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It's time to pack up and head home. After two intense weeks in Brazil and the first two World Cup races completed, the Wilier-Vittoria MTB Factory Team can now look ahead and start preparing for the next goals. In Araxá, the second round of the UCI MTB World Series took place, where Marco Trentin's team once again made their mark following a strong debut in Mariporã.

Wilier Vittoria Ginia Caluori

On a modern and moderately selective course, Ginia Lara Caluori secured a respectable 4th place in the U23 women's race, placing her temporarily 3rd overall in the World Cup standings after her 2nd place finish in Mariporã.

"Today was quite tough for me," admitted Caluori. "The course didn't suit me very well, and I also had a bad start, losing the wheels of the athletes who ended up in the top three positions. I had to fight my way back and ultimately secured a fourth place, which considering the challenging day and the course not being my favorite, I'm taking positively."

Among the elite men, Simone Avondetto also had a strong performance, finishing 10th after a closely contested race where he consistently rode with the best riders in the world. The rider from Piedmont ended up as the top Italian and now holds 9th place overall in the standings. Alongside him was Cameron Orr, who secured an encouraging Top 20 finish after starting beyond the 40th position, confirming his good form. Lastly, Gustav Pedersen also made progress, finishing 14th in the U23 race.

Wilier Vittoria Simone Avondetto

"We've come out of the first two World Cup races in Brazil with the answers we were seeking," explained General Manager Marco Trentin. "With a bit more luck, we could have achieved better results. Caluori is performing at her best, and Avondetto has confirmed his good form, once again demonstrating his resilience. His comeback in the first round of the Cup in Mariporã was incredible. We're now looking forward to the next stage in Nové Město na Moravě with great confidence. I expect another step forward from the entire team."

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