Alberto Tochella's surprise win in the Coppa San Geo
When Alberto Tochella and Marlen Zmorka jumped away from a group of a seven others, I thought Zmorka had the race in the bag as I had never heard of Tochella before. But as the race entered the final kilometers, the duo held on to a slim lead as the pack was bearing down on them. Zmorka led out the sprint in the final half kilometer but Tochella, riding for the local GS Gavardo team, came around the Ukranian with relative ease while Nicolas Marini of Zalf-Euromobil was visibly frustrated in 3rd, just five seconds back of the Lombardian rider.
Tochella has some speed on him and might be one to watch this year, if he is able to get invites to bigger races. Zmorka is still as much of a diesel as he has ever been; a huge engine without much kick.