This Saturday's 2nd Memorial Cimurri Premio Bioera will be an important race for "home" team Ceramica Panaria-Navigare. The squad directed by Bruno and Roberto Reverberi will try to improve on its second place last year, where Paride Grillo was beaten by Murilo Fischer (Naturino) in a bunch sprint. The race will be held in Reggio Emilia along roads that are very familiar to the Panaria riders, and it's expected to be a tougher course than last year.
"We are close to this race and we have a duty to really be competitive in it," said Roberto Reverberi. "It's a responsibility that we will take and that will make it twice as hard to get a big result, because everyone else will be watching our moves. The route is harder and this should be able to create a bigger selection and eliminate at least the most dangerous sprinters."
In saying that, Reverberi confirmed that "Grillo will be there - he is our man for a bunch sprint, but we also have Perez, Mazzanti, Pozzovivo as well as Sella, although he is sick, to make the race hard form the start and to try to make the decisive attack. In the first edition of the race, we got in all the breaks, including the right one. We just missed out on celebrating the victory at the finish. For starters, on Saturday we not only want to confirm our role as protagonists in the race, but to improve the final result."