Italian team Ceramica Flaminia will close out the season with races at home in Italy. But there is also one part of the squad heading to Mexico. Adriano Angeloni, Tomasz Marczynski, Maurizio Varini, Adam Wadecki, Gianluca Geremia and Tony D'Aniello will leave Friday morning across the pond to participate in the Vuelta Chihuahua Internacional, from October 7 to the 14th.
Team Manager Roberto Marrone is well aware of the difficulty of the task at hand. "The race won't be easy. We know the South Americans-- they are strong climbers. In the easier stages we can count on the qualities of Angeloni and D'Aniello. Tomasz Marczynski, who came out well from the Worlds in Stuttgart, can do something on the climbs." There won't be a lack of competitiveness, either, as Marrone pointed out that "there are seven European teams. It won't be a promenade for us."
Those who stay home will participate in the Memorial Cimurri on Saturday, October 6, Eroica on the ninth and in the Coppa Sabatini on the 11th. Two more races, the Giro dell'Emilia and the GP Beghelli on Sunday the 14th will bring to an end the long season. The riders who will be participating in those races are Raffaele Illiano, Cristian Gasperoni, Stefano Boggia, Manuele Spadi, Hubert Krys, Domenico Quagliariello, Wladimir Duma and Mikhaylo Khalilov. Marrone emphasized that "Especially Khalilov, Quagliriello, Krys and Spadi will have the opportunity to shine."