Sonny Colbrelli runner-up at Coppa Sabatini
Peccioli (Italy), September 20th – BAHRAIN MERIDA Pro Cycling Team claimed another podium finish at the Coppa Sabatini – Gran Premio Città di Peccioli. A second place once again, with Sonny Colbrelli as last year.
The Italian rider was chasing his third success on the Tuscany roads, but the goal vanished with 400 meters to go, when Lobato attacked and anybody had the legs to catch him. “When he moved, Visconti couldn’t catch him. I felt good, but didn’t want to risk to open up the sprint too early. Then it was too late to bridge that gap” explains Colbrelli “I’m disappointed because the team worked very well and hard today and only a victory could reward it. It’s a bitter second place”.
After the end of the early breakaway, thanks to Team BAHRAIN MERIDA work as well, everything was set indeed for a final in favour of Sonny Colbrelli, seen that the sharp final climb suits a sprinter like him.
“Unfortunately the attack of Lobato hurt” comments Team BAHRAIN MERIDA Sports Director Alberto Volpi “He was too strong and Visconti did his best according to his legs today. Unfortunately in the last km we missed a man like Gasparotto. Then Sonny could only sprint to second place. Too bad because we did a really good team work”.
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