The UAE youth team riders continue to perform well in another difficult phase of the Italy Tour.
Michael Berg won today second place in the tenth stage, which extended for 177 km from Lanciano to Tortoreto, after winning third place in the previous stage of the tour.
The final part of Stage 5 involved difficult climbing distances before reaching the level final part of the 9 km race to reach the finish line.
“Berg” had set off in an attacking performance 3 km from the finish line, to advance several hundred meters that enabled him to finish second in the race, 19 seconds behind the first-placed man and 4 seconds ahead of the overall classification leader Joao Almeida.
Thanks to this result, McNalty advanced to 13th in the overall classification, 2:39 seconds behind the winning rider.
Commenting on his victory, Berg said: “My bike’s wheel was punctured at one of the steep climbing distances, and I had to do more to make up for the time I lost .. The group was small, it didn’t include any of my teammates, and I knew I could advance and win if I could. From passing the group, and this is exactly what I did..I was hoping to win first place, but winning second place remains a great thing..Each stage may represent the end of one of the riders’ journey in the round so we all try to do our best in every race..and we hope “We continue to perform well, but safety remains more important for all riders and for Italy as a whole.”
The 11th stage of the tour will take place on a 182 km track from Porto Sant Elpidio to Rimini, and is suitable for racing riders, including Fernando Gaviria from the Emirates team, who suffered an accident that caused severe bruising to his elbow but survived any fractures.