43° GP Industria & Artigianato
Larciano-Larciano (193 km)
Another brick. Another step forward. Another step towards the awareness that is needed in races like these in a season like this. The EOLO-KOMETA team was still the protagonist at the GP Industria, Commercio e Artigianato of Larciano, 193 km with the ascent of San Baronto to be repeated four times. Hard race, which saw among the starters all the strongest in the world and which was selective from the beginning.
Headlights focused on the race of our Edward Ravasi, who after a start of the season complicated by some illness was at his debut: the rider from Varese performed very well, always remaining in the group of the first and resisting well on the last climb when the race literally exploded and the rhythm went crazy. Ravasi eventually reached the finish line with a delay of 1’28 ’from the winner. Right: the winner. To triumph was the Belgian Mauri Vansevenant who in a four-man sprint beat the Dutch Mollema, Mikel Landa and the Colombian Nairo Quintana who had blown up the race on San Baronto.
The other standard bearers of the EOLO-KOMETA? Fortunato, Fancellu and Christian reached the finish line 5’59 ” late. To report the good action of Ropero, who 50 km from the end tried his personal action going to catch the fugitive of the day, Maciej Bodnar. Now, countdown: on Wednesday, the Tirreno-Adriatico starts. And it will be fun.
Edward Ravasi: “For me it was the first race and I’m happy with how I went, especially because I stayed with the best on the last lap and everyone else had already raced this season so it wasn’t easy to have the same condition. I made the regular climb and arrived with the first group: the level was really high, I hope to continue like this because I believe we are on the right team. Then, I saw a team that worked well: everyone did, well, what he had been asked “.
Alejandro Ropero: “I finished the day happy with the work. I’m feeling better and better. Today has been a day to put on your overalls, of sacrificing for the team, of letting ourselves be seen and of being brave, which is what we have to strive for. The team was very good, riding together all day and protecting their options. The day was once again very tough. At the start we looked for the breakaway, but it was complicated. At the beginning of the third lap the team told me to move, so I started. The move didn’t take off in terms of gaps and by the time we got to the climb we had used up a lot and the peloton was coming out of the peloton. But I’m satisfied. I hope to continue like this, with a view to Tirreno-Adriatico, and to see if we can make our mark there”.