SECOND PLACE FOR GUARDINI AT UMAG TROPHY
HEAVY CRASH INFLUENCED THE FINAL SPRINT
Bardiani-CSF gets closed to the first success of 2019. From Croatia, where the #GreenTeam raced today Umag Trophy (161 km), Andrea Guardini takes the second place, preceded by the Czech pistard Kankovsky (Team Elkov-Author). Third Hjemsaeter (Team Coop).
The result was unfortunately conditioned by a heavy crash in the finale, in which Paolo Simion and Marco Maronese were involved. Both reported various abrasions and bruises.
“We can say we’re only half satisfied,” explained DS Rossato. “I can not reproach anything to the team and to Guardini who, despite the final chaos, managed to get an encouraging second place. But we’re disappointed, however, because we were well placed, the train to launch Andrea and Maronese, our first alternative, was launched. Unfortunately, Simion was bumped and thrown to the ground, Maronese followed him and Guardini was forced to go back. Now we have two days to recover and prepare for the next challenge “.
The same team of today will be the protagonist on Saturday in the second Istrian race, Porec Trophy.