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Five rings of Moscow stage 1: Ridolfo climbs to top 10

Date: June 9, 2021

Race: 5 Rings of Moscow

Start/Finish: Moscow,Russia

Distance: 148km 

Weather: Rain all day 16deg 

Course: hills, short, but very steep

Riders: 138

Class: UCI 2.2

Sergey Lagutin – Head Coach

Today was one of the  harder and most important queen stage, Krillatskoe. 

The plan was for the guys to stay in the front of the bunch from the beginning to save energy and stay out of trouble. Filippo Ridolfo wanted to target the General Classification from early on so we decided to give him full support.

Filippo Ridolfo

“Today was a very hard day with rain and a hilly course. The first 5 laps there was not much selection but from then the ‘real’ race started. I tried to always be infront for the nervous lap and to follow the attacks. I couldn’t follow the first group then I remained in the second group and in the last kilometers I attacked to gain some positions. In the end I am happy with top 10.”

— tnn to www.teamnovonordisk.com

Devo team: race report Five Rings of Moscow, prologue

Date: June 9, 2021

Race: 5 Rings of Moscow

Start/Finish: Moscow,Russia

Distance: 3.8km

Weather: Cloudy 20deg 

Course: prologue ,flat 

Riders: 138

Class: UCI 2.2

Sergey Lagutin, Head Coach 

Today was the first day of our race in Moscow, all riders were very motivated and looking forward to this race.I told them to warm up very well and push all out at the race. We don’t  have specialists for this type of race, so I didn’t put any pressure on anyone.

Filippo Ridolfo 42d  0:21 sec 

Robbe Ceurens 64th 0:25 

Louis Evans 70th  0:26

Przemysław Kotulski 82d 0:30

Nigel De Sota 96th  0:32

Ulugbek Saidov 105th  0:33

— tnn to www.teamnovonordisk.com