Damiano Caruso has won the second stage of the Giro di Sicilia after another dominant performance by the Italian national team.
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Italy took control of the race and was uncontested in the head of the peloton for the final kilometers. With EOLO-Kometa and Astana Qazaqstan Team helping the controlling of the breakaway, the stage win was up for grabs for the peloton and so were important bonus seconds.
Inside the final kilometer, the Italian national team put in a stinging acceleration that broke the peloton in bits, leaving only a short group out in front capable of fighting for the win. From within that group it would end up being a sprint deciding the winner, and Damiano Caruso sealed off a perfect leadout into a win, beating Vincenzo Nibali and Domenico Pozzovivo.
“It’s an amazing feeling because today the national team rode like a good team with experience,” Caruso said. “Then on the final climb the guys did an amazing job, they managed the last climb really well. When I started the sprint and saw Nibali on my wheel, I said ‘OK, this is amazing’.”