Tre Valli Varesine will be very important build-up race for the Italian monument, UCI WorldTour event, Il Lombardia.
Davide Rebellin will be the leader of the squad, He knows Tre Valli Varesine like nobody else. He won there twice – in 1998 and 2011 and repeatedly finished in the top “10”. In the last two editions he placed in 4th and 5th. He confirmed good late-season form, by winning Coppa Agostoni, few days back.
Rebellin will be supported, by seven other “riders in orange” – among them another Italian, Christian Delle Stelle, German Stefan Schumacher, Czech Jan Hirt and four Polish cyclists, who are strong uphill. Most of that team will be racing also in Il Lombardia, held on October 4th.
Tre Valli Varesine will be 198 kilometers long. The second part of the course will be held on a 12,8-kilometer lap in Varese, with two hills. They are difficult enough to break the peloton apart. Although the final 1 kilometer is flat, a small group is expected at the finish. 2-kilometer hill leads to the “flamme rouge” and this is where the field should shatter.
Lineup for Valli Varesine (30.09, 1.HC): Davide Rebellin, Christian Delle Stelle, Stefan Schumacher, Sylwester Szmyd, Adrian Honkisz, Łukasz Owsian, Jan Hirt, Leszek Pluciński