Huzarski achieves seventh place in the queen stage of the Giro del Trentino
On the queen stage of the Giro del Trentino, Bartosz Huzarski showed amazing resilience to secure seventh place in Brenzone. Victory on the third day of this Italian tour went to Domenico Pozzovivo of Colnago-CSF Inox, with Sylvester Szmyd (Liquigas) and Damiano Cunego (Lampre) taking second and third place. Pozzovivo thus takes over leadership in the overall rankings, and Huzarski inches up two places to occupy seventh place overall.
Today’s stage was a tough one right from the start. A five-man breakaway group including Jan Barta made headway early on, but the peloton did not allow them to gain any more than a two-minute advantage. Even before the first climb of the day at 117.3 kilometers, the breakaway riders were in sight. “On the first climb the field was going so fast that only 40 riders remained ahead,” commented Sport Director Enrico Poitschke. After the downhill run the field came together again, then began the final climb to Punta Veleno. “The climb was really tough, and there were bits with an incline of 20%. That’s why we’d set up a special gear ratio. Initially we were well represented at the front with seven men, and the team worked to help Bartosz and get him as far in front as possible. He’s not a pure climber, which makes his achievement today all the more impressive. He really did an amazing job,” said Poitschke, full of praise.
On the fourth and final stage of the Giro del Trentino the riders will once again head into the mountains. The 177.5-kilometre course takes them from the start in Castelletto di Brenzone and heads almost exclusively uphill, ending with a final climb to finish at Passo Pordoi, over 2,200 meters above sea level. “Tomorrow’s stage will once again be decided by the true climbers, but we’ll do everything we can to keep Bartosz in position,” the Sport Director explained.
stage 1, 17 April: TTT Riva del Garda - Arco, 14.3 km
stage 2, 18 April: Mori – Sant’Orsola Terme, 152 km
stage 3, 19 April: Pergine – Brenzone, 167.8 km
stage 4, 20 April: Castelletto di Brenzone – Passo Pordoi, Val di Fassa, 177.5 km