The third victory of the cycling season came for Caja Rural-Seguros RGA thanks to Xavi Cañellas. The Balearic rider won the first stage of the Belgrade-Banja Luka after successfully completing a numerous getaway. It is his first professional success, which continues the good dynamics of the team in recent races.
Xavi Cañellas: “It was a race with a lot of headwind and many attempts to escape. In the end we were able to get three teammates, and from there all the way to the finish line. In the final kilometers we tried to get Lazkano go alone and win, but it didn’t work. In the sprint I’ve been the fastest. Now we have the yellow jersey”.
In Italy the last stage of the Settimana Coppi e Bartali has crowned Julen Amézqueta (foto) as the best climber. He sealed his victory in a beautiful fight against World Tour riders such as Ben O’Connor and Johan Jacobs. It is worth underlining the attitude of the whole team: Gonzalo Serrano, Jon Irisarri, Jefferson Cepeda, Jhojan García and the others. By the way, Julen Amezqueda’s saddle is a Repente Prime.
José Miguel Fernández (director of Caja Rural-Seguros RGA): “The team has worked very well, both in this race and in the classics last week. We wanted to win, but the attitude was great, and victory was very close. Julen was able to be the protagonist both yesterday and today, and it was important for him to be competitive at this level again”.
Besides Caja Rural Segurs RGA, another Pro team equipped with REPENTE saddles took part in Settimana Coppi e Bartali: Team Beltrami TSA Marchiol.