Bettini and Italian time triallists prepare at Tuscan training camp

Italian national team manager Paolo Bettini is overseeing a time trial training camp in Tuscany in a bid to improve his country’s fortunes against the clock at the world championships. No Italian rider took part in the elite time trial in Geelong last year and the country has won just one medal in the event since its introduction in 1994, when Andrea Chiurato took silver behind Chris Boardman.

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Barry Ryan
Head of Features

Barry Ryan is Head of Features at Cyclingnews. He has covered professional cycling since 2010, reporting from the Tour de France, Giro d’Italia and events from Argentina to Japan. His writing has appeared in The Independent, Procycling and Cycling Plus. He is the author of The Ascent: Sean Kelly, Stephen Roche and the Rise of Irish Cycling’s Golden Generation, published by Gill Books.