Cesare Benedetti best BORA – hansgrohe rider at Coppa Agostoni.
M. Albasini (Team Swiss) took the win ahead of M. Canola (Nippo – Vini Fantini) in today´s Coppa Agostoni. Best BORA – hansgrohe rider Cesare Benedetti finished safely in the top twenty in the reduced bunch. Shane Archbold managed to stay in the breakaway of the day.
The Italian race “Coppa Agostoni” took off a fast start, starting at the city of Lissone. The race took the peloton on a 200km circuit with some climbs on the last 40km. BORA – hansgrohe riders Shane Archbold and Leopold König celebrated their Comeback at this race.
After some kilometers of racing, Shane Archbold managed to stay in today´s breakaway with other 5 riders. Soon they had an advantage of more than 5 minutes, but 60km before the finish the breakaway was caught by the reduced peloton. Only a duo could stay in front of the race. Leopold König showed also a good performance but abandoned the race some kilometers before the finish and focus now on tomorrow´s race.
But the pack closed the gap two kilometers before the finish and the sprint of the small group was set up. In this group was also BORA – hansgrohe rider Cesare Benedetti. In the final sprint M. Albasini (Team Swiss) took the win ahead of M. Canola (Nippo-Vini Fantini). Cesare finished safely in this group.
Sports director, Jens Zemke said after the race, “Shane did a good job. He showed a well performance after a long break due to injury and he was also in today´s breakaway. In the finale, we had Cece in the group, he was good in shape today and sprinted in the top twenty.”