The Androni Giocattoli Sidermec is ready for the Adriatic Ionica Race, the race starting on Wednesday with a street circuit and on Thursday with the first stage for its second edition, after last year’s debut with one of its successes runners of the Italian champions.

The stage race, which will open the day after tomorrow in Mestre with the preview in the circuit and will end on Sunday in Trieste, is also a fundamental junction for the Cycling Cup, the Italian team championship where Androni Giocattoli Sidermec defends the title and currently leads the standings with a good margin.

Six of the seven riders at the start of the race, who will also field several World Tour teams, today they tried the stretch of dirt road on Thursday’s stage, after having participated in a morning meeting organized by Bottecchia. Tomorrow, Manuel Belletti, Matteo Busato, Mattia Cattaneo, Miguel Florez, Daniel Munoz and Kevin Rivera will also join Fausto Masnada, returning from Japan. In fact, yesterday, with the national team’s jersey, he participated in the Tokyo pre-Olympic Test Event: for him in the race won by Ulissi in front of Formolo came a beautiful eighth place. The riders of the Androni Giocattoli Sidermec tomorrow morning before the training session will be hosted by Miche, the technical partner of the Italian champions’ wheels. Returning to the Adriatic Ionian Race to make the history of the race should be the challenging arrival on Friday at Lake Misurina. The Androni Giocattoli Sidermec for the occasion will be led by team manager Gianni Savio and sports directors Giovanni Ellena and Leonardo Canciani.