Debut with the Italian title for the 707 Minini team
A weekend close to perfection for the 707 Team Minini. Engaged on several competitive fronts, the club shows off a team performance that sends president Germano Raddi and the athletes themselves to seventh heaven. In the Europe Cup, Gianluca Pozzatti’s seasonal debut brings the green and blacks to fourth place, while a tricolor title and two silver medals "rain" at the Italian sprint duathlon championships.
The gold bears the signature of the quartet composed of veterans Gregory Barnaby and Giorgia Priarone and the new signings Davide Ingrillì and Asia Mercatelli, at their baptism in the black-green jersey. The Fantastic Four climb together to the top step of the duathlon Mixed Relay podium. The mixed 2 + 2 relay thus hits a clear success at the Imola racetrack: Raschiani and K3 Cremona are 45 "away.
The other two medals come from the women's individual test. Giorgia Priarone confirms her continuity with a very good second place at 7 "from Queen Marta Bernardi, while Asia Mercatelli is fifth overall and Under 23 silver medal. The team's pink arrows have therefore shown an excellent physical condition on the F1 track.
As well as that of Barnaby, fourth overall, who is a candidate for a leading actor role at the Italian Championships of classic duathlon: appointment on Sunday in Pesaro; with Gregory there will also be Priarone, herself on the hunt for revenge. Finally, in Imola, Ingrillì individual place 12th, who with Mercatelli will compete on Sunday in the Europe Cup in Melilla, Spain.
Meanwhile, the continental triathlon cup applauded Pozzatti’s seasonal debut, which took place in Quarteira in Portugal. The athlete from Trentino, archived in 2021 with the Tokyo Olympic Games, is back on the world stage offering a very convincing performance. The podium, in fact, was only 4 ”away from Pozzatti's strides.
“Three national medals and an excellent debut for Gianluca - sums up a radiant Germano Raddi -. We return to the Italians with yet another rich booty and I congratulate our relay runners, but I am also very satisfied with the race in Pozzatti. But now we are already focused on the upcoming, intense weekend ".