The Ceratizit Festival Elsy Jacobs ends with the fifth place of Olivia Baril in Garnich and the third place in the general classification of Silvia Persico.
The three days competition that have seen Valcar – Travel & Service team run aggressively, looking for the best result.
The girls directed by Davide Arzeni obtained two podium with Silvia Persico (third in the prologue, second in the first stage in Steinfort), a fifth place thanks to Olivia Baril and the seventh by Chiara Consonni in the individual time trial. Performances that have allowed the Italian team to have two athletes in the general classification: third place for Silvia Persico, seventh place for Olivia Baril.
And with a little more luck, the balance could have been better.
The last stage, in fact, was decided 8 km to go by a fall in the first part of the group that involved Chiara Consonni, Eleonora Gasparrini and the leader of the classification Silvia Persico. No problem for them, but they had to stop, while eleven athletes was promoting the winning move.
Despite Eleonora Gasparrini’s efforts to close the gap, the little leading group was able to fight for the victory; including Olivia Baril, the only Valcar – Travel & Service athlete not to be involved in the fall.
At the finish straight, the Canadian clawed a good fifth place that allowed her to climb the general classification up to 7th place. Silvia Persico ended in 18th place, finishing in third place in the general classification.