Great success for Matteo Rabottini at Tour of Italy, 15th stage from Busto Arsizio
to Pian dei Resinelli with a wonderful escape.
PIAN DEI RESINELLI (TN) - A talent is born today. A young of 1987 class, son
of a good professional rider who is arrived at the cycling in late, at 18 years old,
but became professional early, in 2011, winning immediately at his first season
in the best category (Turkey 2011) and today, in the 15th stage of Tour of Italy,
he wins after a strong stage of rain and cold, with four mountain
that he conquered alone, since he has done 154 km in escape,
62 with Bonnafond (AG2R) and 92 alone, only with Luca Scinto
in car with the main sponsor Valentino Sciotti Farnese Vini owner
(that he comes from Abruzzo like Rabottini) and without the help
of other riders. Matteo manage his force, resists from the attack
of Cunego, Ulissi, Sella and the group of attackers.
He resists to a fall down, when he was in the last downhill
and he fought with Losada, that tried to take him in the last km
and with Rodriguez, who was able to do it. But “Rambo” took his wheel,
recovered and then beated him at the sprint.
DECLARATIONS - “A wonderful day. During the winter we worked with Scinto
for this goal. We dreamed this last week of the Giro, and this type of solutions,
and I’m so happy for this day. The last kilometer was infinite, when Rodriguez
took me I thought that this stage was mine, and I has done the last effort to win.
I don’t know if he didn’t the sprint, and I’m not in interest for this.
I know only that I win, and I’m too happy!” - Rabottini said
during the interview, and added: “I need to tell thanks to my team, my sponsor
and all my family, to whom I dedicate this success, in particular to my son,
he will arrive in the next weeks”. Luca Scinto was too hespansive,
sure that Rabottini has wrote a special story, a day of legend of this Tour of Italy:
“We were sure that Rabottini could done special things, and we worked
since this winter for that. I’m too happy, we are a small team with a big heart,
as today we demonstrated. I hope that this success, important for us,
it will also for our sponsors and fan”.
This incredible feat was colored yellow - fluo, but also blue, since Matteo,
winning all the fourth stage GPM (Valcava, Forcella di Bura,
Culmmie di San Pietro, Pian dei Resinelli) becomes the new leader
of blue jersey mediolanum. And you can be sure, Farnese Vini Selle Italia
will try to defend it will all his force.
RESULTS OF 15th STAGE OF TOUR OF ITALY (Busto Arsizio - Lecco/Pian dei Resinelli, 172km)
1 Matteo Rabottini (Ita) Farnese Vini - Selle Italia 5:15:30
2 Joaquim Rodriguez Oliver (Spa) Katusha Team
3 Alberto Losada Alguacil (Spa) Katusha Team 0:00:23
4 Sergio Luis Henao Montoya (Col) Sky Procycling 0:00:25
5 Michele Scarponi (Ita) Lampre - ISD
6 Ivan Basso (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale
7 Stefano Pirazzi (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox 0:00:29
8 Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Astana Pro Team
9 John Gadret (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale
10 Amets Txurruka (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi