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Mohoric claims victory in GP Industria e Artigianato with skilful descent

Matej Mohoric

Matej Mohoric took his first victory of the season at the GP Industria & Artigianato in Larciano, Tuscany, after a strong performance on the final descent.

“I have to thank all my teammates for the great work they have done throughout the day”, said Mahoric. “I knew that the climb was long and that I could get back in the first group without spending too much energy. I wanted to help Giovanni Visconti in the final and when Majka left I went after him. I found myself in the front and so I decided to go all the way.”

“I have been studying the climb in the first three laps and I knew that if I had taken the last descent first I could have played my chances. Before the end of the descent, I turned around and saw that nobody was there, after that I did not turn around until I was over the finish line!”

“It’s a very important success because it’s my first victory with the Bahrain Merida Team’s jersey. After Abu Dhabi Tour, I trained well and I had good feelings. Yesterday I did a good Strade Bianche (11th place) and today it went even better! Now I will start to concentrate on the Giro d’Italia.”

GP Industria e Artigianato 2018 results:

1Matej Mohoric (Bahrain-Merida)


2Marco Canola (Nippo-Vini Fantini-Europa Ovini)


3Davide Ballerini (Androni-Sidermec)


4Sean De Bie (Veranda’s Willems Crelan)


5Mauro Finetto (Delko Marseille Provence KTM)


6Giovanni Visconti (Bahrain-Merida)


7Krists Neilands (Israel Cycling Academy)


8Daryl Impey (Mitchelton-Scott)


9Francesco Gavazzi (Androni-Sidermec)


10German Tivani (Trevigiani Phonix-Hemus 1896)