Giro d’Italia 2012 | Stage 19
A stage win for Roman Kreuziger! A small consolation for him in race in which he was meant to be up there competing in the GC, only to crack in a spectacular and painful fashion on stage 17.
Astana’s DS Guiseppe Martinelli did not mince his words:
After stage 17, Astana’s directeur sportif Giuseppe Martinelli had expressed his disappointment. “In his two-year contract with Astana, he has only won a stage of the 2010 Giro del Trentino,” Martinelli said. “We expected more from him. I’m disappointed.”
Asked about the possibility of a stage win at one of the two big mountain stages, Martinelli answered: “We didn’t bring Kreuziger for a stage win. We brought him for the podium. We got the stage win we wanted with Paolo Tiralongo.”
Roman, the fans are still cheering for you! Great ride today.
(via Giro d’Italia: tappa 19 / stage 19)