La Gazzetta dello Sport: Infinito Cavendish [przegląd prasy]

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The main character of the Monday edition of “La Gazzetta dello Sport” is, of course, Mark Cavendish, but there are also other interesting materials. On the day the riders traveled from Hungary to Sicily, thus ending the “Hungarian” part of the Giro d’Italia, we invite you to take a look at the “pink newspaper”.

Mark Cavendish

No wonder the king of the Monday edition of the Italian daily “La Gazzetta dello Sport” is the winner of the sprint finish in the third stage – Mark Cavendish (Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl). Italians write about him “infinito”, which means infinite, reminding him that with a maximum speed of 75 km / h he won the Giro sprint again after nine years.

Ciro Sconamiglio asked Cavendish what his triumph at Balatonfüred meant to him.

– It means as much to me as my first victory in the Giro, in Catanzaro Lido. Giro is always nice to me, even very nice. That’s why I always like to come back here. Got a great sprint train here so couldn’t make excuses

– said the owner of the sixteen stage wins in Corsa Rosa, and in answering the question of whether he expected this success, he said:

– Now that I’m older, it takes me four or five days to get into the groove. But at this point I have to mention once again the team that did a great job throughout today’s stage, starting with Pieter Serra.

Davide Ballerini

It is also very good that the journalist of “La Gazzetta” dedicates the lyrics to Davide Ballerini – the 27-year-old Italian who played one of the key roles in Cavendish’s victory on Sunday.

– I had a mission to enter the first position in the pack at this roundabout, which was 1500 meters before the finish line. Morkov yelled at me to leave, and I did

Ballerini said.

Ballerini’s last run of bad luck was recalled. His last win was the Omloop Het Nieuwsblad race last year. This year he had Covid before the Tour de la Provence, when the flu that prevented him from starting in Milan-San Remo, in Paris-Roubaix he got a flat tire in the Arenberg forest and crashed on the Brabantse Pijl. The Poles, in turn, probably remember his win in Krakow in the final stage of the Tour de Pologne 2020.

Davide Ballerini also revealed that he changed the order of the sprint train after the crash on the first stage of “Wataha”.

– It’s always the case that I work directly for Morkov, but after my crash at the end of the first stage, we decided we would change it because I didn’t recover 100%. I worked for Van Lerberghe, and then there was Morkov. Is Morkov the best final distributor in the world? Not only that, but she is also a great person to always give you advice. That’s why I want to be at peace with him, because I can always learn something. This Giro is the same

– added the Italian.

Bais Tagliani

Journalists of the “pink newspaper” also drew attention to the duo of the Drone Hopper Androni team – Mattia Bais and Filippo Tagliani, who made a total of about 350 kilometers of breakouts during the “Hungarian” stages (354 Bais and 338 Tagliani) . They definitely have an attacking style, which makes them want to achieve a variety of goals – including winning the volatile bonus rankings and getting staged loot.

UAE Team Emirates Truck

Luca Gialanella takes us to the 11 meter truck of the UAE Team Emirates team, where 4 mechanics work during the Giro d’Italia, there are 42 bikes (5 for each rider – 3 road and 2 for time trial), 140 wheels ( in six types), 90 tires (in three types), 70 saddles and 36 handlebars.

La Gazzetta interviewed 53-year-old mechanic Giuseppe Archetti, who is working on his 30th Giro in his career. During his long and rich career, he has worked with many cyclists that a journalist asks him about. Let’s see what he said about – Vincenzo Nibali: “He was stubborn at times and it was difficult to get him to change his mind because he didn’t attach much importance to the equipment. If he finally agreed, he had to understand it one hundred percent’ and Tadeja Pogačar: ‘Great guy who always has only one request for us: give me the lightest bike and entrust us with the rest. †

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