Second race of the World Tour and second placement among the best ten athletes in the world for Valcar – Travel & Service. On Saturday Chiara Consonni grabbed a good seventh place in the Ronde van Drenthe, closing the prestigious Dutch race together with the athletes who competed for the victory at Lorena Wiebes.
A positive performance that of the 22-year-old from Bergamo, who already obtained a placement in Hoogeveen last year: in that circumstance, however, Chiara Consonni reached the finish line more than a minute late from the winner. On Saturday, however, the victory was played up to the last meters.
The performance of Silvia Persico was also positive, twelfth and in turn reached the finish line in the group of the best.
But the seventh place at the Ronde van Drenthe was not the only acute of Chiara Consonni, who finished seventh also on Friday at the Drentse Acht van Westerveld, the international test that ended in Dwingeloo (Holland) and in which the standard-bearer of Valcar – Travel & Service was the best Italian athlete at the finish.
And the parable of Chiara Consonni, who grew up in the Valcar – Travel & Service nursery, seems to be able to be imitated by the junior Francesca Pellegrini who, after having inaugurated the season by winning in Gossolengo, was repeated today in the province of Savona, winning the 2nd Trophy City of Ceriale.
The eighteen year old from Capizzone (Bergamo) preceded the Italian champion Eleonora Ciabocco and Elisa Valtulini in a restricted sprint, confirming her excellent form. A state of form that allows her to dream big even in view of the Piccolo Trofeo Binda, scheduled for Sunday 20 March in Cittiglio.
“There will be not only the best Italians, but also many foreigners”, confirms Francesca. “It will be a good opportunity for us to test ourselves, leveraging the enthusiasm that these two victories have given us.”
And Francesca after the finish line wanted to thank her teammates one by one, including Serena Brillante Romeo (ninth at the finish line) and Marta Pavesi (fourteenth), without forgetting the coaches and the president Valentino Villa, present at Ceriale.
“This dedication goes to Valentino”, explains the winner, who in the Valcar jersey graduated from the Italian rookie champion in 2017. “Without him I would not be here and, like me, many other girls would not have been able to pursue their dreams and continue their career “.