International field in the Tre Valli Varesine

Only 5 weeks after the very successful UCI Gran Fondo World Championships on the same courses, the Tre Valli Varesine Granfondo received the third qualifier event of the season.

The time trial on Saturday on the 22km challenging course was won by Swiss Jutta Stienen (F45-49) before Granfondo World Champion Maria Cristina Prati (F50-54) and German Kerstin Brachtendorf (F45-49) in a time of 33 minutes and 10 seconds for an average speed of 39.79 km/h.

Fastest male on the same course was another Swiss Daniel Christen (M50-54) before French William Turnes (M45-49) and Tony Mezure (M35-39) in a time of 29 minutes 35 seconds for an average speed of 44,61 km/h.

The Granfondo on the next day was for Italian Luca Chiesa before Federico Brevi and Marco Morrone, all three from the youngest age group.

Polish Alina Mylka (F19-34) was the fastest female before Arianna Marchesini (F35-39) and German Kerstin Brachtendorf (F45-49).

The shorter mediofondo which counted as qualifying distance in the men’s age groups over 60 and women over 50 was won by two Italian World Champions, Marco Previde Massara (M60-64) and Olga Cappiello (F55-59).

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