ITALY’S BMX SEASON KICKS OFF WITH A DeVECCHI WIN
By Manuel De Vecchi#28 on March 30, 2009
The first race of the 2009 Italian Cup took place in Creazzo (Vicenza), on the same track that will host the 5th and 6th rounds of the European Championship in a few months. Along with the best Italian racers, the Latvian National team and two German riders showed up to test the competition and try out the track.
REDLINE sponsored Manuel De Vecchi - one of last years’ Olympic-8, kicked off the new season with his new team BMX ITALIANO OLIMPICO. And by the results, it looks like his off-season training is going to pay off well this year.
DeVecchi won all the motos and the main.
Treimanis took 2nd and Skujins (Junior European Champion from 2008) placed third.
Unfortunately, DeVecchi couldn’t compete with well known Latvian Artursa Matisons, due to Arturs getting injuried earlier in the week while training on the pro section of the second straightaway. Mattisons may be out for up to 3 weeks, and will stay in Italy for one month to train with Devecchi to help prepare for the Klatovy found of the Euro Champ series.