Elia Viviani keen to bounce back and win sprints at the Giro d'Italia

Elia Viviani
Elia Viviani (Cofidis) at the race team presentation on Thursday (Image credit: Getty Images)

Elia Viviani is hoping to turn around his season at the Giro d’Italia and overcome his disappointing Tour de France, comparing his 2020 season without a victory after moving from Deceuninck-QuickStep to Cofidis as that of as a soccer centre forward or striker who is unable to score goals.   

“It’s a fair comparison, the two situations are similar. But if I start scoring or winning, then I might not stop,” Viviani told La Gazzetta dello Sport as he awaited the start of the Giro d’Italia in Palermo, Sicily.

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Stephen Farrand
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Stephen is the most experienced member of the Cyclingnews team, having reported on professional cycling since 1994. He has been Head of News at Cyclingnews since 2022, before which he held the position of European editor since 2012 and previously worked for Reuters, Shift Active Media, and CyclingWeekly, among other publications.