Italian Cyclocross Championship: Fontana Wins Again,

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Fontana fought hard to keep his Italian national jersey. File photo by Bart Hazen

ROME, ITALY – Marco Aurelio Fontana (Cannodale Factory Racing) has earned back-to-back wins in the Italian Cyclocross Championship. This marks his seventh Italian championship – three in cyclocross and four in cross country. The anticipated match up between Fontana and multi-time national champ Enrico Franzoi (BKCP-Powerplus) did not come to fruition, as Franzoi abandoned during the fourth lap due to stomach problems.

Centro Sportivo teammates Marco Bianco and Fabio Ursi battled valiantly, but finished just behind a streaking Fontana at 2 and 4 seconds, respectively.

2008 national champ Vania Rossi returns to the top step in the Elite women’s race, outsprinting Francesca Cucciniello (Selle Italia Guerciotti) and last year’s champ Eva Lechner (Centro Sportivo Esercit) in an exciting race.

Elia Silvestri (Selle Italia Guerciotti) was just able to outpace Luca Braidot (Gruppo Sportivo Forest) for the U23 men’s championship, with Matteo Trentin (Team Brilla Bike) rolling in for third. Elena Valentini (GS Cicli Fiorin-Despar) earned top honors in the women’s u23 event, 27 seconds ahead of Stefania Vecchio (Selle Italia Guerciotti) and another minute and a half in front of third place, Francesca Cauz (Verso L’iride Maccari)

The Junior men’s race came down to a field sprint between seven contenders, with Federico Zurlo outkicking the rest to claim the title. Conversely, Maria Giulia Confalonieri won the Junior women’s title by almost a minute and a half.

Full Results

Elite Men

1 Marco Aurelio Fontana (Ita) Cannodale Factory Racing 1:02:22
2 Marco Bianco (Ita) Centro Sportivo 0:00:02
3 Fabio Ursi (Ita) Centro Sportivo 0:00:04
4 Alessandro Gambino (Ita) Centro Sportivo 0:00:36
5 Cristian Cominelli (Ita) Tx Active Bianchi 0:00:59
6 Marco Ponta (Ita) Centro Sportivo 0:01:32
7 Thomas Paccagnella (Ita) Work Service Brenta 0:01:44
8 Rafael Visinelli (Ita) Gruppo Sportivo Forest 0:02:49
9 Stefano Capponi (Ita) A.S.D. F. Moser Cycling 0:03:11
10 Carlo Corti Umberto (Ita) CBE Merida ASD 0:03:33
11 Alex Longhi Flavio (Ita) X-Team Teramo A.S.D. 0:04:15
12 Diego Retis (Ita) Velo Club Torre 0:04:23
13 Marco Forzini (Ita) As Tecnicolor Vernici 0:04:40
14 Pietro Pavoni (Ita) Team Co.Bo Pavoni 0:05:03
15 Gabriele Mercante (Ita) ASD GS Sorgente 0:05:37
16 Marco Segat (Ita) Cycling Team Friuli 0:05:49
17 Alessandro Grandi (Ita) Team Co.Bo Pavoni 0:06:51
-1lap Paolo Pavoni (Ita) Team Co.Bo Pavoni
-1lap Michele Salza (Ita) Team Co.Bo Pavoni
-1lap Michele Straccia (Ita) Team Co.Bo Pavoni
-1lap Antonio Doneddu (Ita) Palazzago Elledent
-1lap Sante Di Nizio (Ita) Aran – D’angelo & Anten
-1lap Giovanni Battista Garzia (Ita) G.S. Tugliese
-1lap Carlo Saracino (Ita) G.S. Tugliese
-1lap Paolo Fattore (Ita) Loco Bikers

Elite Women

1 Vania Rossi (Ita) Centro Sportivo Esercit 0:43:34
2 Francesca Cucciniello (Ita) Selle Italia Guerciotti 0:00:01
3 Eva Lechner (Ita) Centro Sportivo Esercit 0:00:03
4 Daniela Bresciani (Ita) Scott R.T.A.S.D. 0:00:14
5 Veronica Alessio (Ita) Gauss Rdz Ormu A.S.D. 0:01:03
6 Roberta Gasparini (Ita) Pedali Di Marca Team 0:01:23
7 Nicoletta Bresciani (Ita) Scott R.T.A.S.D. 0:01:41
8 Ilenia Lazzaro (Ita) L’arcobaleno Carraro 0:02:10
9 Judith Pollinger (Ita) Bi&Esse Infotre A.S.D. 0:02:20
10 Deborah Mascelli (Ita) A.S. Roma Ciclismo 0:04:04
11 Krizia Ruggieri (Ita) Team Eurobike Terra 0:05:42

U23 Men

1 Elia Silvestri (Ita) Selle Italia Guerciotti 1:02:52
2 Luca Braidot (Ita) Gruppo Sportivo Forest 0:00:05
3 Matteo Trentin (Ita) Team Brilla Bike 0:00:28
4 Mirko Tabacchi (Ita) L’arcobaleno Carraro 0:01:01
5 Falaschi Bryan (Ita) Selle Italia Guerciotti 0:01:32
6 Fabio Alfonso Todaro (Ita) Selle Italia Guerciotti 0:01:42
7 Daniele Braidot (Ita) A.S.D. Team Bikes Ragusa 0:02:02
8 Nicolas Samparisi (Ita) D,D, Team Della Bona 0:02:28
9 Daniele Dall’oste (Ita) Palazzago Elledent 0:03:02
10 Igor Smarzaro (Ita) L’arcobaleno Carraro 0:03:16
11 Mattia Rossi (Ita) Cycling Team Friuli 0:03:58
12 Domenico Papaleo (Ita) Loco Bikers 0:04:22
13 Pasquale Sirica (Ita) ASD GS Dragone 0:04:43
14 Andrea Tocco (Ita) Palazzago Elledent 0:04:56
15 David Guzzardi (Ita) Lissone MTB ASD 0:04:59
16 Francesco Acquaviva (Ita) Iron Metal Cicli Protek 0:05:28
17 Yari Cisotto (Ita) L’arcobaleno Carraro 0:05:45
18 Fabio Aru (Ita) Palazzago Elledent 0:05:51
19 Alessandro Valerio Lenti (Ita) Ciclimontanini Alice 0:06:02
20 Martino Di Pierdomenico (Ita) Bi&Esse Infotre ASD 0:07:12
-1lap Loris Tursi (Ita) Palazzago Elledent
-1lap Lorenzo Calanca (Ita) Ciclimontanini Alice
-1lap Gabriele Pizzaballa (Ita) Palazzago Elledent
-1lap Emanuel Simoncini (Ita) Selle Italia Guerciotti
-1lap Mirko Prete (Ita) G.S. Tugliese
-1lap Luca Ursino (Ita) Ciclimontanini Alice
-1lap Davide Grenzi (Ita) A.C. Serramazzoni
-1lap Francesco Niccoli (Ita) Bi&Esse Infotre ASD
-1lap Michele Turri (Ita) Team Ambra Cavallini
-1lap Leonardo Caracciolo (Ita) A.C.D. SC Centro Bici Team
-1lap Alessandro Calderan (Ita) Cycling Team Friuli
-1lap Leonardo Chieruzzi (Ita) G.S. Avis Amelia A.S.D.
-1lap Roberto Rossi (Ita) Euro 90 – Molise Ricambi
-1lap Vincenzo Mozzillo (Ita) Vejus-Tmf-R.Novara-Bh
-1lap Mattia Santoro (Ita) Kalos Manfredi Pasca
-1lap Donato Preziosa (Ita) Pol.Va Dilett. “Gaetano
-1lap Giuseppe Pesce (Ita) Kalos Manfredi Pasca
-1lap Gennaro Cortese (Ita) Vejus-Tmf-R.Novara-Bh

U23 Women

1 Elena Valentini (Ita) GS Cicli Fiorin-Despar 0:43:58
2 Stefania Vecchio (Ita) Selle Italia Guerciotti 0:00:27
3 Francesca Cauz (Ita) Verso L’iride Maccari 0:02:04
4 Valentina Dal Bon (Ita) Cristoforetti Cordioli 0:03:18
5 Elena Spadaccia (Ita) Loco Bikers 0:03:19
-1 lap Silvia Epis (Ita) GS Cicli Fiorin-Despar

Junior Men

1 Federico Zurlo (Ita) A.S.D.Postumia 73 Dino 0:40:15
2 Lorenzo Samparisi (Ita) D,D, Team Della Bona
3 Enrico Scapolan (Ita) G.S. Mosole
4 Riccardo Redaelli (Ita) GS Cicli Fiorin-Despar
5 Andrea Sottocornola (Ita) U.C.A.B. Biella
6 Adriano Lenti (Ita) Ciclimontanini Alice
7 Giuseppe Quarato (Ita) Iron Metal Cicli Protek
8 Tommaso Caneva (Ita) D,D, Team Della Bona 0:00:30
9 Domenico Capetti (Ita) Melavi’ Tirano Bike 0:00:41
10 Patrick Raseti (Ita) Pedale Acquese 0:00:48
11 Stefano Debellis (Ita) ABS Team Danieli 0:00:54
12 Stefano Valdrighi (Ita) Selle Italia Guerciotti 0:01:22
13 Gianvito Di Niso (Ita) Pol.Va Dilett. “Gaetano 0:01:31
14 Manuel Cucciniello (Ita) Canturino 1902
15 Fabio Bergomi (Ita) Lissone MTB ASD 0:01:33
16 Francesco Mazza (Ita) Colnago Arreghini 0:01:36
17 Riccardo De Rossi (Ita) A.S.D. Sprint Vidor 0:01:43
18 Antonio Lavieri (Ita) Loco Bikers 0:01:50
19 Stefano Braidot (Ita) Caprivesi 0:01:58
20 Mattia Mazzocco (Ita) Work Service Brenta 0:02:03
21 Simone Macor (Ita) Ki.Co.Sys.Cussigh Bike 0:02:24
22 Francesco Mozzillo (Ita) G.S. Pollena Trocchia 0:03:09
23 Matteo Spinetti (Ita) Elba Bike 0:03:24
24 Luca Mavaracchio (Ita) Work Service Brenta 0:03:25
25 Nicolo Caricati (Ita) Loco Bikers 0:03:27
26 Gianluca Tomasi (Ita) Mogliano 85 Col.S.Marco 0:03:31
27 Daniel Cardin (Ita) V.C.G.Bianchin-Marchiol 0:03:45
28 Lorenzo Tonietti (Ita) SC Sezze A.S.D 0:03:50
29 Alex Molaro (Ita) ABS Team Danieli 0:03:52
30 Pasquale Minervini (Ita) Pol.Va Dilett. 0:04:09
31 Emanuele Madotto (Ita) J.T. Pmp Industries 0:05:00
32 Edoardo Rossi (Ita) A.S. Dilettantistica Idea- 0:05:16
33 Marco Rastelli (Ita) Scott Nws 0:05:27
34 Alessandro De Matteis (Ita) Team MTB San Pietro Ver 0:05:43
35 Federico Prete (Ita) G.S. Tugliese 0:06:37
36 Gianluca Chiapperino (Ita) Pol.Va Dilett. “Gaetano 0:06:52
-1lap Donato Preziosa (Ita) Pol.Va Dilett. “Gaetano

Junior Women

1 Maria Giulia Confalonieri (Ita) GS Cicli Fiorin-Despar 0:44:56
2 Alice Maria Arzuffi (Ita) GS Cicli Fiorin-Despar 0:01:26
3 Chiara Vannucci (Ita) GS Cicli Fiorin-Despar 0:02:02
4 Jasmine Dotti (Ita) GS Cicli Fiorin-Despar 0:02:08
5 Tamara Rucco (Ita) Cycling Team Friuli 0:02:10
6 Chiara Mercante (Ita) A.S.D.Cristoforetti 0:02:12
7 Cindy Casadei (Ita) VTT Arnad 0:04:24
8 Silvia Maronese (Ita) Moro-Viotto 0:04:27
9 Martina Fumagalli (Ita) Lissone MTB ASD 0:06:51
-1lap Martina Galliani (Ita) Pavan Free Bike ASD

 

 

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