Next year: maglia rosa
With Ivan Parra winning a magnificent stage in the Dolomiti and José Rujano coming third and moving into the top 10 overall, the team from Selle Italia-Colombia is literally and figuratively riding high.
Speaking of his winning move on the slopes of the final nine kilometre climb to Pontives, Parra said: "Rujano and I were in the break and both of us we feeling really good. We tried to break away [together], but unfortunately he [Rujano] couldn't come with me."
The Colombian and his directtore sportivo Gianni Savio also made no secret of their ambitious future plans: "Every year, our team sends a great team to the Giro, and I hope next year we can come to win [the race]," said Parra.
Added Savio: "Next year, I hope to have at my disposition a budget large enough to try and aim for the maglia rosa. [José] Rujano is a real talent; if he continues this way, he will end up winning a very important race in the future."