ANDRONI – SIDERMEC: ITALIAN DEBUT ON THE PODIUM OF THE GRAN PREMIO COSTA DEGLI ETRUSCHI
After the excellent beginning in America, with great results at Vuelta Tachira in Venezuela and Tour de San Juan in Argentina, the Androni – Sidermec made its debut in Italy at the Gran Premio Costa degli Etruschi. To the race of Donoratico took part Francesco Gavazzi – second last year, behind Grega Bole – Mattia Cattaneo, Davide Ballerini, Marco Frapporti, Matteo Malucelli, Fausto Masnada, Alessio Taliani and Andrea Vendrame.
Even if the season begun with difficult weather conditions, the team made a great competition. The rain tried to compromise the race from the beginning to the end, making even more hard the path and causing many falls.
The team remained anyway compact and determined, and made another good performance that took them on the podium. The race ended with Francesco Gavazzi at third place, behind Manuel Belletti (Wilier-Selle Italia) and Diego Ulissi (team UAE).