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TWO PODIUMS AT THE GIRO FOR THE ANDRONI GIOCATTOLI SIDERMEC WITH DAVIDE BALLERINI, 1ST IN THE INTERMEDIATE SPRINTS AND IN THE COMBATIVENESS
Rome of awards for Androni Giocattoli Sidermec, who on the final stage of the Giro had two riders. In addition to Marco Frapporti, great protagonist of the breakaways with the victory in the ranking, the other awarded for the Italian champions was Davide Ballerini. The 23 year-old from Lombardy, at his first Giro d’Italia, took home the lead in two special classifications of this Giro 101. He won the ranking of intermediate sprints with 114 points, ahead of his teammate Frapporti.
Ballerini then made an encore with the ranking of combativeness, where he preceded Elia Viviani and Simon Yates. The rider of Androni Giocattoli Sidermec closed the ranking with 67 points, against the 59 of the Quick Step sprinter and 54 of the great protagonist of the Giro before the Froome hit.
As evidence of the great Giro and the great condition shown during the three weeks, Ballerini, who was the first rider in this pink race to take part in the breakaway in the stage of Tel Aviv, also finished third in the points standings, won from Viviani in front of Bennett.