Last weekend has been a blast for Team Colpack Ballan, as they managed to get a win and a second place in the races in Cantagrillo (PT) and Fubine (AL).
CANTAGRILLO: First victory of the season, and in the Under 23 category, for Samuel Quaranta, who won the sprint at Trofeo Arcadia Calcestruzzi, in Tuscany.
Quaranta about the race: “We were in a 6 riders breakaway, and I managed to hold on and win the sprint. An opponent anticipated his move, but I was able to keep my advantage until the finish line. I still can’t believe it. I have to realize what I’ve done”.
Samuel Quaranta’s debut in the Under 23 category: “Last week I raced in Larciano with the profs, and I retired after 120 km”.
Samuel is the son of Ivan Quaranta, a sprinter who in his career achieved 6 successes at the Giro d’Italia, wearing the pink jersey one day.
FUBINE: Second place for Alessio Martinelli (Team Colpack Ballan) in the Monferrato region. The rider from Valtellina continues to improve his shape after the 4th place of last week.
“A hard race – explained Martinelli – on an undulating track and a tough final. A nervous test on narrow roads. It’s bad to lose like this, but I’m aware that I’m doing well and I’m getting ready to face the most challenging tests, of international level, of the month of April”.