ANDRONI GIOCATTOLI SIDERMEC: AT THE GIRO SEPULVEDA IN THE TOP-15 AT ALPE DI MERA
Another beautiful stage at the Giro for Androni Giocattoli Sidermec. In the breakaway of the day Nicola Venchiarutti enters, while in the final on the ascent of Alpe di Mera the Argentine Eduardo Sepulveda (Bettiniphoto) is very good who closes in 15th position. The British Simon Yates won the stage with Bernal always in the pink jersey.
After a very fast start, Nicola Venchiarutti enters the six-exit breakaway after 41 kilometers of the Abbiategrasso-Alpe di Mera race. The young rider from Androni Giocattoli Sidermec was on the breakaway to forty kilometers from the finish. Then, as mentioned, on the final climb in good evidence Sepulveda that took a respectable top-20.
Negative note of the day, unfortunately, the retirement of Jefferson Cepeda. The Ecuadorian, as explained by the team doctor Maurizio Vicini, «did not start the stage due to a tendonitis of the left achilleus tendon which caused pain in the flexion of his left foot».
Simon Pellaud always leads the breakaway kilometer ranking.
Tomorrow penultimate stage from Verbania to Valle Spluga (164 kilometers).
Meanwhile in France at the Boucles de la Mayenne Matteo Malucelli finished with a good 7th place in the sprint of the second stage won by the French Demare.
— Team Androni Sidermec to teamandronisidermec.com