Tour de l’Ain (2.1)
Stage 3: Plateau d’Hauteville – Lélex (129 km)
One name: Alessandro Fancellu, and the beauty of having found such an important rider again after a difficult year as 2021 was for him. Great in yesterday’s stage, even better in today’s stage confirming a newfound condition and a clear head. No victories came, in this Tour de l’Ain: but one piece of news came nevertheless good and important. Fancellu is there. But we, we had no doubt.
Biagio Conte: “Today all attentions were directed toward Fancellu because he had done very well yesterday and we wanted to try to rank with him, we wanted to at least try to get into the top 20 because yesterday he had shown good character and great condition. Today even more he showed that he was going very strong, he kept the third position in the youth standings, he never had any moments of failure and he was good at managing himself until the end. We brought home a good result with a young boy, with a boy who in the youth categories had shown so much talent and we hope we have found him again. Racing like this boosts morale for him and the whole team.”
Alessandro Fancellu: “Finally. I am happy because after a very long time I was able to get close to the leaders. Finally.”