Trentin hoping to continue his improving form into GP Bruno Beghelli

Fri 5 Oct 2018

European Champion Matteo Trentin is hoping to continue his improving form into the final races of the season, bringing good legs from the Vuelta a Espana into the one-day Italian Classic race, Gp Bruno Beghelli.

With a strong mixed team around him, Mitchelton-SCOTT will be looking to deliver Trentin to a good result in his home country race. 

The Race:

The 23rd edition of GP Bruno Beghelli is similar to the previous editions with a fairly flat opening 60km before the riders tackle 10laps of a 13km circuit which includes a 7% climb each lap. 

In the past, the race has often finished with a reduced bunch sprint after a breakaway has been reeled back in in the final kilometres by the sprinter teams.

The Team:

Sam Bewley - (NZ, 31)
Roman Kreuziger - (CZE 31) 
Luka Mezgec -  (SLO, 29)
Robert Power - (AUS, 23)
Carlos Verona - (ESP, 25)
Matteo Trentin - (ITA 29)
Lucas Hamilton - (AUS 22) 

Matteo Trentin

“I feel good and confident, I finished the Vuelta on a high, on a super high with Simon winning but on a high with my form, now I am pedalling quite good. The fact that the climbs come close to the finish is an advantage for me compared to the pure sprinters who can maybe struggle on the climb. I am really looking forward to race after the Vuelta again.

“After the injury this year the plan was of course to be good towards the end of the season and after the European championships victory, then 15th in Hamburg, I could support well in the Vuelta and finishing in a good condition so I really want to use it in this final part of the season.”

Dave McPartland - Sport director 

“Every year is the same circuit and it is typically a reduced bunch sprint anywhere between 30 to 70 riders for the sprint. Trentin will lead for us, he has showed great condition, this year he has continue to come better and better so it would be great for him to finish the season well.

"He is really back to his top and came out of the Vuelta at a very good level. We have an good allround team with riders who can go into the break, but usually this race comes back for a sprint.”

Previously in Beghelli:

In 2017 Michael Albasini sprinted to fourth place and the team’s highest finisher was former rider Jens Keukeliere with third place back in 2016.

Race details:

Sunday, 7th October: Monteviglio to Monteviglio, 196km 

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