Third podium of the season for Davide Gabburo that achieves a 3rd place in the opening stage of the Tour of Almaty.

It was an impressive performance of the team Neri Sottoli - Selle Italia - KTM with three riders of the thirteen who were in the decisive action started with 35 kms to go.

Together with Gabburo there were Fortunato, 7th, and Bongiorno, 11th.

Fortunato and Bongiorno worked for setting the lead out for Gabburo who was beaten only by Stosz and Nikitin.

QUOTE

"It was a selective race because of the wind. With two laps to go the peloton splitted and I, Fortunato and Bongiorno were in the first part. We kept a good advantage and we managed to get to the finish. The wind affected my sprint as I've waited a bit too much to start. I hope to feel well tomorrow too"