Cycling, Velasco new Italian champion. Trentin fights, but doesn't even get on the podium

Cycling, Velasco new Italian champion.  Trentin fights, but doesn't even get on the podium

Simone Velasco is the new Italian champion of road racing. The 27-year-old Bolognese from Astana Qazaqstan and former Gazprom outsprinted a small group of six riders at the finish line in Comano Terme, in Trentino. Behind him, Lorenzo Rota (Intermarché-Wanty), third Kristian Sbaragli (Alpecin-Deceuninck) ahead of Filippo Magli (Green Project-Bardiani) and Matteo Trentin (UAE-Team Emirates). The Trentino rider was a great protagonist, but in the final sprint he didn't find the space to sprint, probably closed by Sbaragli on the final straight. Sunday 25th the last race of the tricolor review, the women's elite road race.

"It was a very tough day, due to the heat and the demanding route. We started strong and together with Trek we decided to take control of the race", commented the new Italian Champion, at the fifth success in his career. - "I managed to stay covered thanks to the work of Basso and Battistella, but I had good sensations and in the end they met on the road. This shirt is a dream, I've chased it for a long time. I dedicate it to my daughter, who for the first time she came to see me, to my family, to the people who helped me and who are no longer there and in particular to Gino Mader".



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