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Ulissi shines to take the spoils in Sicily
7 October 2020 - News
Ulissi shines to take the spoils in Sicily

Shrewd tactics, a great team effort and a perfect finish were the key ingredients that led to success for Diego Ulissi in the 2nd stage of the Giro d’Italia, on the 149 km from Alcamo to Agrigento. On the final slope towards Agrigento (3.7 km at 5.3%), UAE Team Emirates showed all its strength, with Valerio Conti picking up the pace at the head of a main group that was being heavily reduced. Conti held out until 700 meters from the finish, when Luca Wackermann (Vini Zabù-KTM) tried a counterattack, followed by Diego Ulissi and Mikkel Honorè (Deceuninck-Quick Step); the latter two were joined in the last 100 meters by Peter Sagan (Bora-hansgrohe), for a three-man sprint dominated by Ulissi.

The win marked the seventh personal career victory for Ulissi at the Giro, a success that also earns him the points classification and 10th place in the general classification (+54 ”from Filippo Ganna).