The meaning of life and the taste of the victory


“I want to thank everyone of you” (Anna Tommasi Scarponi expresses her gratitude to all Michele’s fans for the affection shown and, to the large quantity of people who have attended his funeral)


During this weekend in which the Eagle of Filottrano will not be able to fly again, the memory of Michele Scarponi has taken control of our minds and hearts. We have performed so well during these days but, what was really important was that “everything was ok”, well, in a weekend like this one, everyone tought about all that could have happened if, but, then it is obvious that we are back on our bikes.


A minute of silence for everyone and then, which was the best way to honor his memory: it was that of doing our best in our competitions.
Gabor Faldum gained a silver medal at the Grand Prix of Sapri, in the Province of Salerno. He did a wonderful race in his usual way, especially because he was competing with the best athletes of the world of triathlon. The other PPR athletes racing were Nicolò Ragazzo and the tenacious Carlotta Missaglia.
The Sunday has gold in his mouth with the victory of Dori Fuchs, the supreme Queen of the Olympic Distance Triathlon of the Idroscalo in Milan and the victory of the Italian Paratriathlon Sprint Distance Championships of Maurizio Romeo together with his guide Matteo Annovazzi.
In the 10th edition of the Sprint Triathlon of Asola the young Galeazzo warms up his engines in the best way and honors the “Memorial Anna Di Vito and Fabio Vida” with a beautiful 6th place.
In Sardinia, the sea is blue like the sky and everything spins around the Sun King Jan Frodeno, however we are also on the podium of the Chia Sardinia Triathlon, with a bronze medal in the half distance race with Jonathan Ciavattella, the new entry of the PPRTeam.
The weekend because of the National Holiday of April the 25th is longer and because of it, we celebrate other important results with the duo Pera-Petroni, in the first race of the Forhans Cup 2017. Mauro finished 5th after a solitary race and the young Edoardo managed to reach an easy 7th place in the sprint distance triathlon in Trevignano Romano.
We had a period of stop but, we are back!
“We change our gear in the shift” and we go straight to the finish line.
Michele probably would have done the same.