What's Cool In Road Cycling

Pellizotti Pleased In Friuli

Team Alessio scored it’s second big win this week as Franco Pellizotti beat Gilberto Simoni and David Rebellin in a 3-up sprint in Saturday’s 199km Giro del Friuli. We have the comments from the top three…

Pellizotti: “I’m glad for this victory in so hard a race. In the final I caught the right wheel: Simoni sprinted at 300 metres, Rebellin at 200metres but I went out at 150m and I hung on until the finish. Cycling is giving me so much and I want to give so much to cycling too. But I need experience and for the moment I just want to enjoy this”.

Simoni: “I thought I’d be faster in the sprint, but Pellizzotti has been faster than me. Now I’m prepraring for Vuelta, and it will start with a team time trial. I will do a very hard week and I need to lose some kgs and then I’ll be ready”.

Rebellin: “It has been a very hard race. I tried my chance but I didn’t get lucky. I need more racing to find my best condition and my best sprint. Now I’ll do all the final of the season and I hope to win a race”.

Giro Del Friuli – RESULTS
1. Franco Pellizotti (Ita-(Als) 4.51.10
2. Davide Rebellin (Ita-Gst) st
3. Gilberto Simoni (Ita-Sae) st
4. Michael Rasmussen (Den-Cst) st
5. Fabio Bulgarelli (Ita-Nar) st
6. Hernan Buenahora Gutierrez (Col-Cag) 0.08
7. Ruggero Marzoli (Ita-Fot) 0.33
8. Luca Mazzanti (Ita-Mer) st
9. Simone Masciarelli (Ita-Acq) st
10. Gorazd Stangelj (Slo-Fas) st

Like PEZ? Why not subscribe to our weekly newsletter to receive updates and reminders on what's cool in road cycling?

Comments are closed.