Race: Giro della Toscana – Memorial Alfredo Martini, stage 2
Start/Finish: Montecatini Terme / Pontedera, Italy
Distance: 185.3 kilometers
Pontedera, Italy – Team Novo Nordisk rider David Lozano continued to show his good form in Italy on Wednesday, finishing in the top 20 overall at Giro della Toscana – Memorial Alfredo Martini.
The second and final stage got off to a fast start, with a group of 8 riders pulling away soon after the gun and staying away for the majority of the race’s 185.3 kilometers.
“Today we really wanted to protect David Lozano for the GC,” said Team Novo Nordisk rider Charles Planet, “because it was a really good opportunity for him and for our team. I think we rode well together and took care of each other, especially David.”
The breakaway was finally reeled in with 20km to go, and as the riders began to ascend the race’s final climb, the peloton was fractured, with Lozano and Planet pulling away with a front group of approximately of 60 riders.
“We made it to the first group and we tried our best,” Planet said. “The profile was up and down all day, and it was a very perilous final, with a super steep 1-km climb …read more
Via:: Team Novo Nordisk