Team Trevigiani Phonix Hemus 1896 new season began at best. In Argentinian Vuelta San Juan first stage, San Juan – Pocito of 148.9 km, Spaniard Manuel Peñalver took the tenth place and wore the green jersey as the best Under 23 rider. In the sprint won by Fernando Gaviria (Quick Step Floors), his idol, the 19 years old from Torrevieja has jumped without fear, confronting with some of the best sprinters in the world, which until yesterday he had only seen on TV.
«I’m in heaven, it seems a dream to me. At the first race with the professionals I did not think I could already collect an important top ten like this. I am speechless from happiness, I do not believe it. With my teammates we will try hard to defend the record in the youth ranking. Without pressure, we are here to grow and gain experience with top riders» commented excitedly.
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