NIPPO VINI FANTINI FAIZANÈ: FIRST PODIUM AMONG THE PROs FOR GIOVANNI LONARDI.
Second stage of the Tour of Antalya and first podium among the professionals for the young Italian sprinter born in 1996, Giovanni Lonardi. Already 2 podiums and 11 top 10 in 23 days of competition for the #OrangeBlue in this early part of the season.
Antalya, 22 February.
A date to mark in the calendar for the young Giovanni Lonardi, the one of his podium among the professionals. After the fourth place of the first stage, today at the end of the second part of the race Giovanni Lonardi improves and reaches the third step of the podium at the Tour of Antalya.
If on a personal level it is the first podium among the PROs for the Italian sprinter born in 1996, for the #OrangeBlue is the second podium of the season, along with that of Nicola Bagioli at Laigueglia Trophy.
A season that has started at a good pace by the NIPPO Vini Fantini Faizanè team, who have already scored 2 podiums and 11 top 10 in 23 days of competition.
These are the words of Giovanni Lonardi after the finish line: “This Tour is a race a bit special for us that unfortunately we are forced by injuries to race only with 4 riders and it is hard to make a real train for the sprints. After yesterday’s victory, the Van Der Poel team controlled the stage, leading to a sprint finish. The final was excited with a fall that led me and Damiano Cima to lose and not be able to help in the final. I did the sprint on the left but the first two classified had already launched very well and I could not recover them. First professional podium that leaves me quite happy but I already look forward to the next goals.”
Two stops at the end of the Tour of Antalya. This Saturday expected an uphill finish, not suited to the characteristics of the #OrangeBlue in the race, but the arrival of the last stage on Sunday was much more congenial.
Team in these days also in Spain at the Vuelta Andalucia where Marco Canola has conquered a beautiful top 10 in the first stage and today will start as the fifth rider in the general classification for the individual time trial.
CLASSIFICA DI TAPPA:
1 – VAN DER KOOIJ Bas Monkey Town – A Block CT
2 – JANS Roy Corendon – Circus
3 – LONARDI Giovanni – NIPPO Vini Fantini Faizanè