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Marco Pinotti's ninth place was his best overall result in four stage races this year. (©BMC/Tim de Waele.)
Marco Pinotti's ninth place was his best overall result in four stage races this year. (©BMC/Tim de Waele.)

Pinotti, Frank Finish In Top 10 At Trentino

20. April 2012

Marco Pinotti finished ninth overall and Mathias Frank was 10th for the BMC Racing Team as the four-day Giro del Trentino concluded with a snowy, mountain-top finish.

Crash Disrupts Climb
Frank, who led the race for one day after Stage 2, finished 20th in Friday's 177.5-kilometer race, 2:25 behind stage winner Darwin Atapuma (Colombia-Coldeportes). Frank would have had a better finish, BMC Racing Team Assistant Director Max Sciandri said, had he not been caught up in a crash three kilometers from the bottom of the final climb. "Mathias didn't hit the climb in the front where he wanted to," Sciandri said, "but fortunately, Danilo Wyss was able to help him a bit. Mathias actually did a really good climb, but he had to do it from behind." Pinotti finished 17th on the final stage as penultimate stage winner Domenico Pozzovivo (Colnago-CSF) won the race overall.