Area Zero D’Amico is ready to take on their upcoming competitive responsibilities. The all-Italian continental formation led by Ivan De Paolis and Andrea Tonti has just successfully concluded their training camp in Bormio, Valtellina.
“It was an intense week,” explains the athletic coach for Area Zero D’Amico Paolo Santello. “We performed some important training both in distance and on gradients, alternating with specific workouts for strength and speed. On Friday the guys spent almost 7 hours on their bikes and rode more than 170 km, with about 4 thousand metres of altitude difference between Italy and Switzerland, covering the passes at Foscagno, Forcola, Bernina, Fuorn Pass and Stelvio. For young athletes like ours, many of whom are new to the pros, these types of workouts become fundamental learning experiences in the growth process of a rider. We were also very lucky because, like the last training camp we did, we had really perfect weather.”
Area Zero leaves Bormio motivated and determined to face their upcoming competitive commitments. “An all-Tuscan weekend awaits us; on Saturday, July 26th, we will be in the race at the GP Industria e Artigianato di Lanciano and on Sunday, July 27th, there will be a repeat performance with the Giro di Toscana,” explains Andrea Tonti, team manager and sports coach for Area Zero D’Amico. “Then on July 31st we will be in Spain for the Circuito de Getxo, before flying to South America for the Vuelta a Colombia scheduled from August 6th to the 17th.”
“We are very pleased because, thanks to the partnership between our squad and QCTerme Bagni di Bormio, which provided the complete use of first class accommodations, facilities and services, we were able to do some excellent work,” Andrea Tonti continues explaining. “We come here to Bormio to train but this location, with the services provided by QC Terme, is perfect for any enthusiast who wants to spend a holiday relaxing and enjoying cycling.”
Today Area Zero D’Amico were special guests and shining representatives of the Bottecchia racing division at the presentation of the new collection of bicycles for 2015 by Bottecchia, which was held against the splendid backdrop offered by Castelbrando in the Province of Treviso. The new collection offered by the historic brand from Cavarzere (Venezia) is highlighted by the Bottecchia Emme3 model, which represents the evolution of the Emme2 model used this year by the riders on Area Zero D’Amico.
26/07 GP Industria e Artigianato di Larciano & 27/07 Giro di Toscana
Riders: Giovanni Carboni, Fabio Chinello, Paolo Ciavatta, Silvio Giorni, Gianluca Leonardi, Gianluca Mengardo, Simone Petilli.
Sport Directors: Andrea Tonti and Massimo Codol.
– Area Zero riders working at the training camp in Bormio.
– Area Zero riders with the general manager for Bottecchia Diego Turato, the head of Italian sales Marco Turato, production manager Marco Sguotti, FCI President Renato Di Rocco and the coach for the Italian National team CT Davide Cassani.