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Franzoi comes good for Lampre

Enrico Franzoi seems to be reaching peak form just in time for the world championships on Saturday in Hooglede-Gits, Belgium. At the C2 race in Zonnebeke (Belgium), Lampre-Fondital's athlete took second place behind Belgian Sven Vanthourenhout. On a course full of mud, Franzoi and Vanthourenhout took the lead, but with two laps remaining, the Italian champion was stopped by a puncture, so he had to accept the second place.

On Sunday, Franzoi repeated his good performance in the 11th race of the cyclo-cross world cup in Hoogerheide. The Italian champion took a satisfying 4th place in the race which was dominated by Belgian Sven Nys. Under a pouring rain, Franzoi had an outstanding second part half of the race, reaching the finish line within five seconds of the podium. Franzoi's placings earned him valuable UCI points, moving him into 20th in the rankings, up from 28th.

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