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Planet X Guru Team podium at Cipollini Granfondo

Planet X Guru Team podium at Cipollini Granfondo

An aggressive Alfonso Falzarano led Team Guru Planet X Selle Italia, to the podium, at Granfondo “Mario Cipollini” on the 2nd of June. Alfonso always kept in the leading group, selected by the initial climbs.

The fight for final victory started on the last climb to Mount Serra.
Ortolani (GS Poccianti) tried a solo breakaway, but in the last kilometers of the climb Falzarano forced the pace and joined him on the top, together with Sguerri (Team Genetik). Bazhenov (GFDD Asd) they reached the three at the bottom of a menacing descent to S. Andrea. Eskov (Velo Club Salò) joined the quartet in the following flat kilometers. The final meters saw; Eskov and Bazhenov battling it out, for the line. Falzarano took the third place, ahead Sguerri and Ortolani.

Falzarano takes the third step at Damiano Cunego Granfondo

On the 5th of June the Team was hard at work in Granfondo “Damiano Cunego” in Verona. An tenacious Falzarano immediately shot to the front of the bunch, waiting for a chance to attack.
On the final climb Falzarano got in the definitive five-men-break, together with Cappè, Miorin and Beconcini from Team Maggi and Bertuola from Team Viner.

The five contested a close fight in the final flat section of the race. With few kilometers to go, thanks to poor signage they sprint went off too early. Cappè took an eight seconds advantage from the. When Falzarano realized [too late] he was next to the finish line, he started a long sprint, but wasn’t able to close the gap and Cappè won the race. In the final sprint Falzarano placed third.

4 June 2011

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