Wednesday, June 19, 2013
2013 Italian National Championships, Men's Road Race
The road race for the men's Italian national championship will be held this Saturday, June 22nd, under the banner of the 22° TROFEO MELINDA . It will be a very tough 229 km race with a nary a flat section from Malè (Val di Sole) to Fondo (Val di Non); the final circuit of 30.5 km will be ridden four times. The finish is Fondo in expected at about 1645.
Franco Pellizotti is the defending champion and one of the favorites. Moreno Moser is another favorite but both Pellizotti and Moser will have to overcome the Lampre-Merida block of Michele Scarponi, Diego Ulissi, Filippo Pozzato and Damiano Cunego. Outside favorites are Ivan Basso and Domenico Pozzovivo. Three time champion Giovanni Visconti will not race due to injuries from a crash in the Tour of Switzerland.
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