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NIPPO VINI FANTINI EUROPA OVINI: IN THE TOUR DU LIMOUSIN MARCO CANOLA REACH THE SECOND PLACE IN TODAY STAGE. IT IS THE 6TH PODIUM OF THE SEASON OF THE #ORANGEBLUE LEADER.

After the 4th place of Nicola Bagioli in the first part of the Tour du Limousin, arrives in the second stage the second place of the athlete from Vicenza, who once again comes close to success. In the general classification he is now only one second from the French national champion Anthony Roux.

The second stage of the Tour du Limousin still sees the #OrangeBlue protagonists. After the 4th place of Nicola Bagioli, who made a great first stage, just stopped under the podium, today is Marco Canola, the leader of NIPPO Vini Fantini Europa Ovini to go close to the victory reaching the second place and going also close to the leadership of the general ranking. The yellow jersey is always of Anthony Roux, the French National Chamloion, but only one second now divide the two riders.

THE RACE.

Second stage of 176 km, with arrival Coteau de Grèzes. Arrival of stage made more challenging than the first fraction from the ascent of Grèzes to make twice. After 32 km the day’s escape formed by 7 riders takes shape with the group led by the team leader of the ranking, Groupama FDJ. On the ascent to the first of the two passages in Grèzes, attacks are made and the group splits up. To win alone, anticipating the leading group is Luca Wackermann while the #OrangeBlue leader Marco Canola regulates the sprint of the first group, consisting of about 40 riders. The fifth place taken by the French national champion allows him to maintain the leadership in the classification of the day, but the 6 ” rebate gained thanks to the excellent podium by Marco Canola take him close to the leader in the overall standings.

THE DECLARATION.

“I am disappointed because I was well and I always prefer to lose on the finish line because of an escape that perhaps could have resumed with more collaboration between the team, but the stage was selective for all the teams and behind in the final I gave the maximum to take back at least two of the three forwards, thus reaching the second place.In the general classification we are close to the leader now so in the next stages we can also work on this goal.Thank the team with which we have worked well today. “

THE SEASON.

22 placements in top10 of which 6 podiums, 4 times on the second step of the podium. If Marco Canola still touches the victory, what has certainly never lacked in the Italian rider season is the consistency of performance with very prestigious placings. In today’s stage Marco Canola has not only approached further success but also the leadership of the general classification of the Tour du Limousinthat is now just one second in front of him, and with two stages to ride until the end of the Tour it can now be a concrete goal for the team leader NIPPO Vini Fantini Europa Ovini.

STAGE RANKING:

1 WACKERMANN Luca Bardiani – CSF

2 CANOLA Marco NIPPO – Vini Fantini – Europa Ovini

3 GESBERT Elie – Team Fortuneo – Samsic

4 PRADES Eduard Euskadi – Murias

5 ROUX Anthony Groupama – FDJ

6 GAVAZZI Francesco Androni Giocattoli – Sidermec

7 DEGAND Thomas Wanty – Groupe Gobert

8 KREDER Michel Aqua Blue Sport

9 ROTA Lorenzo Bardiani – CSF

10 GERTS Floris Roompot – Nederlandse Loterij

GENERAL RANKING:

1 ROUX Anthony Groupama – FDJ

2 WACKERMANN Luca Bardiani – CSF

3 CANOLA Marco NIPPO – Vini Fantini – Europa Ovini