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Podium preserved for Edoardo Zardini that waiting tomorrow decisive individual time trial of 8.8km in London, is always in 3rd place, with the yellow leader jersey that today has changed again the owner moving from Dowsett (MOV) to Dylan Van Baarle (GRS) shoulders. Ducht rider was inside an early breakaway that hold on with enough time until the finish line set in Brighton after 225km.


As happened during the last two stages today too a breakaway prevailed, despite a long effort by the peloton that tried to bridge during the last 100km.
In fact five escapees after an advantage over ten minutes, hold on during the demanding finale and three riders arrived in Brighton before the leading group.
First to cross the line was Julien Vermote (OPQ) that attacked solo during an uphill with 20km to go, won in this way the stage. Behind 0:23 seconds, Konovalovas (MTN) and Van Baarle (GRS).
The leading group arrived 1:20 minutes behind composed about 20 riders and with inside Zardini and Bongiorno#Greenteam duo were between the best during the last uphill with 5km to go, their move selected the group and only Kwiatkowski (OPQ), Teuns (BMC), Roche (TCS) and Chavanel (IAM) followed. Unfortunately in the next descent before Brighton, other riders bridged. On the arrival Bongiorno took the 9th place and Zardini 10th.

Dylan Van Baarle is now the new yellow jersey. He has 0:19 seconds to Kwiatkowski and 0:25 to Zardini. Former leader Dowsett dropped today and now is 10th, 0:59 seconds behind.

Results Tour of Britain Stage 7
1. Julien Vermote (OPQ) 5:12:34
2. Ignatias Konovalovas (MTN) 0:23
3. Dylan Van Baarle (GRS) st.
4.  Michal Kwiatkowski (OPQ) 1:20
5. Lars-Petter Nordaugh (BEL) st.
9. Manuel Bongiorno (BAR) st.
10. Edoardo Zardini (BAR) st.

General Classification Tour of Britain
1. Dylan Van Baarle (GRS) 30:22:02
2.  Michal Kwiatkowski (OPQ) 0:19
3. Edoardo Zardini (BAR) 0:25


Roberto Reverberi, Sport Director
:”It was a really demanding stage, the bunch never stopped to chase and so the breakaway was really strong, hold on till the arrival. In the finale our two young riders Zardini and Bongiorno were able to follow the best on the last uphills and also to attack. Looking the GC while there is a new leader, Edoardo is always 3rd. Tomorrow we don’t have to think a lot. We have only one strategy: give all and see at the end the result”. 

Edoardo Zardini
:”I’m quiet happy about today stage. The finale was really demanding but also before the peloton pulled hard. With Manuel we raced well. We attacked because we wanted to get more seconds from some riders, thinking to tomorrow time trial. We selected the group atop the last uphill but then several riders came back. Now the classification is still short, ten riders in less than one minute. Tomorrow I’ll try to do my best and whatever results will be okay”. 


Tour of Britain will finish tomorrow as tradition in London city. In the morning there will be the individual time triale of 8.8km completely flat. While a road race will schedule in the afternoon on the same route for 88.8km.

Edoardo Zardini
 will start his time trial at 12:53pm GMT+0.

Victory for Bardiani and Neri Sottoli!

The podium of Volta Limburg Classic had two Italian teams: 2nd place for Colbrelli (Bardiani) and 3rd place for Finetto (Neri Sottoli). First place was awarded to Hofland (BEL).

Congratulations to our Cipollini sponsored teams!

Another win for Shelley Olds!

Shelley Olds arrived 2nd place in Belgium during the Grand Prix de Dottignies. 

Olds will be back home with the Ale Cipollini team participating in the Winston Salem Cycling Classic (18 - 19 April).  Congrats, Shelly and Ale Cipollini!

Busy weekend for Team Palazzago 
Palazzago, April 4, 2014 - Great satisfaction in Team Palazzago since their rider Marco Chianese was summoned to represent Italy on April 12 at the Tour of Flanders (under 23) race in the Nations Cup. 

Meanwhile, team Palazzago participated in a long weekend of races. at the Milano-Busseto.  Zmorka, Genovese, Sannino, Rudi, Voicu, Caresia, Castegnaro, and Brasi raced for the team. 

The leader of Neri Sottoli #YellowFluo great protagonist of the Three Days of De Panne. He finished seventh in the overall standings.

After a bit of a setback, the strong Neri Sottoli #YellowFluo athleteMauro Finetto, obtained another important result: seventh in the overall standings and the first Italian athlete at the Three Days of De Panne.

"I think this is a great result that confirms my good condition. I want to thank Neri Sottoli #YellowFluo for the support and confidence they've given me. This result confirms that sacrifices pay off; I started the season with a success, I want to continue maintaining these results . My biggest regret is my fall in the Milano - Sanremo. If I had not fallen 400 meters from the finish line , I would have been in the top ten. But now I look forward with confidence to the next races with my Team".

The Neri Sottoli #YellowFluo guided by Scinto definitely returns from Belgium with a big smile!

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