Matej Mohoric after GP Larciano win: I turned around and saw that nobody was there
Mar 04 2018 06:55 pm CET

Matej Mohoric after GP Larciano win: I turned around and saw that nobody was there
Matej Mohoric after GP Larciano win: I turned around and saw that nobody was there
Bahrain-Merida © Mary Cárdenas / CyclingPub.com

Matej Mohoric has won the Italian GP Larciano. The rider took the victory after a risky descent that allowed him to cross the finish line ahead of Marco Canola (Nippo-Vini Fantini) and Davide Ballerini (Androni-Sidermec).

The peloton arrived together to the last lap of the race and the final ascent managed to create breaks, encouraging the Slovenian to take risks and go for the victory. "I have to thank all my teammates for the great work they have done throughout the day," said the rider at the end of the race.

"I knew that the climb was long and that I could get back to the first group without spending too much energy. I wanted to help Giovanni Visconti in the final and when (Rafal) Majka left I went after him. I found myself in front so I decided to insist. I studied the climb in the first three laps and I knew that if I had taken the last descent first I could have played my chances. Before the end of the descent, I turned around and saw that nobody was there, then I did not turn around until the finish line!"

The rider enjoyed a good weekend and is already looking for his future challenges. "It's a very important success because it's my first victory with the Team Bahrain Merida jersey," he commented. "After Abu Dhabi Tour, I trained well and I had good feelings.

"Yesterday I had a good Strade Bianche (11th) and today it went even better! Now I will start to concentrate on the Giro d'Italia."




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