Colbrelli leads BAHRAIN MERIDA Team at Memorial Pantani
After yesterday’s victory at the Coppa Bernocchi, Sonny Colbrelli will be at the start of Memorial Marco Pantani in Cesenatico, on the Adriatic coast. It’s a race that the Italian sprinter knows very well and that saw him triumph in the 2014 edition.
“It’s a race I always like – says Sonny – and of course I will ride with a good morale after Legnano’s victory. It will also be the last race before the World Championship and I want a confirmation of my good condition”.
The route of Memorial Pantani will be the classic one with departure and arrival in Cesenatico with a final circuit of 5.3 km to repeat 4 times.
Before that the peloton will travel through the inland roads, treating the challenging climb of Montevecchio three times; 5 kilometers with an average slope of 6-8% and a maximum of 14%.
“As for Bernocchi – explains SD Mario Chiesa – our captain will be Sonny, so the team will have to work for him. It’s a route that will make a great selection and we will have to be careful to protect both Colbrelli and also Bonifazio who can also make a good race”.
BAHRAIN MERIDA Team lineup for Memorial Marco Pantani: Sonny Colbrelli, Niccolò Bonifazio, Chun-Kai Feng, Ion Insausti, Mark Padun, David Per, Andrea Toniatti and Meiyin Wang