TOUR OF AUSTRIA: GIOVANNI VISCONTI WINS IN FROHNLEITEN
The team Neri Sottoli - Selle Italia - KTM claims the sixth win of the season at the Tour of Austria where Giovanni Visconti was the fastest among the 49 riders who fought for the win after the first difficult climbs of this edition.
It was a third stage on the spotlight for our team with Manuel Bongiorno in the early breakaway of four riders who attacked from the peloton in the first hilly part of the stage reaching a maximum gap of 6'20".
On the 1st cat. KOM of Teichalm the german Zimmerman attacked from the breakaway before being caught after the climb by a 10 riders group with Dayer Quintana and Giovanni Visconti.
Along the downhill another group of riders with Sebastian Schonberger and Edoardo Zardini was able to bridge to the leaders and, as soon as they reached the head of the race, they started to work for their captain that didn't disappoint them achieving his second win of the season.
The amazing team performance is confirmed by the general classification where Visconti is now in 3rd place just 1" behind the new leader Jonas Koch and with Sebastian Schonberger right behind him and celebrated on stage with the orange jersey of best austrian rider.
Tomorrow first uphill finish to the 2142 metres of Fuscher Torl, a 17 kms climb with average slope of 8,9%
"This was a great win in a difficult stage. On the climb of Teichalm I was in the front but at the same time I didn't feel 100% then everything is changed on the next climb where, after the attack of Anacona, it was only few of us left and Dayer Quintana made an excellent job. Along the downhill a lot of riders where back in the group and I was worried of finding some strong sprinter but my SD Luca Scinto described perfectly the final km to me and to all my team. Schonberger and Zardini gave it all for me and I anticipated the sprint to take the last dangerous turn in the first place. I want to thank all my team mates for their super performance"