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A rich weekend

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Team Colpack closed with important results another intense weekend. Saturday in Alpe de Nevegal (Belluno) the Giro del Veneto ended: Filippo Rocchetti took home the green jersey of the best climber, while Giacomo Garavaglia finished in ninth place in the general classification.
Sunday at the Pessano-Roncola – 37th Trofeo MP Filtri – Bruno Pasotto am, one of the most prestigious uphill classics in the national scene for the Elite and Under 23 category, great second place for Andrea Bagioli in recovery phase after the physical problems suffered at the Giro U23. The Team Colpack’s rider won the sprint to four for the second place behind the winner Simone Ravanelli of Biesse Carrera. Sixth place for Davide Baldaccini.Meanwhile, the ‘azzurri’ expedition has reached Ghent, Belgium, where the European Junior and Under 23 Track Championships will take place from 9th to 14th July. Giulio Masotto will also be with his national team jersey.

Bronze night!

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Yesterday Andrea Toniatti climbed the third step of the podium of the 56th Trofeo Città di Brescia.

The Team Colpack’s rider was among the ten protagonists of the decisive breakaway that in the final decided the fate of the race and then in the final sprint he played his cards collecting yet another place in this race for him bewitched.

At the beginning and for several laps they were in fourteen riders and among them there was also teammate Paolo Baccio who gave his contribution to the success of the action. But the Sicilian was very unlucky, forced to surrender a few laps from the conclusion by a puncture that caused him to lose the wheels of his former escape companions. However, it remains an important placement for Toniatti on a prestigious podium and from today, for the Team Colpack, there will be the Giro del Veneto.

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!

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