The Italian National Champion soloes in the Open Women’s race at Titano XCO preceding Tovo and Marchetti. Specia wins the Junior race
Serena Calvetti (KTM Protek Dama) conquered a beautiful win in the Open Women‘s race at Titano XCO, Internazionali d’Italia Series‘ stage 2. In San Marino, the Italian National Champion and Internazionali d’Italia Series defending champion preceded two Italian rising stars, Marika Tovo and Giorgia Marchetti, second and third respectively.
In addition, Calvetti conquered the overall leadership, as Tovo leads in the U23 category.
“I am very happy, as I have finally had good feelings in the race, for the first time this year,” told Serena Calvetti, “even though Marika gave me a hard time. We are friends, we live close to each other, and it was nice battling with her today. In addition, I am back in the jersey I had won last year, and that I care a lot for.”
Marika Tovo also looked satisfied: “After a great season among Juniors, now in the Under 23 ranks I always start with the determination of giving the best of me, and trying for good results. Today I held on with Serena almost until the end, but I made a big effort for it and paid in the end: she was stronger than me. To have competed like that is a good sign though, and now I look forward to honor the Under 23 leader’s jersey.”
Giada Specia (ASD Elociraptors) grabbed the win in the JR Women’s race, soloing on the finish line. The Italian youngster conquered the overall leadership.
Specia finished with a smile on her face: “In spite of the advantage it wasn’t an easy race, but I really loved the course, that was actually amazing. I hope we’ll be back racing here soon.”