In his first race of the season with Intermarché-Circus-Wanty this Friday, Francesco Busatto finished just outside the podium of the Muscat Classic, a new one day race organized in the Sultanate of Oman one day before the national tour.
The 20 year old Italian was the first rider of Continental Development Team Circus-ReUz-Technord to race in the colors of the World Team. This winter, he accompanied Intermarché-Circus-Wanty in several events such as the two winter training camps in Alicante.
This Friday, he survived on the selective circuit after accelerations of his teammates Louis Meintjes and Rein Taaramäeon the final climbs. A peloton of around thirty men arrived in the final kilometer and the young Italian rider took fourth place in the sprint of this first edition.