Alessandro De Marchi (BMC Racing) won the the Giro dell Emilia with a strong solo effort over the closing kilometers. Rigoberto Uran (EF-Education First) finished in 2nd place and Dylan Teuns (BMC Racing) rounded out the race podium. For Team Dimension Data, the Giro dell Emilia was a day where Scott Davies put in a stand-out performance. The young Welshman formed part of the race’s early breakaway, joining 7 other riders in a move that gained just over 10-minutes on the peloton at one point. Davies rode well in the break and looked one of the strongest, which was proven after he suffered a nasty.
The UCI 1.HC French classic, Paris-Tours, gets underway this Sunday and will be the last race on French soil of our 2018 season. The 112th edition of the race offers a new improvised route, with the final 60km of racing containing seven new climbs. The new route also includes 12,7km of gravel sections which will certainly spice up the racing somewhat. Spearheading our team will be Edvald Boasson Hagen, who was in the action last week at Munsterland Giro, and will certainly enjoy the slightly more testing route on offer this year. Joining our strong Norwegian will be a typically strong classic group of Nic.