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GREAT ANDRONI GIOCATTOLI SIDERMEC IN BURGOS: RIVERA FIFTH WITH THE BIGS AT PICON BLANCO
Third day of Vuelta a Burgos and third day of top ten for Androni Giocattoli Sidermec after those of Gavazzi and Belletti. Kevin Rivera finished 5th in the Picon Blanco’s 1486-meter altitude finish line today. The young Costa Rican climber of the Italian champions at the end of the stage made the pace with the best of the Spanish hors race that sees several World Tour teams at the start. The Sargentes de la Lora-Picon of 150 kilometers saw the success of Ivan Sosa of the Ineos team, the 21 year old Colombian launched among the big names from Androni Giocattoli Sidermec by team manager Gianni Savio.
Rivera on the difficult goal of the Spanish race was preceded only by Ivan Sosa (who a year ago with Androni Giocattoli jersey Sidermec won one stage and the general classification of the Vuelta a Burgos) and by the Spanish Rodriguez (Euskadi), Pedrero (Movistar) and De La Cruz (Team Ineos), respectively at 17 “, 24” and 30 “from the winner. And with 30 “from former teammate Sosa, who also raced with Egan Bernal in the Savio team in 2017, he also finished the 21-year-old Rivera, very good at preceding a few seconds ahead of the final ascent with an average gradient of more than 9% Richard Carapaz, the winner of the Giro d’Italia, and the French Pierre Rolland. For Androni Giocattoli Sidermec in today’s stage to signal also the good 11th place of Miguel Florez, who now in general is just outside the top ten. Kevin Rivera is not in the very first positions of the general, only because of the fall in which he was involved in the final of the first stage. The Costa Rican, already signed this year in Sibiu in Romania, is among the first in the special mountain ranking. Still on the subject of rankings, the Androni Giocattoli Sidermec is currently third in the team class.