Sunday, June 28, 2009

Settimana Tricolore



In a week (settimana) of racing in Imola, from 20 to 28 June, the Italian national champions from professionals to juniors were crowned.
The professional men's road race was won by Fillipo Pozzato after 257 Km over 11 laps of the "dei Tre Monti" circuit. The Katusha star won in a a sprint finish over Damiano Cunego (Lampre NGC) second, and Luca Paolini (Acqua & Sapone) third. The new Italian champion immediately outlined his next objective, "I will now go to the Tour to win a stage with the jersey of Italian champion."

The 125.90 Km women's road race was won by Monia Baccaille, Fiamme Azzurre squad, ahead of Laura Bozzolo (1' 28") and Giorgia Bronzini (2' 50"). Monia will race in the women's Giro d'Italia on the Michela Fanini Record Rox squad.

Marco Pinotti won the men's TT for the 3rd consecutive time averaging 49.213 Km/h over the 32.30 Km course.

Photos: Baccaille in the newly won tricolor jersey, Pozzato taking the sprint

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