Events / News

1 oct 2012
Purito is the first Spaniard to win the Autumn Classic and now he’s number 1 in the rankings for the UCI World Tour 2012

Maser (Treviso), 01 October, 2012 – At the Giro di Lombardia it was an awful day of rain and cold, but the sun was shining on the Sidi Sport colours thanks to the extraordinary enterprises by our champions. The Autumn Classic thus has brought Sidi another enormous satisfaction. The day was headlined by Joaquim Rodriguez (Katusha) who came in first place with arms raised at the finish line at Lungolario di Lecco.
Rounding out an all-Sidi success was the second place garnered by Samuel Sanchez (Euskaltel Euskadi), another great from the Sidi pool, and the third place commandeered by Colombian Rigoberto Uran (Team Sky), one of the most promising young talents this year, standing out as the best new blood at the Giro d’Italia and capturing silver at the London Olympic Games. Purito won the race his way, pulling off a brief, scalding spurt to which no other rider could respond. On the podium these three extraordinary champions were all wearing Sidi Wire Carbon Vernice shoes, the new top-of-the-line model in the Sidi Sport road collection. This fantastic win projects Rodriguez in to the circle of world cycling legends. In fact, Purito is the first Spaniard in history to have signed his name to the annals of the Giro di Lombardia. Not only this, thanks to his victory, which has crowned a magnificent season during which he has figured as a  major player in both the classics and the stage races, Rodriguez has also moved to the top of the UCI World Tour general classification that keeps tabs of riders’ seasonal performances in all the most important races on the international calendar, taking over the leadership from Tour de France winner Bradley Wiggins.
Attached are photos of the podium and of Purito Rodriguez in action with the new Sidi Wire Carbon Vernice.