There are 128 riders registered for the 93rd Il Piccolo Lombardia, representing 22 teams.
The great classic of international cycling for the Under 23 category, organized by Velo Club Oggiono is scheduled in Oggiono (Lecco) on Sunday, October 3rd.
The 22 teams present represent 11 different nations (Belgium, France, Germany, Austria, Slovenia, Switzerland, Great Britain, Holland and Monaco), but counting the athletes at the start there are 23 nationalities represented by four contients (Italy, Belgium, Denmark, France, Great Britain, Estonia, New Zealand, Holland, Ukraine, Croatia, Slovenia, Australia, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Rwanda, Germany, United States, Austria, Hungary, Sweden, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Colombia).
The dorsal number 1 will be on the shoulders of the world champion of category Filippo Baroncini of the Team Colpack that after the title conquered last week in the Flanders wants to honour at best the rainbow jersey in one of the most prestigious appointments of the season.
At the start there will be also the Italian National Under 23 with the CT Marino Amadori that lines up a competitive team with Giovanni De Carlo, Lorenzo Visintainer, Davide Dapporto, Filippo Magli, Martin Marcellusi and Francesco Busatto.
Among the other prominent names we point out the Italians Andrea Piccolo (Viris Vigevano), Antonio Puppio (Team Qhubeka), Riccardo Ciuccarelli (Biesse Arvedi) and Walter Calzoni (Gallina Ecotek Colosio), besides the mates of Baroncini at Colpack Alessandro Verre, Mattia Petrucci, Luca Rastelli, Alessio Martinelli and Sergio Meris. Among the foreigners the Belgians Arnaud De Lie and Lennert Van Eetvelt of the Lotto Soudal U23, the Danish Asbjorn Hellemose of the Vc Mendrisio, the Dutch Marijn Van den Berg of the Groupama-FDJ Continetal, French formation that will line up also Joseph Pidcock, younger brother of the British phenomenon Tom Pidcock Olympic cross country champion in Tokyo 2020. Speaking of well-known surnames, UC Monaco will also field the twins Alexandre and Nicolas Vinokurov, sons of Alexandre, a former Olympic champion and current general manager of Team Astana.
Tomorrow, Sunday, October 3, in Oggiono, from 10.30 am it will be possible to attend the presentation of the teams, while at 12 noon will be given the official start of the competition. Arrival is expected around 4 pm in Viale Vittoria.
From 14.30 it will be possible to follow the race in live streaming (https://www.ilpiccololombardia.it/it/streaming), during the day, from 10 am, there will be street food and cycling stand and more to entertain the public.
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