Ribeirão Preto Cycling Team Assumes Leadership Of The National Ranking

With four wins in five races so far on the road, team commanded by Marcelo Donnabella arrives at the tip with 758 points

The cycling team of Ribeirão Preto (São Francisco Saúde/Klabin/EMS) is the new leader of the National Highway Ranking of CBC (Brazilian Confederation of Cycling). Bichampion–2012 and 2013–the team commanded by coach Marcello Donnabella assumed the tip in the new update of the entity, officially published this week.

With 758 points, the Ribeirão-Pretano squad is 75 ahead of the Santos Memorial, second placed with 683. São José dos Campos appears in the third position, with 463. The sum still does not compute the two podium finishes won by Cristian Egidio and Luís Trevisan in the challenge José de Anchieta, disputed in Vitória-ES, last Sunday (11). They were second and third placed, respectively.

“It’s not a surprise. We’re running a lot of evidence, we got low price flasks in four of the five we’ve played and have been added to the ranking. We are working hard and conquering the results, “commented the trainer.

National team with the largest number of podiums in the Brazilian elite championships in the last five years, the Ribeirão Preto team has been in the top-3 national Ranking in the same period. In addition to the two titles, it was runner-up in 2014 and 2016 and third placed in 2015.

“The team has an excellent structure, always appears among the favorites and we have to keep maintaining this regularity, which is the keyword to get well in the national Ranking. We have to keep this footprint, “Spike Donnabella.

Two athletes from Ribeirão Preto also appear among the top five of the country in the new individual ranking update. Mauricio Knapp appears in fourth place (193 points) and Crístian Egidio in fifth (185). Both are followed closely by the also Ribeirao Ribeirão Maniezzo, which has 175 points and is in sixth placement.

The team now focuses on the workouts for an important engagement: the exam cycling July 9th in Sao Paulo, which arrives at its 71 edition and also worth points to the national Ranking.

Recent titles

In addition to the good positions in Vitória-ES, the Ribeirão’s squad boasts two consecutive titles in the season: the 14th Volta de Goiás (by teams and the individual, with Mauricio Knapp) and the omnium of Rio de Janeiro. While the first does not sum points to the ranking, the second was worth by the national ranking of runway.

The cycling team of Ribeirão Preto has as sponsors to São Francisco Saúde, Klabin, Specialized and potato plant, cosponsors the Passaredo and AOO Energia and the support of the municipal Sports Secretariat of Ribeirão Preto, Botafogo Futebol Clube, Ali Samir Supermarkets, takes good care, Santa Helena, ERT uniforms, Goal projects, Passalacqua, Nutrigesso, OCE, Riberball, pic-pic balloons and TGM. Institutional support law incentive to sport.

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