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The “Tre Sere Citta’ Di Pordenone” event marks the beginning of a new era Pordenone Velodrome-Arena is named after the legendary two-time Tour de France winner Ottavio Bottecchia. As well as international events, it also hosted several editions of the Italian Track Cycling Championships. The first event to be hosted at the Bottecchia velodrome after the

repair/modernisation operations were completed was the “3 Sere Internazionali Città di Pordenone” (3 International Evenings in the City of Pordenone), which was a great success with both the general public and sponsors. The organisers decided to keep the name “3 Evenings” even though the event was actually held over four days. As well as a normal Six Day event for teams of two riders, the organisers also scheduled



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the Italian Derny Championships for men and women, and other specialist events for both professionals and young amateur riders. Apart from the Italian Derny Championships, all the other races were standard international events featuring highly motivated riders racing for UCI ranking points. The standings determine who will take part in the World Track Racing Championships and Olympics. The first of the four days featured a spectacular men’s omnium with riders from seven nations competing over four events, i.e. a scratch race, tempo-race, elimination race and points race. The Olympic Omnium champion, Elia Viviani, won the scratch race ahead of the Australian rider Cameron Meyer and a promising young rider called Matteo Donegà. Meyer was then in great form in the tempo-race (a variation on the points race) winning easily ahead of the Hungarian rider Krisztian Lovassy with Donegà finishing third. This took Meyer to the top of the standings. Viviani was back to his winning ways in the elimination race with the Russian rider Sergey Rostovtsev finishing second and Meyer third. Meyer then showed his class by winning the decisive points race to claim overall victory in the City of Pordenone


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