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Silvia Persico and Chiara Consonni, first and second at Gran Premio Liberazione di Roma.
Miriam Vece protagonist in Nations Cup on the track.

By May 30, 2022News

Valcar – Travel & Service pulled off an 1-2 on Viale delle Terme di Caracalla in Rome. Silvia Persico and Chiara
Consonni dominated the reduced bunch sprint that decided the 75th Gran Premio Liberazione di Roma. The squad
directed by Davide Arzeni did a splendid teamwork, handling the race for 90 Kilometres.
In the winning move, promoted by nine athletes, there were: Silvia Persico, Eleonora Gasparrini and Chiara Consonni.
Three riders with a great shape and very smart. Eleonora Gasparrini gave all out, letting her two teammates to
manage the final sprint. And in the final straight
And in the final straight Silvia Persico and Chiara Consonni completed the masterpiece: Persico went early and was
able to reach the finish line ahead of her teammate and Maria Giulia Confalonieri.
First victory of the season for Silvia Persico, but the last of some great performances, like the ones at Gent –
Wevelgem, Strade Bianche, Ronde van Vlaanderene and De Brabantse Pijl.
«I couldn’t fight for the victory in a bunch sprint, so I tried 500 meters from the finish», explained Silvia. «Winning in
Italy, with my family and with a teammate at your side on the podium is priceless».
Priceless because of the team’s performance too.
«We kept the race under control in the first part; in the finale we were in every escapes. That’s why the dedication
goes to the team, to the family and also to me, as a reward for a very comforting start to the season».
Sporting director Davide Arzeni is also very satisfied.
«We could have bet on Chiara in a bunch sprint, but we have preferred to make the race hard», confirmed Arzeni.
«The girls were perfect at acting this plan, sacrificing one for each other. This victory is good not only for our morale
but also for our consciousness: the group is realizing that we can be protagonist. We will try to prove this next week in
Luxembourg at the Ceratizit Festival Elsy Jacobs».
The exploit in Rome is not the only Valcar – Travel & Service important result.
Last Friday on the Glasgow track, Chiara Consonni won the bronze medal at Nations Cup in the team pursuit race.
Miriam Vece did even better, winning the silver medal on 500 meters. For Vece, another confirmation of her
strength. Since 2019, she has been one of the best athlete in speed races.