Anna Maria Mazzetti and Davide Uccellari are the new Italian Olympic triathlon champions. In the afternoon of Saturday, June 6, in Farra d'Alpago (BL) spectacular races that led to the assignment of absolute tricolors and under 23.
In addition to the Golden Flames and the Blue Flames, they climb to the second step of the podium Sara Dossena (707), who is the author of a long retreat, and Massimo De Ponti (Carabinieri); They complete the podium Angelica Olmo (Pianeta Acqua), Junior who for the second consecutive year is also national champion under 23 and Luca Facchinetti (Triathlon Ravenna). Under-23 men for Dario Chitti (CUS Parma) closing the fifth overall behind Giulio Molinari (Carabinieri).
Memorable day on Lake Santa Croce , which awakened in tricolor from early morning. At 13.30 the start of the first race, those of women, who dive into difficult waters to swim, due to the strong wind.
The stroke up to the first buoy is in fact strongly countercurrent and the athletes struggle. After the first 750 meters, Veronica Signorini (Triathlon Cremona), Angelica Olmo (Planet of the Water), Sara Papais (TD Rimini) and Anna Maria Mazzetti (Flames Gold) come out of the water for a short stretch.
It is the same quartet to enter first in the exchange zone, followed in 20 seconds by Ilaria Zane (DDS) and Verena Steinhauser (Triathlon Cremona).
In the fraction of cycling, after six rounds of 6.6K and a 500m uphill at Village Riviera, the quartet maintains a fairly good advantage on the tracker group including Sara Dossena (707) and Giorgia Priarone (TD Rimini).
They are the two to drive the pursuit (in the meantime he retires, due to a fall, Zane) and recover some tread on the tread. But it is in the fractional walk that decides the tricolor podium.
Mazzetti takes the head of the race and with a decidedly sustained rhythm he gains more ground. Dossena comes in for a definite comeback , leading him to second place at the end of the third lap.
But victory is all for Anna Maria Mazzetti who cuts the finish line after 2:11:46; Dossena confirms at very high levels and is (still) silver in 2:12:41, Olmo makes his brilliant bronze at 2:14:30. For her, followed in the category podium by Priarone and Papais, also comes the second under 23 consecutive title.
Anna Maria Mazzetti triumphed in the Olympic Triathlon Championship 2015 and wins your tenth tricolor title
"I'm really happy with this title , it's been a tough part of the swim, hard on the falsopian with the wind even more than the ascent. We had an advantage in the bike that initially thinned, but then stabilized. I kept thinking, we are tired, but they too behind us. I have to thank my escape comrades, who have worked hard. Then on foot I kept asking for the advantage over Dossena, I knew he was recovering, but when I found out about the minute advantage, I kept it hard and I did not give up. "
Anna Maria Mazzetti (Flames Gold), tenth tricolor between triathlon sprint and olympic
For Dossena, silver to the European duathlon duo, class duathlon, the triathlon Europa Cup in Madrid and the medium triathlon European Championship at Challenge Rimini, the still-united medal of a season to be framed.
"In swimming I was so in trouble, I still have to improve a lot, but in cycling, thanks to the great work of Giorgia Priarone, we came back and then I could walk. I want to continue insisting on the Olympic distance and I must continue to work hard on swimming. "
Sara Dossena, 707 Triathlon Color Holder
This is a very important test for Olmo, who after the accident suffered this winter came from third place at the Grand Prix in Rimini. For the second year, the 18-year-old, still in the Junior category, dominates the under 23 and gains another absolute podium.
"I'm really happy for the good feelings of swimming, after the accident I did not think I was ready but I felt better than Rimini. The goal now is to make a good result at the European junior in July in Switzerland »
Angelica Olmo (Water Planet)
The men's race is very different and with several changes in the head. After 1,500 meters of swimming, the caravans Giulio Molinari and Massimo De Ponti and Luca Facchinetti (Triathlon Ravenna) leave the lake.
But they are all there, one behind each other. As predicted, Molinari and Alberto Casadei (Golden Flames) take the lead of the group and finish off the second lap. The advantage increases for up to one minute.
The two know that for hopes of victory they must take advantage as much as possible. They are still ahead of the change zone, but as the miles rise on foot the two are sucked.
And headed, David Uccellari (Blue Flames). By the lake is just "Uccio" to triumph at 1:58:27, behind him, only 9 ", closes Massimo De Ponti, closes the podium Facchinetti that arrives after another 22".
Fifth overall and new Italian champion under 23, Dario Chitti (CUS Parma) ahead of Lorenzo Ciuti and Marco Corrà , both of Minerva Roma, for the podium in the category.
"I was just about to win, it was for a while that I was following this Olympic tricolor! I dedicate this title to my parents and to my group, the Blue Flames. I'm particularly pleased with the swim, which is definitely moved. By bike we checked the escape and then on foot I gave it all. I knew that De Ponti was training me, I realized I had just won on the straight line. "
Davide Uccellari (Fiamme Azzurre), Italian champion of Olympic triathlon 2015
Satisfied both De Ponti, the author of a beautiful hiking trail in return, both Facchinetti and once again gave the best in a "tosta" race.
"After two years really difficult, like under 23, this year I'm getting so much satisfaction. Three podiums in three weeks and today I went to great, although I was afraid I was a bit tired for the other two races. Now I should be summoned for the Under-23s in Spain and I hope to have some World Cup too. "
Dario Chitti (CUS Parma), winner of the Italian title Under 23
It was not the starting champion Alessandro Fabian, who was stopped by a knee problem.
"I was sorry not to defend my title, I was aiming to win the seventh tricolor and among other things the Treviso and Belluno have now adopted me. Today I congratulate my successor, David Uccellari. I would like to go back for the middle of July for Europeans in Switzerland. "
Alessandro Fabian (Carabinieri), six times triathlon triathlon
The 45 minutes of the race will be aired on Rai Sport 1 starting at 21 on Sunday, June 7, with Enrico Cattaneo's journalist commentary and Alessandro Fabian's technical support. There will also be a brief service on the event during the broadcast of Sunday Sportiva Estate, always broadcasting on Rai Sport 1.
But in the meantime everything is ready for the second day of racing, the Triathlon Sprint is valid for Rank (750 meters swimming, 20 km by bike and 5 km on foot).
The program will include the retrieval of the technical envelope from 8 am to 9:15 pm; From 9 am to 10 am the opening of the exchange zone; Departure (single battery) is fixed at 10.30; Awards will be held at 13.00.
Next to GP Triathlon and Silca Ultralite (with the support of Marathon of Treviso and patronage of Veneto Region, Province of Belluno and Municipality of Farra d'Alpago) in the organization of the tricolor weekend there are Ecobox, Giancol, Vivisport, Silca, Méthode, Ca 'Salina, PaleXtra, Piovesana and Banca Prealpi, as well as federal sponsors Arena, Brooks and Keforma, and Fitz Friends' CZ and Olive Estate.
Source: Silca Ultralite Triathlon release
1 BIRDS DAVIDE GS FIAMME BLOCK IT EL 01:58:27
2 DE PONTI MAXIMUM CSCARABINIERI ITA EL M 01:58:36
3 FACCHINETTI LUCA TT RAVENNA ITA S2 M 01:58:58
4 MOLINARS GIULIO CSCARABINIERI ITA EL M 01:59:05
5 CHITTI DARIO CUS PARMA MEDEL ITA S1 M 01:59:15
6 CASADEI ALBERTO GS FF.OO. ITA EL M 01:59:21
7 LORENZO LYRENT ASMINERVA ROMA ITA S1 M 02:00:06
8 CORREL 'MARK ASMINERVA ROMA ITA S1 M 02:00:21
9 ALESSANDRONI ALBERTO GS FF.OO. ITA EL M 02:00:38
10 DE PONTI ANDREA FRIESIAN TEAM ITA S1 M 02:00:50
1 MAZZETTI ANNAMARIA GS FF.OO. ITA EL 02:11:46
2 DOSSENA SARA 707 ITA S3 F 02:12:41
3 OLMO ANGELICA WATER PLANET ITA JU F 02:14:30
4 PRIZES GIORGIA TD RIMINI ITA S1 F 02:14:51
5 PAPAIS SARA TD RIMINI ITA S1 F 02:15:25
STEINHAUSER VERENA TRIATHLON CREMONA ST ITA S1 F 02:16:14
7 LADIES VERONICA TRIATHLON CREMONA ST ITA S2 F 02:19:31
8 PARODI FEDERICA AS VIRTUS ITA JU 02:21:22
9 ILARIA FIORAVANTI ASMINERVA ROMA ITA S1 F 02:24:15
10 SILVIA SCARPETTA CANOTTIERI NAPOLI ITA S2 F 02:31:53
1 Dario Chitti (CUS Parma) 1h59'15 "
2 Lorenzo Ciuti (Minerva Roma) 2h00'06 "
3 Marco Corrà (Minerva Roma) 2h00'21 "
1 Angelica Olmo (Water Planet) 2h14'30 "
2 Giorgia Priarone (TD Rimini) 2h14'51 "
3 Sara Papais (TD Rimini) 2h15'25 "