Area Zero D’Amico Ready for Milano-Torino
The oldest Italian classic opens the season finale of the young Italian team
The young riders from Area Zero D’Amico will be among the contestants lined up for the start of the 95th Milano Torino “Trofeo Nobili Rubinetterie” scheduled for Wednesday, October 1st, on the 193.5 km route from Settimo Milanese to the basilica in Superga. This race can be considered the oldest Italian classic, since it was held for the first time in 1876. It will be the opening event in the season finale for the all-Italian continental formation led by team managers Ivan De Paolis and Andrea Tonti. The team is young yet determined, and up until now it has always managed to leave its mark, trying to stand out in all the races in which it has been able to compete.
“We are proud to be there; it’s an important race and there will plenty of champions lined up for the start who have just come off the Vuelta and the World Cup,” says Andrea Tonti, who will follow the guys in the race on Wednesday from the team car. “It’s certainly not going to be an easy race; the route is also very challenging and highly selective. It will definitely be a good test for our riders. The ones best prepared to take on this type of route are Ciavatta and Petilli. In the last races, both at the Trittico Lombardo and then at the Memorial Pantani and the GP Prato we had some good performances, the guys are in good shape and morale is high. As always, we are going to try to interpret the race to the best of our possibilities.”
The Milano-Torino will open the last part of the season for Area Zero D’Amico.
“We’re in the last stretch but in the first ten days of October there are still important races, all of which come under the Italian calendar,” continues explaining Andrea Tonti. “After the Milano-Torino we will also be at the starts for the Coppa Sabatini, the Giro dell’Emilia and finally at the GP Beghelli. They are all nice races. We’re going to give it everything we have all the way to the end. The goal is obviously to try and achieve some satisfying results, to close out our first season in the best way possible.”
01/10 Milano-Torino (Ita) UCI 1.HC
Riders: Paolo Ciavatta, Fabio Chinello, Gianluca Leonardi, Gianluca Mengardo, Andrea Pasqualon, Charly Petelin, Simone Petilli, Marco Tecchio.
D.s.: Andrea Tonti.