VITTORIO VENETO (TV) – In a sort of déjà vu compared to what was seen in Brugherio, the DP66 Giant SMP jerseys still dominate the podium of the junior race at the 38th International GP of the City of Vittorio Veneto. In the third round of the Selle SMP Mastercross, broadcast live by Rai Sport, Thomas Cafueri he scored a new solitary victory, anticipating his young companion by about ten seconds Stephen Viezzi, capable of finishing second at the end of a good duel with Ettore Prà. In short, the same order of arrival as the Brianza race at the end of October, but if possible even more important: in fact, in Vittorio Veneto, mud and rain were the ingredients that made the Treviso track even more selective.

“I have many reasons to be happy”explains Thomas Cafueri. «First of all, it is an international victory, which allows me to wear the leader jersey of the Mastercross Selle SMP, a challenge that Stefano and I are leading. And then on this track and with the mud I had never been lucky: a success here, with these conditions, bodes well for the future and gives me so much confidence in the work we are doing with the team».

In the other international competitions, fifth place of Charlotte Borello, best of the Under 23s at the finish line. Heavy points for her in the Mastercross standings, a circuit in which only Giada Borghesi (eighth) precedes her, who competed in one more race than the 20-year-old Piedmontese. She closes tenth Alice Papo (fifth among the U23), while the first year Lisa Canciani she is 17th overall, ninth among the U23s. Among the Junior Women, competing with the Open, 24th place for Gaia Santinseventh among the girls born in 2005/06.

Among the men’s Open, 16th place for the returning Thomas Bergagna (seventh among the Under 23s), in his first race after the injury at Castello di Serravalle. Just behind him Manuel Casasola, who finished 19th, ninth among the boys in his category. Retreat instead for Tommaso Tabotta.

On a true cyclo-cross track, good performances by the youngsters in the beginner and student categories.

Confirming the sensations confessed on the eve, the Piedmontese born in 2008 Gregory Acquaviva he achieved victory, at the end of a race conducted always in the top positions and made even more difficult by the need to overtake some students born in 2007.

“The condition is growing week by week”photographer Gregory Acquavivawhich with this result strengthens its leadership in the Mastercross Selle SMP. «Result aside, what makes me most proud is that I improved in mud races; next week in Jesolo I hope to demonstrate that I also grew up on the sand, which was my Achilles heel».

In the Women Students category, eighth place of Martina Montagner (fourth among girls in 2007), while Camilla Murro, feverish, withdrew during the test. Among the Beginners, 39th place for Philip Simonitto.

Changing the competition field, in the province of Cosenza Vittorio Carrer he finished in second position the 7th Cyclocross Trophy Città di Belvedere Marittimo. An important placement for the Under 23 of DP66 Giant SMP, who after a mechanical problem in the first lap climbed up the standings thus managing to defend the leadership of the Mediterranean Cross circuit, a challenge that experienced its last act in Calabria.

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