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ANDRONI GIOCATTOLI SIDERMEC PROTAGONIST AT IL LOMBARDIA WITH MASNADA FIRST ON THE GHISALLO
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.