New season started in Argentina and then moved on in Colombia and now also in Italy.
In these days the racing commitments of Amore e Vita – Prodir are doubled, increasingly intense and very prestigious.
While on the other side of the globe, Marco Zamparella is leading a selection of the team at Tour Colombia 2.1 in an excellent way, in Italy, everything is ready for the opening classic of the Italian calendar, the Laigueglia Trophy, one of the oldest and most prestigious race in our country.
In Colombia the team achieved two excellent results in the top 15 results in stage 2 and 3, (both won by the Colombian sprinter of world tour team, Molano) with the Latvian Maris Bogdanovic. Although team’s leader Davide Appollonio struggled once again against misfortune. He crashed very badly in the second stage at few kilometers to go and was forced to quit the race. Appollonio is definitely very unfortunate in this early start of season. Now eyes are focused also on Laigueglia (UCI Pro Series), a race that is really important to the Fanini family, given that in the past athletes of our team triumphed in two consecutive editions: in 1988 with Paolo Cimini ahead of team mate Alessio Di Basco (whon today is the technical director of the squad) and in 1989 with Pierino Gavazzi.
Team A&V | P doesn’t hide to have high ambitions for this race, especially with the other team leader, Marco Tizza, who immediately after the Vuelta San Juan in Argentina, wanted to return to Italy, with the aim to do well at this event. The Laigueglia Trophy is truly a “fixed nail” in the ambitions of the talented Italian cyclist, and for this he has spent a good part of his winter in this area, to train specifically on the course of the race and get to know all the details meter by meter.
Tizza is in excellent condition and will certainly be among the protagonists of the day. Winning is not difficult, it’s actually very difficult. Especially for the “stellar” parterre that will be at the start. But in sport anything is ever written already or impossible, so Tizza will definitely be a tough underdog, very dangerous for all those who aim to achieve maximum results.
Starchyk and Giorgini will direct the athletes lined up alongside of Marco Tizza. The squad will be composed by Andrea Meucci, Kaspars Sregis, Kristaps Pelcers, Yukinori Hishinuma and the new A&V rider, the Luxembourg climber Charly Petelin.
The team is ready, and the most ready of all Marco Tizza, who promises to be ready to battle until the last meter, in order to realize what has always been one of his biggest dreams since he was an amateur.
Paolo Cimini triumphs in the Laigueglia Trophy in front of Di Basco’s color partner in 1988
Pierino Gavazzi wins the race in 1989
The team manager Cristian Fanini with the new Luxembourg purchase Charly Petelin and the d.s. Marco Zamparella