Thursday, March 10, 2016

Tirreno-Adriatico Stage 2: Attacking the Climb

It is almost an unwritten rule that the wild card teams must go on the attack in any race that they have an invitation to participate in.  The only ProTour team rider in the early break in stage 2 of Tirreno Adriatico was Frederico Zurlo of Lampre-Merida.  Join him were riders from four of the wild card teams including, Giorgio Cecchinel (Androni-Giacattoli-Spidermec), Nkolay Mikoylov (CCC Sprandi Polkowice), Simone Andreetta (Bariani CSF), Cesare Benedetti (Bora-Argon 18).  And attacking them all on the climb up to the summit of Monterotondo Marittimo was Luis Mas Bonet (Caja Rural - Sefuros RGA).  Alas, his attack was for naught as he was caught at the summite by Zurlo.

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