Giulio Peruzzo shines in Chies d’Alpago

The Loris Bike Pro Team rider wins the last stage of the Internazionali d’Italia Series in the junior category, ahead of Tommaso Bosio, who wins the overall classification of the event.

Giulio Peruzzo won the fourth and final stage of the Internazionali d’Italia series held this morning, Saturday 29th June in Chies d’Alpago (BL), at the end of a race that was all about attacking.

Second place for the leader of the general classification, Tommaso Bosio (Ciclistica Trevigliese), who, after winning San Zeno di Montagna (VR) and Esanatoglia (MC) and finishing second in Nervesa della Battaglia (TV), wins the junior general classification with a big lead.

Winner Giulio Peruzzo said: “My goal today was to win, I’ve struggled to start the season but now I’m in good shape. This track suits my characteristics and I knew I was doing well, at the beginning of the race I controlled it, then I realised I had the legs and went off alone. From there I went at my own pace, also because regularity is one of my characteristics. My next goals are the Italian championships and the World Cup in Les Gets, where I hope to be called up.

Tommaso Bosio, who wore the red leader’s jersey for the fourth time in a row at the end of the awards ceremony, commented on today’s race and his victory in the general classification: “I am very happy to have taken the jersey home, but to be honest I am a little disappointed with this second place. My plan was to start slowly and increase my pace as the laps went on. But I made a small mistake and Peruzzo attacked and I was unable to catch him. I must say that all the Internazionali tracks are beautiful and I always feel comfortable. Tomorrow will be another busy day as I will be at the start of the Italian Road Championship.

The race

The start list for the junior race in Chies d’Alpago was a very full one indeed. Riders from Sweden, Hungary, Holland, Spain, Croatia, Austria, Germany and the Czech Republic were among the 75 competitors.

The programme included 6 laps (5 + start lap) of the beautiful track in the centre of Lamosano, a hamlet of Chies d’Alpago, the historical home of Alpago Bike Funtastic. After a very fast start, in which several riders tried to take advantage of the situation – above all the Hungarian national champion Vas Barnabas (Hun Cube Csomor) – it was Giulio Peruzzo who was alone on the 2nd lap to go. The leader, Tommaso Bosio, was forced to chase and by halfway through the race he was only 4″ behind the leader. However, the Loris Bike Pro Team rider continued relentlessly and even Bosio had to give in and settle for second, 28″ behind the winner.

Ettore Fabbro (KTM-Protek-Elettrosistem) also performed well, finishing 3rd, 44″ behind Peruzzo.