One of the best development teams in international cycling, Trinity Racing Team lines up with Adrien Boichis, Paul Magnier and Alex Malacarne looking to upset the favorites’ plans for Internazionali d’Italia Series stage 4 on June 3rd
Thomas Pidcock, Christopher Blevins and Haley Batten are some of the talents that Trinity Racing Team raised and launched into the international Mountain Bike élite. Starting from 2022, the British team has embraced a new phase of its project, involving a new bunch of young talents such as Frenchmen Adrien Boichis, Paul Magnier and Brazilian Alex Malacarne. This trio will look to upset the race plans of the main favorites in La Thuile MTB Race, the fourth out of five stages of Internazionali d’Italia Series 2023, scheduled for Saturday, June 3rd, in the Aosta Valley.
Trinity Racing Team has good memories of La Thuile and Internazionali d’Italia Series. In 2021, Haley Batten and Christopher Blevins finished third and seventh in their respective races, while 20-year-old Adrien Boichis is surrounded by high expectations having won three Internazionali d’Italia Series stages among Juniors before becoming World Champion in Val di Sole in 2021.
Also in 2023, Boichis started off on the right foot, taking the win in the first historical U23 World Cup Short Track race in Nove Mesto (Czech Republic). Despite his young age, the 20-year-old can already boast remarkable palmares, as well as the skills to get in contention with the top riders.
“I feel good and I’m looking forward to pursue a great result here in La Thuile. I’ve just completed a short road stage race where I made the top-15 in the last mountain stage. It’s always nice to race in Italy, where I achieved the first top results of my career. I hope to avoid any problems and to have a solid performance in view of the World Cup and, even though the race level here is high” – argued Boichis.
Even younger is fellow Frenchman Paul Magnier, 19 years of age: in last year’s race in La Thuile he managed to secure second place in the UCI Junior Series event. In 2023, Magnier showed consistency in Capoliveri, where he got away with 10th place in the race won by World Champion Nino Schurter – quite solid for a rider who has just moved up to the new category.
The most experienced Trinity rider on the starting line in La Thuile will be Alex Malacarne, the 21-year-old Brazilian who grew up in the wake of Henrique Avancini. Malacarne raced mostly on home soil in early 2023, and he’s now back in Europe for the core part of the season. For sure, the South American rider will receive plenty of support and attention from his home fans, very active on Internazionali d’Italia Series social platforms.
The Team Trinity Racing athletes will be at the start of the Open Men race that will close the schedule on Saturday, June 3rd at 2 PM CEST. The program will be opened by UCI Junior Series at 10 AM, followed by Women’s races at 12 PM. On Sunday, June 4th, the spotlight will be on the youth categories, with the rookies’ and cadets’ races.