Elite and U23 – Giro di Puglia’s ‘Triple Challenge’ started

This occasion is truly one of those occasions for sports and cycling in Puglia that will not fail to excite the public and professionals between Friday 9 (Mola di Bari – Fasano) and Saturday 10 (Cigli Mesabica) and Sunday 11 September (Polignano Mare).

The Giro di Puglia Under23 Élite is the challenge to assign a scoring rating, considering three races for a day.

Friday, September 9, there will be an unprecedented Paulian amateur cycling competition organized by the Franco Ballerini Bari Cycling School: Costa di Trulli Memorial Franco Ballerini which starts at Mola di Bari (starts at 13:45 from Piazza XX Settembre) and arrives at Selva di Fasano ( around 5:30 pm in Via del Leccio) at the culmination of a difficult uphill end after I reached the municipalities of Rutigliano, Conversano, Castellana Grotte, Putignano, Noci, Alberobello, Locorotondo and Cisternino 122 kilometers away.

On Saturday 10, the curtain rose for the 62nd Messabian Cup, which this year celebrates its 70th birthday, in the control room of GSC Orazio Lorusso. The 148.5-kilometre route includes a 25-kilometer lap that repeats five times in the Itria Valley and several final laps on the challenging and winding Cigli Mesabica route. On San Rocco Road, departure is at 1:45 pm and expected to arrive around 5:30 pm.

Finale on Sunday 11 with Targa Crucheviso 72 in Polignano a Mare, another noble cycling classic in Polignano with the Asd Polisport Polignano. The usual circuit that includes the territory of Castellana Grote, Conversano and Monopoli is confirmed. On Via Martiri dei Dogale, departure is at 13:30 and arrival is expected around 17:30.

Giuseppe Calabrese, regional president of FCI Puglia: “I would like to express my thanks first of all to the three companies that put this high profile triptych in the pipeline with a large number of participants. There are also 180 presences from abroad which is not trivial and this happens every year here in Puglia. We are honored to have representation for the Italian U-23 team initially, in preparation for the World Cup in Australia. For this commitment, the efforts of the institutions must be acknowledged, to demonstrate the ability of cycling in Puglia to combine the technical part with the promotional part, and to relaunch our region from all points of view.“.

In coordination with the Puglia Bici e Futuro Federation, the three events are part of the Apulian Bike Week program (which also includes the Memorial Rocco Catucci-Trofeo XCO Terra delle Gravine mountain bike event in Laterza on Sunday 11 September) sponsored by Anci Puglia and sponsored by Anci Puglia, part of a Memorandum of Understanding “Cycling Travel – Mattinata Charter”, signed by about 100 municipalities and aimed at promoting cycling tourism in the territory of Puglia.

This is the list of the 28 registered squads which include national teams, foreign clubs and Italian clubs. Leading the way in this trio is the Italian city U-23 team Marino Amadore (which includes Friuli Cycling’s Niccol Boratti and Zalf Euromobile’s Davide Di Pretto Desiree Fiore, both of whom are blue holders at the U-23 World Championships on September 24 in Australia). Team Apulian Pro.Gi.T Cycling (with FCI Puglia U23 Regional Champion Francesco Benetti, and starting Corato Vincenzo Piarulli athlete), Team Parkpre Racing (with Biscegliese Ettore Loconsolo and athlete from Laterza Giovanni Loiscio), Velo Racing Palazzago (in the presence of Vittorio Carrier, another athlete from Corato), Aran Cucine Vejus, Calzaturieri Montegranaro-Marini Silvano, Work Service Group Vitalcare Vega, Ecotek hen Lucchini, Team Gaiaplast Bibanese, Carnovali Rime Sias, Ciclistica Rostese Team, Futese Rosini, Gragnano Sporting Club, #Inemiliaromagna, Team Onec, overall Tre Colli, Polisportiva Tripetolo, Trentino Cycling Team U23, UC Pistoiese, Team Colpack Ballan, General Store Essegibi-F.lli Curia, UC Pregnana Scouting Team, Etruria Sistesi-Amore Vita and Solmi Olmo. From the outside, the Monex Pro cycling team from the Republic of San Marino, the Ukrainian national team and Aix en Provence Bourgovin from France.

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