The Belgium cobblestones give another joy to Valcar – Travel & Service. After Chiara Consonni’s exploits at Dwars
door Vlaanderen and Dwars door de Westhoek, today Ilaria Sanguineti storms to victory at Dwars Door Het
Hageland, in Diest.
The 28-years-old was able to enter in the winning move with 12 kilometres to go, outsprinting on the final straight
Christina Schweinberger e Femke Markus. With this victory, Ilaria comes back on the highest step of the podium
after 11 months from the 6° Trofeo Prealpi in Rosa, reaching the first international success in an 1.1 race.
«Come back to victory in an international race after many years has an incredible flavor», confirms Ilaria. «We
wanted to attack without waiting the sprint; the plan went together perfectly».
In this plan, were you the athlete who was supposed to attack?
«Yes. Davide Arzeni explained me the day before the race. I was a little nervous: in the last week, my shape didn’t
seem so good».
What about the last kilometres?
«Two athletes attacked on the last climb; I waited a little and then I went after them with other two girls. On the
finale straight I had the ability to wait until the last second before make my move».
We saw your teammates celebrate you. What did they tell you after the finishline?
«Chiara Consonni was the first to arrive; when she realized I have won she was happier than me».
This is the eighth victory of the season for Valcar – Travel & Service; obtained with six different athletes. What is
«The season is long; Davide Arzeni tries to involve us, giving our space according to the race and the moment. So we
all feel important in the project and, at the same time, we are less predictable in the race».
«To the squad; and to me too. I am a person who needs these results to gain confidence. On the other hand, I mull a
lot when things are not going well. This satisfaction can give me some extra power for next races».
Extra power that will be useful to Ilaria and her teammates on Sunday 12 June, when Valcar – Travel & Service will
try to increase the tally of victories at the SPAR Flanders Diamond Tour.
In the road racers, this is the eighth seasonal win for Valcar – Travel & Service; victories obtained with six different
athletes. A loot that the girls of sports director Davide Arzeni will try to increase on Sunday at the SPAR Flanders