Brianza has finally been able to savor a great day of sport. On Sunday 28 February the first edition of the Duathlon Sprint of Barzanò took place, a race that, in times of pandemic and lack of such events, focused the attention of fans from all over Italy on our territory. The event, organized by the Spartacus Triathlon Lecco, was the first test of the prestigious Fitri Circuit which brings together the best specialty competitions of the entire peninsula.
Great protagonists were the municipalities of Barzanò and Monticello Brianza, on whose roads the routes of the three competition fractions were drawn. Departure and arrival in via Leonardo Da Vinci in Barzanò, in the middle a first run of 5 kilometers, a second cycle of 20 and finally another 2.5 on foot to complete the work. «We organized everything scrupulously following the covid protocol issued by the Italian Triathlon Federation – explains the president Renzo Straniero, head of the organization – it was clearly a great commitment from all points of view, but we are more than satisfied with how it went. the day. The climate was perfect for competing, all the athletes fully respected the instructions, wearing goggles in every phase in which it was mandatory to do so and maintaining the distance before and after the race».
Satisfaction on the part of the organizers shared with the athletes: «I saw great enthusiasm from everyone. There was a great desire to compete and the over 400 athletes at the starting line are confirmation of this. In addition to this, the purely competitive aspect should be emphasized, with the best duathlon athletes on the national scene who met in Brianza to compete on a truly fascinating race course» explains Straniero.
So let’s find out how things went in the race. In the men’s field, Gregory Barnaby, a Veronese athlete of British origins and color bearer of team 707, has ensured it. For him, a final time of 54 minutes and 28 seconds, beating Nicolò Strada del Raschiani Triathlon by almost half a minute, second in 54’51. “. His teammate Davide Ingrillì, third in 54’53”, completed the podium. The women’s competition was less hard-fought, with Giorgia Priarone from Alessandria (707) winning in an hour, 3 minutes and 57 seconds, clearly beating all the other athletes at the start. On the second step of the podium Asia Mercatelli (Raschiani Triathlon) climbed behind by 1’39 “, on the third Chiara Cavalli (Cus Parma) with a delay of 2’32”.