Hondo to MSR feeling confident

The podium that wasn't

The podium that wasn't (Image credit: Sirotti)

Gerolsteiner sprinter Danilo Hondo will be taking the start of "La Primavera" feeling confident about his performances, even if he was demoted from third to fourth after the final stage of Tirreno-Adriatico on Tuesday. Italian rider Fabrizio Guidi stepped onto the podium instead of him, after the UCI commissaires had another close look at the second intermediate sprint of the final stage, where Hondo thought to have scored two precious bonus seconds to maintain his third placing in front of the Italian. But the jury decided to distance the German and attribute the points to Guidi.

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