Bahrain Merida Pro Cycling Team | Japan Cup Cycle Road Race
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Japan Cup Cycle Road Race

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Japan Cup Cycle Road Race

October 20th

SUNDAY, 20 OCT 2019

Utsunomiya > Utsunomiya, 144.2km.

A challenging edition of Japan Cup saw Yukiya Arashiro as Team Bahrain Merida best-placed rider in Utsunomiya, crossing the finish line in 13th place.

“We missed a top ten result, but according to how the race unfolded, we can be satisfied with our boys’ race” Team Bahrain Merida Sports Director Franco Pellizotti commented “It turned out to be a tough one due to the very fast pace kept by strong riders. In particular, Jumbo Visma guys made the race very hard, when there were still 4 laps to go. Our Sonny Colbrelli did his best to stay with the first group, but he couldn’t keep their pace on a demanding course and he dropped with two laps to go. Woods and Mollema showed to be in very good shape, staying at the front in the finale and contesting the win in a two-up sprint, with the Dutch rider attacking in final ascent and taking it”.

The day before riders warmed-up with a Criterium for fast men. Sonny Colbrelli sprinted to second place, but it was a close one. Theuns won it by just 3mm”.