The Colombian Santiago Buitrago (Bahrain Victorious) was happy at the finish line of the Three Peaks of Lavaredo, where he achieved victory on the queen stage of the Giro, a victory he considered “a reward for all the work done”.
“I am very happy with this victory, a good moment after a personally difficult Giro. I want to try to raise my arms before the end and reach the victory in the Three Peaks of Lavaredo. It is incredible,” said of the Bogotá cyclist at the finish line.
As Buitrago, 23 years old and winner in 2022 of another stage in the Giro, in Lavarone, explained, this new victory “is the reward for all the work done”.
“It was a good Giro for the team. Every day we pushed ourselves to get the results, and now to get another victory for the team is incredible. There is a lot of motivation and we see the fruit of our work.”
Bahrain leading the team classification and Buitrago gave the team the second stage of this Giro victory after the Italian got it jonathan milan in the sprint of the second stage and also leader of the points classification.
Buitrago caught up with his breakaway partner, the Canadian, in the last km Derek Gee.
“I had Gee in front of me, as a point of reference. I wanted to keep him right in front so I could control him. In the end, with 1.5km to go, I decided to give it my all. It was very difficult , but I did it”, concluded the Colombian
Source: La Verdad
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