BARDIANI CSF FAIZANÈ: MARTIN MARCELLUSI WINS TROFEO PIVA
Victory of Martin Marcellusi at the prestigious Trofeo Piva, an international competition reserved to Under23 riders. The 22yo rider of the #GreenTeam conquers the success after joining the group of 11 forwards in the final, and in the subsequent duo action with Marco Frigo, then attacking him on the final KOM of the day, finishing solo.
Martin Marcellusi wins the Piva Trophy, bringing Bardiani CSF Faizanè to the second victory of the season.
On the 35 km shortened route compared to the 179 km originally planned, brought by the jury and organizers to 146 due to bad weather, the race has a challenging and selective development also due to the wind, rain and cold that characterize it. Protagonist of the day for Bardiani CSF Faizanè Martin Marcellusi, designated since the morning by Sports Director Mirko Rossato as team leader for this edition of the Trofeo Piva.
Bravo at taking part in the decisive action that brings 11 men to the lead, he is very attentive in the last kilometers, immediately putting himself on the wheel of Marco Frigo who started less than 5km from the conclusion. The two riders with regular changes took advantage of the squad of opponents and finally the Bardiani CSF Faizanè rider, with a sprint on the last GPM of the day, managed to take advantage for a wonderful a solo finish.
These are the words of Martin Marcellusi after the finish-line: “Today the sensations were good I knew I could have a good race. In the final I followed Marco Frigo’s action because he does it often these kind of attacking near the final and just as often manages to get to the finish, so I didn’t hesitate to follow him. I took advantage of my shot on challenging but short stretches like these to take those meters ahead of the last GPM that allowed me to reach the finish line. Our team and our new project have shown that they can work and allows us to grow gradually allowing us to compare ourselves already with professional riders but also with our same age competitors. The Trofeo Piva was a very suitable race for me and also the cold, wind and rain favor me over other athletes who suffer from them. I am a rider for races or stages like this and with finals in a small group I know I can be competitive. This victory gives me a good morale for the next appointments. “
Prestigious victory for the 2000 class of the #GreenTeam, which succeeds Juan Ayuso, the last winner of the Trofeo Piva, an international competition for Under23 athletes. Second win of the season for Bardiani CSF Faizanè, after the success arrived with another boy from the youth project, Alessio Martinelli, at GP Alanya.