At 16.13 the nine Katusha pros riding their Speedmax CF rolled down the start ramp on the island of Ischia. The team time-trial on stage 2 of the Giro d’Italia took in 17.4 undulating kilometres, finishing in the little town called Forio.
Trofimov: “We’re really satisfied”
In spite of the demanding course the Katusha riders quickly got into their stride and whizzed across the finishing line on the Speedmax CF in a time of 22.24 minutes.
This proved to be a fast time since Katusha was just 19 seconds down on the winners Team Sky, finishing in a very creditable fourth place.
Piva: “We worked for Trofimov “
Even the Sports Director Valerio Piva was impressed by his team’s performance. “Our boys did a great job. They are all more or less at the same level and highly motivated. It’s our aim to achieve a high overall finish with Yuriy Trofimov and I think we did a lot to help his cause today.”
The best placed Katusha rider overall is currently Luca Paolini back in 17th place 19 seconds down on the leading rider. In the mass sprint on stage one on Saturday Paolini finished 12th.
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