Luca Mozzato wins stage 2 of Tour du Limousin!
Italian Luca Mozzato won the 2nd stage of the Tour du Limousin in a sprint, the 5th success for the Arkéa-Samsic team this season.
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“I’m very happy, it’s my first professional victory! It’s a success that will stay with me forever. People have been asking me for a long time when I was going to unlock my counter, I’ve been hanging around for a long time and it’s finally happened! I’d like to thank my team-mates today: perhaps they believed in it even more than I did. Last night, Maxime Bouet told me “tomorrow is perfect for you”. He helped me a lot! They took charge very early on in the race, and it was good for me mentally to see that they had confidence in me. It gives me confidence too. My team-mates helped me push my limits. This first place really rewards all the work they’ve done.”
“Our aim in coming here was to get back to winning ways and get the positive momentum going again. Since yesterday, all the riders have done a great job of assuming their responsibilities from the start of each stage. Today, we knew that the profile suited Luca very well. Our team took charge and managed it well. Luca’s team-mates put him in the best possible position. We believed in Luca, he’s got the profile to win races, he can handle the bumps and he’s got great speed. This victory, his first as a professional, will give him confidence for the future, that’s for sure.”