Lorenzo Fortunato and EOLO KOMETA won the overall victory in the Vuelta a Asturias, with a very fast final stage in which the favourites moved around looking to unseat the leader. Supported by an exceptional team, without losing the concentration, Fortunato consolidated the final victory while Vincenzo Albanese was second at the finish line.
The morale is high and the Giro d’Italia is in full swing. This is how EOLO KOMETA leaves the Vuelta a Asturias, after winning the queen stage with Lorenzo Fortunato, wearing the leader’s jersey and defending it perfectly today on the final day. In addition, Vincenzo Albanese has two second places that confirm his speed and strength for the first Grand Tour of the season.
This last stage featured a breakaway of 12 riders that took almost an hour to set up. With no danger for the general classification, EOLO KOMETA controlled the peloton with a gap that never exceeded 2 minutes. Ahead, all the components of the breakaway were losing contact with the exception of Pelayo Sánchez (BBH) who managed to resist and take the victory. In the main group, the adversaries tried to attack in the final part but Fortunato showed a tremendous solidity and withstood these movements. Finally, Albanese was able to return to the main group and win the bunch sprint.
On the final podium of the Vuelta a Asturias were Lorenzo Fortunato as winner of the general classification and Vincenzo Albanese as winner of the regularity. Fernando Tercero also won the classification for the best young rider of the race. A triple joy that shows the enormous level of EOLO KOMETA in Asturias, of the whole team that took part in the competition.
Lorenzo Fortunato: “I am very happy to have been able to confirm the victory in the general classification. The squad worked very well, so that there were no setbacks, and then I defended the jersey when the favourites moved in the final part. I’m really happy. Now I’m looking forward to the Giro d’Italia, where I’m sure we’ll do very well”.
Jesús Hernández, sport director: “From the first day to the last we have maintained the same philosophy and way of racing: we have done our race regardless of what the others wanted. Controlling the race and doing what we thought was in our best interests. The main objective today was to defend the overall, the breakaway of 12 seemed under control but in the end the winner came out of it. We finished second with Albanese and closed a very nice race, in which the team has shown ideas, attitude and performance at the level of the greatest. First victory of the season, first overall win, and the whole EOLO KOMETA team taking control of the race without any weakness at any time. Bravo to all of them”.