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Scoles wins during debut with new professional team

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Matt Scoles (Cingolani-Proton) on the top step of the podium at the XI Trophy Terme di Fontecchio, Citta di Castello (Perugia) in Italy

Matt Scoles (Cingolani-Proton) on the top step of the podium at the XI Trophy Terme di Fontecchio, Citta di Castello (Perugia) in Italy
(Image credit: Mountain Bike New Zealand (MTBNZ))
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Matt Scoles (Cingolani-Proton) races to a win at his European debut event for 2010.

Matt Scoles (Cingolani-Proton) races to a win at his European debut event for 2010.
(Image credit: Mountain Bike New Zealand (MTBNZ))

New Zealand's Matt Scoles opened his 2010 European racing campaign on Sunday with a win for his new professional downhill mountain bike team, Cingolani-Proton. Scoles has now been based in Italy with his new team for two weeks, and he raced at the XI Trophy Terme di Fontecchio, Citta di Castello (Perugia) against a talented Italian field mixed with other international racers.

Scoles defeated Gambirasio Carlo and Francesco Petrucci for the win.