Bartosz Huzarski in tenth place on the second day of the Giro del Trentino
The second stage of the Giro del Trentino is decided by a larger breakaway group around Bartosz Huzarski who finally finished in 10th place. On the final ascent to Sant’Orsola Terme, Daminano Cunego from Lampre is able to prevail over Carlos Alberto Betancur (Acqua & Sapone) and Roman Kreuziger (Astana). After his team won yesterday’s team time trial, Mathias Frank from the BMC Racing Team took over the lead in the overall classification in front of Kreuziger and Betancur. Bartosz Huzarski improved to the overall ninth place after the second stage.
The 152-kilometer race from Mori to Sant’Orsola Terme began rather quietly for Team NetApp. After 22 kilometers a four-man breakaway group pulled away which allowed the peloton to build up a lead to just under seven minutes. “The riders were from smaller teams and did not represent any danger. So we were able to save strength at first and concentrate on the climbs,” the Sport Director Enrico Poitschke explained. When after about 100 kilometers it went into the climb of the day, the group caught up with the attackers bit by bit and a 30-man lead group formed with Bartosz Huzarski.
“The team worked really well for Bartosz the whole day, such that he was in the position of staying in the group until the end. In the end he was only nine seconds behind Cunego, and I’m completely satisfied with this achievement,” sums up Poitschke.
Tomorrow the most challenging stage of the Giro del Trentino awaits the riders. An HC category final climb with up to a 20% ascent is on the program at the end of the 167.8 kilometer race from Perrine to Brenzone. “This stage is really something for the true mountain goats,” according to the statement by the Sport Director.
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