Peter Kennaugh sprints to podium position at Tre Valli Varesine.
The Italian autumn classic Tre Valli Varesine took the riders over 212km from Saronno to Varese. Much of the race was led by a breakaway of five riders, but with 50km remaining, several riders, including Rafal Majka and Emanuel Buchmann, were able to bridge the gap. As part of a 14-man group, the two BORA – hansgrohe riders rode at the head of the race until they were caught with 28km remaining. The following kilometres were characterised by a series of attacks, and Peter Kennaugh and Emanuel Buchmann were able to put themselves at the head of the race. It all came down to a sprint from a reduced group on the slightly downhill finishing straight, from which T. Skujins emerged victorious. Peter was able to secure a solid third place at the end of the day.
01 T. Skujins 4:55:41
02 T. Pinot +0:00
03 P. Kennaugh +0:00
04 M. Woods +0:00
From the Finish Line
“A quality field of riders took to the start today. The team rode offensively and tried to position itself at the front of the race. Emanuel [Buchmann] worked hard, so that Peter [Kennaugh] could launch an attack on the final climb. Today the team worked very well together, and in the end Peter was able to finish with a podium result. Unfortunately Pawel Poljanski was involved in a crash earlier on, but fortunately did not break anything as a result.” – Jens Zemke, Sports Director