Italians fail to make impact in Worlds finale

The post mortems will begin in earnest in Italy on Monday morning and extend over the weeks and months to come after Daniele Bennati lost track of his lead-out and floundered to come in 14th behind Mark Cavendish in the UCI World Championships on Sunday. It was the squadra azzurra's worst placing in the Worlds since Giuseppe Saronni finished 17th in Altenrheim all the way back in 1983.

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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.