Zoli wins third Italian title

Giant Italia's Yader Zoli won his third Italian national cross country title in Grotte di Castro,...

Giant Italia's Yader Zoli won his third Italian national cross country title in Grotte di Castro, Italy, last weekend.

On the opening lap, Zoli was joined by five others. By the second lap, the leader were down to just three including Zoli, Andrea Tiberi, and Johnny Cattaneo. Tiberi often set the pace, but it was Zoli who went off the front for a solo win. It was his third consecutive national title. Cattaneo finished second and Tiberi ended up third.

Marco Aurelio Fontana and Tony Longo were among those afflicted by hot weather and technical problems. Fontana pulled out at the halfway point. He and Zoli will represent Italy at the Olympic Games next month.

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