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"I don't know yet what the team's plans are for 2017, but certainly being Italian, it would be nice to participate and be a leader in the Giro d'Italia at its centenary."

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24.10.2016 @ 21:48 Posted by Tobias Munck Sørensen

Davide Formolo hopes that he can take his own chances next year at the Giro d'Italia. The 24-year-old Italian said in an interview with Tuttobiciweb that the ninth spot in the Vuelta has given him confidence and now he wants to try in the Giro.


Formolo - 2015 winner of the Giro stage to La Spezia - was 31st in the Giro last May. 


"I had set the whole first part of the season on the Giro, but the fall in the Tour de Romandie interrupted my plans," Formolo said. "I was strong, I did everything as planned, but a few days before the start of the Giro I hit the right side violently. I had not given it too much consideration, but in retrospect that was a fatal tumble.


"In the three weeks of the Giro, I gritted my teeth, but I swear that it was hard to walk from the hotel room to the bus to go to the start. The human body is a phenomenal vehicle but the beatings compromised my performance. Uphill, I could not be competitive with the best.


"I ended the Giro with my morale in my shoes. I asked the team to put me in the Vuelta because I wanted to redeem myself and demonstrate, even to myself, that the consequences of that fall in Switzerland were not an excuse.


"I surprised myself at the Vuelta. Despite the work done for Talansky, I managed to make a good ranking. After racing three Grand Tours, I realized that to make the overall, you can't afford to make a single mistake or even take a moment to breathe. You must fight for the top positions and you must be ahead, come what may, every day.


"The path has been very hard, but to finish in the top 10 has raised my morale."


In 2017 he hopes to make a simiar achievement in the Giro. 


"I don't know yet what the team's plans are for 2017, but certainly being Italian, it would be nice to participate and be a leader in the Giro d'Italia at its centenary," he told.. "I am confident that I can do even better than I've shown so far. In addition to having a wedding ring, maybe I will go faster.


"The important thing is to have the right approach to the Grand Tour in my future program. My mission is to go fast and be consistent."



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