Con una bella volata Leonardo Marchiori (foto Philippe Le Cocq – DirectVelo) ha vinto oggi la quinta tappa del Tour de Bretagne. Il neoprofessionista dell’Androni Giocattoli Sidermec ha superato tutti nella Châteaubriant-Boisgervilly di 217 chilometri. Al secondo posto nello sprint di gruppo il neozelandese Gate e al terzo il belga Fretin.
Per il 23enne Marchiori, che già aveva sfiorato il successo in primavera e al Tour de Bretagne aveva già colto due piazzamenti nella top-10, è la prima vittoria della carriera. Per l’Androni Giocattoli Sidermec la dodicesima della stagione.
La giornata segnata dal bel successo di Marchiori, per l’Androni Giocattoli Sidermec purtroppo ha fatto registrare, cause cadute, i ritiri di Nicola Venchiarutti e Mattia Viel.
Il Tour de Bretagne domani proporrà la sesta e penultima tappa (Quédillac-Fougères di 164 chilometri).

— Team Androni Sidermec to teamandronisidermec.com

Peron finishes 21st in a fast final sprint at the GP de Fourmies

Head Sports Director, Massimo Podenzana (ITA)

“With two really challenging races behind us, we came at the GP de Fourmies with hanger for a good result.”

“This Grand Prix is a race that suits sprinters, and our strategy was to have the team working for Andrea and have him battling with the leaders in the final sprint.”

“Andrea did a great job in the last kilometres keeping the pace and staying at the front. Too bad he lost a few positions in the final meters, but he still brought home a good result and the one we needed to keep the morale up for the upcoming two final races of this season.”

Andrea Peron (ITA)

“After crashing in Besancon last week, I felt pretty sore and couldn’t train to my max this week.”

“Today’s parcour suits me and I felt good. The guys did a great job helping me to keep a good position. I gave my best and overall I’m happy with the result.”

“Now we have only two races left and hopefully today’s result will be an extra motivation for a good finale of the 2021 season.”

— tnn to www.teamnovonordisk.com

Parisella lands sprint comp on debut weekend – Rally Cycling

Rally Cycling stagiaire Raphaël Parisella flew off the front of the Tour du Doubs on Sunday to claim the intermediate sprint competition. As a member of a 10-rider breakaway, Parisella won the first two sprints on offer during the 201km race in eastern France. After scoring points over the third and final sprint line, Parisella had the competition locked up as the group of favorites swallowed up the breakaway on the final climbs. Teammate Pier-André Coté finished 19th on the day.

It was a positive day and a stride in the right direction,” said Parisella who was competing in just his second race with the team. “The plan for me today was to get the sprint jersey from the breakaway. I felt good and am glad it worked out.”

Parisella was one of three young riders that joined the team at the beginning of August. He told the team then, “I’m very motivated to join the squad and start racing.” That motivation continues.

“These were my first two pro races so it’s all about learning,” added Parisella. “It’s good for my confidence and I’m happy to contribute to the team this quickly.”

While Parisella takes a short break to prepare for a slate of one-day races later this month, his teammates in France now head to the Tour du Luxembourg from September 14 – 18. Can’t wait for that racing to begin? Follow the team’s journey at the Tour of Britain on Twitter and Instagram.

— Tom Soladay to rallycycling.com