• 2014/08/31 Challenge Tires win again in China, this time on the Road!
    • Challenge Tires win again in China, this time on the Road!

      on Challenge Forte & Criterium Tubulars

      Mattia Gavazzi (Amore & Vita) takes Tour of China 2nd stage

      It didn’t take too long for Mattia Gavazzi (Amore & Vita – Selle SMP) to stand out at Tour de China I (2.1), Hanzhong Chenggu-Hanzhong, of 137 km. He crossed the finish line on Sunday August 31st ahead of Boris Shpilevsky (RTS) and Vadim Galeyev (Continental Astana). Pawel Bernas (BDC) continues to be the leader of the Tour. Great way to start this Tour, a great way to end this month already preparing for the next one.

      A fantastic job for the whole Amore & Vita - Selle SMP team taking the 6th victory this season and 3rd in China which seems to be fortunate for Gavazzi. The lowlands of this race make the perfect setting for his sprinter characteristics and he wants to give further evidence of his superiority ruling over all other extremely competitive teams. The early breakout of a small group of riders made this race harder but the peolton succeeded in catching up with the five cyclists just a few kilometers from the finish like giving an opportunity to Gavazzi for sprinting and taking this sensational win.