Giro d'Italia - Pascal Ackermann takes back the Ciclamino Jersey: It was a special moment for me and the whole team
May 31 2019 02:21 am CET

Giro d'Italia - Pascal Ackermann takes back the Ciclamino Jersey: It was a special moment for me and the whole team
Giro d'Italia - Pascal Ackermann takes back the Ciclamino Jersey: It was a special moment for me and the whole team
Photo of Pascal Ackermann ©Bora-hansgrohe / VeloImages

Bora-hansgrohe's Pascal Ackermann finished in the second place of the 18th stage at the Giro d'Italia and he climbed back to the top of the points classification.

The stage was mostly uneventful until the last kilometres when the three men that formed the escape kept going at a good pace while the peloton seemed to be unable to catch them on time. The peloton caught the riders almost a second too late and Damiano Cima took the victory of the stage while Ackermann dealt with the disappointment in the second place.

But the rider went from the anger of just missing the victory to the happiness or taking back the ciclamino jersey. "We had counted the points beforehand and we knew that it would be tight," he mentioned. "When I took second place in the final sprint, I was disappointed because my teammates supported me all day and worked so hard. They all really did an amazing job.

"But when we realised that we regained the points jersey, it was a special moment for me and the whole team. But I definitely haven't won it outright yet, as there are three more difficult stages to come, which I have to survive. However, at the moment we are very happy to have regained the jersey and we will do our best to keep it."







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