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NALS (BZ) – Eva Lechner's home trails will be the prestigious stage on which the Trinx Factory Team bikers will perform tomorrow. The boys directed by Luca Bramati(in the photo by Jonny Mole) will be at the start of the 22nd edition of the Marlene Sudtirol Sunshine Race, Hors Categorie race valid as the fourth round of the Italia Bike Cup Chaoyang.

After last weekend's piles of victories and podiums between Serbia, Slovenia and Switzerland, the South Tyrolean event, which will bring together the best European bikers, will be an interesting testing ground for the nine team athletes, some of whom have already trod the podium of the Nals race.

Eva Lechner has written her name in the roll of honor on four occasions (2009, 2012, 2013 and 2015) and finished in third place last year. Good memories
also for Gioele Bertolini, second in 2022, as well as for the junior Valentina Corvi, protagonist on these trails since the youth categories.



In addition to the three athletes mentioned, in Nals there will also be the elite Giorgia Marchet (in the photo alongside by Alessio Pederiva), the Under 23s Lucia Bramati and Cristian Bernardi and the three juniors Marco Bramati, Daniele Corvi and Marco Guercilena, who will face the South Tyrolean track in the international categories for the first time.

The track will be characterized by the long ascent of the ‘Usignolo’ and by the technical passages, completely natural, inside the pine forest. Each lap will measure 4.2 kilometres, with an altitude difference of 180 metres.



Italia Bike Cup Chaoyang rankings
Although the team did not participate in the third stage in Pergine Valsugana, the standings for the Trinx Factory Team bikers remain flattering: the Junior Valentina Corvi is currently second with only 10 points behind the first position; place of honor also for Giorgia Marchet among the Elites, where Eva Lechner is fifth. Top 10 also for Gioele Bertolini, eighth among the Elites.

Marlene Südtirol Sunshine Race 2023 schedule
Saturday, April the 1st
7.30-9.00 am: Training XCO-Course
9.30 am: Juniores Men Race
11.30 am: Race Women (Elite-U23) Race
11.32 am: Women Junior Race
1.30 pm: Men Open Race