The long-awaited and hard-earned first victory of the season came for EOLO KOMETA with Lorenzo Fortunato in the Asturian mountains. Alone, attacking on the ascent to the Alto del Acebo, he got enough time to enjoy the victory in Cangas del Narcea and wear the jersey as the new leader of the Vuelta a Asturias.
The week before the start of the Giro d’Italia has brought the best possible news to EOLO KOMETA. A high level victory, thanks to all teamwork and with the name of Lorenzo Fortunato. After controlling the race throughout the day, the main peloton was selected in the decisive mountain climbs. It was already in the Acebo where Fortu attacked, first with Rubio (Movistar) and then alone. Looking to get a big win.
Soon came the reference of 45 seconds that gave wings to the adventure of Lorenzo Fortunato. Undoubtedly, an interesting gap but that had to be managed in the descent towards the finish line. Confident and skilful, the cyclist managed to reach the finish line with 30 seconds to savour the triumph. To raise his arms and shout with emotion: Victory!
Rounding off a spectacular day for EOLO KOMETA, Fernando Tercero held on in the group of favourites and was able to finish 10th. He was also the best young rider of the race in his first season as a professional cyclist and with a promising future.
Lorenzo Fortunato: “I’m really happy. On the last climb I tried to go flat out to leave everyone behind and not have to take risks on the descent, because the Giro is coming and I want to do well there. I managed to go alone and win, it was incredible. Now it’s time to defend the overall lead, but I’m very confident because all my team-mates have shown to be very strong”.
Jesús Hernández, sports director: “The team work was impeccable. We took responsibility from the first kilometres of the lead as we did yesterday. Today we were able to get the victory and it is undoubtedly a tremendous satisfaction because it rewards all the effort of the team”.