With an impressive victory in the closing time trials, Jan Barta from Team NetApp finished first in the overall rankings of the Settimana Internazionale di Coppi e Bartali tour in Italy.
The remarkable team result was topped off by Bartosz Huzarski who came in second overall. Diego Ulissi of Team Lampre ISD clinched third place. “I take my hat off to the team for their achievement. We showed ourselves to be the dominant team here, but most of all I’m pleased for the boys who managed to make the breakthrough and have realized they can ride with the best. This success will mean we can go into the coming races with much more confidence,” explained Jens Heppner, Sport Director of Team NetApp. “This is a historic victory. It is the first tour victory in our team’s history. The team’s strong performance is not only good for team morale but, most importantly, it shows us where we stand with our team right now and that we are up to the challenges that lie ahead,” said Ralph Denk, Team Manager of Team NetApp.