In the last straight line towards the fifth and last Monument of the season, Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert will be at the start of three Italian semi classics in the neighboring regions Lombardia and Piemonte. For the second time in its history, the team will participate to Tre Valli Varesine (1.Pro, 5/10) on Tuesday, à Milano-Torino (1.Pro, 6/10) the next day and Gran Piemonte (1.Pro, 7/10) on Thursday.
Last year, Tre Valle Varesine were organized as one race named Gran Trittico Lombardo combining the Coppa Bernocchi and Coppa Agostoni. For this 100th edition, the peloton will ride from Busto Arsizio to Varese, where after 45 kilometer the first of 24 categorized hills is waiting. The rest of the race of 196.7 kilometer is divided in eight laps of 12.9 kilometer with the hills Montello (2 km at 5.2%), the Casbeno (2.5 km at 4.9%) and for the two last laps also the climb towards Casgiago (4.6 km at 4.2% with grades over 20%). The finish is situated after the top of the Casbeno. On this Tuesday, sports directors Valerio Piva and Steven De Neef can rely on Belgian rider Jan Bakelants, Dutch trainee Stijn Daemen, French neopro Théo Delacroix, Eritrean silver medallist at the U23 World Championships Biniam Girmay, the Lombardian riders Simone Petilli and Lorenzo Rota and also the German rider Georg Zimmermann.
Tre Valli Varesine:
Biniam Girmay Hailu
Steven De Neef