Add victories by the dropper, but since 2021 he has not missed his appointment with them. the dutch Arvid de Kleijn, modest team runner Tudor Pro Cycling, achieved the sixth win of his brief record in the Milan-Turin, quite a surprise as it was an appointment that had a good list of high-powered sprinters. One of them, Fernando Gaviria, He was once again left with honey on his lips, a sensation that he has already experienced on a few occasions this season.
The Colombian from the Movistar Team was second for the third time this season (stage in San Juan, UAE Tour and today) in a fly which stirred with some tension. Gaviria started a little behind, but managed to reduce the gap with De Kleijn in the final meters. However, the Dutch slightly changed its trajectory and cornered the coffee grower just enough towards the fenced area, which frustrated his possible comeback.
“It was quite a fun sprint, with a lot of corners; lucky we didn’t fall. Nothing to comment on De Kleijn’s movement; he beat me and that’s the only thing to say, congratulations to him. Despite coming from a really hard, difficult Tirreno, these two days have been good for me and my legs have felt quite good; logically I would have liked to be fully recovered to do a much better sprint and be closer to victory, but the important thing and for what I stay I am happy that we did not fall and we were able to be on the podium”, Gaviria explained at the end of the race, downplaying the matter. In fact, Movistar did not come to claim. Jon Aberasturi, the best Spanish, finished ninth, while Richard Carapaz he limited himself to accumulating kilometers to refine his set-up for the Volta a Catalunya and Itzulia, his next commitments.
Results of the 104th Milan-Turin
1st Arvid de Kleijn (Tudor) – 3h 59:02
2nd Fernando Gaviria (Movistar) – mt
3rd Casper van Uden (DSM) – mt
9th jon aberasturi (Trek) – mt