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Area Zero D’Amica Heads to Austria

Team takes the start at GP Sudkarnten on Sunday, June 1. Andrea Pasqualon returns to racing.

Area Zero D’Amico will return to action in Austria. The all-Italian continental team will participate in the GP Sudkarnten on Sunday, June 1.

“In Spain at the Vuelta Castilla y Leon I saw some good signs from the riders,” said sports director Massimo Codol. “Sunday’s race in Austria will help us keep the race rhythm in view of some important events ahead in June, like the Tour of Slovenia, the Giro dell’Appennino and the Italian elite national championships. In addition, on the 7th Carboni will participate in the Under 23 national time trial championships in Povegliano. Then from June 7 to 12 we’ll hold a training camp in the upper Valtellina, at the facilities of our sponsor QC Terme Bagni di Bormio. With regard to the race, I think the team can play an active role at the GP Sudkarnten. The route isn’t extremely difficult, and I expect a sprint finish with a group of 50 to 60 riders, and in that situation we can certainly be a factor.”

The Austrian race will mark the return to racing of Andrea Pasqualon, who suffered a fracture of his right radius in a crash at Paris-Camembert in April.

“I’ve recovered 100% now. After the operation I tried to get back on the bike as soon as possible,” said Pasqualon. “I trained a lot and I feel good. I would have liked to return to racing already at the Vuelta Castilla y Leon, but discussing it with the team we decided to wait a few more days. Sunday’s race will allow me to test my form and regain confidence in racing.”

06/01/2014 GP Sudkarnten

Riders: Giovanni Carboni, Paolo Ciavatta, Fabio Chinello, Gianluca Leonardi, Gianluca Mengardo, Andrea Pasqualon, Simone Petilli, Marco Tecchio

Sports Director: Massimo Codol.

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