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Itzulia Basque Country. Samuele Battistella finishes second in Kanbo

Samuele Battistella of Astana Qazaqstan Team took the second podium place on Stage 2 of the Itzulia Basque Country with a finish in the town of Kanbo. The stage ended with a sprint from a group of forty riders; Battistella launched a good sprint, but it was just not enough for the victory.

“I felt quite good today, and in general, in the last few days, so I was motivated to fight for high places at this stage. The final sprint was quite chaotic and nervous, and at some point, I found myself blocked. I had to look for a way forward, slightly missed the right moment to open the sprint. In the end I got a second place. However, I feel that my form is improving, and there is motivation and a desire to fight for something good in the next stages. We’ll see how things develop”, – said Samuele Battistella.

Following today’s Stage Two Battistella moved up to 26th place in the overall standings.

Photo credit: @SprintCycling