Colnago CSF Inox’s Domenico Pozzovivo was today crowned the overall winner of the 2012 Giro del Trentino, following an epic final stage in freezing cold conditions.
Italian-born Pozzovivo finished third at the end of the 4th stage, close to the top of the 2239m high Passo Pordoi – competing in heavy snow.
With the final stage starting from a Spring-like Castelletto Di Brenzone on Lake Garda, the 177.5km stage was won by Colombia-Coldeportes rider Darwin Atapuma, three seconds ahead of Acqua & Sapone’s Carlos Betancur, six seconds in front of third place Pozzovivo.
A natural born climber, Pozzovivo rode his Colnago M10 through the 23 hairpins of the final climb, controlling the race in heavy snow. Attacking the last kilometre, Pozzovivo demonstrated why he was the overall winner of the Giro del Trentino.
The final classification of the Giro del Trentino saw the Colnago sponsored Pozzovivo finishing 40” ahead of Damiano Cunego and 1’04” in front of Sylvester Szymd.
Ahead of the final stage, Pozzovivo said winning “Would be the most beautiful victory of my life,” and as the Giro d’Italia looms closer, Pozzovivo’s domination of the Giro del Trentino highlights the Colnago rider’s exciting display of form.