Filippo Pozzato misses Giro d'Italia due to family circumstances
May 02 2018 07:07 pm CET

Filippo Pozzato misses Giro d'Italia due to family circumstances
Filippo Pozzato misses Giro d'Italia due to family circumstances
Photo of Filippo Pozzato by Wilier Triestina - Selle Italia

Wilier Triestina - Selle Italia will have to do without Filippo Pozzato for the upcoming Giro d'Italia. The Italian went home to tend to his ill father.

"Some terrible news has ruined these days in Israel for the team Wilier Triestina - Selle Italia, which won't have Filippo Pozzato at the start on Friday due to some serious family issues," the team wrote on its website.

This was supposed to have been Pozzato's 16th grand tour and his third Giro d'Italia in a row. The rider got his best result with a 45th place in 2010, also in the Giro. That year, 'Pippo' also won a stage.

As it stands, the team will now consist of Jakub Mareczko, Liam Bertazzo, Marco Coledan, Giuseppe Fonzi, Jacopo Mosca, Alex Turrin, Edoardo Zardini and Eugert Zhupa.




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