Colbrelli sprints to second place at Deutschland Tour
Good result today for Sonny Colbrelli at the Deutschland Tour. The Italian rider finished 2nd on the finish line in Göttingen beaten by the Norwegian Alexander Kristoff. Sonny is now 2nd overall with 10 seconds gap from the new race leader.
“What a pity! – exclaims Sonny – I thought I had made it but Kristoff overtaken me in the last few meters. It was a very tough and fast race and after about ten kilometers I went on the break with Vincenzo Nibali and other riders. They took us back with 100km to go and then we collaborated to take back Remco Evenepoel. At the sprint I started a bit long when there were 300 meters left but then Kristoff passed me “.
“Now I am 2nd in the General Classification just a few seconds from the leader. It will not be easy, but I will try to win this Deutschland Tour to the end. There are still two stages to go and above all the last one has an arrival that fits my characteristics”.
“Let’s start with today’s result that satisfies us – comments SD Franco Pellizotti – and now let’s think about the last two stages. If there is an opportunity to win the race, we are ready to take responsibility for the race. Surely there will be a battle but the team is well organized and will help Sonny “.
(All pictures can be used for editorial and non commercial usages only and are copyright @Bettiniphoto @Team Bahrain Merida)