Team Rudy Project’s rider is ready to face Internazionali d’Italia Series’ final round, on Saturday June 30th. “I want to shine and a further boost comes from my fans”. Tomorrow great start for Alpago Bike Funtastic with the Eliminator Italian National Championships
Alpago Bike Funtastic’s programme starts tomorrow, Friday June 29th, with the Eliminator Italian National Championships, a juicy preview of the weekend’s main event, Internazionali d’Italia Series’ final stage, to be held on Saturday June 30th in Chies d’Alpago (Belluno, Northern Italy). In such a key-moment if MTB season, Giorgia Marchet will have the opportunity to play at home taking part in the Women’s Open race (start at 12.00 am CET), facing the main contenders for the title, Marika Tovo and Serena Calvetti along Mountain Bike superstars such as the European Champion Yana Belomoina and Evie Richards.
Overall third in Internazionali d’Italia Series’ Open category with 59 points, Marchet will face Alpago Bike Funtastic with two goals: clinch another top-3 after the third place claimed at Titano XCO and retain the third place in the GC. “I’m motivated to make a good showing in Chies d’Alpago – Marchet explained – this is my home race and I aim to defend my podium spot. I also rely on my fans to have a further boost in the hard moments”.
“With the workload of last week I got a good shape – Giorgia continues –. After Pineto, I took a rest ahead of starting the preparation for a tough race like Chies d’Alpago and an intense July with two World Cup stages and the Italian Championships in Pila. In Alpago, I will tackle a difficult circuit where the physical resilience will be crucial. Although I prefer more nervous routes, I think I can get a good result”.
Surprise of the 2018 MTB season with to her teammate Marika Tovo, the athlete born in Feltre approaches the race without making too many calculations. “Talking about strategies is premature, the race plan needs to be adapted lap by lap. I’ve a basic strategy: I will try to give my best and after crossing the finish line, I’ll check my ranking. In addition, I will help Marika to defend her overall leadership by the assault of Serena Calvetti, a solid rider, motivated to recover the overall jersey”.
On Saturday June 30th, Internazionali d’Italia Series’ final stage programme will start with the Men’s Junior race at 9.30 am CET, whilst the Men’s Open race will end the day at 3.00 pm CET. In addition, the awards ceremony is scheduled at 6.00 pm CET in Lamosano di Chies d’Alpago’s square. Men’s Open race and awards ceremony will be broadcasted in live streaming on Internazionali d’Italia Series’ Facebook page and Youtube channel.
Tomorrow, Friday June 29th, Alpago Bike Funtastic’s programme will start at 2.00 pm CET with Eliminator Italian Championships’ Qualification Round, followed by the Quarter-Finals (4.00 pm), Semi-finals (5.30 pm) and Finals (7.00 pm). Finally, on Sunday July 1st, Alpago Bike Funtastic will end in the name of the youth cycling with the Italian Youth Cross Country Championships (Rookies and Cadets).