Italian Bonifazio won the second stage of the Tour of Sicily

Niccolo Bonifazio (Intermarche) won the second stage of the Tour of Sicily on Wednesday. Finn Fischer Black (UAE) remains at the top of the general classification.

By Le Figaro with AFP


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Niccolo Bonifazio, Intermarché-Circus-Wanty runner. Nico Veriken / Panoramic

Italy’s Niccolo Bonifazio won the second of four stages of the Tour of Sicily in a sprint on Wednesday, with New Zealand’s Finn Fisher Black still leading the general classification.

Mark Cavendish and Elia Viviani, two of the strongest biographies among the sprinters present in the peloton, were hoping for their first victory of the year at the end of this 193-kilometre stage between Cannecati and Vittoria, providing the finish without difficulty. But they finished outside the top ten, after being unable to join the fight dominated by Bonifazio (Intermarche) ahead of compatriot Vincenzo Albanese and Australian Blake Quick.

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With his second pole position in two days, Albanese gained six extra seconds allowing him to make up half his general classification lag in the Fisher Black. “I was expecting Vincenzo Albanese to do sprints, it’s not something I can really master. It will be hotter tomorrow (Thursday)The New Zealand leader confirmed upon his arrival.

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The third and penultimate stage, 150 km between Ena and Termini Imirez, already promised Thursday to the sprinters, before the final stage that will pass on Friday on the slopes of Etna.

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