18 September 2018
LAKE GARDA CLASSIC, TOP 5 FOR BASTIANELLI AND PALADIN
The European Champion of the Road Race obtained the third place in the sprint of the first edition of the Italian race (Open Women Elite Category) ended in Arco (Trento) and won by the Swiss Jolanda Neff, who beated Simona Bortolotti. Soraya Paladin, who renewed her contract with Alè - Cipollini and called by the National Italian Coach Edoardo Salvoldi for the Road Race at the World Championships in Innsbruck, ended 5th, just behind the Tuscan Vittoria Guazzini.
Anna Trevisi has been another main protagonist of the race, attacking in the descend of Passo Sant’Ulderico (highest point of the race at 584 meters), with a small peloton that had still one minute of gap at the beginning of the final circuit. The main group tried to chase the attackers in every way. Bastianelli is even on the podium and her teammate Paladin completed the Top 5.
Next appointment: the Team Time Trial that assigns the World Championship, planned on Sunday 23rd September in Tyrol (Austria).
RESULTS 1ST LAKE GARDA CLASSIC:
1. Jolanda Neff
2. Simona Bortolotti
3. Marta BASTIANELLI
5. Soraya PALADIN
33. Anna TREVISI
DNF. Martina STEFANI
Photo (c) Michele Mondini