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Liquigas backs mountain bike event

Liquigas pro Enrico Franzoi at a recent mountain bike camp for kids

Liquigas pro Enrico Franzoi at a recent mountain bike camp for kids (Image credit: Liquigas)

Liquigas, an Italian gas manufacturer known in the cycling world for sponsoring a pro road team, is also putting its support behind a team mountain bike race known as the "Pedalonga".

The event will be run on August 2 in the area of Sega Dion in Comelico Superiore in Italy. More than 300 teams are signed up to cover the 42km that passes near the summit of the Quaternà, an extinct volcano.

Besides lending its support, Liquigas pros Enrico Franzio and Claudio Corioni will take the start. Franzoi is experienced in both cyclo-cross and mountain bike racing and plans to guide his partner Corioni through the race.

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Sue George is an editor at Cyclingnews.  She coordinates all of the site's mountain bike race coverage and assists with the road, 'cross and track coverage.