We are ambitious for tomorrow
Adelaide, Thursday 18th January – Traveled through McLaren Vale with picturesque beaches and rugged coastline, stage 3 was tailored to be another day for sprinters. Gorka Izagirre was the best in BAHRAIN MERIDA Team, he took the 12th place. All riders from our squad finished safe and sound, a good news for our GC goal.
“We kept a good position in the side wind, the race was not so difficult, just 2 riders in the front, it was not a hard day for the peloton. I knew the circuit well, so I stopped Ion in the last climb from coming up too early, then we went full gas in the last 4 km. We know how to save power and keep safe in the race,” says Yukiya Arashiro after stage 3.
From our sports director, Tristan Hoffman: “For us we stayed calm today, the boy did a lot of works yesterday, so they deserved a little break as we don’t have a really sprinter.” Asked of the extremely hot weather, Hoffman says: “The organization decided to cancel the last 2 laps because of the heat, I think it’s a very good decision they made.”
“Tomorrow is an important stage, the 3 guys who can climb will get all the support. Then we will have to see who is in the final if we have to sacrifice somebody to have a stage win. It it very ambitious, but I would like to see all of the 3 going in the final. The boys are ready, I see that.”
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