Race due to bad weather but good performance for our Reds: Bonelli 5th and Pavarin 10th. Tonelli 7th in the Short course.
At the South Garda Bike wind and rain lasted throughout the race but fortunately the route runs for 60km of plain interspersed with short rips on the morainic hills of Medole, Lonato and Desenzano. So no big differences in altitude or high altitude. It is a race for passists with averages close to 30 km / h. 1,100 members with 750 starters: these are the numbers of issue number 12.
For Bottecchia Factory Team at the start Efrem Bonelli, Marcello Pavarin, Stefano Dal Grande and Emanuele Tonoli, the latter engaged in the short route because of his young age (Juniores).
On the Marathon route, Efrem and Marcello immediately took the lead, with Stefano remaining late for the start of the race and losing the best wheels finishing the race as a great training (25th place). Efrem remains in the lead positions, close to the athletes who will play the victory, with an extra effort to try not to have mechanical problems and not run into slips. Efrem finished in 5th place with a good race, ahead of Deho Marzio and Buono Vito. At the 10th place Marcello Pavarin , who proves to be the match for this 2018.
In the Short course, excellent race of the young Emanuele Tonoli: 7th overall and 2nd category . Now we continue the preparation for the upcoming events hoping for a better weather!