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Young Guns: 36th Freccia dei Vini Photo Gallery. Part 3
 
By Fabio
Date: 7/10/2007
Young Guns: 36th Freccia dei Vini Photo Gallery. Part 3
 


The third and final part of our gallery. We finally made it to the finish line, situated in a small hamlet perched on the Oltrep˛ Pavese hills.

Links to previous parts at the bottom of the page.


Mont¨ Beccaria is the name of the small town perched on green hills
that hosted the race finish this year.
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Rizzi was in firmly in the lead throughout all three laps of the final circuit.
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Cristiano Colombo turned nearest chaser after a (not so)
small route mistake (which he wasn't to blame for)
costed unfortunate Fabio Negri several minutes and the podium.
But Colombo's gap to Rizzi was just waaaaay too big.
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Luca Gasparini and his tongue on their his run towards a top three finish.
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Just grit your teeth and keep riding!
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A few tifosi waiting for Bruno Rizzi and the others near the line.
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The guy didn't keep them waiting too long. Here comes Mr. Bruno Rizzi,
winner of the (2006 and) Freccia dei Vini. He was the second ever
rider able to clinch the Red Jersey for two years in a row.
His teammate Gasparini also landed on the podium.
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No surprise that, after his team's umpteenth triumph,
their boss Paolo Pagnoncelli was overjoyed.


The champion surrounded and happy.
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"I told you you've got talent. You gotta believe in yourself"
was basically what mister Pagnoncelli was yelling at Gasparini.
Words with an impact, as a couple days later the rider
"believed in himself" and won the GP Cittß di Brescia race.


Rizzi all smiles with the local podium miss, the red jersey on his shoulders.
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His powerful sprints in the Vigevano circuit
won Vitaliy Popkov the "Trofeo Bazzigaluppi"
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The top the finishers on the podium. L to R: Cristiano Colombo,
Bruno Rizzi (with the arrow-shaped trophy) and Luca Gasparini.
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The Mont¨ Beccaria mayor plus Colombo, the podium miss, Rizzi, Gasparini
and part of the Pagnoncelli team staff on the podium.
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Last but not least, a tribute to the car that took us from Vigevano
to Mont˙ Beccaria throughout our Freccia dei Vini photo safari.
And a big "thank you" to our excellent driver too! Btw, the "Berzin" name
you can read refers to nobody else but Evgeni Berzin, overall winner of the
Giro d'Italia 1994 - he managed to beat Pantani and Indurain! -
and now car dealer at Broni, a town not far from Mont¨ Beccaria.
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Fine della gara. End of the race. Hope you enjoyed the trip.
See you next year for yet another edition of the "Freccia".

 
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