Giro d'Italia - Valerio Conti: This is a beautiful day, a beautiful victory!
May 17 2019 12:01 am CET

Giro d'Italia - Valerio Conti: This is a beautiful day, a beautiful victory!
Giro d'Italia - Valerio Conti: This is a beautiful day, a beautiful victory!
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UAE-Team Emirates' Valerio Conti has finished the sixth stage of the Giro d'Italia wearing the Maglia Rosa. The Italian rider leads the overall standings at one minute and 41 seconds from Giovanni Carboni.

Conti was part of the breakaway of the day and with 30 kilometres to go, he attacked along Fausto Masnada. The duo worked well together and while the Italian of Androni-Giocattoli crossed the line in the first position to take the day's victory, the rider of UAE-Team Emirates did it more than seven minutes ahead of Primoz Roglic, taking the lead of the General Classification.

"This has been a beautiful day, a beautiful victory!" said Conti at the end of the stage. "It is a unique feeling. For an Italian the Maglia Rosa it's the most beautiful thing that exists.

"I am really happy also for all the team and I'd like to thank the mechanics, the masseurs, sports directors, doctors, coaches. We have taken a big quality step this year and that shows in the results that the UAE Team Emirates has gotten this year so far.

"Now I will have to give 100% and now I can only say that this is a fantastic feeling and this is for all the Italians that are watching this on tv."




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