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34th Trofeo Bianchin - 1.6

Italy, September 21, 2003


Australian Team Report

By Brian Stephens, AIS U23 Manager

With the season coming to an end and the World Championships looming, everyone was keen to perform at the Trofeo Bianchin. The AIS Mapei Aqua Australian team included Gene Bates, Peter Dawson, Aaron Kemps, Dave Betts, David McPartland (normally with Italian Club team Bibanese) and Jon Cantwell riding the last race of his 2 month stint with the team in Italy. The features of the 174km course are a 10km steep climb of Monte Tomba and two 4km climbs before a flat run to the finish

Most of the damage was done on Tomba with three of our guys making the front group (Bates, McPartland and Betts). Dave Betts cracked on the next climb and the 30 odd guys remaining in the front group split with Gene making the front half. Italian Under 23 champ, Giovanni Visconti and Ukrainian, Roman Radchenko went clear of this group with the Italian taking the win. Gene went too early in the sprint for 3rd and was swamped to run 13th. Dave McPartland was 23rd.

Results - 174 km

1 Giovanni Visconti (Ita) Finauto Sport Team         4.13.39 (41.159 km/h)
2 Roman Radchenko (Ukr) Danton Caparrini Mancini
3 Alessandro Ballan (Ita) Modall Faresin                0.41
4 Wladimir Goussev (Rus) Nazionale Russia
5 Matic Strgar (Slo) Radenska Rog Slovenija
6 Matej Mugerly (Slo) Filmop
7 Paolo Longo Borghini (Ita) Zalf Désireé Fior
8 Alexander Arekeev (Rus) Russian National Team
9 Hrvoje Miholjevic (Cro) Cycling Team San Donà
10 Alessandro Bertuola (Ita) Ima Moro Brugnotto
13 Gene Bates (Aus) AIS Mapei Aqua Australia
23 Dave McPartland (Aus) AIS Mapei Aqua Australia

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