Lampre-Fondital sprinter Danilo Napolitano competed in his first Track World Championships this weekend, racing in the men's 15 km scratch race. Napolitano finished fifth in the event, which was won by Jérôme Neuville (France), who led a breakaway of four riders clear in the closing stages.
"My first experience in the World Championships has been good," commented Napolitano from Bordeaux. "I'm satisfied with the result, even if I think that with more experience I could do better and obtain something important. However, I repeat that I'm happy and that I would like to race again on the track in future: I will be able to gain experience and become stronger."
"The racing and especially the training on the track gives you the opportunity to improve the efficiency of your pedaling, which is also important for sprinting on the road. When I return to Italy, I will decide with Martinelli the program for the next races, after the first part of season during which I raced a lot."