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Area Zero D’Amico in Tritico Lombardo

Coppa Bernocchi on the 16th, Coppa Agostoni on the 17th and the Tre Valli Varesine on the 18th of September.

With guts and determination, Area Zero D’Amico is ready to get back to their competitive schedule. Next week the young, all Italian continental team led by Ivan De Paolis and Andrea Tonti have three very important events on their agenda. After the South American experience at the Giro di Colombia in the month of August, they are back to racing in Italy, more precisely on the roads in Lombardy. In fact the guys on Area Zero D’Amico are looking forward to the Trittico Lombardo, an end of summer classic. These are three races that all adhere to a long tradition and offer fantastic appeal. It all starts on Tuesday, September 16th with the 96th Coppa Bernocchi, with the finish line in Legnano; it will be followed on Wednesday the 17th by the 68th Coppa Agostoni, at Lissone in Brianza, and the grand finale will be on Thursday the 18th with the 94th Tre Valli Varesine.

Area Zero D’Amico will have a full house for the Trittico Lombardo; in fact, all 11 riders who make up the ranks of the team have been called upon: Giovanni Carboni, Fabio Chinello, Paolo Ciavatta, Silvio Giorni, Gianluca Leonardi, Gianluca Mengardo, Andrea Pasqualon, Charly Petelin, Simone Petilli, Marco Tecchio and Stefano Tonin. As always, the guys will be managed by sports coaches Andrea Tonti and Massimo Codol.

“To get back into the action, these three races are important for their tradition, appeal and technical level” explains team manager Ivan De Paolis. “We will be able to count on the entire team. According to the rules and regulations, continental teams like ours will be able to line up six riders in each race, so there will be a turn-over among the guys and we’ll be choosing those most suited to each test, keeping in mind their physical condition and the features of the route. We’ll be measuring up against very strong teams and riders who will be passing through here to prepare for the World Cup. For us it will be an important showcase and as always our team will give it their utmost to try to stand out. We are heading toward the end of the season but it’s enough to just take a look at the schedule to understand that these next weeks will be essential for us. We’ll be competing in lots of races; after the Trittico Lombardo we’ll be doing the Memorial Pantani, the Prato GP and then all the Italian trials in the first half of October.”


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