Zanini, the directeur sportif of Fuji-Servetto considers the race can be valued as positive, as the whole team showed fighting spirit in the Centenary edition of the Giro, won by Menchov.
Unfortunately, the team directed by Stefano Zanini could not climb into the general classification with their team leader, Sweden’s Fredrik Kessiakoff, who went down in his effort after two stages and keeping the pace with the favourites to finally lose his chances at the Monte Petrano.
"Seriously, I’m pretty satisfied with the riders’ behaviour all over the race, so I think the general overview is positive. I’ve found a real group within these guys, always together and showing great teamwork. We came here with the aim to take stage wins by diggins into the breakaways, and even though we did not succeed, we accomplished our objectives since we were into almost all escapes. We knew Capecchi was a little bit short of form to fight for the GC, so our chance to get into the best was Kessiakoff."
"We didn’t have any good luck with the injuries either. Capecchi had just experienced many troubles after Pa?s Vasco, and had to give up the race with a tendinitis in his knee. But the biggest disappointment was Serrano’s. We all were convinced, even more myself, that Ritxi was going to win a stage in this Giro. He came here in great condition, but the allergy made him go over a huge burden who never stood, and his health was horribly bad when he stepped down the bike. It’s been a pity. On the other hand, Vigano has done a great race, with good breakaways and some satisfying sprints. Also, Hector Gonz?lez has showed what he’s made of. He’s left the race with some details of brilliance, and this experience will be useful for him in the future, since he’s going to note the stamina a 3-week race gives you".
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