Astana criticise Diego Rosa for ignoring Il Lombardia orders

Astana sports director Guiseppe Martinelli says he told Diego Rosa not to attack in the final kilometres of Il Lombardia, which the Italian seemed to ignore

Diego Rosa in the 2016 Il Lombardia (Watson)

(Image credit: Watson)

Astana's Guiseppe Martinelli said he felt "truly sick" after witnessing his rider Diego Rosa finishing second in Il Lombardia, claiming the rider ignored his orders in the final kilometres.

Rosa put down two attacks in the final 1,500m, neither of which saw him gain an advantage on his rivals Esteban Chaves (Orica-BikeExchange) and Rigoberto Uran (Cannondale-Drapac).

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