The early season has paid dividends to Integrated as racer Marcos Lazzarotto finds good form in the early season. Last weekend’s race was the River Falls Road Race just north of Greenville. Despite racing solo against a number of elite teams with a full roster, Marcos worked his way into an early breakaway.

Having a stellar day on the bike, Marcos raced aggressively. With 600m to go, the breakaway group reached the steepest part of the 1km climb to the finish and Marcos attacked hard stringing out the break. Despite the good move, Chris Wolhuter from Stan’s NoTubes and Blair Turner from Hincapie Sportswear were able to outsprint him as the course hit a slight downhill in the last 150 meters.

With a slight bittersweet feeling towards the result that could have been his biggest win, Marcos stepped away with a big smile. All of his efforts traveling south paid off with a 6th place at Wolfpack Classic, 5th place at Donaldson Center and this weekend’s 3rd place at River Falls. This reinforces the success of Integrated as a team that helps developing aspiring Category 2 racers into the higher ranks of cycling.