Bahrain Merida Pro Cycling Team (Italy) – Second home Monument victory for Vincenzo Nibali. As in 2015, the Italian champion arrived solo to the finish line of Il Lombardia in Como ahead of French Julian Alaphilippe and Italian Gianni Moscon.
“It was a perfect day – says Vincenzo – I was still better than two years ago and I think you have seen it. In the last flat part my speed was over 50 km / h and so it was not easy to come and catch me. For me, it was number 50 win and I wanted to point out at the finish line.”
Speaking of the race, Vincenzo said, “I understand that I should have invented something. On the hardest part of Civiglio I started with a dry attack. I made a difference, I took Pinot and I have fallen down. It was nice to see so many people on the streets to fancy me, a really cool emotion.”
“I got a great support from my team – concludes – I had great physical condition from the end of the season, but everyone was looking to me as the favorite so it was not easy to win.”
“It has been a win with the legs but also with a big heart – says SD Alberto Volpi – Vincenzo was outstanding and the team also gave him a great help. On days like this, it’s hard to imagine something better.”
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