Bahrain Merida Pro Cycling Team | Nibali claimed Tour of the Alps podium
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Nibali claimed Tour of the Alps podium

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Vincenzo Nibali takes the podium of Tour of the Alps at the end of another race of great quality. “On the last climb – the Italian rider comments – I tried several times to attack to see if the race leader was loosing ground but he always responded well.”

“These five stages served to verify my condition. I’m obviously happy because from day to day I’ve always been better. Tomorrow morning I leave for Belgium and on Sunday I will be at the start of the Liege, one of the five Monument that I have always liked. I went once close to winning and I think I’m ready to do better ”.

SD Franco Pellizzotti analyzes the team’s performance: “We were certainly good and every day among the protagonists of the race. The boys showed a more than decent condition and this is very important for those riders who will go to the Giro d’Italia. Even today, Vincenzo had a great race but was careful not to waste too much energy before Sunday’s Liege. Too bad there was no real uphill finish that would have helped us win the GC “.

The 21-year-old Russian Pavel Sivakov. won the 2019 Tour of the Alps edition, while Italian Fausto Masnada won the last stage ending in Bolzano.