Bertolini leads Europe Tour

Serramenti PVC Diquigiovanni Selle-Italia's Alessandro Bertolini is in command of the UCI's Europe Tour after taking victories in the Coppa Agostini, Giro del Veneto, Coppa Placci, Giro dell'Appennino and a stage of the Coppa e Bartali back in March. The Italian sprinter leads Dutchman Martin Maaskant, Norwegian Edvald Boasson Hagen his compatriot Luca Mazzanti.

The 36 year-old racked up 232 points in September alone to move into the lead of the series with 585 points to Maaskant's 449 and Boassen-Hagen's 400.

The team of Gianni Savio will have to split its activities between defending Bertolini's lead in Europe with racing in South America, where they have earned many wins, in the Clasico Banfoandes in Venezuela.

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