Spanish duo from Movistar Team on the attack into final climbs of San Baronto, leading to final split with Schachmann (BOH, 1st) and Cattaneo (ANS, 2nd); Edu contests sprint at pursuit group, also including Richard Carapaz.
German youngster Max Schachmann (BOH) notched up the victory at Sunday’s rainy GP Industria e Artigianato di Larciano, over 199km in Tuscany with two circuits, the latter of which contained four ascents of the Fornello / San Baronto.
Schachmann left, into a counter attack alongside Mattia Cattaneo (ANS), a group of favourites which had not long before chased a late, nine-man break with two Movistar Team riders: Edu Prades and José Joaquín Rojas. Prades was especially active, trying to leave behind that move into the last climb to the Fornello, and once he was caught by the remnants of the peloton -Richard Carapaz (17th) amongst those-, he also contested the final sprint to take 9th place -with Rojas in 14th-.
It’s yet another good performance by Prades, one of the Movistar Team’s shiniest names in 2019 with his Tour de la Provence stage win. The Catalan will be part of the Blues’ roster for Tirreno-Adriatico, which starts Wednesday. The day’s only negative sidenote came with a crash for Carlos Barbero into one of the descent, with some bruises -no big injuries- as a result.
- 01 Max Schachmann Bora-Hansgrohe 4h40'03"
- 02 Mattia Cattaneo Androni Giocattoli "
- 03 Andrea Vendrame Androni Giocattoli +14"
- 09 Edu Prades Movistar Team "
- 14 José Joaquín Rojas Movistar Team "
- 17 Richard Carapaz Movistar Team "
- 68 Eduardo Sepúlveda Movistar Team +6'09"
- — Carlos Barbero Movistar Team DNF
- — Carlos Betancur Movistar Team DNF
- — Nelson Oliveira Movistar Team DNF