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The Giro dell’Appennino goes to Firsanov

Splendid success of cyclist Sergei Firsanov, whо at the end of courage action wins the Giro dell’Appennino. In the 77th edition of the race, started from Novi Ligure, victory in solitary for the thirty-three years old rider of Gazprom-RusVelo, who after reaching in climb the spanish Eduard Prades, has turned away from Pier Paolo Ficara and has built up a gap in descent, resisting to the attempts to Lampre-Merida and Androni Sidermec to recompose the tear. The rider of Gazprom-RusVelo arrives alone on the unprecedented milestone of Chiavari, before Francesco Gavazzi of Androni Sidermec and Mauro Finetto of Unieuro Wilier.

It was second important seasonal seal for Firsanov, after the last success in the Settimana Coppi y Bartali, last March.

General manager of Gazprom-RusVelo, Renat Khamidulin, is very content: “For us it is a source of great pride win another italian classic race like Giro dell’Appennino. Today we were calm for most of the race and the team worked very well. In the end we were able to play our cards and to collect this great satisfaction. I’m happy of this prestigious goal and because we were able to confirm our growth. I’m also very happy to repay the trust of our sponsors, first of all our partner Ernesto Colnago – concludes Khamidulin, – This is an important step to present ourselves at the start in the best way at the upcoming Giro d’Italia. Now we will focus on the Giro del Trentino and the Tour of Croatia, hoping to do fine as well there”.


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