ANDRONI SIDERMEC BOTTECCHIA WINS THE TOUR OF CHINA 2
On the finish line in Zhuhai Hengqin, where won the Latvian Maris Bogdanovics, the Tour of China 2 ended with the victory of Kevin Rivera. This is a record, beacuse Kevin is one of the very few riders of nineteen years who has won a 1st category race of UCI international calendar. In the success of the Costaricent climber, the great work done by Androni Sidermec Bottecchia was the decisive factor in the last part.
“Congratulations to the whole team – said Team Manager Gianni Savio – who has defended the primacy of Kevin Rivera on a day made especially difficult by the adverse weather conditions. Marco Benfatto, Raffaello Bonusi, Matteo Malucelli, Luca Pacioni and Matteo Spreafico managed to neutralize all the attempts to escape and bring our leader to the top positions when the group broke in various trunks due to the strong wind. We are proud to have achieved the 25th seasonal win. ” In addition to the yellow jersey of the general classification, Rivera has also won the Grand Prix of the mountain and the Team – with three men in the Top Ten: Rivera first, Spreafico seventh and Bonus tenth – won the team classification.