RACING WEEKEND FOR THE BOTTECCHIA FACTORY: OUR REDS ALWAYS IN THE TOP 10
Big race for Marcello Pavarin who placed at the 4th place, behind the mate Rafael Visinelli, who closed on the podium. Great debut for Stefano Dal Grande at the Garda Marathon, while Ciccanti is 10th at the Marathon of the Monti Aurunci.
The first sunday of April saw the 13th edition of the Rampichiana in Cortona (AR), second race of the Coppa Toscana circuit, and first stage of the Tour 3 Regioni. 44km path and 1500m difference in height. At the start three of our reds: Marcello Pavarin, Rafael Visinelli and Marco Quagliardi.
On the first climb three athletes remain in front of the group: Casagrande and our reds Pavarin and Visinelli. At half race a puncture seems to send out Casagrande but he recovers fast and reaches the couple of the Bottecchia Factory. The race is made on the last climb where Casagrande goes to win before Pavarin who placed 4th. Great third place for Visinelli, while Quagliardi ends the race as a training in a not very positive day.
In Fondi (LT) took place the Marathon of Aurunci Mounts, national race part of the Marathon Tour FCI. 66km and 2300m of difference in height where our Marco Ciccanti closes 10th. Very good debut for Stefano Dal Grande who was forced to a break during the winter beacause of an incident. He came back on the saddle olny two weeks ago and closed 26th arriving with the friend Ivan De Gasperi, Italian master champion. We will see soon him on the top of the charts.
Next appointment: next Sunday with the Prosecchissima, second stage of the Bike World Zerowind circuit with a short path of 52 km and 1980m of difference in height: hard race but with short climbs, suitable for our red athletes.