Peron shows late-season form with a top 10 in Turkey
09 October 2023
Andrea Peron survived a lumpy stage 2 in the Tour of Turkey to earn himself a tenth place on the stage. The race final was contested at a ferocious pace and the Italian fast man netted his best result in recent weeks.
General Manager Vassili Davidenko:
“We can only be happy with how today went. We progressed from yesterday’s 13th to get a top 10 today so we’re pleased, especially as the race ended up having some really hard moments.”
“Those two climbs in the middle were raced full gas and the final ended up being harder than expected. Andrea showed how good he is on these kinds of finishes so another good day from the guys today.”
“The plan was to survive the first two climbs of the day and conserve some energy. Going to the final was actually easy. We had a headwind and the break was brought back. Then the last 7 kilometers the race exploded. I followed the moves in case something was going to go away but maybe I should have stayed calmer.”
“In the end, the finish was tough and I was happy to have something left in the tank to bring home a top 10 for us. The teamwork has been really good here so we needed to reward the guys with a positive result.”