Sonny Colbrelli is second at Coppa Sabatini
Peccioli (Tuscany), September 19th – Sonny Colbrelli takes another podium place at “Gran Premio Città di Peccioli – Coppa Sabatini”, finishing second for the third time in a row with Team Bahrain Merida.
He was looking for the hat-trick, but today’s winner Alexey Lutsenko showed to be the strongest, taking a solo win after 87 km on the breakaway.
“I have any regrets,” Colbrelli says “He was simply too strong and our attempt of chasing couldn’t succeed”. The Italian rider tried to bridge the gap to Lutsenko, that was part of the early day’s break, that included also our rider Antonio Nibali.
“We know Lutsenko, he is a great champion and he already took victories like this. He deserved it. We did everything we could to catch him, but his advantage was enough to solo to win”.
Colbrelli takes the sprint for second place, ahead of Velasco (3rd) and Sbaragli (4th). This is his third-time second place in Peccioli after two wins (2014-2016). Anyway, he is satisfied: “I’m happy with this result because after a successful Deutschland Tour, in Canada for some reasons as jetlag and a stomach virus I couldn’t take the results expected. I wanted to test my shape here in this race, ahead of the World Championships and I had good signals”.
(All pictures can be used for editorial and non commercial usages only and are copyright @Bettiniphoto @Team Bahrain Merida)