Pro Cycling News / 23 October 2017
A TOP OF THE RANGE SEASON

Sangemini-Mg.K Vis-Olmo-Vega completes the first competition season in the Top 20 list of the UCI Europe Tour after taking part in the world championships in Bergen.

The season that just ended has undoubtedly been extremely successful for Sangemini-Mg.K Vis-Olmo-Vega in terms of results, commitment and effort on the part of athletes and of the whole technical staff. From a competition standpoint, the final part of the season, with the team cycling at the Road World Championships in Bergen, has been paramount for achieving its objective for the year.

Competing in the team time trial at the World Championships was indeed one of the Team’s goals at the start of the season. The outstanding performance by Gazzara, Totò, Salvietti, Gaffurini, Scartezzini and Bernardini, making it to 14th behind top-ranking World Tour teams against the fascinating backdrop of Bergen, fully confirmed the enthusiastic expectations, enhanced by the satisfaction of being the only Italian team to take part in the Norwegian world-level competition.

Apart from the world championships, it is worth mentioning the outstanding performance of Nicola Gaffurini, who ranked after Nibali, Bernal, Visconti and the winner, Martin, at Gp della Toscana – Memorial Martini, remaining in the Top Ten also the following week at the Coppa Sabatini-GP città di Peccioli.

The last week in the year for professional cycling ends with Tre Valli Varesine, the 1.HC class international race, starting from Saronno and finishing in Varese. Also on this occasion, as happened during the “sister” races Coppa Agostoni and Coppa Bernocchi, the athletes from Sangemini-Mg.K Vis confirmed the successful performances of the season.

The ranking at the end of the year, with the team reaching the Top 20 of the Europe UCI Tour, was the other topmost objective for its management; it has been achieved in full thanks to a consistent score average and remarkable results at team and individual level.

Also Olmo, in the words of Andrea Farmakakis, expresses its satisfaction for the season and is already looking forward to other challenges. “The return to professional cycling – always part of our company’s DNA – is part of a strongly forward-looking sport project. Our aim is to grow with this group of young athletes also for the next season. The final great objective is a return to top-level professional cycling with the Word Tour races.

The team’s technical staff and management have already started recruitment negotiations for the next season, whose objective is to repeat and improve the performances and ranking achieved this year.

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