Giro d’Italia U23 wrap up
After a tough and difficult race marked by the crashes and bad luck we had in the first part of the Giro d’Italia U23, we entered into the last weekend of racing in Italy hoping to make it count and ready to shake up the race. The second-to-last day saw our Barnabás Peák successfully making to the breakaway that made it to the finish, but our Hungarian rider was beaten in the final rush to the line and had to come home with a second place in the day after playing it perfectly all stage long. 

The last day in the Giro d’Italia U23, presented an all-out effort as the stage featured only 29 km and one long climb. Our Ide Schelling confirmed his climbing legs of the Ronde de l’Isard (where he was 6th), and went again on the attack with 4 km to go. The Dutchman was leading the race with another rider for a while, before he had to ease up the pace as the Colombians were pushing from behind. Alexander Evans and Thymen Arensman lasted in the main group for most of the climb with the Australian rider rolling in the seventh position, just behind Ide Schelling who went hard until the top of the climb. 

This way we wrapped another participation at the Giro d’Italia U23, with Alexander Evans being our best-placed rider overall in 17th position. Despite some setbacks, we fought every day for a stage win, that could not eventually come, but three second places showed that we went for it. 

Next up, the nationals.