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Toniatti!

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Another great victory for the Team Colpack last Saturday, this time with Andrea Toniatti who with a finisseur stroke won the 66th Trofeo Matteotti at the finish line in Marcialla di Barberino Val d’Elsa (Florence).
Race very hard-fought from the beginning with various groups coming off. Then the most interesting action is promoted by the British Colpack’s rider Paul Double, which all starts only 50 kilometers from the finish line and remains ahead for about thirty kilometers. Once the English attempt was canceled, about 25 kilometers from the end, a squad of seven riders formed, including Andrea Toniatti and Davide Botta. Great job of the latter in the service of the teammate. On the last climb, 10 km from the finish line, the cards are re-shuffled, another group of seven riders is formed in front of the race, including Toniatti. The decisive action arrived at 3 kilometers from the end, stretches and goes straight to the finish line, making it impossible for all the opponents. Second place for the Russian  Anton Viturin and third Filippo Fiorelli.

French connection

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It was a successful weekend also for Team Cinelli Smith French duo at Katendrecht Crit. At the NL Crit Series stage in Rotterdam, Olivier Leroy won the race brilliantly and managed to become the GS leader.  In the Open B final Elenore Sariva got a flashing victory. Congrats guys!
See you next weekend in Dijon!

Bagioli and Gomez Superstar

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Andrea Bagioli and Team Colpack in triumph on France’s roads. The 20-year-old from Valtellina defended his leadership in the last stage (Bélesta – Saint-Girons km 134.8) and won the final classification of the Ronde de l’Isard, a prestigious international Under 23 stage race.
“From the first day, I felt very good – says a satisfied Andrea Bagioli, retracing his business -, then I won the second stage, the next day I managed to stay with the best on the climb and in the end, I managed to make a difference. Today with the help of the team we controlled the race and together with all my teammates we did a great job “.
An important victory for the future too: “A success that is good for morale, especially in view of the Giro d’Italia, U23. I want to dedicate it to the whole team, to President Colleoni, to my girlfriend and to my parents”, concludes Bagioli.
Sporting director Gianluca Valoti was also satisfied: “We managed to bring this victory home. The boys made a very good job. First, they worked Colnaghi and Dorigoni, then Covi, Baldaccini, and Botta who was the man who stayed closest to Bagioli uphill. A breakaway of four and four went off as we wanted and then we controlled the situation well behind”.

On Sunday Team Colpack raced also in Pregnana Milanese for the Trofeo Larghi G. a.m. The team managed to get a solid second place with Colombian Nicolas Gomez and fifth with teammate Giulio Masotto.

Florida Champs!

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Flashing results also for the Rush Racing Team Superstars this weekend. At the Bill Bone – 2019 Florida State Criterium Championships they got 2 Champion jerseys, one with Renan Dolabella in the 30-34 cat and one with Maximilian Polo (U23 cat). Congrats!

What a (double) shot!

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A great effort last Sunday for Energy Team youngsters Fagnano Olona-Brinzio in the Juniores category. The whole team lead to victory Francesco Galimberti, ahead of his sibling Lorenzo, and got Federico Fumagalli a solid 4th place. Well done guys!

Double Trouble

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The excellent moment of the Team Colpack continues and in particular thanks to Andrea Bagioli who after winning last Tuesday in Cicogna, repeated on Saturday on the roads of Tuscany also winning the Gran Premio Città di Empoli. Masterpiece Italian team that has signed an authentic triumph even with the second place of teammate Alessandro Covi. The two arrived on parade at the finish line.
Race to the attack for the Colpack immediately which included Covi and Paolo Baccio in a break of six riders that took off from the beginning and remained at the attack for about fifty kilometers. Then from this group, they stretched Baccio into the companions of Gabriele Benedetti, but the group of the best-returned compact before the last climb, about thirty kilometers from the finish. Strong attack from Covi uphill, teammate Bagioli and Luigi Pietrini are reported on the rider from Varese. The trio takes off and on the last short climb, 10 km from the conclusion, the Colpack duo forcing, Bagioli and Covi tear the opponent and fly towards a thunderous triumph.
“For us it is a good time and these victories are paying us back for the work we have done over the past few months”, said sports director Gianluca Valoti.

Always on top

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First victory of the season on Saturday for Alessandro Covi, a special and much sought-after success because he arrived on home roads, in Taino, in the Trofeo Corri per la Mamma and 9th Trofeo Giuseppe Giucolsi a.m. – 4th Coppa dei Laghi Trofeo Almar, Under 23 national race. The Team Colpack’s rider, before moving on to the pro team UAE Team Emirates next year, was so eager to win this long-chased race, and finally he did it with the motivation also of a special dedication. “I really wanted to win this, which is my home race and I want to dedicate it to my 104-year-old grandmother, who died a few weeks ago. Then I also dedicate it to our president Beppe Colleoni”, says Alessandro Covi.
The event was also valid as National Criterium and U23 Lombard regional university championship, the title was awarded to Davide Botta (Team Colpack) from Como, a student of Sports Science. Today, following the race, there was also a special fan for the Team Colpack, the owner of Cinelli Antonio Colombo who was able to enjoy the triumphant day.

The Team Colpack collects another important podium of international level with the Sicilian Paolo Baccio who ranked third in the Gran Premio Industrie del Marmo in Carrara, an international event for Under 23.

Ich bin ein berliner

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It has been a winning weekend also for Team Cinelli Smith and its French new riders Olivier Leroy and Elenore Saraiva, who got 6th in San Francisco at Mission Crit and 2nd at (bar Crit in Berlin.
Olivier, by his side, got a flashing 2nd place in San Francisco and a brilliant victory in Berlin!
Allez Allez Team Cinelli Smith!

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