GM Europa Ovini at Coppa Bernocchi and Coppa Agostoni
Wednesday 14th and Thursday, September 15th, GM Europa Ovini will be at the Coppa Bernocchi and Coppa Agostoni, the first two Italian classics of September. These are two very important appointments as they happen around a month before the world championship: there will be many riders who want to show off in these races.
For the two appointments, the #blackandgreen team will consist of Filippo Fortin, Jose Marquez, Federico Borella, Davide Pacchiardo, Antonio Di Sante, Alessandro Frangioni, Andrea Ruscetta and Matteo Rotondi. In both events the team will be directed by Dario Andriotto.
On Wednesday, September 14th, the Coppa Bernocchi will start at 11:45, while the arrival is scheduled at approximately 16:20. The route is 192 km long with start and finish in Legnano. The circuit Olona (16.7 km to be repeated 7 times) will be very important, with the climbs of Castiglione Olona and Morazzone. The race will be TV broadcast delayed on Rai Sport 2 at 18:45.
On Thursday, September 15th, the Coppa Agostoni will be organized on a track of 199 km with start and finish in Lissone. The departure is scheduled at 10:45: the riders will face four times the Lissolo circuit, with the climbs of Sirtori, Piancastello and Lissolo before the finish line. The arrival is scheduled at 15:35 and again the race will be shown on TV on Rai Sport 2 at 18:45.
“If Coppa Bernocchi were to end in a sprint with close ranks I expect a good test by Fortin – says directeur sportif Dario Andriotto – these races are not simple, but as usual we want to do well. Coppa Agostoni is more complicated due to a difficult elevation profile, so I think strikers like Pacchiardo and others can do very well.”