ANDRONI GIOCATTOLI SIDERMEC: UMBA AND BAIS EXCELLENT PROTAGONISTS AT THE TOUR ALSACE
«We were protagonists and we won with Santiago Umba the queen stage with arrival at La Planche des Belles Filles, one of the historic finish line of the Tour de France that evokes the achievements of great riders. With the success achieved Santiago Umba has set a small record. With 18 years of age, he is, in fact, the youngest neo-professional to have imposed himself in a race on the international Uci calendar», says the team manager of Androni Giocattoli Sidermec Gianni Savio the day after the closing of the Alsace Tour. The French stage race (Uci 2.2) brought to the fore the talent of the 18-year-old Colombian Umba, first friday on the climb of La Planche de Belles Filles (Michaël Gilson – DirectVelo) in the third stage and always a protagonist. On Saturday, in a stage with many climbs, Umba finished fifth, remaining with the best. In the overall standings, despite two crashes in the last stage of yesterday, the Colombian finished in fourth place at 48” from the Spanish Parra, the winner of Alsace 2021. Umbra finished second in the youth ranking.
Good performance in France in general for the team that also proposed Bisolti and Bais to attack. The latter was the protagonist on several occasions, eventually winning the combactivity jersey and finishing in second place in that of the mountains.
— Team Androni Sidermec to teamandronisidermec.com