News | Clasica San Sebastian July 31, 2021

Alessandro Covi bags top-5 in Clasica San Sebastian

Italian wins group sprint behind breakaway

Alessandro Covi took his biggest result in a one-day World Tour classic with 5th place at the Clasica San Sebastian in Spain today.


The 22-year old led home a chasing group of ten riders who pursued the four leaders, 1’04’’ behind the group containing eventual winner Neilson Powless (EF-Nippo).


The podium was rounded out by Matej Mohoric (Bahrain-Victorious) and Mikkel Honoré (Deceuninck-QuickStep) in a three-way sprint.


Covi: “I am very satisfied with fifth place, and especially with my performance, in this period I feel very good physically and I wanted to take advantage of this condition.


There was a selection made on the final climb but it was very difficult to organise a chase to the group of 4 on the wet roads. I won the sprint from the chasing group and I am very satisfied with this result.”


The team will be in action again tomorrow in the Basque Country for the Circuito de Getxo (1.1).


1.Neilson Powless (EF Education-Nippo) 5:34:31
2.Matej Mohoric (Bahrain Victorious) s.t.
3.Mikkel Honoré (Deceuninck-QuickStep) s.t.
4.Alessandro Covi (UAE Team Emirates) +1’04”