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June 20, Team relay:

Italy claims European team relay title

Cycling News
June 24, 2013, 15:23,
June 24, 2013, 17:24

Switzerland earns silver at home ahead of Czech Republic with bronze

Italian Gerhard Kerschbaumer

Italian Gerhard Kerschbaumer

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Italy claimed the gold medal at the European Championships team relay ahead of home crowd favorite Switzerland and the Czech Republic. 

Marco Fontana, Gioele Bertolini, Eva Lechner and Gerhard Kerschbaumer powered the Italian squad to victory by 18 seconds.  The Czech Republic followed another 12 seconds later.

Full Results

Team relay
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Italy (Marco Fontana, Gioele Bertolini, Eva Lechner, Gerhard Kerschbaumer) 0:32:44  
2 Switzerland (Reto Indergand, Dominic Grab, Jolanda Neff, Nino Schurter) 0:00:18  
3 Czech Republic (Jan Nesvadba, Jan Vastl, Katerina Nash, Ondrej Cink) 0:00:30  
4 France 0:00:53  
5 Germany 0:01:09  
6 Sweden 0:01:22  
7 Ukraine 0:01:28  
8 Netherlands 0:01:43  
9 Slovenia 0:01:52  
10 Austria 0:01:55  
11 Great Britain 0:02:08  
12 Spain 0:02:11  
13 Portugal 0:03:42  

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