Volta Catalunya – Jarlinson Pantano – A success would be that all our efforts had been rewarded –

27 March 2016

IAM Cycling


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Third. Only two riders finished ahead of Jarlinson Pantano in Barcelona at the end of the seventh and final stage of the Volta Catalunya. “Like everyone here, I wanted to win,” the Colombian rider for IAM Cycling admitted after having crossed the line. “I gave it everything. I am disappointed because I really wanted to bring a victory to the team. We have been in the thick of it in all the stages. A success would have been that all our efforts had been rewarded. But in spite of the absence of a victory, it is important not to lose hope. We can still do great things.”

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“It is a little frustrating,” claimed directeur sportif Lionel Marie. “Jarlinson Pantano had the victory in his legs. Honestly, I think that he missed it by 100 meters. More generally, I can certainly claim that our riders were making a daily impact in the all the stages at the Volta Catalunya. But we still are lacking that little something extra that brings the results. The points and victories are never that far away. The level of racing here is very high. The riders on the final podium for the overall are all of grand tour quality. We can be confident for the future.”


Larry Warbasse. “I was very pleasantly surprised by Larry,” the French DS explained. “He made a great step in his Pro Tour development. He showed us that he is in very good shape. We can count on him for the Tour of the Basque Country, I am sure.”


10 – With its third place today courtesy of Jarlinson Pantano, IAM Cycling recorded its tenth podium of the season. And as a result pocketed two more World Tour points for their ranking in the classification.

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