ProTeam Late escape keeps Jenno Berckmoes from the victory in Coppi e Bartali

Jenno Berckmoes takes his third podium in just four stages in Italy.
Race 22 March 2024

Alec Segaert coloured the fourth stage with start and finish in Brisighella in the breakaway, with nine other riders. "Suddenly Gianluca Brambilla, who was very close in the GC, jumped towards the break and of course that made it difficult. The chances for Alec were gone, so he tried to go solo", Jenno Berckmoes looks back.

Marco Brenner joined Segaert at the front. "Alec waited for us, as we knew it wasn't possible anymore to go for the victory there. He still did a perfect job, together with Logan (Currie) and Harm (Vanhoucke) he set the pace towards the final climb, on 5 kilometers from the finish. It all went well, until the attack of Archie Ryan (EF). He was the strongest on the climb."

"Luckily Sylvain (Moniquet) and Jarno (Widar) were also super strong, and they went full gas to take him back. There still was a crash in the descent, which gave some chaos and probably saw us missing some seconds there. We just miss out on the victory again, which is disappointing, but at the same time it's nice to feel the team is super strong. Tomorrow for the last stage we will defend our GC, as well as try to take that victory", Berckmoes says.

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