Monday, 30 March 2015

Italian rider, Michel Piccot (GB Team Castanese) scored his first win of the season by winning 43rd edition of  Trofeo Citta' di Loano after attacking on the final climb and winning solo in Loano. Two other Italians completed the podium: Daniel Savini (Romagnano Guerciotti) and Matteo Sobrero (Bustese Olonia Verbania).

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Michel Piccot celebrates his biggest win of career (photo: Scanferla)

Nine riders broke away in the first part of the race: Rivarossa (Vigor), Maarouf (Casano), Angonnet (Bourgogne), Biasion and Zanotto (Pressix), Andrejas (Radenska), Rosati (Secom Oven Poplars), Piffaretti (Biassono) and Bagnoli (Unicash). After 70 kilometers, they were joined by five other riders: Oldani (Castanese), Hjort (Pytonpro), Baccio (Secom Oven Poplars), Nesi ( Romagnano Guerciotti) and Mori (Romagnano Guerciotti). The break didn't get much space,the highest gap was less then three minutes.

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Trofeo Citta' di Loano podium (photo: Scanferla)

At the bottom of crucial climb, Bivio Magliolo, the leaders had only one minute gap. Stefano Oldani (Castanese) was the first one who jumped from the peleton but was quickly caught. Alessandro Monaco and Michel Piccot attacked soon after. Piccot dropped Monaco just before the top of the climb. Monaco was caught at the descent and managed to finish seventh. Piccot kept small lead right until the end and scored the biggest win of his career.

Short video of the final climb: Video


It was first win of the season for Piccot and also just a second in junior category as last year he managed to win Giro della Castellania. His attack at the climb was pretty strong as he managed to keep a small gap on big favorities like Conci and Savini. Might be a guy to watch in upcoming junior races, especially in Italy. Next stop for juniors is famous Paris Roubaix but a week before we will have another edition of Ster van Zuid-Limburg which is not a uci event but actually it's a pretty important event in junior category.

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