UAE Team Emirates’ neo-pro finished third in Amgen Tour of California’s stage 3
Simone Consonni (UAE Team Emirates) is getting used to the big stage at the Amgen Tour of California (US), whose stage 3, 186,5 Km from Pismo Beach to Morro Bay, was run on on Tuesday May 16th. The 22-year-old Italian neo-pro finished third in the final sprint, won by World Champion Peter Sagan ahead of German Rick Zabel. Behind Consonni, Norwegian Alexander Kristoff crossed the finishing line in fourth place.
“I’m very satisfied for the third place - said Consonni, equipped by Northwave with Extreme RR shoes. - I want to thank my team because I received perfect support: with Zurlo in the breakaway, we could ride in the bunch saving energies, then my other teammates helped me to move into position with 300m to the finish line. My final progression was good".
Consonni obtained the second seasonal podium, after the third place claimed in Driedaagse De Panne-Koksijde’s opening stage, in Belgium, where the Italian rider placed first in the Youth Classification.