On Sunday June 10th, the Abruzzo’s venue (Central Italy) will host the first edition of the Aprutium Race, Internazionali d’Italia Series’ stage 3, characterized by a technical route and top-class bikers: Fontana and Tempier announced to lead Team Bianchi Countervail
Following a 2017 edition entirely run in Northern Italy, Internazionali d’Italia Series makes its awaited return to Central Italy. On Sunday June 10th, Pineto (Teramo, Abruzzo) will host the third stage of the most important Mountain Bike circuit in Italy, run by CM Outdoor Events with the backing of the Italian Cycling Federation and the International Cycling Union.
As odd as it may sound, in Pineto the Mountain Bike meets the sea. This is the leitmotiv of the new event, organized by ASD Cerrano Outdoor after several years of experience at a national level. Located in a wood area near the Pineto sea front, the Aprutium Race’s circuit – characterized by short and intense ascents, followed by technical descents – is 4,1 Km long with a 175 mt elevation each lap.
From road cycling to Marathon Mountain Bike, Central Italy boasts a great cycling tradition. With the Aprutium Race, supported by the Abruzzo Region, ASD Cerrano looks to turn the light on the Olympic discipline of mountain biking, with a particular attention to the youngsters, as stressed by the chief of the organizing committee, Andrea Cesarini: “We have a good number of Marathon Mountain Bike riders in Abruzzo, but our goal is to enhance our movement also in the Olympic Cross Country. This is why we strongly wanted this event, as well as the cooperation with Internazionali d’Italia Series, one of the most important Cross Country circuits in Europe”.
The whole Aprutium Race programme will be run on a single day: in the morning, the Cadets and Rookies races will be contested, followed in the afternoon by Juniores and Open categories (Elite and U23). Mountain Bike superstars like Marco Aurelio Fontana and Stephane Tempier (Team Bianchi Countervail) will take part in the Open Men’s race, broadcasted in Live streaming on the circuit’s official channels along with the highlights of the Open Women, Junior Men and Women events.
“Our goal is to organize a top-class event, and the early feedbacks we are having is very encouraging – Cesarini explained – Our organization is growing constantly, as we have managed to put on several successful events in the recent past, thanks to the support of Abruzzo Region, Pineto Municipality, and the passion of partners like N.A.P.A, Celsius, Caffè Sequella, Comind, Pasticceria Ferretti and the Pineto Balneators’s Association. Thanks to the champions and visibility of of Internazionali d’Italia Series, we are aiming for another big step forward this year.”