19 Teams (including 8 World Tour) announced at the start of Adriatica Ionica Race’s second edition, to be held on July 24-28 in Northern Italy
2019 Adriatica Ionica Race rides at full speed toward Wednesday July 24th, when the second edition of the stage race organized by the former World Champion Moreno Argentin will start from Mestre, in Venice mainland, moving throughout five stages in Veneto and Friuli Venezia Giulia, Northern Italy, to end in Trieste, on Sunday July 28th.
Adriatica Ionica Race’s teams list includes 19 squads (8 belonging to the UCI World Tour: Education First, UAE Team Emirates, Bahrain-Merida, Astana Pro Team, Trek-Segafredo, Deceuninck-Quick Step, Team Dimension Data, Team Movistar).
The strong line-up confirms the event’s international vocation, a perfect springboard for the World cycling prospects. Indeed, the Colombian youngster Ivan Ramiro Sosa won the race last year ahead of Italian Giulio Ciccone, unleashing a great attack on the difficult Passo Giau.
Alongside the World Teams, 9 Professional Teams join the event to keep on fighting from the start to the finish, with Androni Giocattoli-Venezuela aiming to confirm its leadership in the Ciclismo Cup. Moreover, the Adriatica Ionica Race also enrolled Continental squad Team Friuli and the Italian National Team under the guidance of Davide Cassani.
Teams from no less than ten Nations will show up at the start in Mestre (Italy, USA, Bahrain, United Arab Emirates, Kazakhstan, Belgium, South Africa, Spain, Netherlands and Israel), each one fielding seven riders.
ADRIATICA IONICA RACE TEAMS LIST
UCI World Tour: Education First, UAE Team Emirates, Bahrain-Merida, Astana Pro Team, Trek-Segafredo, Deceuninck-Quick Step, Team Dimension Data, Movistar Team.
UCI Professional: Androni Giocattoli Sidermec, Bardiani CSF, Nippo-Vini Fantini-Faizané, Neri Sottoli-Selle Italia-KTM, Rompoot-Charles, Sport Vlaanderen-Baloise, Caja Rural Seguros RGA, Israel Cycling Academy, Team Novo Nordisk.
UCI Continental: Cycling Team Friuli.
National teams: Italy.
2019 ADRIATICA IONICA RACE – STAGES
Wesnesday July 24th – Stage 1: Mestre – Mestre, 81 Km.
Thursday July 25th – Stage 2: Venezia (Favaro Veneto) – Grado, 189 Km.
Friday July 26th – Stage 3: Palmanova – Lago di Misurina/Tre Cime di Lavaredo, 204,6 Km.
Saturday July 27th – Stage 4: Padola – Cormòns/Monte Quarin, 204,5 Km.
Sunday July 28th – Stage 5: Cormòns – Trieste, 133,5 Km.