Ilnur Zakarin to focus on Giro d'Italia in 2019
Dec 08 2018 10:45 pm CET

Ilnur Zakarin to focus on Giro d'Italia in 2019
Ilnur Zakarin to focus on Giro d'Italia in 2019
Photo of Ilnur Zakarin by Katusha-Alpecin

Katusha-Alpecin's Ilnur Zakarin has announced that he will focus on the Giro d'Italia in the 2019 season. The Russian rider commented on his goals at the presentation of his team.

The 2018 season of Zakarin was not as successful as he expected. His main focus was on the Tour de France and he finished the Grand Tour in the ninth position of the General Classification. He then started at the Vuelta a España and reached the 20th position in the overall classification.

The rider wants to return to the form that put him in the third position of the 2017 Vuelta a España and will aim for the victory at the Giro d'Italia. He wants to target a podium position after finishing in the fifth place in the overall classification at the 2017 edition of the Italian race.

At the presentation of Katusha-Alpecin, the rider also explained that he will do short races before appearing in Italy, paying a special attention at the newly created UAE Tour.




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