Sacha Modolo won the Gp Canton d’Argovie-Gippingen, 188,7 km (10 laps of a 18,7 km circuit). UAE Team Emirates’ cyclist preceded in a bunch sprint a list of top quality riders: Degenkolb (2nd), Bonifazio (3rd) and Albasini (4th).
For the Italian rider (photo on the podium), today one is the 3rd seasonal victory, the 12th in 2017 for the team of the president Matar.
“I welcome with huge pleasure this victory, because it comes in a key moment for me – Modolo explained – After I left the Giro d’Italia in the final week, my morale was not good, nevertheless I kept on training hard and today, my first day of race after the Giro, I had good feelings and I succeeded in sprinting for the victory.
My team was perfect, Mohoric was in the main breakaway of the race and this allowed us to pedal in the bunch, saving energies in view of the sprint.
I was just behind Albasini and at -200 mt I decided to start my sprint, I was not sure that no one could overtaking me, however I was pretty fast and I achieved the best result.
I’m happy and more confident in view of the stages for sprinters which are scheduled in the Tour de Suisse“.
Sports director Pedrazzini pointed out also the good performance by Mohoric: “The presence of Matej in the breakaway was important for the team. In our plan, he had the task to join larger group attacks, however he went clear with other three riders and they succeeded to lead the race for most of the course.
Moreover, when the breakaway had been neutralized, Matej still had energies to give his contribution in the approach to the sprint”.
1. Modolo Sacha (UAE Team Emirates) 4h26’22”
2. Degenkolb John (Trek Segafredo) s.t.
3. Bonifazio Niccolò (Bahrain Merida) s.t.
4. Albasini Michael (Orica-Scott) s.t.
5. Janse Van Rensburg Reinardt (Dimension Data) s.t.