Marco Pinotti Makes Return At Trentino For The BMC Pro Cycling Team

Marco Pinotti will return to action for the first time since a high speed crash knocked him out of the Tour Méditerranéan when the BMC Racing Team begins the Giro del Trentino on Tuesday. Evans Preparing For Giro d'Italia Pinotti broke two ribs and his left collarbone during the Stage 2 individual time trial at the Tour Méditerranéan on Feb. 7. The five-time Italian national time trial … [Read more...]

Tour Méditerranéen, Stage 2: Pinotti Injured In Time Trial Crash

BMC Racing Team's Marco Pinotti broke two ribs and injured his shoulder when he crashed during Thursday's individual time trial at the Tour Méditerranéen. Wind May Be To Blame Pinotti had just turned left on a fast section of the 24-kilometer course before the final climb of Mont Saint Claire. "It was a tailwind on that section and I crashed a couple meters after the corner," Pinotti said. … [Read more...]

BMC Racing Team Signs Pinotti, Van Garderen

The BMC Racing Team announced the signings Thursday of Italian Marco Pinotti and American Tejay Van Garderen for the 2012 season and beyond. Great Assets To The Team President and General Manager Jim Ochowicz said the pair possess similar skills, but bring different experiences to the BMC Racing Team family. "Marco has been the Italian national time trial champion five of the past seven years … [Read more...]

Pinotti In Pink Jersey As HTC Wins Giro Team Time-Trial

ROME, May 7, 2011 - Italian Marco Pinotti will wear the first pink jersey of the 2011 Giro d'Italia after his HTC-Highroad team won the opening stage team time-trial on Saturday. HTC edged out Americans Team RadioShack by 10 seconds on the 19.3km course from Venaria Reale to Turin. Omega Pharma-Lotto took a surprise third place, 22 seconds back, just ahead of the Liquigas team of one of … [Read more...]

Italian World Championship Roster

ROME - Italy coach Paolo Bettini on Tuesday named an 11-man team for October's World Championships in Melbourne, Australia. Each team consists of nine riders so Bettini, a former Olympic champion and twice world champion, must still choose which two riders to drop. Of the 11, Marco Pinotti will also ride in the time-trial. Squad: Filippo Pozzato, Giovanni Visconti, … [Read more...]

Greipel Wins Tour of Britain Opener

LONDON - Germany's Andre Greipel overcame a late puncture to sprint to victory in the opening stage of the Tour of Britain Saturday, a 132.6 kilometer ride between Rochdale and Blackpool. The 28-year-old HTC-Columbia rider suffered a flat in the final 8km of the race but after being gifted a wheel from teammate Marco Pinotti, the Tour of Italy stage winner went on to secure his 19th win of … [Read more...]

Pinotti’s Win Caps HTC-Columbia’s Time Trial Titles

HTC-Columbia's Marco Pinotti became five-time Italian Time Trial Champion Sunday, capping off an impressive week of National Time Trial competition for the HTC-Columbia men's and women's teams. "Mission accomplished," exclaimed Pinotti after the race in Treviso, Italy. "I felt I was very strong and in great form thoughout the course, and now I am very happy to have the national title again." … [Read more...]

Pinotti Wins Romandie Prologue

PINOTTI TAKES HTC-COLUMBIA'S THIRD STRAIGHT WIN IN TOUR OF ROMANDIE PROLOGUE San Luis Obispo, CA - 27th April 2010 - Marco Pinotti has taken HTC-Columbia's third victory in a row in the Tour de Romandie prologue, continuing a run of success in the Swiss race's opening stage that started with Mark Cavendish in 2008 and continued with Frantisek Rabon in 2009. Clad in the jersey of Italian … [Read more...]

Zabriskie Wins 2009 Tour Of Missouri

Final Team Invited Becomes First to Cross K.C. Finish at Stage 7 In 2009 Tour of Missouri Overall Tour Title Stays With Garmin-Slipstream KANSAS CITY, MO (September 13, 2009) – It was more than just an advancing cold front that raced into the Midwest today, as Canadian Martin Gilbert (Planet Energy) sprinted to the line in front of countryman Andrew Pinfold (OUCH p/b Maxxis) for victory … [Read more...]