Gazzoli and Oldani, with the Italian national team in a Coppa Sabatini where Lutsenko sweeps away
67th Coppa Sabatini – GP Città di Peccioli
Peccioli – Peccioli (195,9 km)
Double representation for the Kometa Cycling Team this Thursday in a frenetic edition of the Coppa Sabatini. Italy’s Stefano Oldani, who had come from the Giro della Toscana the day before, and Michele Gazzoli took on the second round of the Alfredo Martini Memorial, which was marked by the distant skirmish signed by Kazakh Alexey Lutsenko.
The Kazakh Astana won alone after riding alone more than 80 kilometers, an attack that starred after having integrated into a large and early escape, gestating with just 20 kilometers, in which, among others, the Colombian Egan Bernal (Ineos), Davide Formolo (Italian team).
Both Gazzoli and Oldani rode behind, in the chasing group, in support of others called by Italy for this race, such as Alberto Bettiol. Oldani would eventually retire, while Gazzo finished in a third group, 7:46 from the winner, in 47th place.
“It has been a very tough race that has become even tougher,” says Gazzoli about an edition in which the winner rolled at an average of 44.7 km/h. “Personally, I finished very happy because I was very ahead during the whole race and even in the climbs to Peccioli I was quite ahead. In the last three laps I worked for Alberto Bettiol and towards the end I finished in the third group”.
(automatic translation, sorry for mistakes)
? Atila Madrona