Selections made on first summit finish at the Sibiu Tour

04 July 2021

Head Sports Director Massimo Podenzana:

“It took a while for the breakaway to form today, but when it did things settled down for a while and unsurprisingly Bora took the initiative and kept them on a short leash. After yesterday’s ride in the prologue, Declan wanted to try and stay up there as long as he could and we tried to support him in that endeavor, but on a long climb like the last one…it was always going to be hard.”

“The race split to pieces before the final climb and we tried to support David as best we could with Andrea and Umberto, and they did well. David finished in a good group and it looks like he has carried  form from Lugano, we’ll see tomorrow as it’s a going to be another hard stage with an even tougher climb at the end.”

David Lozano:

“The pace was really high over the first five kilometers of the last climb and I was with the leaders as long as I could, but I needed to manage my effort, so I eased a little to keep my own rhythm and try to pace myself to the line. That worked pretty well, and I hope we can recover well for tomorrow because it will be even harder than today.”

“I have to say a big chapeau to Andrea and Umberto who worked really hard for me going onto the climb, they did a great job on what wasn’t an easy day. The break was quite big and that meant that Bora and Qhubeka drove the pace early and especially over the first climbs which were shorter, but steeper than the last one. We came through and we are smiling.”

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