22-06-2018 Adriatica - Ionica Race; Tappa 03 Mussolente - Passo Giau; 2018, Androni Giocattoli - Sidermec; Sosa Cuervo, Ivan Ramiro; Passo Giau;


Mission accomplished. Ivan Sosa wins the Adriatico Ionica Race and once again brings his EMME 4 Team on the highest step of the podium. The last stage, from Grado to Trieste (124 kilometers) of the newborn Italian stage race did not touch anything of a general classification that saw the young Colombian of the Androni Giocattoli Sidermec in the head since the day of the great solo on the Passo Giau.

The good performance of Friday allowed the South American talent to bring back an important and prestigious success. For Sosa, who preceded Ciccone by 41″ and Arslanov by 1’18 in the overall standings, Adriatica is the fifth win of the season. For Androni Giocattoli Sidermec is the twelfth of this 2018. Ivan Sosa, in addition to the blue jersey leader, also takes home the white jersey of young people. The fifth stage saw once again the success of Elia Viviani on Mark Cavendish, with Manuel Belletti seventh ahead of Nizzolo.

«Congratulations to the boys and in particular to Ivan Ramiro Sosa who deserved what for a runner who is not yet twenty-one is certainly a great success. All the teammates, then, were very good to escort him in these last two stages to defend the record “, commented at the end of the race the team manager of Androni Giocattoli Sidermec Gianni Savio, who pampers the umpteenth new discovery.

Ivan Sosa in the closing press conference, highlighted happiness and satisfaction for success, smiling also to those who reminded him, in a well-wishing manner, that a few years ago in the Piazza Unità d’Italia in Trieste a another Colombian like him, Nairo Quintana, celebrated the victory of the Giro d’Italia.


In France, meanwhile, the Tour de Savoie ended where Androni Giocattoli Sidermec was busy with the other part of the team. The final placement of Kevin Rivera, which closed behind the top ten in twelfth position, should be noted.