Froome vs. Aru: tomorrow the first duel (at the microphone)

Everything’s ready in Arco on the eve of the Tour of the Alps (16-20th April). Full attention to the teams’ presentation (at 5.20PM) and the press conference of the top favorites, who from Monday will compete for the much sought-after Mastro7 trophy

Chris Froome vs. Fabio Aru: this is the great duel standing out at the forthcoming Tour of the Alps 2018. Perhaps at Giro d’Italia, too? Who knows. It is sure that the Euregio event represents, once again, an important moment of the cycling season, providing a special preview towards the first grand tour of the year.

While waiting for the great competition on the road, which will be joined by other leading characters like Frenchman Thibaut Pinot, Colombian Miguel Angel Lopez, South-African Louis Meintjes and Italian Domenico Pozzovivo, the Arco Casino will be the stage of the first “duel” – at the microphone, for the moment – between the four-time Tour de France winner and the Italian National Champion, during the press conference on the eve scheduled at 4.30PM on Sunday.

A hour later (5.20PM), the public teams’ presentation to the cycling enthusiasts will be in the limelight, which will take place in the square in front of the Arco Casino to greet the most awaited champions at the start. On Monday, the climb in Serrada and the challenging ramp in the historic centre of Folgaria will represent the first intense moments of the Euroregional race for the 140 riders, representing 20 squads (9 World Tour) and 34 countries.

On Friday, the grande finale in Innsbruck on the next UCI Road World Championships’s circuit: after facing 716,9 km and 10 KoM, only one rider will have the honor to rise up in the sky the much sought-after trophy by Mastro7, an artist from Trentino, representing the idea of cohesion and cross-border cooperation – core values supporting the Tour of the Alps project.

It is going to be a worldwide relevant event, indeed, as it is made clear from the media coverage figures. Over 100 Countries will be able to enjoy the images of the Tour of the Alps, due to the 90 minutes daily live produced by  PMG Sport within the project “Ciclismo Cup” promoted by Lega Ciclismo Professionistico.

The Tour of the Alps will be live broadcasted on Eurosport 1 (Europe, Asia, Oceania), RaiSport (Italy), Bike Channel (Italy), ORF (Austria), TV 2 (Denmark), L’Equipe (France), Eleven (North America), FloBikes (North America, Central America, South America), SkySport (New Zeland) and Econet (Africa).

Live streaming broadcasting available also on PMG Sport Facebook page and on the following web portals: Pmgsport.it, Repubblica.it, Gazzetta.it, inbici.net, cicloweb.it, pulsemedia.it, oasport.it, LaPresse.it, Corrieredellosport.it, Tg.la7.it, Federciclismo.it, Tuttobiciweb.it, Cyclingpro.net, SpazioCiclismo.it, CiclismoSport.Go.tv, Mondiali.net e DirettaCiclismo.it.

Credits: Bettini