Stefano Oldani finishes fifth overall in the final Istrian Spring Trophy
XVI Istrian Spring Trophy
Stage 4: Pazin-Umag (156 km)
The Croatian journey of the Kometa Cycling Team ended this Sunday with the fourth and final stage of an Istrian Spring Trophy in which Stefano Oldani was involved in the sprint, signing an eighth final position, and finished in fifth place in the final standings. “It wasn’t easy, but today we had to try again. And in the end another top ten, which is not much use, but is the reflection that we have fought, “says the Italian rider.
The last stage, a journey where there was no shortage of escapes but the interests of the formations with sprinters prevailed, went to the bag of his compatriot Andrea Guardini (Bardiani).
An Istrian Sprint Trophy that leaves very positive conclusions, and few misfortunes in the form of falls, within the continental staff of the Alberto Contador Foundation. “Except for the day of the prologue, every day we were among the top ten with the rider we wanted to be and this means that we are very close. Winning can only win one, but we came out with very clear ideas and we demonstrated it in the race”, contributes Diego Pablo Sevilla.
Austrian Felix Gall (Sunweb) won the final overall of the Croatian race, with Oldani 14 seconds behind. Austrian Felix Gall (Sunweb) won the final overall of the Croatian race, with Oldani 14 seconds behind. The Manchego Isaac Canton finished eighteenth, just over a minute away, and within the overall teams the Kometa Cycling Team finished eighth among the 27 contending teams.
For Sevilla, the reading is very good: “I think we have worked very well. Every day we went out to win and if we had to take responsibility, we did it. In the end we also have a lot to learn and when you take command day by day new situations arise that you have to solve on the fly. Maybe we still make mistakes, but they make us grow as a team”.
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