|Historic enterprise for Gianluca Pozzatti. The standard bearer of 707 Team Minini is the Italian champion of Olympic distance triathlon for the first time in his career. After two tricolor sprint titles and after the second place in Cervia right on the short distance, here is Pozzatti’s tactical and competitive masterpiece, who in Lignano Sabbiadoro has taken possession of the most prestigious national scepter. The 28-year-old from Trentino, fresh from the hot summer of the Japanese Games, beat all rivals in the test consisting of 1500 meters of swimming, 40 km of cycling and 10 km of running. 1h41’22 “the time that allowed the black-green triathlete to wear the gold medal and the national champion jersey around his neck. |
The success of Lignano Sabbiadoro came in the sprint: after a race always conducted in the top positions, Pozzatti in fact overtook Michele Sarzilla in the sprint. “It is a liberating success, it is wonderful to wear this tricolor jersey – rejoices the standard-bearer of 707 Team Minini -. With less than 200 meters from the finish I felt I still had the right energy, so I gave everything until the finish to achieve this success that crowns a long and satisfying season. And it doesn’t end there, because I still have a great desire to compete for myself and my team ”. The performances of the other athletes of the Brescia club were also applauded. In fact, Gregory Barnaby’s sixth place was wonderful, showing a very solid performance in the first two disciplines and then running really strong: 1h42’06 “the time trial of the 30-year-old from Verona, who misses the third step of the podium for 17”.
Good news for 707 Team Minini also from the women’s sector. In the Italian Olympic Triathlon Championship, Alessia Orla is seventh with a time of 1h51’19 “and Giorgia Priarone is tenth (1h53’25”). The weekend in Lignano Sabbiadoro opened on Saturday with the stage of the Grand Prix and with another podium on the sprint distance, where Pozzatti surrendered only to the Hungarian Csongor Lehmann thus hitting a positive second position, while Barnaby finished in fifth place. In the women’s race seventh place for Priarone and ninth for Orla, who thus grab a double top-ten. The black-green president Germano Raddi is very satisfied. “Gianluca won a great title, he was very good and like him the whole team. This season we have thus achieved at least one medal in each Italian event: in the sprint and classic duathlon championships, in the sprint and olympic triathlon championships, in the team relay and in the Grand Prix. Now we focus on the last stage of the Grand Prix, in Palermo next Saturday “.
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