Showing posts with label Guderzo. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Guderzo. Show all posts

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Cataldo, Guderzo, New Italian TT Champions

Today, both the mens's and women's TT Italian national champions were crowned in Levico Terme.

In the men's TT (Professional/Open) the winner was Dario Cataldo (Omega Pharma-Quickstep). "I am a rider that has been a little overlooked," said Cataldo. "But, I am growing progressively and continuously. I'm not part of the team for the Olympics but I have no argument with CT Bettini. This victory may help bring attention to me for future occasions."
Men's top 10 (37 km course):
1 CATALDO Dario Omega Pharma-Quickstep 45.49
2 MALORI Adriano Lampre-Isd 45.51
3 PINOTTI Marco BMC Racing Team 46.24
4 DALL'ANTONIA Tiziano Liquigas-Cannondale 46.34
5 MOSER Moreno Liquigas-Cannondale 46.58
6 MARANGONI Alan Liquigas-Cannondale 47.23
7 MONTAGUTI Matteo Ag2r-La Mondiale 47.25
8 TRENTIN Matteo Omega Pharma-Quickstep 47.58
9 BALLONI Alfredo Farnese Vini-Selle Italia 48.05
10 BIONDO Maurizio Meridiana Kamen Team 48.12





The women's TT (Elite) was won by Tatania Guderzo (Gs Fiamme Azzurre). "I am happy for this victory because it brings me back to win in a specialty that I have always liked," said Guderzo. "I wanted to do well because this was the last test before the Giro d’Italia (Femminile) which is my most important goal of the season. Now, I'm leaving for Napoli, certain to arrive in good form to a Giro that will surely be fascinating."
Women's Top 10 (22.8 km course):
1 GUDERZO Tatiana Gs Fiamme Azzurre 32.10
2 LONGO BORGHINI Elisa Hitec Products Mistral 33.11
3 CANTELE Noemi Be Pink 33.23
4 VALSECCHI Silvia Be Pink 33.31
5 RATTO Rossella Verinlegno-Fabiani 33.32
6 FRAPPORTI Simona Be Pink 34.47
7 ZORZI Susanna MCipollini-Giambenini 35.09
8 VANNUCCI Chiara Verso l'Iride Maccari Spumanti 35.50
9 GATTO Viviana Fassa Bortolo Servetto 36.15
10 BASTIANELLI Marta Gs Fiamme Azzurre 36.34

Today was the last day of the Settimana Tricolore. 

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Sunday, January 16, 2011

Tatiana and Monica Chat Over A Cappuccino


The MCipollini-Giordana women's team is going to be a powerful team this season with three consecutive road world champions: Marta Bastianelli (winner 2007), Nicole Cooke (2008) and Tatiana Guderzo (2009). Also, on the team is Monia Baccaille, Italian national champion in 2009 and 2010.

Over a cappuccino Tatiana Guderzo (right, above), 2009 World champion, talks about her team and plans: "We're a good group which doesn't lack a warm smile. We must take this spirit into the races so that we achieve good results and never lose our good humor. My personal goals? I'd like to make to win the tricolor jersey on the road and dream of the pink jersey." (ed. note: Guderzo has won TT and track Italian national championships).

Monia Baccaille adds, "We are a top team which includes, with the exception of Bronzini (ed. note 2010 Worlds road winner), all the world champions in recent years. I am a bit late in my preparations because I was recently operated on my clavicle but I expect to soon find a good pedal stroke. A wish for this year? Winning the Italian title for the 3rd time in a row which has been accomplished in the past only by Maria Canins."

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Friday, September 17, 2010

Women's Italian National Team for World Championships


The Elite Women's road race will be held on Saturday, October 2nd. The course will be 127.2 km. The Italian national team will be comprised of:
Tatiana Guderzo (current World Champion)
Monia Baccaille (Team Valdarno)
Marta Bastianelli (Fenix)
Elena Berlato (Top Girls Fassa Bortolo)
Giorgia Bronzini (Gauss RDZ Ormu)
Rossella Callovi (Vecchiafontana)
Noemi Cantele (HTC Columbia)
Valentina Carretta (Top Girls Fassa Bortolo)

Guderzo and Cantele will also race in the time trial (Wednesday, September 29th)

Photo (by Sirotti): two World Champions, Guderzo and Cipollini

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