04 March 2018
TROFEO ORO IN EURO, MARTA BASTIANELLI SPRINTS AND WINS
The Champion of the Alé - Cipollini Team wins with an amazing bunch sprint beating Ilaria Sanguineti and Chiara Consonni of the Team Valcar - PBM the National Open race in Cinquale di Montignoso (Massa e Carrara) and takes her second, personal win in 2018, the fifth for the #YellowFluoOrange Team.
The athletes, directed by Fortunato Lacquaniti, started the race in Versilia this morning as one of the main favorites after the awesome performance at the Strade Bianche Women Elite yesterday: Martina Stefani substitutes the two Dutch teammates Karlijn Swinkels and Janneke Ensing, this last was 6th in Siena on Saturday. The race in Montignoso has an almost flat circuit which helps the sprinters, but many outsiders tried an attack in the last kilometers, where Anna Trevisi enters in a breakaway with three more athletes who had about 20’’ of gap with one lap to go. The peloton increased the pace and the final lap had a long sequence of more attacks, which have been withdrawn first by Anna Trevisi, then Soraya Paladin. Marta Bastianelli was the fastest sprinter in Cinquale and takes the second win of her year, here where just the response of the fotofinish could not permit her to jump on the top step of the podium, taken by Arlenis Sierra, one year ago.
“Thanks to my teammates” - as Marta said after the race - “Who have been great to erase any attack. We started as one of the strongest teams and we confirm our force.Thanks to my team and staff, we have recovered enough well after a brutal, dramatic, hard race like the Strade Bianche to win here today.”
PODIUM TROFEO ORO IN EURO 2018:
1. Marta BASTIANELLI
2. Ilaria Sanguineti
3. Chiara Consonni