Tre Valli Varesine
Great performance by Movistar Team at the final race of the Trittico Lombardo, with the Spaniard in 6th spot after a final third full of attacks where Blues got stroke by misfortune
Crashes avoided the Movistar Team riders improving their already notable appearance at the Trittico Lombardo during the third, final race in the north of Italy, the 92nd Tre Valli Varesine, over 198k full of small climbs between Campione d’Italia and a final circuit with four laps around Luino. The attacks by brothers José and Jesús Herrada at the front protected the Blue squad into the first splits, between those a 26-rider move including the yougnest of the two Spaniards plus Giovanni Visconti, all caught before halfway into the course and seconded by a six-man attempt with Ángel Madrazo, also brought down.
At the final circuit, with 3 tough kilometers of climbing towards Dumenza, the squad directed by Yvon Ledanois always kept three riders -Visconti, Madrazo and David López- into the twenty-man decisive group from where Canadian David Veilleux (EUC) jumped to claim the day’s honours. In search for that move at the penultimate lap, Visconti attacked from the pursuit group while behind, Madrazo suffered a first crash with no consequences. The Spaniard was able to recover and entered a selection with Di Luca (ASA), Pozzovivo (COG), Cattaneo (LAM) and Voeckler (EUC), joined by Visconti, who dropped before getting a strong hit at his left leg -apparently, with no other major injuries- into a crash that still didn’t avoid him crossing the finish line. At the group sprint, Madrazo claimed the 6th place.