raised 4,000 euros for an e-bike charging station. PHOTO – VCONews.it

There were 150 who supported the Pedalata Tra Le Stellethe event is now in its fourth edition, designed by Edilcusio, in collaboration with Bici Sport Mottarone and Acsi Ciclismo. Yes it is two demonstrations in one: on the one hand the actual race intended for ACSI cycling amateurs, FCI and Foundations, with awards for top 5 in category and first overall. on the other hand friendship event for those who wanted to support the charity initiative. Registration included shuttle service to carry backpacks with a change of clothes to the summit, a meal voucher, a generous race pack and a festive t-shirt.

The night walk of 13 km started from a crowded piazza della Vittoria, crossed the town of Armeno, to arrive the peak of Mottarone (VB), with altitude difference 1145 meters.

There were around 80 racers registered and present at the start, while the rest of the group climbed amicably for a non-competitive ride on motorbikes, mountain bikes and even… a couple of vintage Grazielle bikes! Lorenzo Merighi prevailed – and first overall – with a time of 39”, he crossed the finish line almost paired with his friend Marco Uslenghi: words of happiness came out of them: “a beautiful evening event, great fun, my sincere congratulations!»

Award the various categories with cups and medals, from fifth to first place. Here are the pedestals.

Category women: Daniela Gaggini? Monica Coppo? Sabrina DeMarchi; Stefania Termignoni; Camilla Puricelli. Beginner category Luca Mazzuero? Fabio Ramboni. Junior category: Lorenzo Merighi; Marco Uslenghi? Nicolo Franzosi; Gabriele Miazza? Matthew Fodrini. Men’s category: Paolo Minuz? Stefano Bertinotti; Mauro Antonioli? Gianluca Galli? Luca Dreams. SuperGentleman class: Stefano Billardo; Ferruccio Martell? Roberto Fila? Stefano Milanese; John Paul Basalini. Higher class: Lorenzo Alladio; David Lore; Giovanni Corpina? Andrea Facetti? Marco Beltrami Veteran class: Michele Rezzani; John Rossi? Michele Lunghi; Maurice Taini? Marco Conte

To earn it company category was ASD Luciani Sport Team, followed by Ossola Cycling Team and Polisportiva Pettenasco MTB.

The initiative, strongly desired by Franco Piola, owner of Edilcusio and realized thanks to the support of the Rotary Club Orta San Giulio, the Rotaract Club Orta San Giulio and the Italian Rotarian Cycling Fellowship, honors the memory of Gianni Piola, his unforgettable brother Franco, and has the right to Vittorio Adorni, from Parma, winner of the 1965 Giro d’Italia and 1968 World Champion, married to Vitaliana Erbetta, daughter of “Uncle Gustin” (born Agostino Erbetta, native of Cureggio, who later moved to Stresa) that 50 and The ’60 started in Mottarone the Uncle Gustin’s Snow House

And this year, as in previous editions, the event was supported an important cause, aimed at celebrating sports and the region: 4,000.00 euros were collected and donated to the Mayor of Armenos Mara Lavarinis for the construction of an electric bicycle charging station in the Municipality of Armena.

We have waited a long time to be able to return with this unique and exciting appointment, not only for the beauty of the context in which it takes place but for the great participation that has always distinguished it and which does not move me to think of all the athletes, cycling and the friends he gathers in memory of my brother John. I am very happy with this year’s success and with the opportunity to give Armenos something that testifies to his passion for sports and a healthy outdoor lifesaid Franco Piola

The refreshment at the top of the Bar Alp was excellently managed and cared for by the Armeno Hotel Association, in collaboration with the Alpini Group and Armeno’s Pro Loco, and offered polenta, music and entertainment to all the cyclists who reached the finish line. Music and entertainment were the setting thanks to the friends of Radio Spazio 3 of Omegna.


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