The Men in Black.
The Men in Black, no not Agents J & K, finished their first European race in the snow and cold of the GP Costa degil Etruschi in Donoratico, Italy.
Known as a sprinters' classic race, the GP Costa degli Etruschi was shortened, to 168.5 km, due to the bad weather affecting Italy. Elli Viviani (Liquigas-Cannondale) did not disappoint the Tifosi and duly won his second successive race.
Sprinter, Juan Pablo Foerero was the top Colombia-Coldesportes rider finishing in 48th place.
DS Valerio Tebaldi said after the finish, "The guys did well, it was good to see-they managed to race as a close-knit group. We lack some rhythm, but we knew that, it is pretty normal at this stage. Foerero wasn't feeling at his best today, he still needs to find his best shots when speed gets over 50 km/h. But they will come, with time and kilometres."
Not the perfect race conditions for the Colombian riders, or for most of the riders in fact, as the Escarabajos can notched up their first race ...as done.
The Men in Black... will be back!
Snow & cold,
Not the ideal conditions for the Men in Black.