Valle di Casies – Junior Men, Siffredi wears down the opposition

The Italian National Junior Champion of the Scott-Libarna team edged the first race of the day in Valle di Casies, cracking the resistance of Agostinacchio and Parisi

The first time for Valle di Casies – Südtirol Trophy in the Internazionali d’Italia Series was inaugurated, as usual, by the Junior Men’s race.

The four-plus-launch laps on the South Tyrolean ring proved to be tough and selective as expected. It resulted into an elimination race, which saw the leading group gradually fall apart until the strongest of the day emerged: it was the Italian champion, Matteo Siffredi (Scott-Libarna), to take his first seasonal win in the circuit, distancing the duo of Filippo Agostinacchio (Scott-Libarna) and Yannick Parisi (Cicli Lucchini) by 40 seconds.

The three leaders had set themselves away of the rest in the first lap, but in the following ones, first Parisi and then Agostinacchio gave way to the Ligurian athlete, who could manage his pace solo in the final part of his effort. Agostinacchio won the sprint between the two riders from the Aosta Valley; Agostinacchio also held on the GC lead with just one race to go, the one in his own region in La Thuile.