's Tony Longo
Bianchi Methanol SL2
took second at Valleogra MTB Race - Marathon Italian Championships in
(Veneto, North-East Italy) on Sunday, June 24th
. Preceded only by Juri Ragnoli, Longo crossed the finish line with a two minutes-advantage on Pettinà and Ronchi, sprinting for the third position.
“At Italian championship the main goal is to wear the champion’s jersey, but I’m really satisfied because of this result: I run few Marathon races in 2012. In the early race I lost time because of a problem, then I was able to outdistance the other chasers
on the longest uphill and I went to the finish line alone to take the second position
” Longo commented after the race.
His team-mate Stephane Tempier
placed 33th at World Cup XCO round-5 in Mont Sainte-Anne (Canada), on Saturday, June 23rd. Tempier is now
in the GC.
It was a good Sunday also for TX Active-Bianchi’s Junior team: cadets Giorgio Rossi
and Chiara Teocchi
and rookie Katia Moro
clinched victory at 2° Trofeo Città di Verona. Junior
and Federico Barri
Bianchi Methanol SX
placed 2nd and 3rd respectively at 8th Franciacorta Bike in
(Brescia, Northern Italy).
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