Italian team Ceramica Panaria – Navigare is looking forward to the third edition of the Memorial Cimurri – Gran Premio Bioera, on October six. The orange outfit will be trying to win on home roads for the first time, but one thing they made clear, as the team put it in a statement. "It's a fantastic memorial race, and we want to make a spectacular race."
Team Manager Bruno Reverberi acknowledged that the event will take place in the shadow of Italy's big triumph in Stuttgart. "We can't create special emotions for the race on Saturday, because we are reduced in status by the extraordinary victory of Paolo Bettini." The whole Worlds team will take the start and will be the centre of attention, with Bettini being the main attraction of the day.
Nonetheless, Reverberi talked about the way his team wanted to try everything to repeat a podium, achieved through Paride Grillo in the first edition of the race in 2005. "Saturday we will try again with all our men, specifically Baliani, Sella, Laverde e Mazzanti."
But along the almost 200 kilometres the team does not only vie for victory, but also to animate the race. Reverberi emphasized that "it's our responsibility is also to make it spectacular. It's true that in cycling only winning counts, and there is won based on points, but here we always want to ride in the front and honour in the best possible way this beautiful Memorial race. The course is pretty, with the climb of the Pavulli and the possibility for the people of Reggiano to watch the fight in the end in the historical centre."