Umberto Orsini, Andrea Tafi’s nephew, is the new Italian Junior Road Race Champion.
Orsini crossed the finishing line at Sant’Orsola Terme 9 seconds up on Andrea Borso (Villadose) and Enrico Salvador (Caneva).
Orsini, who is a member of the Polisportiva Monsummanese team
sponsored by Canyon, is 17 years old and seems to have the same competitive temperament as his uncle
Andrea Tafi, who is the Canyon Ambassador for Italy.
Before the race Andrea Tafi explained, “Umberto is a good rider, but not just because he is my nephew. He has enthusiasm for the sport and knows how to make sacrifices. He spends the vast majority of his time studying and training for events. ”
After the race Tafi said, “I spent an incredible day here today and I’ll never be able to repay the satisfaction and pleasure a career in cycle sport has given me.
This is what my life is all about. ”
Italian Road Race Championship – Juniors / 138km / Pergine
1.Umberto Orsini (Tuscany) Polisportiva Monsummanese
2.Andrea Borso (Venrto) at 9 ”
3.Enrico Salvador (Friuli) at 22 ”
4.Gianni Moscon (Trentino) st
5. Francis Giopp (Veneto) st