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Vuelta a Andalucia. Samuele Battistella finishes 3rd at the third stage

Italian rider of Astana Qazaqstan Team Samuele Battistella brings the team another podium. He finished 3rd at the third stage of Vuelta a Andalucia after spending all day in the breakaway and attacking from the front group at the last kilometers.

– Today was almost flat stage and the plan of the team was to go to the breakaway and I managed to join it. I spent all the race to try to do my best at the final climb. I attacked at 3 km to go to anticipate the final kilometers, but the chasers catch me at the bottom of the last climb, so I went full gas till the finish line. I think it is good result, even because I was sick last week, I had a flu and I didn’t know my condition until the end. So, I’m really happy about today’s performance and happy to bring another podium to the team, – commented Samuele Battistella.

Photo credit: @SprintCycling