The Italian rider conquests his firts victory for Cofidis.
The Italian sprinter, who has been improving steadily since the beginning of the season, won in Cholet - Pays de la Loire, concluding a solid collective performance of the team. It was his first victory for Cofidis, the second for the team this season. It is a unique thrill, a sensation that all sprinters are looking for. To be able to benefit from the precious work of his teammates, to launch his sprint, to feel the power, to raise his arms to the sky...
Elia Viviani experienced this moment in Cholet on Sunday afternoon. All day long, the team showed a lot of self-sacrifice to counter the attacks and to make sure that their sprinter was in the best possible condition.
This victory demonstrates the constant rise in power of Elia Viviani. The Italian sprinter came close to victory at the UAE Tour (a second place and three top five finishes), and this was his 98th victory in the professional category. It symbolizes all his efforts, he who has always worked hard and never slackened.
Elia Viviani sprinted to victory atop on his De Rosa Merak equipped with Campagnolo Super Record Eps Disc Brake groupset.
© TDW / Getty Images