Showing posts with label 2013 Strade Bianche. Show all posts
Showing posts with label 2013 Strade Bianche. Show all posts

Saturday, March 2, 2013

Strade Bianche: "Finalmente un italiano!"


"Finalmente un italiano! Finalmente un italiano!" (Finally an Italian! Finally an Italain!) the RAI commentator screamed into his microphone as Moreno Moser (Cannondale Pro Cycling), nephew of the great Francesco Moser, won the 2013 Strade Bianche. Since the race's inception in 2007 an Italian had been unable to win the race. Finishing 2nd and 3rd were Peter Sagan (Cannondale Pro Cycling) at 0:00:06 and Rinaldo Nocentini (Ag2R La Mondiale) at 0:00:07

"I've always thought this race suited me," said Moser. "I like selective races because I know I'm competitive when it starts to hurt. On the dirt roads, it's all down to yourself and what you have in your legs. You can’t worry about tactics too much in this race. I went because it was the right thing to do. I got a gap, looked back and then went for it. Me and my uncle are different kinds of riders but I suppose we're similar in lots of ways too, especially in how we race."

Final Kms in Italian:


Cannondale Pro Cycling video:


Related story:
About Moreno and the Moser dynasty

Prevous winners of Strade Bianche:
2012 Fabian Cancellara
2011 Philippe Gilbert
2010 Maxim Iglinskiy
2009 Thomas Lovquist
2008 Fabian Cancellara
2007 Alexandr Kolobnev

Photos: LaPresse for RCS Sport

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Wednesday, February 27, 2013

This weekend: Strade Bianche and Roma Maxima

This weekend two big races are on the Italian calendar. On Saturday is Strade Bianche and on Sunday we have the new Roma Maxima (formerly Giro del Lazio).

To summarize in video:

Strade Bianche:


Roma Maxima:


Summary of all the RCS Sport sponsored races (in addition to above Tirreno-Adriatico, Milan-Sanremo, Giro d'Italia and Il Lomnbardia):


Teams for Strade Bianche:
Pro Team

AG2R La Mondiale (FRA)
Astana Pro Team (KAZ)
Blanco Pro Cycling Team (NED)
BMC Racing Team (USA)
Cannondale Pro Cycling (ITA)
Garmin Sharp (USA)
Lampre – Merida (ITA)
Movistar Team (ESP)
Radioshack Leopard (LUX)
Team Argos Shimano (NED)
Vacansoleil - DCM Pro Cycling Team (NED)

Professional Team

Androni Giocattoli (ITA)
Bardiani Valvole - CSF Inox (ITA)
Crelan - Euphony (BEL)
Iam Cycling (SUI)
Katusha (RUS)
Vini Fantini - Selle Italia (ITA)

Teams for Roma Maxima:

Pro Team

AG2R La Mondiale (FRA)
Androni Giocattoli (ITA)
Astana Pro Team (KAZ)
Bardiani Valvole - CSF Inox (ITA)
BMC Racing Team (USA)
Caja Rural (ESP)
Cannondale Pro Cycling (ITA)
Colombia (COL)
Crelan - Euphony (BEL)
Iam Cycling (SUI)
Katusha (RUS)
Lampre – Merida (ITA)
Movistar Team (ESP)
Team Argos Shimano (NED)
Vacansoleil - DCM Pro Cycling Team (NED)
Vini Fantini - Selle Italia (ITA)


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Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Strade Bianche; 2 March; Giro del Lazio, 3 March


The first weekend in March brings us two important races, the Strade Bianche on Saturday, March 2nd and the revived Giro del Lazio on Sunday, March 3rd.

STRADE BIANCHE
For Strade Bianche 17 teams, 11 UCI ProTeams and 6 UCI Professional Continental Teams, have been invited as follows:
AG2R LA MONDIALE (FRA)
ASTANA PRO TEAM (KAZ)
BLANCO PRO CYCLING TEAM (NED)
BMC RACING TEAM (USA)
CANNONDALE PRO CYCLING (ITA)
GARMIN SHARP (USA)
LAMPRE-MERIDA (ITA)
MOVISTAR TEAM (ESP)
RADIOSHACK LEOPARD (LUX)
TEAM ARGOS-SHIMANO (NED)
VACANSOLEIL-DCM PRO CYCLING TEAM (NED)

ANDRONI GIOCATTOLI (ITA)
BARDIANI VALVOLE - CSF INOX (ITA)
CRELAN - EUPHONY (BEL)
IAM CYCLING (SUI)
KATUSHA (RUS)
VINI FANTINI - SELLE ITALIA (ITA)

Past winners:
2007 – Alexander Kolobnev
2008 – Fabian Cancellara
2009 – Thomas Lovkvist
2010 – Maxim Iglinskiy
2011 – Philippe Gilbert
2012 – Fabian Cancellara


GIRO DEL LAZIO
For Giro del Lazio 16 teams, 8 UCI ProTeams and 8 UCI Professional Continental Teams, have been invited as follows:
AG2R LA MONDIALE (FRA)
ASTANA PRO TEAM (KAZ)
BMC RACING TEAM (USA)
CANNONDALE PRO CYCLING (ITA)
LAMPRE-MERIDA (ITA)
MOVISTAR TEAM (ESP)
TEAM ARGOS-SHIMANO (NED)
VACANSOLEIL-DCM PRO CYCLING TEAM (NED)

ANDRONI GIOCATTOLI (ITA)
BARDIANI VALVOLE - CSF INOX (ITA)
CAJA RURAL (ESP)
COLOMBIA (COL)
CRELAN - EUPHONY (BEL)
IAM CYCLING (SUI)
KATUSHA (RUS)
VINI FANTINI - SELLE ITALIA (ITA)

Past winners*:
1933 - Giovanni Valetti
1934 - Renato Scorticati
1935 - Giuseppe Martano
1936 - Rinaldo Gerini
1937 - Gino Bartali
1939 - Mario Vicini
1940 - Gino Bartali
1941 - Adolfo Leoni
1942 - Osvaldo Bailo
1943 - Quirino Toccacelli
1945 - Zaurino Guidi
1945 - Gino Bartali
1947 - Michele Motta
1948 - Pietro Giudici
1949 - Annibale Brasola
1949 - Luciano Frosini
1951 - Fiorenzo Magni
1952 - Dante Rivola
1953 - Giorgio Albani
1954 - Angelo Conterno
1955 - Loretto Petrucci
1956 - Fiorenzo Magni
1957 - Ercole Baldini
1958 - Nino Defilippis
1959 - Diego Ronchini
1960 - Giuseppe Fallarini
1961 - Bruno Mealli
1962 - Nino Defilippis
1963 - Adriano Durante
1964 - Bruno Mealli
1965 - Franco Bitossi
1966 - Michele Dancelli
1967 - Felice Gimondi
1968 - Giancarlo Polidori
1969 - Flaviano Vicentini
1970 - Michele Dancelli
1971 - Franco Mori
1972 - Martin Van Den Bossche
1973 - Giovanni Battaglin
1974 - Roberto Poggiali
1975 - Roger De Vlaeminck
1976 - Roger De Vlaeminck
1977 - Francesco Moser
1978 - Francesco Moser
1979 - Silvano Contini
1980 - Bernt Johansson
1981 - Gianbattista Baronchelli
1982 - Dag-Erik Pedersen
1983 - Silvano Contini
1984 - Francesco Moser
1985 - Bruno Leali
1986 - Urs Zimmermann
1987 - Roberto Pagnin
1988 - Charly Mottet
1989 - Charly Mottet
1990 - Maurizio Fondriest
1991 - Andrea Tafi
1992 - Gianni Bugno
1993 - Pascal Richard
1994 - Maurizio Fondriest
1995 - Pascal Richard
1996 - Andrea Tafi
1997 - Alessandro Baronti
1998 - Andrea Tafi
1999 - Sergio Barbero
2000 - Maximilian Sciandri
2001 - Massimo Donati
2002 - Paolo Bettini
2003 - Michele Bartoli
2004 - Juan Antonio Flecha
2005 - Filippo Pozzato
2006 - Giuliano Figueras
2007 - Gabriele Bosisio
2008 - Francesco Masciarelli
*This list of winners provided by RCS Sport. However, other sources show "no race" in 1940 and 1946 that are attributed above to Gino Bartali (1945 listed twice above, Zaurino Guidi was the winner).

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