Bardiani-CSF took today its first top placement at Giro d’Italia. In stage six, from Reggio Calabria to Terme Luigiane, 217 km, Simone Andreetta placed fourth after a gutsy break together with Dillier, the winner, Stuyven, Postlberger and Pedersen.
“I achieved the best, who arrived in front of me had that extra oomph. I’m really tired but satisfied, I gave all, I have no regrets” said Andreetta, who already raced in the break in stage two.
“This morning we knew could be a good chance for a break to arrive at the finish. Looking to the route, it was hard to think that sprinters’ teams could take too much to keep the race closed. As Bardiani-CSF, we had to be in the front and we got it”.
“It was not easy to attack. After 20 km I had the chance to go away with Dillier and five kms after we reached Stuyven, Pedersen and Postlberger, sharing the effort by common accord. At 80 km to go our lead got down, we understood the peloton was forcing and we did the same. At 3 km the riders with me forced again and I had to raise the white flag. Congrats to Dillier”.
“Personally I feel good, but the entire team is strongly motivated to stand out and winning a stage. We showed that, despite our Giro’s start has been shocking, we’re reacting. We’re a very close group, starting from the ‘oldest’ Boem and Barbin, who was great especially with the younger of us. We have to thanks our main sponsors Bardiani and CSF because they immediately showed their support. And then we have great directors, Bruno, Stefano and Roberto, who managed the situation in the best way. We’ll try again, for sure”.