Omar Fraile: I knew Sonny Colbrelli was my biggest rival today
Apr 25 2018 08:14 pm CET

Omar Fraile: I knew Sonny Colbrelli was my biggest rival today
Omar Fraile: I knew Sonny Colbrelli was my biggest rival today
Photo of Omar Fraile by Astana Pro Team

Astana's Omar Fraile outsprinted Sonny Colbrelli and Rui Costa in the first stage of the Tour of Romandie, taking a victory that the rider welcomed after the Spring season.

The Spaniard showed his happiness after winning the stage. "I am so happy with this win," he commented. "After the classics, I did not feel great, but today everything went well and I managed to do a good stage. In general, our team was super today, we did a strong race. After all these climbs we still had many riders in the leading group and my teammates did a big job for me.

"In the final part of the stage I’ve realized our group can come to the finish for a sprint, so Dario Cataldo and Jakob Fuglsang worked hard to chase all attacks and to bring me in front. I knew Sonny Colbrelli was my biggest rival today since he is a very fast guy. So, I followed his wheel and started my sprint with around 300 meters to go.

"It was a good decision since at the last 100 meters there was a small uphill. Anyway, this victory brings me and, I think, the whole team a good motivation before the next stages. As I saw, Jakob is in a good form and we will try to help him to reach a high result here."




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