Schelling wins in Aosta
The Giro valle d’Aosta started yesterday with a 3 km long prologue which tested the fast legs of all the participants. As it happened in the Giro d’Italia U23, our guys fell less than 1 second short to the leaders jersey and stage win. In this case, it was Daan Hoole, who started his stint in the national champion jersey with a second place in the day, joined by Ide Schelling in 10th. 

The first road stage presented a really hard parcour with three categorized climbs. The race set off with a big group going up the road, but our Adam Hartley featured our colors in the move. Several chasing groups formed behind, but with 55 km in our Ide Schelling launched his attack and was followed by 9 other riders. Our Dutchman was going faster uphill and made up the time gap to the front of the race, going over the second categorized climb in first place. With 20 km to go the race was neutralized because the bunch sent in the wrong direction, and they resumed the race as it was prior to that, Schelling leading with 3 minutes over the bunch and Adam Hartley in a chasing group one minute behind. 

Ide Schelling crested the final climb also in first place, and took the win in a final two-man sprint, with Adam Hartley rolling to the line in fourth place. This way the Dutchman took over the overall classification as well as the KOM coming into tomorrow’s second road stage. 

This accounts as our 12th UCI win of the season.