Marco Aurelio Fontana is the king of 2017 Internazionali d'Italia Series. Team Bianchi Countervail's Prorider held his overall leadership by riding Methanol CV to win the final round in Courmayeur (Italy) on Saturday, June 3rd. Fontana preceded Mirko Tabacchi (+44), whilst his teammate Stephane Tempier (+58) rounded out the podium. The 32-year-old Italian went up to 183 points in the final classification; Tempier was runner-up with a 31-point gap (152).
In Courmayeur, Chiara Teocchi finished seventh in the Women Open's race won by Eva Lechner, managing to hold her second spot in the GC with 116 points and to top the Women's Under 23 classification.
FONTANA: "I'M REALLY HAPPY BOTH FOR ME AND MY SQUAD"
Marco Aurelio Fontana enjoys his outstanding one-two: "I don't remember if I ever won in Aosta Valley region so far, but it's important I did it today: I'm really happy. The overall success at Internazionali d'Italia Series is a great joy, I really wanted to get it for my team. I won three rounds missing further chances, but that's ok. Now I'm going to enjoy some rest", Fontana said.
The team used: Kenda Honey Badger XC
Photo: Michele Mondini