The beginning of Tirreno-Adriatico for Androni Giocattoli Sidermec has the face and name of Simon Pellaud.
The Swiss rider, returning after his crash at the Giro dell’Emilia, was a great protagonist of the first stage of the race of the two seas, started today with the 133-kilometer Lido di Camaiore-Lido di Camaiore. Pellaud has promoted the escape of four atlethes after a handful of kilometers. Then became seven for a short distance, the fugitives thinned to two with the shot of the Swiss Androni Giocattoli Sidermec which, 90 kilometers from the end, saw only the Martens of the Jumbo Visma remain behind. The two traveled by mutual agreement with Pellaud first on the third passage to the GPM of Monte Pitoro. The action vanished only 19 kilometers from the finish with the comeback group launched by the sprinter teams.
The German Ackermann on Gaviria won the final sprint. Pellaud with today’s good action nearly won the leader’s jersey of the mountain grand prix, where he is second in the standings. The only negative note in the Androni Giocattoli Sidermec team is the withdrawal of Kevin Rivera, blocked by intestinal problems. Tomorrow second stage from Camaiore to Follonica of 201 kilometers.
Restrepo goes on. He also wins the time trial at the Tour du Rwanda. For the Colombian from Androni Giocattoli Sidermec is the fourth partial success in Rwanda, the sixth of his season. Restrepo won the 4.5 km time trial (Kigali-Mur de Kigali) ahead of the Eritrean Ghirmay (Nippo Delko) of 2 “and the Swiss Schelling (Israel Start up) of 5”.
In the general classification Restrepo ends in seventh position, preceded in fifth place by his teammate Ravanelli.
With the excellent performance achieved, the team conquers the team classification of the Rwandan race, and takes home the eleventh seasonal success.
Also greeted by the words of the team manager Gianni Savio who, referring to the race star, says: «He is one of the various riders that we have raised. He had gone professional in the Katusha and still young he had failed to emerge in the World Tour. We have trusted him and he has amply repaid it ».
Still him. Again Jhonatan Restrepo. The Colombian rider of Androni Giocattoli Sidermec does not stop and today he has reached the fifth stage (Rubavu-Musanze of 84.7 kilometers) of the Tour du Rwanda.
After the success of two days ago, the second one arrived in the sprint with compact ranks of today’sstage. Restrepo, at the fourth personal center in the season, overtook the French Cardis (Total) and the Eritrean Tesfatsion who always leads the general classification. For Androni Giocattoli Sidermec, yesterday protagonist with Simone Ravanelli, sixth at the finish and fourth (also today) in the general classification, it is the ninth success of the season. The Tour du Rwanda, which will close on Sunday, tomorrow will face the sixth stage, 127 km Musanze-Muhanga.
New away for the Androni Giocattoli Sidermec that touches the fourth continent with the races of this first glimpse of the season.
After America, Asia and Europe, the champions of Italy, in fact, will be engaged in Africa. The appointment tomorrow is with the Tour of Rwanda. Eight stages planned with the way from the capital Kigali; the closing, again in Kigali, on 1° March. The penultimate fraction will be a short individual stopwatch.
At the start of the Tour du Rwanda (uci 2.1), this is the exact name of the race, for the Androni Giocattoli Sidermec, that has already collected seven successes, there will be Francesco gavazzi, Davide Gabburo, Daniel Munoz, Simone ravanelli and Jhonatan Restrepo. In the flagship the sporting director will be Leonardo canciani.
The Italian champions are still rejoicing in this exceptional start of the season thanks to Kevin Rivera, who won in the queen stage of the Tour de Langkawi. The Costa Rican climber has taken over the arrival of Genting Highlands, the climb symbol of the Malaysian race.
Third seasonal success (ninth in his career) for him, after the two at Tachira, and seventh, precisely, for the Androni Giocattoli Sidermec which has scored in all three races in which it has participated so far in this 2020. In the fourth district of Langkawi (156 kilometers with the start from Putrajaya) Rivera, alone at the finish, launched the decisive attack in the last two kilometers when he first closed on the Russian Ovechkin (then third at 43 “) and then also Celano (at the end second at 10 ”and new leader in general), the only one who had initially managed to keep the rhythm of the 21 year old runner in the fourth season at Androni Giocattoli Sidermec.
In the first long escape of the day for the Italian champions, who since yesterday have to do without Luca Chirico stopped by the fever, the good Nicola Venchiarutti. Rivera’s success in Genting revives a tradition made of successes on the Malaysian mountain for Gianni Savio’s teams, who scored six times in the past with three Colombians and one Venezuelan. Now it’s up to a Costa Rican to conquer the climb symbol of Langkawi. And only the physical problems and the fever of the first day prevent Rivera, second in the ranking of the mountain grand prix, from being in the upper parts of the general classification.
Jhonatan Restrepo finished in second place the last stop of the Vuelta al Tachira for the Androni Giocattoli Sidermec. The Venezuelan race ended with the circuit in San Cristobal.
To prevail the Venezuelan Quintero who passed the Colombian of the Androni Giocattoli Sidermec, scored twice in this edition of the Tachira, with which he had benefited in the last meters of the race. Third the Venezuelan Rincon to 4” with the other Androni Kevin Rivera, veteran from two consecutive victories, who ended in sixth place. Just Rivera finished in third place in the general classification behind the Venezuelans Campos (first) and Ruiz. The Androni Giocattoli Sidermec closes a great Vuelta with the final podium of Rivera and with five victories on eight stages. And three seconds in the fractions where the big target escaped.
A day to remember today for Androni Giocattoli Sidermec. In the early afternoon the wild card for the participation in the next Giro d’Italia (as well as in Tirreno-Adriatico and Strade Bianche) arrived from Rcs, while the fifth stage of the Vuelta al Tachira in Venezuela ended a little while ago with a new success for the champions of Italy. To sign it was again Jhonatan Restrepo, the 25 year old Colombian already scored in Rubio in the third stage. Now the acute one in Borota, where the fifth fraction that started from San Juan de Colon (106.7 km) ended. Restrepo overtook the four teammates in what proved to be the decisive action: the Venezuelan Camargo finished second, while the other Androni Giocattoli Sidermec Daniel Munoz finished third. For the team led in South America by Gianni Savio and Giampaolo Cheula, Jefferson Cepeda was also the sixth place, first of the pursuers at 1’18 “. In the general classification, when three stages are missing at the conclusion, he leads the Venezuelan Campos. The best of the Androni Giocattoli Sidermec is Cepeda, fifth at 1’27 “. Rivera is tenth and Munoz eleventh.
For Restrepo, as mentioned, it is the second personal success at the Vuelta al Tachira, which after thirteen years has seen a Colombian runner impose himself in two fractions in the same edition. For Androni Giocattoli Sidermec, considering Pacioni’s winning sprint in the first fraction, it is the third success since the beginning of the season.
In Venezuela Red Lab is still the color of victory. The fourth stage of the Vuelta al tachira (Coloncito-La grita 145.1 km) still brings a podium at the Androni Giocattoli Sidermec. On the final climb to La Grita the best of the Italian champions was Kevin Rivera, already fourth yesterday, who closed in second place at 10” from the Venezuelan leonel Quintero. Rivera preceded the other Venezuelan Salinas, who always leads the rankings with 6” of margin right on the costaricense of the Androni Giocattoli Sidermec. At La Grita good test also by Jefferson Cepeda: the Ecuadorian runner of the champions of Italy finished in sixth place at 30” from the winner.
The second victory has arrived, for the Androni Giocattoli Sidermec at the Vuelta Tachira. EMME 4 SQUADRA cuts again in first position the finish line of the Venezuelan stages race with the Colombian Jhonatan Restrepo. One of the new purchases of the season has surpassed the Venezuelans Salinas and Campos and the partner Kevin Rivera in a narrow and very long sprint. The four had taken advantage in the final and ended with 37” on a first group of pursuers.
The team, led in South America by Gianni Savio and Giampaolo Cheula, after the disappointment of the second stage, repeated the success of Pacioni of the first fraction. Restrepo, 25 years old in November, is at his first professional victory after the all-American title among the under-23s in 2015.
The stage of Rubio has also seen Kevin Rivera shine. The Costa Rican climber was very good in the final like a Restrepo in great shape. Restrepo now occupies the second place in the general classification behind Salinas. Rivera is fourth, Pacioni ninth.
It was the photofinish that took off the second possible success to the Androni Giocattoli Sidermec and Luca Pacioni at the Vuelta Tachira. The second stage of the Venezuelan race from El piñal to Abejalis for 154.8 kilometers, in fact, resolved with the await breakaway that at first seemed to have rewarded the stimulus of Pacions, winner yesterday on the Tariba opening circuit in San Cristobal. Only the analysis of the photofinish led to change the result that had initially rewarded the 26-year-old from Romagna of the champions of Italy, relegating him to the second place of the day.
The Venezuelan Ralph monsalve imposed himself by a few inches. Paconi in turn preceded the other Venezuelan Sierra. Fifth place for the other Androni, Nicola Venchiarutti. The Italian champions in the final were the most active to resume the breakaway. Luca pacioni remains leader of the race that tomorrow will propose his third stage with departure and arrival in Rubio (135.2 kilometers).
The new season of Androni Giocattoli Sidermec will start from South America, as the tradition of the last few years now wants. In fact, after the mini retreat in Cesenatico, the first commitments for 2020 are officially defined, taking place in the name of internationality for the team ready to compete during the coming year on four continents.
The champions of Italy, winners in 2019 at a world level among the Professional teams, will fly to South America in January to compete first at the Vuelta al Tachira in Venezuela and then at the Vuelta a San Juan in Argentina. Two important events for which the riders are preparing. The Tachira in Venezuela will be ten days race from January 10th. In Argentina, instead, from January 26th to February 2nd.
In the coming weeks, after the first real retreat that will start in a few days, the Androni Giocattoli Sidermec, which in 2019 closed with 32 victories and as the best Italian team in the world ranking, will announce the riders who will take part in the first two appointments of the season .
There is still a great figure coming from the splendid 2019 season of the Italian champions, who are now almost ready for the first collegiate appointments in view of 2020.
Scrolling through the various classifications of an exceptional year riding EMME 4, at least the third consecutive in terms of numbers and emotions, it’s impossibile not to speak about victories. The Androni Giocattoli Sidermec, in fact, is first in the world in terms of victories, 32, in the rankings of the Professional teams.
Another really interesting info (accompanied by 17 second places and 14 third places) for the Italian champions if we consider that behind are finished formations as the Israel Academy, Coredon, Cofidis and Total Direct Energie just to name a few.
Then the Androni Giocattoli Sidermec is sixth, for the number of victories in the world rankings which includes all the teams, even the World Tour. And in terms of successes, the pearl certainly remains the stage of San Giovanni Rotondo at the Giro d’Italia. But many were the high points of prestige of the team that won important competitions in Italy, France and Spain. In Europe, successes have also been achieved in Hungary and Romania, while three continents (in addition to Europe, including Asia and America), where the Androni Giocattoli Sidermec ended on the first step of the podium. The Androni Giocattoli Sidermec team manager Gianni Savio is satisfied, already looking to the future: «We are really proud of the results obtained. In the next season we will make Italian and foreign talents begin in a new competitive formation. The youth project will continue, with which in three years we have launched the Tour de France winner Egan Bernal, Ivan Sosa, Davide Ballerini, Mattia Cattaneo, Fausto Masnada and Andrea Vendrame on the World Tour. With determination and enthusiasm, we are ready for new, important goals “.
The Androni Giocattoli Sidermec season closes with a double victory. The last stage of the Tour of Taihu Lake (the sixth, Jinhu-Jinhu of 73 kilometers), in fact, offered a sprint all “red” with the first place of Marco Benfatto and the second of Matteo Pelucchi. The Belgian Vallèe is third.
The two reversed the positions of last days when they dominated the sprint of the fourth fraction. For the Androni Giocattoli Sidermec, therefore, the eastern trip, which ended the racing season, triumphantly ends: two victories for Benfatto and two for Pelucchi. With today’s one for the Italian champion team, in China led by sporting director Giampaolo Cheula, the overall balance of victories in 2019 arrives to 32.
The Androni Giocattoli Sidermec does not stop. After the beautiful Giro di Lombardia yesterday with the break away and first place on the Ghisallo of Fausto Masnada, the good news of the day arrived from the East for the champions of Italy. In fact, Matteo Pelucchi won in the Tour of Taihu Lake in front of his partner Marco Benfatto. The one-two arrived in the fourth stage of the Chinese race, Suzhou-Suzhou of 116 kilometers.
Third Raim (Israel Cycling Academy), then Bevilacqua and Kennet. It is not the first time in season that the two sprinters of the Androni Giocattoli Sidermec close a race in first and second place: in May it had already happened at the Vuelta a Aragon in Spain. Per Pelucchi is the sixth success of the season, for Androni Giocattoli Sidermec, in China led by sporting director Giampaolo Cheula, the 31st success of 2019. The Tour of Taihu Lake will close on Tuesday 15 October.
Even at the Giro di Lombardia, one of the monumental races, the Androni Giocattoli Sidermec, fresh winner of the Italian team championship, did not fail to be a protagonist. From Bergamo to Como, in the classic of dead leaves, Fausto Masnada was once again the great interpreter of the day. At his last with the shirt of the Italian champions Masnada, who won in the season a stage in the Giro d’Italia, entered the break that marked Il Lombardia until the final and above all he passed first on the Ghisallo, in front of the Sanctuary of the Madonna protector of cyclists.
Masnada at kilometer 8 of the race (243 total ones) was already on the run with seven other riders including Davide Ballerini. At kilometer 173 the Androni Giocattoli Sidermec riderd from Bergamo was alone in command and a few kilometers later it was the first to pass through Ghisallo, winning the Todisco award in memory of the journalist of the Gazzetta dello Sport. Only at the beginning of the Sormano, after nearly 180 kilometers, the action of Masnada ended. Then very good at finishing the race, won by the Dutch Mollema in front of Valverde and Bernal, the champion rider from Italy, as mentioned, was the protagonist of the final awards ceremony of the Rcs race. On stage he received the award in memory of the journalist of the Gazzetta Todisco. Masnada, from Bergamo, with his action honored the figure of Felice Gimondi to whom the 113th Giro di Lombardia was dedicated.
With great pleasure we announce that for the third consecutive year we are Italian Champions with the Androni Giocattoli Sidermec team!
After a great season, EMME 4 Squadra confirm itself as the Italian Champion bike with the conquest of the Cycling Cup.
With the tricolor on the chest, the successes also come from abroad with the victory this morning of Matteo Pelucchi at the Tour of Taihu Lake (China), which repeated the success of yesterday by Marco Benfatto (now fifth). The two sprinters in two days brought respectively the twenty-ninth and thirtieth success in the season for the champions of Italy.
Proud to be part of this great Italian team.
Kevin Rivera reached the top ten for the Androni Giocatoli Sidermec today in a Milan-Turin among the big names.
In Superga won the Canadian Woods in front of Valverde and Adam Yates. Then Benoot, Gaudi, Bernal, Mollena and Fuglsang before the young Costarican climber of the Italian champions who finished in 9th place ahead of the Spanish Mas.
The race was inflamed on the second and last ascent of Superga towards the finish line with the expected big battles. Rivera, who turned 21 in June, was very good to sprinting and keeping a great rythm and close at just 33 “from the winner. Good in general, in addition to Rivera’s beautiful 9th place, the Androni Giocattoli Sidermec test that also placed Masnada and Ravanelli quite well. Bad luck, instead, for Mattia Cattaneo who fell in the final.
The champions of Italy with today’s good performance are still in the top of the Cycling Cup when at the end of the challenge only the Gran Piemonte of tomorrow is missing. At the Gran Piemonte (the arrival is uphill in Oropa) the Androni Giocattoli Sidermec will line up Masnada, Bais, Vendrame, Rivera, Florez, Munoz and Ravanelli.
After the Tour of Emilia, the Beghelli Grand Prix, and the Tre Valli Varesine the Androni Giocattoli Sidermec maintains the leadership of the Cycling Cup, when to the end there are only two races left. The team prepares for the season finale and it is ready to ride the latest events of the national calendar races.
Great test at the Tre Valli Varesine, where it was the photo finish that took away from Andrea Vendrame and Androni Giocattoli Sidermec the third place that the unofficial arrival order had initially attributed to the Italian champions. It ended like this, with a touched podium and a bit of a bitter taste for the Androni Giocattoli Sidermec, the Tre Valli Varesine (1.HC), marked by the presence of fourteen World Tour teams.
The team will be looking for points until Thursday, at the Milan-Turin and the Gran Piemonte, two races that call climbers to the appeal.
Alla D’Annunzio Bike, Dal Grande almost reach the victory and Pavarin is third at the XCO “Tra Adige e Gorzone”.
A respectful starting grid on the Gardone lakefront. At 9:30 am the departure and our athletes see them already in the first positions. As soon as you leave the lake you pass in front of the Vittoriale degli Italiani, the historic home of Gabriele D’Annunzio and on a very scenic stretch you reach San Michele where you enter the heart of the race. First with a nice single track then the famous time trial climb “Pirel col Krono” to reach the highest point at 1000 meters the Pirelli. Then a dive all downhill very funny and fast. The race was commanded by the trio composed of Cattaneo, Dal Grande and Rebagliati. Followed a few minutes by D’Agostino, who lost a teammate and consequently the possibility of playing as a team. Stefano did not give up and finished the race in second position with a spectacular sprint fought with Cattaneo at the Vittoriale. Marco comes in fourth but with good advantage over his pursuer. Tonoli’s performance was also excellent, coming in eleventh.
While in Veneto our Marcello Pavarin has conquered a third step of the podium at the “xco tra Adige e Gorzone”
Congratulations to our Factory Team!