It was his seasonal goal: to go to the world championships and hit a top ten. But from October to today many things
have changed in the world of Silvia Persico, who with the passing of the season has found awareness,
confidence, his first tricolor jersey in cyclocross and an impressive pedal stroke.
State of grace confirmed on the most important day of the year, with the 24-year-old from Cene climbing to the third
step of the podium giving Italy a historic medal eight years after the one won by Eva
Lechner in 2014.
It was preceded by two sacred monsters of the movement, such as Marianne Vos, with her seventh world title in her career, and Lucinda
Brand. But, as mentioned, Silvia Persico was placed behind the two champions, who rewrote the predictions
of those who expected a purely orange order of arrival.
And he did it with a very high level race.
When at the end of the first lap Vos, Brand and Ceylin del Carmen Alvarado took off, the
Bergamo was not satisfied with running for a placement, but launched in pursuit of the trio
of the head. Hook took place in the middle of the second lap, when Lucinda Brand accelerated again by breaking away
of wheel the Italian champion. But showing character and a lot of head Silvia Persico remained in the running,
putting Alvarado back in his sights and playing for the bronze medal.
unlike what happened in Bogense in 2019, this time it was Bergamo who got the better of it,
taking advantage of a mistake by his rival and going to take the first world champion medal of a career that seems
to be able to give her still a lot of satisfactions.
The US trip for Eva Lechner was less fortunate than on a track not suited to hers
characteristics, he finished his twelfth world championship in 14th place. Good start of the Bolzano, which has
had to leave the company of the leading squad at the end of the first lap. Despite the poor feeling on the
fast track of Arkansas, the Bolzano driver still held out, finishing her effort at 2 ‘and 48 “from
Now, after this unexpected and very sweet bronze and without forgetting the victory in the test event of the relay team
designer Lucia Bramati and Silvia Persico, all that remains is to wait for the last race that will see an athlete engaged
of FAS Airport Services: Sunday at 13:00 (20:00 in Italy) Lucia Bramati will participate in her first
World Cup among the Under 23s.