Valentina Scandolara animated Giro del Trentino Alto Adige from start to finish. The 24-year-old was rewarded for her aggressive, attacking style of racing with her first win of the year. Soloing across the line in front of family and friends, the Italian’s win on home soil capped off a fantastic day of racing by the ORICA-AIS squad of six.
“We didn’t have a captain today. We all had a chance. Everyone attacked. Everyone was in a break. We all knew we were the strongest, and we knew how to make it hard for the others. With the numbers we had in the finish, I was confident that if my group came back, one of my teammates would take her turn. We are all very happy with the way the team raced.” - Valentina Scandolara
“We have been really pleased with the progression Valentina has made this year. We’ve seen it behind the scenes with her training as well as at the races. It’s been bubbling underneath for several weeks and now it’s coming to fruition.” - Sport Director Gene Bates