Development Team DSM were in action today for the first U23 race of the year – Trofeo Piva. Taking place on a brutally hard circuit around Col San Martino, featuring numerous stinging climbs, it was set to be 171 kilometres of very tough racing.
From early into the day a group of two riders escaped and built up an advantage of around four minutes. As the kilometres ticked by, it became a race of attrition with riders dropping from the peloton on each lap. Heading into the final 30 kilometres Leon Heinschke and Hannes Wilksch were both present in the drastically reduced bunch, before the attacks flew again. Unfortunately the team weren’t able to follow the strong pace at the front from the new attacks, with Heinschke ultimately the first rider across the line at the finish.
Tomorrow sees the team in action again at another hilly Italian race – Giro del Belvedere.
|1||AYUSO Juan||Team Colpack Ballan||4:34:10||30|
|2||COLNAGHI Luca||UC Trevigiani - Campana Imballaggi||1:03||25|
|3||PUPPIO Antonio||Team Qhubeka||,,||20|