Peák: “I want to win a stage in the Giro”
Tomorrow in Riccione, the Giro d’Italia U23 will kick off. It will be a tough 10-day fight, in which we will put everything we have into showing the best version of ourselves. One of the riders that will feature the start line will be the Hungarian champion, Bárnabas Peák. The 20-year old has been struggling with illness for a while, but he is now back to top shape. “The start of the season was great, I got a nice win in Tour de Normandie, plus what the Academy has done in all stage races and one-day classics it has been amazing”. 

The Hungarian Champion in both disciplines points out the hard work and commitment of everyone in the team as a major asset when it comes to racing and winning. “The atmosphere is great, we work really hard as a team to bring success to the Academy, we get along really well and we understand each other’s need really good, so the overall sum of that brings us the (great) results we have”. 

Peák will start tomorrow in his first ever Giro d’Italia U23, which will be his longest stage race up to date. However, the Hungarian has a clear mindset of what he wants to achieve while in Italian soil. “I want to win a stage and help my teammates as much as possible”.