“It was better if I stayed on the right side because I would have been covered by the wind, but it’s still a good result. ” Niccolò Bonifazio closed the last stage of Abu Dhabi Tour in fourth place after a sprint won by Australian Caleb Ewan.
“I got a third and fourth place – continues the Italian sprinter – I’m happy because I’m working well for future goals, the first of them Milano-Sanremo”.
It was a very tough stage conditioned by heavy rain, which stopped only in the final. The riders had to do 26 laps of the F1 Yas Marina Circuit, each of 5.5km.
The final analysis is made by sports director Gorazd Štangelj: “At results level we obtained only one podium with Niccolò Bonifazio but we have several items that confirm us that we are going in the right direction. Already in the next races, like Tirreno-Adriatico, we will be even more competitive. “
Abu Dhabi Tour 2017, for first time in the UCI World Tour circuit, was won by the Portuguese Rui Costa.