The third place is enough for the young Team Rudy Project athlete to gain the Overall Standings of Internazionali d’Italia Series. Show by the European Champion who won over the British Richards. Among Juniores, stage to Tonso, jersey to Specia.
She’s 19 and you wouldn’t tell: as acknowledged expert Marika Tovo has been monitoring the opponents in the final fourth stage of Internazionali d’Italia Series, and finally won the Overall Standings among Women’s Open. It is the second consecutive achievement for the Team Rudy Project representative during Italy’s most important Cross Country circuit: in 2017 she managed to win the Juniores category.
In the Alpago Bike Funtastic Women’s Open the situation gets immediately clear: after a sprint start by Evie Richards the European Champion Yana Belomoina (Sandd American Eagle) leads as protagonist of a long ride on her own. The British Richards stands behind, whilst Marika Tovo ranks third before Chiara Teocchi (Bianchi-Countervail).
“I am so fatigued, and satisfied. It’s been so hot but I’ve managed to get focused on the competition: this is the only way to obtain results. In the first part of the season, I’ve been trying to match school and cycling – it was not easy but I’ve definitely reached my goals” – affirmed 2018 Internazionali d’Italia Series winner.
“I feel so happy – said Belomoina. – The beginning of the season was complicated but I am now feeling back on track at my best. The race was very tough and amazing at the same time. Now I am heading to the World Cup in Val di Sole where I hope to confirm my placement”.
Among the Juniores, Justine Tonso (Volvo Cube DT Suisse) is on the spotlight winning over Giada Specia. The Team Velociraptors rider keeps the Overall Standings’ jersey’s leader. “Justine is a very competing athlete, I’ve just controlled the situation. The stage win would have been a level up, but I am happy to be the Overall Standings’ leader. The track has been very challenging and the weather very hot: I am not used to ride in this conditions. Now, I am looking forward the Italian Championship and I hope to get chosen for the European competition and World’s Championship”.