72nd Coppa Agostoni (199.9 km)
Just forty riders managed to finish the always demanding Coppa Agostoni de Lissone, an appointment of great harshness for the orographic proposals of its circuit in which the Polartec-Kometa started with the firm intention of fighting the presence in the flight, be seen and fight for the secondary classifications.
The Italian Gianni Moscon (Sky), one of the five protagonists of the last kilometres, won the race in what was his return to competition after serving a penalty for attacking the Frenchman Elie Gesbert during the last Tour de France.
“It has been a great experience, but also a bit bittersweet because it was the last race of the year and we couldn’t finish it. We tried to be in the breakaway, but it wasn’t possible. It has been a very hard day, it has gone very fast during the whole day”, explains Isaac Cantón from Italy.
Jesús Hernández, director: “This Saturday’s race is a very hard one, it’s a pity that we had Juanpe’s loss after last week’s fall, as he was one of our best men for this race. We also had doubts about whether Michel wouldn’t be very tired after a very demanding Tour del Porvenir”.
This Sunday, the Polartec-Kometa will participate in the Coppa Bernocchi, which reaches its 100th edition. uan Camacho, Patrick Gamper, Michele Gazzoli, Matteo Moschetti, Stefano Oldani, Wilson Peña and Diego Pablo Sevilla will attend this event in which Matteo’s speed in his last race will be the great advantage with the continental formation from Madrid before his future jump to Trek-Segafredo.
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