Pavel Brutt marked his name in the anniversary Giro d’Italia
The final day of Giro d’Italia has drawn to a close in Milan. Twenty one stages of more than 3500 kilometers of sweat and pain are done and dusted. For Gazprom – RusVelo it was the second participation on the monumental Italian Grand Tour.
Even though this year Gazprom – RusVelo didn’t manage to get a stage win, riders of the team were the most active breakaway specialists. Especially Pavel Brutt and Evgeny Shalunov having four breakaways each and forcing contenders to stay focused all the time. Pavel Brutt took over the breakaway classification having the most kilometers spent off the front of the peloton. Also Pavel was second in the intermediate sprint classification. The young rider Evgeny Shalunov showed himself on the mountainous 19th stage fighting till the end with the GC contenders and finishing on the 6th position.
Unfortunately Gazprom – RusVelo sprinter Ivan Savitskiy didn’t manage to show his abilities due to several mechanical problems on the key moments of the race.
Pavel Brutt summed up his and team performance: “The race has left a double impression. We had a plenty of goals, but we didn’t manage to complete all of them. That’s why I am not satisfied with the result, but still Giro d’Italia showed what we should work on to forge ahead.”