Domenico Pozzovivo: I will now try to increase my lead
Jun 16 2017 02:43 am CET

Domenico Pozzovivo: I will now try to increase my lead

Domenico Pozzovivo is the new leader in the Tour de Suisse in a General Classification that is very tight in the first places.

The rider thinks that this is a great moment in an already good season, having finished in sixth place in the Giro d'Italia. "I have been waiting a long time for this: dropping everyone on the climb, bridging up to the breakaway, taking the win... I had a perfect start to the season, and my Giro went very well," said the Italian.

"I have had good legs and it was necessary just to have the right mindset in order to do something at the Tour of Switzerland. We made the most of our resources as a team. With Jan Bakelants in the breakaway, that allowed us to hold back a little and save some energy," Pozzovivo added.

What is next is the hard work of not only keeping the yellow jersey but gaining as much time as possible on his direct rivals. "I will now try to increase my lead in the overall especially since there is a time trial on the final day that really does not suit me," the rider commented.
Photo of Domenico Pozzovivo (cropped) © Tour de Suisse