Italian in the mix at top-level sprint in Tre Valli Varesine; Ecuador sensation goes after all attacks, continues to impress as Movistar Team trainee
It was a good performance by the whole Movistar Team on Tuesday’s 196km Tre Valli Varesine (1.HC), the first of four one-day events the Eusebio Unzué-managed squad -directed from today, and up until Il Lombardia (Saturday), by José Luis Arrieta- will complete to fulfil his 2016 European campaign. The Blues fought into all decisive breaks plus the final sprint at a very open circuit, with the climbs towards the Montello and Via Trentini configuring a short field where in-form Sonny Colbrelli (BAR) prevailed at the end.
Three men from the Blues shone into the moves, with Dayer Quintana, Jonathan Castroviejo -on the pursuit after several moves attempted to create chaos in the peloton with still three laps to go- and, above all, an excellent Richard Carapaz (32nd) featuring prominently. The man from Ecuador went after all attacks, even at the final lap, and left an excellent taste in his 18th racing day as a Movistar Team.
At the decisive sprint, a tough one due to the hard pace all day and the continuous ups and downs, Giovanni Visconti took the day’s 5th place, the Italian set to lead again the Blues tomorrow at Milano-Torino, the oldest race in the UCI Europe Tour, on Wednesday.