How #Greenteam Does the Giro d'Italia

How #Greenteam Does the Giro d'Italia

Italian team, Bardiani-CSF, arrived at the 2014 Giro d'Italia as the youngest team (average age of 24.8 years). One of four Pro-Continental teams invited to participate in the race, Bardiani-CSF proved to be the only Wild Card team to pull off a stage win. Not only that, they rolled away from the 97th iteration of the classic Italian stage race with 303 points, making them 2nd in the Teams Classification.

The boys in green captured three stage wins and showed their (leg) muscle in the mountains and the sprints a like. Here's a quick cheat sheet of their notable accomplishments:

Stage 13 win: Marco Canola

Stage 14 win: Enrico Battaglin

Stage 17 win: Stefano Pirazzi

Energy Rate* winner: Enrico Battaglin

Battaglin sprinting it out to claim Stage 14 victory with 50m to go.

"In addition to stage wins, excellent performance were seen in the mountains from Manuel Bongiorno who placed 3rd on the queen stage to Monte Zoncolan. Edward Zardini claimed 5th on the way to Refuge Panarotta. Nicola Boem and Henry Barbin were often active in the day's breaks, with the Barbin almost finding success in Sestola. And finally, Sonny Colbrelli and Nicola Ruffoni were competitive in sprint finishes." – Bardiani-CSF Race Report

So from all of us here at PowerTap, congrats to all the members of Bardiani-CSF on a truly fantastic Giro appearance!

*Awarded to the fastest runner in the last 3km of the individual stages.




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