The American rider Brandon McNulty (Rally UHC Cycling) has won Il Giro di Sicilia, wearing the Maglia Rossa e Gialla (red and yellow) and lifting the race’s trophy on the final podium. Guillaume Martin (Wanty – Gobert Cycling Team) and Fausto Masnada (Androni Giocattoli – Sidermec) completed the podium.

Guillaume Martin (Wanty – Gobert Cycling Team) won the fourth and final stage solo, 128km from Giardini Naxos to the Mount Etna (Nicolosi), ahead of Fausto Masnada (Androni Giocattoli – Sidermec) and Dayer Quintana (Neri Sottoli Selle Italia KTM).

GENERAL CLASSIFICATION

1 – Brandon McNulty (Rally UHC Cycling)

2 – Guillaume Martin (Wanty – Gobert Cycling Team) at 42″

3 – Fausto Masnada (Androni Giocattoli – Sidermec) at 56″

JERSEYS

Maglia Rossa e Gialla (red and yellow), general classification leader, sponsored by the Sicilian Region – Brandon McNulty (Rally UHC Cycling)

Maglia Arancione (orange), sprinter classification leader, sponsored by NamedSport – Manuel Belletti (Androni Giocattoli – Sidermec)

Maglia Verde Pistacchio (pistacchio green), King of the Mountains classification leader, sponsored by Cantine Cellaro – Fausto Masnada (Androni Giocattoli – Sidermec)

Maglia Bianca (white), young rider general classification leader, sponsored by the Ufficio Nazionale Israeliano del Turismo – citiesbreak.com – Brandon McNulty (Rally UHC Cycling)

STAGE RESULT

1 – Guillaume Martin (Wanty – Gobert Cycling Team) 128km in 3h37’34”, average speed 35.299kph

2 – Fausto Masnada (Androni Giocattoli – Sidermec) at 10″

3 – Dayer Quintana (Neri Sottoli Selle Italia KTM) at 13″

Speaking seconds after the stage finish, Il Giro di Sicilia winner, Brandon McNulty, said: “I knew what I had to do, I used my TT skills to defend the jersey. My team was incredible, they gave everything for me, it was a huge team effort. This is a great long climb, it was an epic stage. Now it’s time for a little bit of celebration.”

The stage winner, Guillaume Martin, said: “I am happy for this win, it would have been better to also win the GC. We tried to race aggressively, Odd Christian Eiking also attacked at the beginning of the climb, but Brendan was really strong, and I decided to focus on winning the stage. It’s a climb which is part of the history of cycling. I was here last year in an altitude training camp. I also wrote a book about philosophy and a few pages were about this climb. It’s special to win here.”

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