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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