Published On: Fri, Jul 15th, 2011

Hometown Biker, Filippo Barbieri, is headed to Nationals

By: Pedro Heizer

Felippo Barbieri is another of Boca Raton’s athletes that is making a splash in the national media. Currently, Barbieri is competing at the National Mountain Bike Championship in Sun Valley, Idaho, a national competition in which only the best riders from each state qualify.

Barbieri has been nothing short of terrific this year. He has won an amazing six races in a row and finished second in one. Some of the highlight wins this season have been the Coconut Cup in which he placed first, and The Florida State Championship in which he was runner up in the Cat 2.

Along with winning six in a row, Barbieri has won two races in the professional class, which is one class above the one he usually competes in (he competes in the Semi-Pro and will compete the National Championship in that division and later will be bumped up to the Professional class).

Barbieri is sponsored by lifecanbesweet.com, a company that develops a special fruit juice for endurance.

You can be sure that The Boca Raton Tribune will keep you updated with the latest news about our latest hometown hero, Felippo Barbieri.

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