Mon 28-03-2022 15:46 PM
ROME, 28th March, 2022 (WAM) -- The UAE Team Emirates have taken another win at today's GP Industria as Diego Ulissi stormed to take the team's 22nd win of the season. The Italian riders outsprinted the competition at the end of the 192-kilometer long Italian classic to take his first win since last year's Settimana Ciclistica Italiana.
The race was categorized for it's final circuit around the town of Larciano. It's a race that suits puncheurs, and it were those riders exactly who came to the fore in the finale of the race. In the final ascent a group with Ulissi, Antonio Tiberi, Alessandro Verre and Alessandro Fedeli went clear and kept their gap until the finale.
The chasing group coming from behind came very close, but Ulissi timed his sprint to perfection and on the gentle uphill rise to the line he comfortably beat Italy's Alessandro Fedeli (currently without a team as Gazprom - Rusvelo lost their UCI license) and Xandro Meurisse who came from behind.
Commenting on his victory, Diego Ulissi said, "It feels amazing to take my first win of the season and to do it here in front of a home crowd is even more special. My teammates played a great role and really worked hard for me so hats off to them, we are working really well together in this group and the results are showing on the road. I’ll take a short break now and build up to the next block of racing with really high motivation after the victory today."