It starts today for our Area Zero D’Amico Bottecchia Team, the week of the international Coppi&Bartali. The short italian stage race from 24th to 27th of March will be an important test for the continental team directed by the team manager Ivan De Paolis.

As tradition, the race will start with a double appointment between Gatteo and Gatteo Mare (Forlì-Cesena). In line race in the morning and time trial of 13.3 km in the afternoon. On friday there will be the second stage with departure from Riccione, for a demanding circuit with arrival in Sogliano (Forlì-Cesena). On saturday there will be the third stage, completely flat, with arrival in Crevalcore (Bologna). On sunday, the most demaning stage, with start and arrival in Pavullo (Modena).

“It’a a good challange for us, that allows to test different kind of races. The general level is high, but we expect a good results from the athletes, both the younger and the more expert, who can aim for great results. Ciavatta is fine, Chinello is growing and Parrinello is finally getting better from the flu that affected him after Laigueglia.” says the team manager Ivan De Paolis.

 24-27/03 Settimana Internazionale Coppi &Bartali (ITA) UCI 2.1
Riders Francesco Baldi, Fabio Chinello, Iltjan Nika, Paolo Ciavatta, Nicola Genovese, Antonio Parrinello, Marco Tizza, Simone Tommassini.
Team Coach.: Massimo Codol.

Good luck guys!