A nice Tour of Slovenia for the Androni Giocattoli Sidermec before the Italian championships scheduled for the weekend.

The Slovenian stage race (2.HC) ended yesterday with another placement of Andrea Vendrame, the excellent performance of Fausto Masnada and the team in general.

To emphasize, there is a great Vendrame never released from the top five of the day in the five stages played. In fact, the Venetian rider obtained:

  • A third place.
  • Two fifth places, the last of these yesterday.
  • A second place in the points ranking.
  • Finally a fifth place in the general classification.

For him, therefore, a great “leg”, the same we saw in the last part of the Giro when he was close to success in the unfortunate stage of San Martino di Castrozza.

Twice in the ten and a seventh place also for a great Fausto Masnada, always in the heart of a race that often saw also the attack of Montaguti and Busato and the whole team in the second place in the team standings behind the UAE.

The weekend, then, saw the Androni Giocattoli Sidermec also engaged in Belgium, in three races (all 1.1 of the European calendar) from Friday to Sunday. And just yesterday at Elfstedenronde in Bruges came the placement in the top-20 of Mattia Frapporti, who had also performed well in the other two races.

Finally, Mattia Cattaneo’s long work at the head of the group must be emphasized at the European Games in Minsk, where he played his role in the national team to perfection led by coach Davide Cassani.