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Manuel Quinziato said rainy, cold conditions made for a hard race. (©BMC/Tim de Waele.)
Manuel Quinziato said rainy, cold conditions made for a hard race. (©BMC/Tim de Waele.)

Quinziato Eighth At Omloop Het Nieuwsblad

26. February 2011

Ghent, Belgium

Manuel Quinziato finished eighth for the BMC Racing Saturday at Omloop Het Nieuwsblad, his best result at the Belgian classic.

Cold, Rainy Day

Quinziato was part of a chasing group that couldn't close the gap to the two leaders: eventual winner Sebastian Langeveld (Rabobank) and runner-up, Juan Antonio Flecha (Sky). "It was hard because the two leaders had teammates in our group who didn't cooperate," Quinziato said. "I tried in the last 10 kilometers to attack the sprinters in my group. Today's result is a good signal that my hard work in Qatar and Oman is paying off."

Giro di Sardegna, Stage 5
Gesturi, Italy – Ivan Santaromita finished 20th in the final stage for the BMC Racing Team as Mauro Santamborgio slipped from 10th to 13th in the overall standings. Michele Scarponi (Lampre-ISD) took Saturday's stage as Peter Sagan
(Liquigas-Cannondale) won overall.