Showing posts with label Settimana Tricolore. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Settimana Tricolore. Show all posts

Saturday, June 9, 2012

Italian National Championships, June 15-24

The Italian national championships will be held in Trentino from June 15 to June 24th. The key races are:

Women's road race: Thursday, June 21; 164.27 , 1,500 meters of elevation gain

Men's road race: Saturday, June 23; 254.7 km, 3,940 meters of elevation gain

Time Trial for women and men: Sunday, June 24; women's TT 22.80 km; men's TT 18.5 km


Not only will championship titles be at stake but also selections for the Olympic team as C.T. Paolo Bettini has said that the selections for Olympic team will be announced 5 days after the conclusion of the championships.

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Monday, June 27, 2011

Giovanni Visconti, Men's Italian Road Race Champion



Sicilian Giovanni Visconti (Farnese Vini) won his third road race title among professionals at the end of a thrilling sprint in Acicatena, Sicily. After 208.8 km race (5h34m46s, average of 37.423 km/h), Visconti won the sprint at the end of the straight on Via Vittorio Emanuele proceeding Mauro Santambrogio (BMC Racing Team) and Simone Ponzi (Liquigas Cannondale).

"I can’t believe I’ve won at home and that I’ve kept hold of the jersey I love so much," said an elated Visconti. "At the start I was doubtful I’d win again because of the heat and the course but my teammates helped me. This win pays me back for allhttp://www.blogger.com/img/blank.gif the disappointments of the last few months. It’s my third jersey and so it’s a good season. If I hadn’t been relegated in the sprint at the Giro d’Italia it would have been even better but now I’ve put all of that behind me.”

Damiano Cunego, one of the favorites, lost contact with the lead group on the penultimate lap. "Very tough race, I could not be competitive when things began to become important," Cunego explained. "I suffered due to the heat and the long climb, suddenly I had no more energies".

The last 9 minutes of the race as seen on RAI:


Top 10:
1. Giovanni Visconti (Farnese Neri)
2. Mauro Santambrogio (BMC)
3. Simone Ponzi (Liquigas Cannondale)
4. Giampaolo Caruso (Katusha)
5. Domenico Pozzovivo (Colnago CSF)
6. Paolo Bailetti (De Rosa Flaminia)
7. Ivan Santaromita at 13"
8. Alessandro Ballan at 32"
9. Fortunato Baliani at 2'36"
10. Luca Paolini at 3'22"

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Friday, June 24, 2011

Noemi Cantele, Women's Italian Road Race Champion



After a joint 30+ km escape in which Noemi Cantele (Garmin-Cervelo) and Tatiana Guderzo worked together in the Women's Elite national championship race in Milazzo (ME) the race came down to a sprint won by Cantele. Comfortable in third, arriving solo, was Silvia Valsecchi.

Cantele, already a national champion in the TT, will also try to win the TT competition.

World Champion Giorgia Bronzini, coming off a very successful racing series in the USA, finished 7th. Monia Baccaille, hoping for a third successive victory, finished 10th.

Top 10:
1. Noemi Cantele (Garmin-Cervelo)119.3 km in 3h25'36", average 34,830 km/h
2. Tatiana Guderzo (Mcipollini Giambenini Giordana) st
3. Silvia Valsecchi (Top Girls Fassa Bortolo) at 1'08"
4. Valentina Bastianelli (Vaiano Tepso Solaristech) at 2'19"
5. Valentina Scandolara (Gauss Rdz Unico 1) st
6. Rossella Callovi (Mcipollini Giambenini Giordana)
7. Giorgia Bronzini (Colavita Forno d'Asolo)
8. Elena Berlato (Top Girls Fassa Bortolo)
9. Elisa Longo Borghini (Top Girls Fassa Bortolo)
10. Monia Baccaille (Mcipollini Giambenini Giordana) at 4'12"

Video, in Italian, of race finish, and interviews with Cantele and Guderzo:



Photo: Bettini


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Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Settimana Tricolore, Italian National Championships


The "Settimana Tricolore", the Italian road championships week, gets under way tomorrow in Sicily.

The schedule:

Wednesday, Juniors (Men) road race, 123.5 km

Thursday, Juniors (Women) road race, 75.95 km; also Women's Elite road race, 119.3 km

Friday, Men's Elite road race, 155 km; also Men's U23 road race 150.9km

Saturday, Men's Professional (Elite with contract) road race, 234.9 km

Sunday, Women's Elite TT, 28.7; also U23 (Men) TT 28.7 km; also Men's Professional TT, 28.7 km.

The current road racing world champions are Giovanni Visconti and Monia Baccaille.
Monia's wish: To win the Italian title for the 3rd time in a row which has been accomplished in the past only by legendary Maria Canins.

The Men's favorites are Damiano Cunego, Vincenzo Nibali and current champion Giovanni Visconti.

The FCI, the Italian national cycling federation, recently made a decision that all riders that have been sanctioned ( six months or more) for doping infractions in the past will be prevented from taking part in the Italian championships (and in the World Championships in Copenhagen 19-25 September). The biggest losers of this rule implementation: Ivan Basso, Danilo Di Luca, Stefano Garzelli, Michele Scarponi and Alessandro Petacchi.

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Saturday, June 26, 2010

Italian National Champions: Visconti and Baccaille

For the second year in a row Monia Baccaille has won the women's elite race in the Italian national championships. Giovanni Visconti also took his second Italian road tricolor jersey in the men's race, three years after taking his first in 2007.

The women raced 137 km and Baccaille (GS Fiamme Azzurre) won in sprint over Alessandra D'Ettorre (GS Forestale) and Lorena Foresi (Safi Pasta Zara). Video, in Italian:

Visconti (ISD Neri Giambenini) won going away after 259.6 km ahead of Ivan Santaromita (Liquigas-Doimo) and Alessandro Ballan (BMC Racing Team); he had enough time to celebrate before the finish line by grabbing an Italian flag from a spectator.

Video: courtesy of www.ciclismoinrosa.net; photo: Bettini

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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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