Giro di Sicilia comes to a close in Giarre

14 April 2023

Four great days of racing at the Giro di Sicilia came to a close with a brutal final stage that erupted on the slopes of Mount Etna before the final In Giarre.

Team Novo Nordisk again had former Hungarian champion Peter Kustzor at the head of proceedings on the early climbs before falling back late in the stage as the bunch blew apart.

Head sports Massimo Podenzana:

“I have to say its been a positive race for us, two breakaway’s, lots of visibility and a top 20 is what we came for.”

“The guys rode well together as a team and the overall improvements we have made this season were on show again and that’s more momentum that we carry into Reggio Calabria on Sunday.”

Peter Kustzor:

“It was very tough today, I mean we knew it would be, but it took a while for the breakaway to go and that didn’t really last very long. Things really started to split apart on the Floresta climb 90km in, and a lot of guys started to drop there including me.”

“I struggled to regain contact with the main group on the climb up Etna and by that point the front of the race had gone. I’m tired now, but I think we had a pretty good four days and let’s see how we recover for Sunday’s race in Calabria.”

Photo credit: Sprint Cycling Agency

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