“Settimana Ciclistica Lombarda”: Tsatevich wins the last stage
Great win for Katusha Team in the last stage of “Settimana Ciclistica Lombarda”, from Gorle to Bergamo, 159 km long: Alexey Tsatevich was able to win the sprint of a selected group, made by around 20 elements. The Russian rider took the victory in a slightly uphill finish, defeating Mauro Finetto (Vini Fantini – Selle Italia) and Franco Pellizzotti (Androni-Venezuela). The winner of the first two stages, Patrik Sinkewitz (Meridiana-Kamen) was able to end in the first group today, so he took the final victory of “Settimana Ciclistica Lombarda”: second position for Radoslav Rogina (Adria Mobil), while Manuel Francesco Bongiorno (Bardiani-CSF) took the last place of the podium in general classification.
“First of all I’d like to thank all my teammates – said Tsatevich – they did an incredible work today, all the team was absolutely great. I felt in a good shape yesterday, so I wanted to try and talked to my teammates about it. They supported me during the whole stage, especially in the hardest part of it, the last two climbings: in the last first one Trofimov and Chernetckii did a great work and supported me; while Vorganov and Kolobnev were perfect in the last one, especially Alexander who launched my sprint until 300 meters to go. I’m very happy with this victory, but even more with my teammates work. I dedicate this win to the whole Katusha Team. I wasn’t one of the favorites, because it was an uphill rush for powerful sprinters, but I managed to be first anyways”.