Podium weekend!

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Great satisfaction even for Team Cinelli last Sunday at  Memorial Gianni Biz during theBrugnera Nocturne, where Victor Bykanov got 3rd after Colpack Nicola Gomez.
In the meanwhile, Matteo Rotondi got the same result at Trofeo Città di Rieti.
Congrats!

Giro d’Italia U23

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It’s time for Giro d’Italia U23 for Team Colpack. It’s one of the most important international events of the season, a moment of confrontation between the best young talents of world cycling. The program includes 10 stages: it will be a very challenging Giro, an ITT prologue  and nine stages with a day of rest. Four expected uphill finish. The route touches 5 regions. 29 teams are starting, including 13 foreign teams from 10 different countries.
Team Colpack lined up with: Andrea Bagioli, Davide Baldaccini, Davide Botta, Alessandro Covi, Jakob Dorigoni and Giulio Masotto.
“We will try to give our best for this Giro d’Italia which is one of the most important events of the year. The boys have prepared well, we are confident and we will live this experience day by day. It will not be easy, nine days of battle await us where we must always be 100% with a very demanding route”, commented sports director Gianluca Valoti.
During the Giro d’Italia U23 Jakob Dorigoni is riding the Cinelli Superstar Disc frame, assembled with a Shimano Ultegra Di2 groupset and Vision Metron 40 Disc wheels.
Massimo Morganti, Italy Sales and Racing Manager, explains: “Coming from cyclocros, Dorigoni is used to disc brakes and asked us to try them on the road and we decide to do that in the most important race of the year.”   
Dorigoni commented: “I’m super excited to try the Superstar Disc on the road. I’m very familiar with thuis kind of brakes and i know that if you use them properly you gain a lot. There is plenty of technical descents in this Giro and the new disc frame makes me more confident.”
In the Nocturne of Brugnera came the first seasonal victory of the young Colombian talent Nicolas Gomez who won the Memorial Denis Zanette Memorial – Daniele Del Ben.
The Team Colpack’s rider, in his first year in the category U23, after a series of placings managed to capture his first affirmation in Colpack jersey with a superb sprint that didn’t leave any way out for his opponents.
The protagonists of the evening were also the trio consisting of Filippo Rocchetti (Team Colpack), Samuele Carpene  and Matteo Zurlowho animated the most important breakway. The three fugitives reached an advantage of one minute on the group, before being reabsorbed five laps from the end.
Great final fight between sprinter team and the winner was the Colpack train with a superlative Gomez.
After last Saturday’s success, Team Colpack was still racing in Brugnera at  Memorial Gianni Biz, with another superb performance by the Colombian Nicolas Gomez who got a solid second place.

Italian Fixed Gear Champion!

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A weekend to rember for the entire Team Cinelli Smith, but mostly for the Italian rider Martina Biolo, who became the new Italian Fixed Gear Champion last Saturday.
A smashing performance at Urbecriterium in Rome allowed Martina to cross the finish line all alone.
Congratulations!

Galimberti!

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Super performance by Lorenzo Galimberti on Piedmont. The Energy Team squad conquered with his youngster the race in  Montemagno di Asti, after a smart attack at the end of the race.
This is the first win for Lorenzo and the second for the team.
Nice 5th place for Lorenzo’s twin Francesco.

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.

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