April 23, 2018
The Tour of the Alps for the Androni Giocattoli Sidermec starts well. In the first part of the thirty race for the Italian champions came the brilliant third place of the Colombian Ivan Sosa. Difficult stage is the 134-kilometer Arco-Folgaria, with a selective finish. The fraction, which saw the success of the Spanish from Astana Bilbao, proposed an enterprising and good Sosa. In the group of the best in the last part of the stage, with the other Androni Giocattoli Sidermec Fausto Masnada, the young Colombian in the last kilometer tried to mend the lengthening of Bilbao just before, missing the hook for the inezia of six seconds. The other Astana Luis Leon Sanchez, who had thrown himself on his wheel to protect his friend's action, crossed the finish line. Sosa preceded by a few seconds the big ones of the race Pinot and Froome, with Aru tenth.
The 20-year-old Colombian talent, who could hardly manage to make the most beautiful birthday present to the team manager Gianni Savio, at the Tour of the Alps now also leads the ranking of young people.
The stage, it must be remembered, before the grand finale had proposed a long escape in which he had not failed to be seen also the other Androni Giocattoli Sidermec Davide Ballerini.
July 10, 2018
Pavarin wins the Durona Bike while at the Sellaronda Hero excellent performance by Bonelli and Dal Grande. Tonoli wins among the Juniores at the Sunset Bike.
HERO Südtirol Dolomites for Efrem Bonelli and Stefano Dal Grande. Good result seen the start list with several important names. Bonelli closes 16th while Dal Grande is 22nd.
At Chiampo (VI), double victory by Bottecchia with Marcello Pavarin and Stefano Dal Grande at the Durana Bike. Pavarin on the first downhill creates a hole and he arrives alone until the arrival.In Brescia, Emanuele Tonoli reaches another category win at the Sunset Bike, finishing in 13th place in the overall standing.
Sellaronda Hero Ranking1. Paez Leon Hector Leonardo (COL) Team Giant Liv – Polimedical 4:28.452. Tronconi Martino (ITA) Bike Innovation Focus Rosti 4:34.333. Huber Urs (SVI) Team Bulls 4:36.05…16. Bonelli Efrem (ITA) Bottecchia Factory team22. Stefano Dal Grande (ITA) Bottecchia Factory team
Durana Bike Ranking1. PAVARIN MARCELLO BOTTECCHIA FACTORY TEAM 01:55:212. DAL GRANDE STEFANO BOTTECCHIA FACTORY TEAM 01:56:173. MEDVEDEV DMITRII TEAM DAMIL – GT TREVISAN 01:56:51