Bahrain Merida Pro Cycling Team | Nibali attacked after a strong team’s forcing
post-template-default,single,single-post,postid-13114,single-format-standard,ajax_fade,page_not_loaded,,wpb-js-composer js-comp-ver-5.0.1,vc_responsive


Nibali attacked after a strong team’s forcing

  |   Press

A good race for the Team in the 10th stage of Lavuelta. The riders led by SD Vladimir Miholjević have been protagonists either by entering the day’s breakaway with Domen Novak and Valerio Agnoli and both in the two last climbs.

The boys took the race by starting a long forcing that led Vincenzo Nibali to face in the front the latest downhill. The Sicilian champion has long been in front of everyone and then resumed from the Top Ten riders bunch a few kilometers  from the finish line.

“We wanted Vincenzo to come to the top of the last climb in the first positions – says Manuele Boaro – in order to try an attack and also we wanted to see the faces of his opponents after the rest day. It has been a good acceleration that has far outgrown the main group”.

The young Slovenian Domen Novak was again in the break: “I did not have big legs today, but the directors had asked us to go for it if there were more than 10 riders and so me and Valerio Agnoli went together.”

“Yes, it was fair to get into the run- says the Italian rider – and I tried to stay with the last attackers  as long as possible on the last climb and then I waited for Vincenzo and helped him in the last 3 kilometers.”

“A good job – comments SD Vladimir Miholjević “Vincenzo tried downhill without risking too much. The team worked very well and tomorrow we expect another stage that fits our features”.

Italian Matteo Trentin won in Alhama de Murcia, thus winning his second win in this edition. British Chris Froome has kept the leader’s red jersey.

The 11th stage will offer a great show for the mountains fans. It will arrive at the Calar Alto Astronomical Observatory after 187 kilometers but above all after facing two first-category climbs. The first will be the Alto de Velefique 13.2 kilometers long with an average slope of 8.6%.

From the top, the peloton will descend and then will climb to reach the Observatory. They are over 15 kilometers with a maximum slope of 12%. Who wants to win Vuelta 2017 will have to give strong signals.

(All pictures attached can be used for editorial and non commercial usages only and are copyright protected – © Team Bahrain-Merida/ @BettiniPhoto)