Another success for the Gazprom-RusVelo: Firsanov wins and is the leader of the Coppi & Bartali

Great time for the Gazprom-RusVelo. Second consecutive victory in Settimana Coppi&Bartali. After the victory in the team time trial for quartets in Gatteo, success comes also on the finish line of Sogliano al Rubicone. The 33 years old Sergei Firsanov wins at the end of a solo action and gets the leader’s jersey, snatching it to his teammate Artur Ershov. Firsanov, protagonist of a getaway with Stefano Pirazzi of Bardiani-Csf, was able to stretch on his own until they reach the 5 kilometers to a lead of 25″ on the group, before winning.

«Firsanov felt good, he has done well to attack», general manager of Gazprom-RusVelo, Renat Khamidulin says. «On a such technical track and it was not been easy to gain important advantages, because Team Sky has imposed a good rhythm to the group. But Sergei is a great rider in events like this and we are happy that he managed to win. We are very happy for this result and we will do everything to keep this record».

Photo: Stefano Sirotti