The 24-year-old Swiss Mark Hershey He glorifies himself on Tuscan roads and puts his signature on the 95th edition of the Giro della Toscana, which already this year won the Per Semper Alfredo. The Emirates rider sprinted into Team Emirates ahead of his four separate teammates, with Blue Lorenzo Rota (Intermarché – Wanty – Gobert Matériaux) is in second placeColombian Daniel Felipe Martinez (INEOS Grenadiers) is third. Augusto Rubio (Movistar Team) IV and Esteban Chaves (EF Education-EasyPost)
Race – It took twenty kilometers for the first escape of the day to take shape at Giro di Toscana 2022, to promote it alongside Spaniard Cristian Rodriguez (TotalEnergies) and art son Edoardo Faresin (Zalf Euromobil Fior). A few kilometers later, he was joined by pioneering couple Umberto Marengo (UAV – Androni Giocattoli), Mirco Maestri (EOLO-Kometa) Dan Hooks (Mg.K Vis-Color for Peace-VPM) and Andrea Guerra (Zalf Euromobil Fior).
In their quest, meanwhile, Mattia Gardi (Beltrami TSA – Tre Cole) and Jan Stokely (Team Koratec), behind Adriano Bruggi (Giotti Victoria – Savini Dio) and Mattia Gardi (Beltrami TSA – Tre Cole) are back in the ranks after Several kilometers.
The competition began with the beginning of the ascent of Monte Serra: Spaniard Cristian Rodriguez broke the delay and went on alone, behind him the main platoon Stöckli and Brogi resumed while the direct pursuers Rodriguez Dan Hooks lost ground.
In the first GPM race for Monte Sera, Christian Rodriguez (TotalEnergies) was 2’20 ahead of the Umberto Marengo (Drone Hopper Androni) ahead of Mirco Maestri (EOLO-Kometa) and the pair in the Zalf Euromobil Fior Faresin – Guerra jersey.
35 km away From the end, the group came back compact and during the second pass on the slopes of Monte Serra, the decisive action was born: Daniel Martinez (INEOS Grenadiers) attacked single-handedly, followed by Hershey (UAE), Ruta (Intermarchy and Anti-Jubert), Rubio (Team Movistar) and Chaves (EF Education Easypost), while Italian champion Filippo Zanna of Bardiani CSF Faizané could not stay with them, and Drone Hopper Androni’s Natnael Tesfatsion also lost ground shortly before that.
Five kilometers after the conclusion, the pursuers returned to Martinez and thus formed a quintet of three Colombians, one Swiss and one Italian. Five went to fight for victory in the sprint. At 13″ Fugitives, the platoon of pursuers was under Alex Aranborough (Team Movistar).
These are the words of Mark Hershey: “Nice race and a great way to get back into the competition. I struggled a lot, not being able to follow Martinez, but I knew that the last 20 kilometers of the race would allow the chasers to get back on track, and so it was. I had good legs in the sprint, I knew I was the fastest: crossing the finish line first was a lot of fun. I am delighted to have the opportunity to race again in the next few days in Italy.”
Tomorrow the Tuscan streets will be the stage for the Sabatini – Peccioli City Grand Prix allbiciweb I will tell you again live.
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1. Hershey Mark (UAE Team Emirates) at 04:53:30
2 – Ruta Lorenzo (Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Materials)
3 – Daniel Martinez (Inios Grenadiers)
4. Rubio One (Movistar Team)
5. Stephen Keys (EF Education-EasyPost)
6. Alex Aranborough (Movistar Team) +13
7 – Crohn Andreas (Loto Soudal)
8. Double Bowl (MG Kvis)
9 – Martin Guillaume (Cofidis)
10. Bonomar Andrey (Hopper Androne’s Drone)