Victory of Kristoff in the final sprint started by the #OrangeBlue captain Marco Canola, first at 200 meters from the finish line and surpassed by the sprinter and Norwegian champion Kristoff and Francesco Gavazzi. 5th seasonal podium for the Italian rider, once again a very close to the success.

GP Du Canton D’argovie.
Marco Canola reached the 5th podium of the season in the prestigious Gp du Canton d’Argovie, also known as GP Gippingen. Third place on the finish-line after turning on the sprint trying to anticipate all with an action of strength. Kristoff wins in a comeback on the #OrangeBlue captain who is passed by Gavazzi on the final line and for the NIPPO Vini Fantini Europa Ovini team another podium arrives, which was today’s goal of the team, but with a bit of regret for the victory that was not so far away.

185 km, a circuit to make 11 times. Race characterized by an escape maintained by the group under control to allow the sprinters to unleash themselves in the final. In vain attempts to counterattack, even by some athletes #OrangeBlue, the race heads for the final sprint. A great job has been made the #OrangeBlue teammates in support of Marco Canola. The captain #OrangeBlue is aware of the strength of the Norwegian champion and then tries to anticipate the sprint of strength to surprise the opponents and reach the goal of the podium trying also to find the highest step. Successful action on many opponents, but not enough to resist Kristoff‘s implacable comeback. The race ends with a very important podium, the 5th season for Marco Canola, probably the most prestigious along with the Italian GP Industry and Craft (2nd place).


Marco Canola at the end of the race is satisfied for the result obtained and for his physical condition, even if a little regretted for the victory touched: “I’m happy for the result and for the work that the team has done to put me in the best conditions. In the final I felt good and I decided to try to anticipate the sprint to gain meters. Kristoff does not need presentation, he was good to follow me and overcome me in the decisive meters. My physical condition is growing a lot and this makes me well hope for the national championships. “
The sports director Valerio Tebaldi was also satisfied: “A race controlled by UAE that was aiming for the victory of their sprinter. We have worked well and team, allowing Marco Canola to find himself in the ideal conditions to express himself. Masakazu Ito, Filippo Zaccanti and Ivan Santaromita worked well to position him in front and Marco gave his maximum reaching the podium that was our goal. Working thus, the results come. “

The team will now remain in Switzerland looking forward to one of the most important events of the season, the Tour de Suisse, the World Tour competition that will start this Saturday, June 9th.



1 KRISTOFF Alexander UAE-Team Emirates
2 GAVAZZI Francesco Androni – Sidermec – Bottecchia
3 CANOLA Marco Nippo – Vini Fantini – Europa Ovini
4 DE BIE Sean Vérandas Willems-Crelan
5 DELTOMBE Kevin Sport Vlaanderen – Baloise
6 PASQUALON Andrea Wanty – Groupe Gobert
7 GROSSSCHARTNER Felix BORA – hansgrohe
8 PACIONI Luca Wilier Triestina – Selle Italia
9 DILLIER Silvan AG2R La Mondiale
10 SAGAN Juraj BORA – hansgrohe