Tour of the Alps 2018 - 42th Edition - 1st stage Arco - Folgaria 134,6 km - 16/04/2018 - Ivan Ramiro Sosa (COL - Androni - Sidermec - Bottecchia) - photo Luca Bettini/BettiniPhoto©2018



The Tour of the Alps for the Androni Giocattoli Sidermec starts well. In the first part of the race for the Italian champions came the brilliant third place of the Colombian Ivan Sosa. Difficult stage the 134-kilometer Arco-Folgaria, with a selective finish. The stage, which saw the success of the Spanish from Astana Bilbao, proposed an enterprising and good Sosa. In the group of the best in the last part of the stage, with the other Androni Giocattoli Sidermec Fausto Masnada, the young Colombian in the last kilometer tried to mend the lengthening of Bilbao just before, missing the hook for six seconds.

The 20-year-old Colombian talent, who could hardly manage to make the most beautiful birthday present to the team manager Gianni Savio, at the Tour of the Alps now also leads the ranking of young people.

The stage, it must be remembered, before the grand finale had proposed a long escape in which he had not failed to be seen also the other Androni Giocattoli Sidermec Davide Ballerini.

Tomorrow difficult stage with the arrival at the Alpe di Pampeago-Fiemme and the Androni Giocattoli Sidermec ready to give battle once more.