Lorenzo Rota took his first professional victory this Friday by winning the second stage of the Sazka Tour on top of Pustevny, enabling him to conquer the race lead from Rune Herregodts.
The silver medallist of the Italian championships won thanks to explosiveness on top of the 8 kilometer climb (6.6%). He accompanied the best climbers in chase behind Rein Taaramäe, who escaped with 3 kilometer to go, before taking the win in a sprint with around ten riders who caught the Estonian rider.
His teammate Domenico Pozzovivo finished third and is now second in the provisional classification, with Taaramäe crossing the line just outside the top ten. In addition to the leader’s jersey, also the jersey for best Czech rider is in hands of Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux thanks to a sixteenth place of Jan Hirt.
Photo credits: Sazka Tour