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46° TROFEO CITTA' DI LOANO - 15th  april 2018

The Trofeo Città di Loano crowns Karel Vacek!
Show and emotions in the classic of the Riviera delle Palme reserved for juniors

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The 46th Trofeo Città di Loano crowns the Czech Karel Vacek (Team F.lli Giorgi) author of a capital test that has allowed him to remove all the highly anticipated adversaries along the ramps of the Bivio Magliolo and to present itself in perfect solitude on the promenade of Loano (Sv). On the  podium, alongside the great ruler of the day Antonio Tiberi (Team Franco Ballerini) and Martin Marcellusi (The Pirate) among the best in the  difficult day staged on the streets of the Riviera delle Palme characterized by a strong wind and a sky rich in clouds that, however, spared the  rain to a fast and combative group from the first to the last of 127 kilometers scheduled.
THE CHRONICLE - In 156 they took off from Piazza Italia, which with a warm embrace welcomed the best juniors from all over Europe. After a quick  start that put the whole group to the whip for the first two hours of the race, it was the Russian Lev Gonov (Lokosphinx) who broke the delay on  the ascent of Boissano and only flew towards the grand finale. The Russian athlete has gained a maximum advantage of 1'50 "on the group but has  paid duty in the most challenging stretch of the ascent of Bivio Magliolo where the pursuers have gained ground soon returning to the wake of  the tread.When the last GPM of the day was now in sight, to re-launch the action was another guy from the east, the Czech Karel Vacek (Team  F.lli Giorgi), which with a progression of rare power has made the gap and has passed the summit with 45 " on the couple composed by Antonio  Tiberi (Team Franco Ballerini) and Alessandro Fancellu (Cc Canturino 1902) while all the others were looking back. In the fast descent that  leads to Loano, there is just the right time to note the last desperate attempt to comeback, scored by Antonio Tiberi and to celebrate the  company of Karel Vacek with an authentic standing ovation on the promenade of Loano full of enthusiasts as tradition dictates. Antonio Tiberi  (Team Franco Ballerini) is 29 "away, while at 11" Martin Marcellusi (Pirate Z'Niper World Bike) regulates the squad of the most immediate  pursuers.
THE VOICES OF THE PROTAGONISTS - "The numbers recorded by this 46th edition of the Trofeo Città di Loano" commented the mayor of Loano Luigi  Pignocca "Once again confirm the success and importance of this sporting event, which over the years has become a real and its 'very classic'  expected both locally and nationally and internationally. Also this year hundreds of athletes from all over Europe have appeared at the start,  demonstrating the huge following that this prestigious event has. As a municipal administration we thank the Anselmo family and all the  volunteers who worked on the success of this edition of the Trophy: you gave us another day of great sport ". "As an administration", added the  councilor for tourism, culture and sport Remo Zaccaria "We were pleased to see how many young riders wanted to participate in this Trofeo Città  di Loano. Not only our fellow Samuele Manfredi, who is having exceptional results in every competition contributing to bring up the name of our  city, but also many guys of great hopes united by the passion for two wheels. Also and above all this is necessary for events like the Trofeo  Città di Loano: to give space to young people and help them grow as athletes and as individuals ". On the seventh sky, after the finish line,  Karel Vacek, a Czech athlete, born in 2000, grew up in the ranks of Team F.lli Giorgi: "In the first few weeks of 2018 I was quite unlucky but I  meticulously prepared this race because I knew that it was the first prestigious appointment of the season.I started feeling good and uphill I  managed to make the difference: I am very happy to have succeeded because I wanted to do well and because I wanted to give my team a great  satisfaction ". Some regrets, however, for Antonio Tiberi, athlete in the first year among the juniors after being among the best students on  the national scene last year: "This is my first important result of the season, I'm sorry not to be able to hook Vacek in the final race, I felt  good, I felt I could succeed but he never slowed down and I was forced to settle for the silver medal, a result that is of value to me that  allows me to look forward with confidence to try to grasp the victory as early as next week ". Satisfied the Lazio Martin Marcellusi for a  podium that has repaid him of a heartfelt and generous performance: "If we repeat this race 100 times I am convinced that Vacek would win 100  more times I am happy to be able to snatch a podium so important in a day difficult and in the face of very high level opponents ". Smile on the  lips also for Samuele Manfredi, loanese athlete, among the most awaited at the start, who finished in thirtieth position: "There are good days  and days when nothing goes as it should." Today I tried to stretch in the first part because I wanted to be the protagonist and give emotions to  the many friends who were waiting for me along the way but they did not let me go: so I made myself available to my team-mates for the final  race. has won over the success ". "The Trofeo Città di Loano has also confirmed itself today to the height of its history" commented at the end  of the day the president of the Velo Club Loano Cicli Anselmo, Domenico Anselmo. "I want to thank the Municipal Administration, all the sponsor  friends and the many volunteers who have worked for the safety of the athletes in the race: it is thanks to everyone if Loano has experienced  another wonderful cycling day today".

Arrival order of the 46° Trofeo Città di Loano:
1° Karel Vacek (Team F.lli Giorgi) 127,3 km in 3h01'39" at avreage speed of 42,048 km/h
2° Antonio Tiberi (Team Franco Ballerini) a 29"
3° Martin Marcellusi (Il Pirata Z’Niper World Bike) a 1'11"
4° Andrea Piccolo (Team LVF)
5° Alessandro Fancellu (Cc Canturino 1902)
6° Marco Frigo (Danieli 1914)
7° Gabriele Benedetti (Work Service)
8° Alessio Martinelli (Team F.lli Giorgi)
9° Juan Tito Rendon (Vc Lugano)
10° Gabriele Porta (Fosco Bessi)

45° TROFEO CITTA' DI LOANO - 2nd  april 2017

LOANO: French party with Jeremy Mountauban
Twist 3 km from the finish: Andrea Bagioli stopped by a puncture

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French Fete at the 45th Trofeo Città di Loano where to get the better, after a close race and full of twists, was Frenchman Jeremy Mountauban (Chambery Cyclisme) ahead of the Italian Luca Rastelli (Cc Cremonese) and all 'another trans Paule Lefaure (Bourgogne Team). Fourth place, however, for the home Samuele Manfredi talent (Romagnano).
THE DETAILS - In 144 took off from the central Piazza Italy to the delight of the large audience that loanese greeted with thunderous applause recalled the colorful caravan at the start by the excellent organizational work of the Velo Club Loano Cycles Anselmo.
Just time to lower the checkered flag and the brawl is open: many attacks that have taken place without finding fortune but who have contributed to raising the average of the first hour of the race to more than 40.400 km / h.
The first to be able to escape from the control of the group was, the fiftieth kilometer race, the francese Florian fattier (Bourgogne Team) who, after reaching a maximum advantage of 1'24 "was reached after the first Grand Prix day of Mountain, located in Boissano.
At the entrance of the climb that led to Bivio Magliolo the group has presented so compact: on challenging ramps of the climb on the program was the winner of 2016, Andrea Bagioli (Cc Canturino 1902) to stage a real show . The guy in the yellow-blue jersey has imposed its own forcing scollinando first with 20 "of Montauban (Chambery), Benedetti (Romagnano), Vacek (Kranj), Ruby (Team LVF), Rastelli (Cremonese) and Lefaure (Bourgogne).
Downhill, Bagioli has further extended their lead, but just when it seemed launched towards a second consecutive success, three kilometers from the finish was forced to deal with a puncture that forced him to stop and ask for the intervention of the rear wheel transmission.
An operation that has granted the trio consisting of Montauban (Chambery), Rastelli (Cremonese) and Lefaure (Bourgogne) to reach and exceed the tread and therefore present on Loano promenade to play all around the sprint.
A long sprint launched just by Jeremy Mountauban (Chambery Cyclisme) who managed to resist the return of a generous Luca Rastelli (Cc Cremonese 1891). For about ten seconds away, then, Samuele Manfredi (Romagnano Guerciotti Mami's Caffè) ruled the posse of pursuers getting well, the first year in the category, a decidedly flattering placement.
LEADERS - Extremely happy with the winner Jeremy Mountauban, physical grenadier and feline look: "Today I knew I was good but I was afraid the rain threatens. When Bagioli stretched climb I could not follow him but then I tried to achieve in the plains . he has laundry and when we passed I realized that I could win. when I saw the arrival I launched the sprint and I are no longer going to send for anyone, "explained Mountauban.
Embittered but aware of the excellent breakthrough test, Andrea Bagioli: "It 'was a perfect race up to three kilometers from the finish. Then, unfortunately, came this hole and I was forced to stop. It burns to lose a race like this but at the same time, I understand I have a very good physical condition and that I will be able to take the revenge already next Sunday. "
With a smile, at the end of the day, the President of Velo Club Loano - Anselmo cycles, Domenico Anselmo: "Despite the weather forecasts were not the best, today the weather has graced us. It 'was a wonderful day of cycling and so numerous public has paid off for all the efforts made in recent months: thank you for the support of the city administration, the sponsors and all the volunteers who have helped us to make sure that everything went well. he won a French athlete , this we are happy and proud, although sorry for Bagioli who came to the brink of historic double. this evening we enjoy a well earned rest, tomorrow we will start working to prepare the 2018 edition of this unique event that this year has given us great emotions. "

Iscritti: 144   Partiti: 144   Arrivati: 91
Tempo: 3h04'53"   123 km   Media: 39,917 km/h

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Ordine d'arrivo:
1° Jeremy Mountauban (Chambery Cyclisme)
2° Luca Rastelli (Cc Cremonese 1891)
3° Paul Lefaure (Team Bourgogne)
4° Samuele Manfredi (Romagnano Guerciotti Mami's Caffè) a 10”
5° Pier Elis Belletta (Cc Cremonese 1891)
6° Alessandro Fancellu (Cc Canturino 1902)
7° Samuele Rubino (Team LVF)
8° Jacopo Pesenti (Gs Massì Supermercati)
9° Andrea Bagioli (Cc Canturino 1902)
10° Nik Cemazar (Team Kranj)


44° TROFEO CITTA' DI LOANO - 3rd  april 2016

Is Bagioli (CC Canturino) the winner of the Trofeo Città di Loano number 44!
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Arrival order (link pdf):
1. Bagiloli Andrea (CC Canturino) in 2:58:59 average 41,903 km/h
2. Bevilacqua Mattia (Team Franco Ballerini)
3. Monaco Alessandro (Convertini Junior Team)
4. Oldani Stefano (GB Junior Team) a 00:33s
5. Primozic Jaka (Team Sava Kranj)
6. Murgano marco (UC Casano)
7. Battistella Samuele (Cyberteam Breganze Group) a 00:38s
8. Kazanov Evgenu (Team Lokosfinks)
9. Caiati Aldo (Team LVF)
10. Belloni Manuel (Biringhello Bike Infinity Team)

43° TROFEO CITTA' DI LOANO - 29TH  march 2015
Loano : number of Michel Piccot
Spectacular race and always lively : public celebration on the streets of the Riviera

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The 43 ° Trofeo Città di Loano crowns Michel Piccot (GB Team Castanese): the eighteen of Fenis, clinched with an action
overwhelming the first international race calendar junior Italian. Behind him, spaced just 27 "came the
Tuscan Daniel Savini (Romagnano Guerciotti) and Cuneo Matthew Sobrero (Bustese Olonia Verbania).
132 AT THE START - The return, after a year of forced stop, the classical savonese put in the yard by the Velo Club Loano - Cicli Anselmo
gathered the consensus of athletes and fans: well 132 athletes lined up on the start line with a good representation of
foreign formations that sparked further challenge already coveted by the best athletes in Europe.
The street, just after the minute of silence paid tribute to the memory of young Andrea Carolo, saw the group pushing immediately with
Decision on the accelerator: were enough, in fact, a few kilometers to attend the first flight of the day brought by nine

Rivarossa ( Vigor ) , Maarouf ( Casano ) , Angonnet ( Bourgogne ) , Biasion and Zanotto ( Pressix ) , Andrejas ( Radenska ) , Rosati ( Secom Forno Pioppi )
Piffaretti ( Biassono ) and Bagnoli ( Unicash ) have monopolized the lead throughout the first part that led to the caravan
Pieve di Teco . After 70 kilometers , to the nine tread were added five other strikers who , having escaped from the group,
reported in just a few rides on their trail : Oldani ( Castanese ) , Hjort ( Pytonpro ) , Baccio ( Secom Forno Pioppi ) , Nesi
( Romagnano Guerciotti ) and Mori ( Romagnano Guerciotti ) .

The advantage of the escape thus composed of 14 athletes took off to over 2'30 " away from the chasing group , but to weaken
the action of the attackers , were before the ramps of the climb of Boissano and , therefore , the far more demanding of Bivio Magliolo . the
reunification was realized precisely on the last climb of the day . Here , to place the decisive blow , were Michel Piccot ( GB Team
Castanese ) and Matthew Sobrero ( Bustese Olonia ) that the order exceeded the GPM place to fifteen kilometers from the line of
finish line . Downhill , Piccot was good at distancing Sobrero and fly away alone to the finish place on the waterfront of Loano ;
even the support of Savini and Dotti allowed the Cuneo to recover valdostano turned towards his first and
extraordinary success of the season . Further back , in dribs and drabs , came , all the best of the day.

VOICES FROM THE ARRIVAL - Enthusiasm to the stars for Michel Piccot joint, almost incredulously , at the finish line of Loano packed audience :
" I did not expect really . I managed to make a difference in the final part of the climb with Sobrero . Then downhill I am
immediately threw down headlong , and in the end , despite the fatigue , I managed to keep the advantage and to arrive alone. win
here is beautiful , it is a dream come true , still do not believe it . "

On a day blessed with a warm spring sun , success for the organizers of the Velo Club Loano - Cicli Anselmo :
"today we reported the great cycling in Loano and the response of the people was really
extraordinary " commented with satisfaction at the end of the day Domenico Anselmo " See these guys battle it up
last breath before an audience so it was a great emotion that has paid off many of the efforts made in these
months to organize this competition . A race that no longer has to miss in the event calendar of Loano . I want to thank the
athletes , all my colleagues , the many sponsors and , especially , the institutions , in the front row the City of Loano , for the support and
support they have given us . And ' thanks to them today we had a great day of sport. "

Finishing order :
1° Michel Piccot (GB Team Castanese)
122 km in 2h58'50 " to the average of 40.932 km/h
2° Daniel Savini (Romagnano Guerciotti) a 27"
3° Matteo Sobrero (Bustese Olonia Verbania)
4° Ottavio Dotti (Cc Canturino)
5° Nicola Conci (Team LVF) a 58"
6° Alessandro Covi (Cc Cremonese)
7° Alessandro Monaco (Convertini Junior Team)
8° Andreas Nielsen (Team Pytonpro) a 1'03"
9° Riccardo Donadello (Biringhello) a 1'07"
10° Simone Piccolo (GB Team Castanese)



number of Velasco to the Trofeo Città di Loano!
The boy of the Team Work Service off all uphill and came in perfect solitude to Loano


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UCI official arrival

After the progression of Umberto Orsini , to make the difference has been the explosion of Simon Velasco : this is the guy in the Work Service to dominate the edition number 42 of the Trofeo Città di Loano . A number of great talent, scored by Simone Velasco , who saluted the company of the best of the day on the ramps Magliolo digging between himself and the rest of the group an impassable chasm for everyone.

Before the solo of Velasco, the pearl of the Riviera delle Palme International had reserved a fast running hard fought , slipped to a record average of just under 41 km / h . Just before the entrance to the ascent of Boissano take off in seven Mattia Pastorino ( GB Junior Team) , Giacomo Rostagno ( Esperia Piasco ) , Nicolas Pietra and Gabriele Ricci ( Romagnano) , Ilia Voloshenko (Russia) , Pietro Anderoletti ( Aurea Zanica ) and Martino Bertaia ( Villadose Angelo Gomme) on which shows the Frenchman Antoine Raynaud (Club Limousin ) .
Action very interesting , their , blocked though the group for the final climb of the day , that of Magliolo : to light the fuses are Jeremy Defaye (Cote d' Azur) and Luca Merelli ( Bergamo ) on which part of the first Simone Velasco (Work Service). The boy directed by ds Marco Gemin soon proves to have the brightness and shot pedals needed to fly away alone to the finish line : strength and courage, the bearer of the Work Service does not think twice and goes, passing at the junction of Magliolo with 30 " ahead of the more immediate pursuers.

The descent and the final no surprises and the last mile on the seafront of Loano , offers a well-deserved honor walkway to Velasco. A 33 "come Rupiani , Bagioli , Defaye and Montagnoli that sprints for second place and cross the finish line in that order.

Second win of the season for Simone Velasco "I am delighted to have won this goal that was one of my first season objectives ," he explained after the finish line as winner , satisfied for confirming the good things he had already demonstrated during the 2012 season , " I knew I was well, in the race I found the confirmation I was looking for , and when I accelerated my opponents have failed to keep up with me . "

Also met Domenico Anselmo and Michelino Davico who celebrated another great edition of the Trofeo Città di Loano " This year the boys were not spared and gave an afternoon of great cycling . You do not win by accident , we knew that Velasco and Rupiani were among the favorites of the vigil and we are happy that the path has confirmed the value of these talents of Italian cycling on our part we can not record another organizational success and the overall success of a partnership that has already begun to bear their fruits. "

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1° Simone Velasco (Work Service)
che compie i 128 km in 3h04'45" alla media dei 41.570 km/h
2° Daniel Rupiani (Cipollini Assali Stefen) a 33"
3° Nicola Bagioli (Canturino 1902)
4° Jeremi Defaye (Cote d'Azur)
5° Andrea Montagnoli (Team Palma Cipriani e Gestri)
6° Luca Merelli (Uc Bergamasca) a 1'39"
7° Lorenzo Rota (Aurea Zanica) a 1'47"
8° Riccardo Bennati (GB Junior Team) a 1'50"
9° Simone Guizzetti (Team Giorgi) a 1'54"
10° Luca Zullo (Team Palma Cipriani e Gestri) a 2'00"



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