News | Coppa Sabatini-GP Peccioli | Tour de Luxembourg • September 17, 2020
Riabushenko climbs the podium in Coppa Sabatini
Double top-10 with Riabushenko 3rd and Covi 8th
Aleksandr Riabushenko showed a quick turn of speed to take 3rd place on the uphill kick to the line at the Coppa Sabatini (1.Pro) in Italy.
The 210km circuit based around Peccioli saw the early breakaway reeled in with 12km to go with Mitchelton Scott lifting the pace on the fast run-in to the line. Riabushenko came from behind in the sprint to claw his way onto the podium behind eventual winner Dion Smith (Mitchelton Scott). Alessandro Covi showed he is adjusting well to the professional category with 8th place for the 21 year old.
Riabushenko: “It was a very hard race: pretty long at 210km and very hot but it’s a race I know well and the final sprint suits my characteristic so I gave my best. It is the end of a long period of racing for me, so am happy that I could recuperate fast after Tirreno Adriatico and to get a good result here.”
Manuele Mori (Assistant Sports Director): “The guys did a good race today. The plan was for Covi to follow the late attacks and for Riabushenko to save himself for a final sprint. We had reduced numbers in the final and so we were using the trains of the other teams to move up. Riabushenko delivered in the sprint and Covi was the first neo-pro and came 8th so it shows his development is moving forward.”
Coppa Sabatini results:
1. Dion Smith (Mitchelton Scott) 4:58:58
2. Andrea Pasqualon (Circus Wanty) ”
3. Aleksandr Riabushenko (UAE Team Emirates) “
Ulissi moves to 2nd overall in Tour de Luxembourg
Meanwhile Diego Ulissi stays in the hunt for overall victory at the Tour of Luxembourg, sitting just 5” off the lead in 2nd place after stage 3. Rui Oliveira sits in 6th place at 12”.
Tour de Luxembourg stage 3 results:
1.John Degenkolb (Lotto Soudal) 3:35:43
2.Eduard Grosu (Nippo Delko) ”
3.Pieter Vanspeybrouck (Circus Wanty) ”
14.Diego Ulissi (UAE Team Emirates) “
Tour of Luxembourg GC after stage 3:
1.Eduard Grosu (Nippo Delko) 7:38:49
2.Diego Ulissi (UAE Team Emirates) @5”
3.Amaury Capiot (Sport Vlaanderen) @9”