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Piedmont wins the Trofeo CONI Winter 2023! Next stop Abruzzo for the forthcoming edition


Piedmont is the winner of the Trofeo CONI Winter 2023. The team of the Regional Committee of President Stefano Mossino triumphed at home in the second winter edition of the leading Italian multi-sports event for under-14s, held on the snow and ice of Turin, Bardonecchia, Pinerolo and Pragelato. Lombardy came second, while Trentino completed the podium in third place. Piedmont rejoices at the end of three days of great spectacle, which began with the opening ceremony on Friday, attended by CONI President Giovanni Malagò, and during which videos of Federica Brignone, Sofia Goggia, Sara Conti and Niccolò Macii were screened. Then came Saturday’s show with competitions featuring nine disciplines from the Italian Winter Sports Federation and the Italian Ice Sports Federation; it was also the first time that the Italian Triathlon Federation hit the snow, for a winter triathlon demonstration competition. Sunday was dedicated to the final races and the closing ceremony, at the end of which Cecilia D'angelo, Head of the CONI Territorial Directorate, announced the winning team. "Thanks to the athletes and to all those who contributed to delivering this splendid event," Stefano Mossino declared. “They were three fantastic, exciting and challenging days. Piedmont answered the national call and the desire to host sport in the best possible way in the 2006 Olympic venues. The greatest message this trophy leaves us with is the smiles and beauty of these youngsters. And we have shown that we can achieve great things with a united team. Sport works because it functions like one big team. And the CONI team makes wishes and dreams come true." Then came the words of Claudia Giordani, Vice President of CONI: "The Trofeo CONI is a first-class event; an occasion that we all cherish. The youngsters have made us proud: they are an example of how dreams can light up every day of our lives. In sport, you will always find support and the opportunity to be together". Piedmont succeeds Trentino, winner of the first edition in 2022, in the roll of honour of the Trofeo CONI Winter. Piedmont also becomes the first regional committee to have won both editions – summer and winter – of the Trofeo CONI (it won in 2015 in Lignano Sabbiadoro and in 2018 in Rimini). Finally, the baton was passed from Piedmont to Abruzzo, represented by the President of the CONI Regional Committee, Enzo Imbastaro. Indeed, Abruzzo will be the region hosting the third edition of the Trofeo CONI Winter, in 2024.

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