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The one spent in Florence was a perfect Tuesday for Valentina Corvi, who won the 2nd Trofeo Città di Firenze. 
 After long journeys with the national team, the 17-year-old from Tirano (Sondrio) returned to wearing the Trinx Factory Team jersey and, on the fast Tuscan track, she was able to reach her fifth victory of the season, after her debut in Cadoneghe (Trofeo Triveneto first round) and the three in Spain during the training camp with the national squad (in the photo by Lisa Paletti, Valentina Corvi at the finish line).


In spite of the efforts of the fourth round of the World Cup in Maasmechelen on October 30, ended in ninth position, Valentina showed off a good leg speed, managing to make the difference compared to her rivals even on a very fast and not very technical track like the one on the Argin Grosso Park: among the four races in the international categories, she was the only arrival that saw a solo athlete swoop over the finish line.

«Yesterday was a brilliant race», confirms Valentina Corvi. «I made the forcing during the first laps because I wanted to test my shape after the two World Cup rounds. In short, to understand if and how much I had improved against the other Italian athletes. Once I gained a good edge, I managed the situation by limiting myself to not making mistakes».

Now the Italian will enjoy two days of rest, before leaving for Belgium, where on Saturday 5 November at 11:00 she will compete in his second European Cyclocross Championship in Namur.

«Last year Namur gave me my first podium in the Cyclocross World Cup. It is a track that suits me a lot, technical and demanding, and certainly the expectations are high. But I know that there are very strong opponents and the competition is qualified. For sure I will give my all to make something worthy».

Also Lucia Bramati competed in Florence. For the Under 23 the last race of a first, demanding block of work; only in the last weekend, the athlete
from Sandrigo competed in three international races: Saturday in Brugherio, Sunday in Bulle (Switzerland) and Tuesday in Florence, a race in which Lucia crossed the finish line in seventh position.

After remaining in the leading group until the penultimate lap on a track that did not suit her characteristics, Lucia lost contact due to a little crash without consequences. At the end, the 19-years-old athlete ended the race thirty seconds behind the two leaders.