27 August 2023

Anastasiya Kolesava on the podium of the Giro Toscana

The day after her stage victory, Anastasiya Kolesava finished the Giro Toscana in 3rd place overall.

Anastasiya Kolesava

“I wasn’t having a great day today but I managed to hang on in the final 4 laps of the circuit. My team-mates controlled the race well because there were a lot of shots trying to get away. Once again, they were a great help at the most important moments and I can only thank them for that. It’s because of them that we’ve managed to hold on to this podium place together.”

Mélanie Briot, sports director

“It was the queen stage today, the most hilly of the 4 days. With Anastasiya 3rd overall this morning, we were determined to hold on to our podium place. The aim was for Anastasiya and Megan to take it in turns on the final circuit to put pressure on the other favourites. Unfortunately, Anastasiya wasn’t having a great day so we weren’t really able to implement our strategy. They arrived together in the pack, ensuring that the most important thing was to hold on to their podium place. The objective set before the race has been doubly achieved: we’re back from Tuscany with a stage win and two girls in the top 5 overall. What’s also satisfying is the automatisms that the riders are finding with each other, race day after race day.”