JUNIORES | 10/09/2022 | 07:46
by Antonio Mannori
There are those who define it as a “small world championship” and others as a challenge of great prestige on a spectacular course of inimitable beauty, enclosed between the sea of Versilia and the green of the Apuan Alps. The 53rd Francesco Buffoni Trophy is the international junior race scheduled for Sunday 11 September with many big names at the starting line among the 168 members of 42 teams made up of 4 riders each. 4 world champions, 2 European champions, six national champions stand out, all representing 12 countries. In addition to the national teams of Ukraine, Slovenia, Switzerland, Colombia and Latvia, the teams of Baden (Germany), Le Pomme Marseille (France), Team Zappi Racing Team (Great Britain), Team Lotus Visma (Hungary) will be at the start. Hansen (Germany), and finally the Grm and Design Teams (England). Italy will be represented by almost all the best juniors “watched special” by the coach Dino Salvoldi. Many regional champions of the Italian teams.
MAIN ENROLLMENTS: The world champion on track 2021, and European 2022 always on track, as well as Italian champion in the line Igor Belletta, Scalco, the tricolor of the time trial Cattani, Savino, Bozzola, Privitera, Vesco, Zordan, Paletti, Volpato, Burani, Gualdi (best young at the Giro della Lunigiana), Arrighetti, Raccagni Noviero. Among the foreigners the Canadian of Team Franco Ballerini Michael Leonard appeared in great shape in the last races, the Slovak Tomas Sivok protagonist in the recent Giro della Lunigiana, the Colombian champion Pescador another prominent protagonist at the “Lunigiana”, the strong Novak.
PATH: The meeting point in Piazza Garibaldi in Forte dei Marmi from where at 13.40 the race will move towards the seafront until reaching Cinqualew at the Monument of the Gothic Line where the official departure will be given at 14. There will be the “Circuito della Versilia” of 15,100 km to be repeated 4 times for a total of 60,400 km, then reached the town of Prato di Montignoso at the foot of the Fortezza climb (65,600 km) they will begin six laps of 11,600 km with such roughness. A total of 135 kilometers and 400 meters with a slightly uphill finish near Villa Schiff, seat of the Municipality of Montignoso.
In 2021 the victory was won by Alessandro Pinarello and the race is valid for the Municipality of Montignoso Cup, the Gothic Line Grand Prix, the Versilia circuit.CopyAMP code.
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