An open approach for Mitchelton-SCOTT in ‘home’ race Tre Valle Varesine

Mon 8 Oct 2018

The racing continues for Mitchelton-SCOTT in Italy with Tre Valle Varesine, where the team will look to be aggressive and make the most of opportunities that arise.

With a slightly modified course for the 98th edition and a mixed squad, the team is prepared for all outcomes in a race that they feel is a 'home' event being close to the team's Italian base.

The Team:

Michael Albasini - (SUI, 37)
Robert Power - (AUS, 23)
Matteo Trentin - (ITA 29)
Carlos Verona - (ESP, 25)
Lucas Hamilton - (AUS 22) 
Rob Stannard - (AUS, 20)

Matteo Trentin

“It can be quite an open race, it's rolling terrain and I feel good after Beghelli, the legs are good and the team is ready. We have riders getting ready Lombardia and China so it is good to have another race and try for another good result in this late part of the season.”

Dave McPartland - Sport director

“Tre Valli is quite a prestigious semi-classic in Italy, it is also our home race being in Varese. It is a course that is solid and without being mountainous it can be quite selective. It is a modified version this year, there’s two climbs on the circuit and so possibly this year it may be less selective.

“This race is quite open, Albasini has won this race before and it should suit him again and also the likes of Trentin. It is also a great chance for some of the other guys to take their own chances and race aggressively.”

Previously in Tre Valle Varesine:

In 2015 Mitchelton-SCOTT won the race with Swiss rider Michael Albasini and place inside the top ten on two other occasions.

Race details:

Tuesday, 9th September: Saronno to Varese, 209km

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