Ready for the Dolomites queen stage
Maser, 21 June, AIR 2nd stage – “I’m a little disappointed – Antonio Nibali confesses – everything was going well when, in the finale, one rider fell in front of me and I could not avoid him. Nothing wrong, but I lost more than 2 minutes, precious time for the GC. “
Crash also for the Chinese Meiyin Wang, that fortunately, as Team Doctor Simone Uliari explains:”reported only minor abrasions. Together with Antonio, tomorrow they should be regularly at the start of the third stage”.
SD Harald Morsher analyzes today’s race: “When the peloton got back the breakaway, it was clear that we would arrive at the sprint and so we start to work for Arashiro. We were unlucky with the two crashes. Tomorrow, there is the decisive stage with so much climb and we hope that Antonio. who is “our man” for the GC, recover as much as possible and be able to make a good race”.
It’s already time, in fact, for the “Queen stage” of this AIR2018. The third stage (154km) will start from Mussolente and will finish on the Passo Giau’s top. After 70km, the peloton will face the Passo Rolle (20.5km, 5.9%) and Passo Valles (4.1km, 8,6%). A long descent towards Alleghe and after the last tough climb of the day:Passo Giau (8.3km, 9,3%).
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