This Wednesday, Niccolò Bonifazio secured his first victory for Intermarché-Circus-Wanty thanks to a perfect sprint in stage 2 of Giro di Sicilia, probably the first and only chance for the sprinters to compete for the win.
After yesterday’s explosive finish in Agrigento, where the three climbers of the World Team finished in the first group, a bunch sprint decided the outcome of the second stage in the streets of Vittoria, in the south of the island. Well-protected all day, Bonifazio ideally approached the last kilometer at the front of a peloton that was totally stretched out due to several roundabouts.
First to launch his effort with 250 meters to go, Bonifazio was unmatched and won with authority to claim the ninth success of the season for Jean-François Bourlart’s team. The Italian wins for the first time since last June in Route d’Occitanie, and for the first time in nine years on Italian soil.