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Press Releases | 22.04.2021

Matteo Fabbro scores top ten result on Tour of the Alps queen stage

Today’s fourth stage at the Tour of the Alps was also the queen stage of the five-day long tour between Italy and Austria. From Naturns to Valle del Chiese the peloton had to climb almost 4000m of elevation but still the fight for the break was intense like yesterday. BORA – hansgrohe was quite active again and covered several attacks with Pöstlberger, Zwiehoff and Fabbro before Felix Großschartner followed the decisive move. A nine-men break formed at the front but wasn’t allowed to gain more than a two and a half minutes advantage, before being caught just before the final climb of the day. It was Matteo Fabbro then who tried to stay with the best climbers. With 4km remaining to the top of the climb, Carthy launched an attack and the front group felt apart. Matteo was one of the riders being dropped but found a good rhythm to finish the stage in 10th place 1:22 behind P. Bilbao the stage winner. 

 

Results 

01 P. Bilbao                         4:39:42

02 A. Vlasov                        +0:00

03 S. Yates                          +0:00

10 M. Fabbro                      +1:22

20 B. Zwiehoff                    +2:53

 

From the Finish Line 

"I tried to go for a result in the end, but it wasn’t enough today for the first group. I didn’t have the best legs after yesterday’s effort in the break and Ineos was pulling incredibly hard on the last climb. I knew I had to go early to have a chance, but it wasn’t possible with this high pace. When I was dropped, I found my rhythm and also didn’t risk too much in the technical downhill." – Matteo Fabbro 

"We wanted to ride aggressive again, but we also knew it will be hard to send Felix or Matteo in the group as both were sitting at around 2:30 in GC. When Felix was at the front, as a result the bunch controlled the gap at that margin, and this wasn’t enough to survive the final. But we gave it a try, so it’s ok. Matteo tried to follow the leaders then on the last climb but was dropped around 4km to the top. Still a 10th place is ok, and we’ll see if there is another opportunity tomorrow to grab a stage win." – Christian Pömer, Sports Director

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