Italy wins gold at European team relay championship

Switzerland earns silver ahead of the Netherlands

The team relay was on the schedule for the first day of competition. Teams were composed of one elite man, one junior, one U23 rider and one elite woman. The Italian "Azzurri" won by four seconds ahead of Switzerland and 12 seconds ahead of the Dutch team.

With two strong riders missing from Italy's team, this win came a bit of a surprise. Eva Lechner, who had started as third rider after Michele Casagrande and Gioele Bertolini was seventh fastest in her category and passed on to the last rider Luca Braidot as third. Braidot, the U23 rider, was able to pass Switzerland's Kathrin Stirnemann on the penultimate hill and took the win home for Italy.

Full Results

Team relay
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Italy1:01:14 
 Michele Casagrande  
 Gioele Bertolini  
 Eva Lechner  
 Luca Braidot  
2Switzerland1:01:18 
 Martin Gujan  
 Dominic Zumstein  
 Katrin Leumann  
 Matthias Stirnemann  
3Netherlands1:01:26 
 Michiel Van Der Heijden  
 Jesper Slik  
 Anne Terpstra  
 Henk Jaap Moorlag  
4Poland1:01:31 
 Marek Konwa  
 Piotr Brzozka  
 Piotr Konwa  
 Maja Wloszczowska  
5Czech Republic1:01:55 
 Jan Škarnitzl  
 Tereza Huriková  
 Martin Fusek  
 Ondrej Cink  
6Germany1:02:11 
 Julian Schelb  
 Ben Zwiehoff  
 Sabine Spitz  
 Moritz Milatz  
7Sweden1:02:16 
 Olof Jonsson  
 Emil Linde  
 Alexandra Engen  
 Emil Lindgren  
8Russian Federation1:03:08 
 Vera Andreeva  
 Alexey Lomilov  
 Timofey Ivanov  
 Evgeny Pechenin  
9France1:03:17 
 Victor Koretzky  
 Romain Seigle  
 Pauline Ferrand Prevot  
 Stephane Tempier  
10Spain1:05:00 
 Pablo Rodriguez Guede  
 Javier Cerdeño Rodrigu  
 Anna Villar Argente  
 Carlos Coloma Nicolas  
11Ukraine1:06:02 
 Sergii Rysenko  
 Denys Gromko  
 Iana Belomoina  
 Dmytro Titarenko  

 

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