Another day full of emotions for the team Vini Zabù – Brado – KTM that has been on the attack during the 16th stage of the Giro d’Italia from Udine to San Daniele del Friuli.
It was easy to predict a day for the breakaways and so a bunch of 28 riders went for the stage win after attacking at the beginning of a tough day with six scheduled KOM.
Lorenzo Rota and Giovanni Visconti were part of this group with siciliano rider who was able to defend his Blue Jersey by the attacks of Ruben Guerreiro keeping the leadership for 30 points.
“I’m happy but not fully happy because for one side I managed to save the Jersey from Guerreiro, who is going very fast and I consider as the real favourite for the KOM classification, while from the other side I didn’t feel great and I couldn’t battle for the stage win. I want to try again in the next days and I hope that the weather won’t be too bad”.
The slovenian Jan Tratnik won the stage after attacking with less than 50 kms to go with Lorenzo Rota who tried to keep his pace ending with a good 12th place while the Maglia Rosa group arrived 12’54” from the winner.
Tomorrow the climbers will fight on the uphill finish of Madonna di Campiglio at the end of a stage with two KOM of 1st category and one KOM of 3rd category.