Persico, Bonetto, Oioli, Raccani, Pinazzi, Garofoli, D’Amato and Ciuccarelli are some of the most interesting Under 23s on the Italian scene. On Sunday we will race on the Misano Adriatico circuit
The road season for elite amateurs and Under 23s starts today from Bresciano and Tuscany. The San Geo Cup, now in its 98th edition, and the 35th Florence-Empoli, will give the first verdicts. The two appointments, on the road leading to the European Championships in Portugal and the World Championships in Australia, immediately take on a particular value. The world champion Filippo Baroncini, who passed in the higher category with the Trek-Segafredo and other protagonists of last season, including Michele Gazzoli (Astana Qazaqstan), Andrea Piccolo (Gazprom RusVelo) and Luca Colnaghi (Bardiani Csf Faizanè), left the scene, the attentions they will fall on a group of young people who will have the honor of representing the blue movement.
Announcements Spotlights focused in particular on the Colpack-Ballan trio Mattia Petrucci, Lorenzo Balestra and Davide Persico, the latter winner of last year’s “San Geo”; on Andrea D’Amato from Pavia (Carnovali Rime Sias) who in the first season with the Under 23s was able to win the Giro del Medio and the Winter Cup, and on the tandem of Zalf Fior Simone Raccani, winner of the Grand Prix of Capodarco, and Alessio Portello sprinter of excellent workmanship. Riccardo Ciuccarelli (Biesse Carrera), winner of a stage of the Giro d’Italia, Mattia Pinazzi (Arvedi Cycling), Gianmarco Garofoli (Astana Qazaqstan Development), Walter Calzoni and Matteo Pongiluppi of Gallina Ecotek Lucchini Colosio, Tommaso Nencini (Hopplà) will be following Petroli Firenze Don Camillo) who signed the last edition of the Firenze-Empoli, Alessandro Baroni (Colpack Ballan) and Giosuè Epis (Carnovali Rime Sias).
I younger But the interest of coach Marino Amadori, winner of the last two World Championships with Battistella (2019) and last year with Baroncini, will also be in the wave of young people arriving from the junior category. And there are really a lot of guys to follow. Starting with Alessandro Romele who passed from Ciclistica Trevigliese to Colpack Ballan; then the Piedmontese Manuel Oioli (Eolo Kometa), better blue at the European Championships in Trento (5th) than at the Belgian World Cup in Leuven (7th), and the time trial tricolor Samuele Bonetto (Zalf Fior) who, in addition to the Italian title, allowed himself the luxury of conquering the world on the track in the Individual Pursuit in Cairo. Other strangers? Edoardo Zamperini from Verona and Alessandro Bruttomesso from Vicenza, both from Zalf Fior, Lorenzo Rimmaudo from Cuneo (Namedsport Uptivo), from Buja Lorenzo Ursella from Friuli (Team DSM Development), Raffaele Mosca from Perugia (Qhubeka Development), Diego Ressi from Mantua ( Gallina Ecotek Lucchini Colosio), the Ciociaro Giuliano Santarpia of Hopplà Petroli Florence Don Camillo and the Florentine Ludovico Crescioli (Mastromarco FC Nibali).
Foreigners Two talents ride on the streets of our house like the Slovak Martin Svrcek, multiple winner of last season with 16 affirmations including 9 in Italy, that Alaphilippe’s Quick Step parked until August at Milesi and Nicoletti’s Biesse Carrera, and the Ukrainian Maksym Varenyk, strength of the Tuscan Malmantile La Seggiola.
98 ^ San Geo-Trofeo Caduti Soprazocco Cup. Departure from Ponte San Marco at 12.30, arrival in San Felice del Benaco in the province of Brescia, 153 km. 35 ^ Florence-Empoli. Departure from Piazzale Michelangelo in Florence at 12.40, arrival in Empoli, km 140.
60th La Torre Grand Prix. Departure (1 pm) and arrival in Torre di Fucecchio (Fi), 135 km.
Misano 100-Open Games 2022 Grand Prix. Race on the track of the Misano World-Circuit Marco Simoncelli.
Departure at 13.15, 105 km.
February 26, 2022 (change February 26, 2022 | 08:49)
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