Area Zero D’Amico Will be at the GP Nobili Thursday
It’s time for the guys on Area Zero D’Amico to get back to the races. The Italian continental formation managed by Ivan De Paolis and Andrea Tonti has been making quite a splash in its debutante year. On Thursday, March 20th, they will be at the starting line for the 17th edition of the GP Nobili Rubinetterie-Coppa Papà Carlo-Coppa Città di Stresa, a 187-km race. It’s a classic on the Italian calendar that is set between two lakes, lago d’Orta and lago Maggiore, on the roads in the Province of Novara.
“There are lots of big names in the starting line up; it’s a race that catches the attention of classic hunters as they prepare for the Sanremo,” says Sports Director Massimo Codol. “We are going to try to approach the race the best we can, as we have always done in every event up to now. It will be important to be prepared right from the very first kilometres to try to get into the break that counts. Getting out of the group and staying ahead becomes a chance for our guys to gain experience and measure themselves against the best. We also welcome back Gianluca Mengardo. On Thursday he will be returning to racing after recovering in record time from the injury he sustained at the GP Lugano, where he took home three micro-fractures to his scapula.”
“I feel good, as soon as I could I got onto the rollers and now I’ve been pedalling regularly on road for ten days,” explains Gianluca Mengardo. “After the first two outings I managed to train for 3-4 hours without pain. I’m happy that I can already get back to the races. It could have been worse but this time, all things considered, I was quite lucky.”
20/03/2014 GP Nobili (ITA) 1.1
Riders: Paolo Ciavatta, Fabio Chinello, Silvio Giorni, Gianluca Leonardi, Gianluca Mengardo, Simone Petilli, Charly Petelin, Marco Tecchio.
D.S.: Andrea Tonti & Massimo Codol.