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
"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.