Stage number 3 won in 3 hours, 33 minutes and 3 seconds, with an attack 3 kilometers from the finish. In his third race of the season he participates in. However, the victory is number 1 in the second year as a professional for Davide Piganzoli, who conquers the decisive stage of Mount Tahtali and wears the magenta leader jersey of the Tour of Antalya.
Outstanding work from Team Polti Kometa from the start in Kemer, with the alternation of De Cassan, Garosio, Fetter and Maestri in the four climbs before the final one, managing to catch the five escapees of the day before embarking on the decisive uphill. On those 7 vertical kilometers of cobblestones Piga and Paul Double stood out, with the Lombard launching his arrow.
After the joy for this first seasonal success, which places the winner at the top of the general classification with only one sprinter stage to be disputed tomorrow in Antalya, Polti Kometa can complete the work tomorrow by defending Giovanni Lonardi’s lead in the points classification.
Here are Piganzoli‘s impressions: “After catching the breakaway, we picked up the pace on the climb and when I attacked, I managed to maintain the lead until the end. Queen stage victory and GC are a great mix of emotions, we are even more motivated to try again tomorrow with Lonardi!”
“Our riders handled the situation in the peloton perfectly – comments sports director Giovanni Ellena – supporting Tudor in the chase. Davide was very good on Tahtali’s ascent, launching himself in the right way to cross the finish line alone. Now we manage two jerseys, I am really happy.”