achieved their goal. We return home aware of our value and now we must continue in this direction “.
Final thrilling for Pozzovivo who was involved in a crash 40km from the finish line. “The road has narrowed from two to one lane – says the Italian rider – and I have touched with another rider. We fell and I found myself under different runners and bicycles. Fortunately, I managed to start again almost immediately and, despite several abrasions, I finished the race “.
“This second overall place – concludes Domenico – is an important test of the work I have done so far. I have done without any problem the 20 minutes climb of the Green Mountain and I am in line with my preparation. No regrets here in Oman, Lutsenko proved to be very strong “.
Colbrelli went once again close to victory and finished second in the last sprint won by Giacomo Nizzolo. “A pity, I left with 300m to go and maybe I had to wait a little longer. I closed the Tour of Oman with one win and two Top Ten. Now, I feel ready for the first races in Belgium next week “.
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