Friday, June 24, 2011

Noemi Cantele, Women's Italian Road Race Champion

After a joint 30+ km escape in which Noemi Cantele (Garmin-Cervelo) and Tatiana Guderzo worked together in the Women's Elite national championship race in Milazzo (ME) the race came down to a sprint won by Cantele. Comfortable in third, arriving solo, was Silvia Valsecchi.

Cantele, already a national champion in the TT, will also try to win the TT competition.

World Champion Giorgia Bronzini, coming off a very successful racing series in the USA, finished 7th. Monia Baccaille, hoping for a third successive victory, finished 10th.

Top 10:
1. Noemi Cantele (Garmin-Cervelo)119.3 km in 3h25'36", average 34,830 km/h
2. Tatiana Guderzo (Mcipollini Giambenini Giordana) st
3. Silvia Valsecchi (Top Girls Fassa Bortolo) at 1'08"
4. Valentina Bastianelli (Vaiano Tepso Solaristech) at 2'19"
5. Valentina Scandolara (Gauss Rdz Unico 1) st
6. Rossella Callovi (Mcipollini Giambenini Giordana)
7. Giorgia Bronzini (Colavita Forno d'Asolo)
8. Elena Berlato (Top Girls Fassa Bortolo)
9. Elisa Longo Borghini (Top Girls Fassa Bortolo)
10. Monia Baccaille (Mcipollini Giambenini Giordana) at 4'12"

Video, in Italian, of race finish, and interviews with Cantele and Guderzo:

Photo: Bettini

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