Lighter and mentally stronger Colbrelli eyes World Championships after European title

TRENTO ITALY SEPTEMBER 12 Sonny Colbrelli of Italy poses with the gold medal after the 27th UEC Road Cycling European Championships 2021 Elite Mens Road Race a 1792km race from TrentoPiazza Duomo to TrentoPiazza Duomo UECcycling on September 12 2021 in Trento Italy Photo by Justin SetterfieldGetty Images
Colbrelli underlined his Worlds credentials by winning the European title (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)

Sonny Colbrelli will race in his new European road race champion’s jersey for the first time on Wednesday at the Giro della Toscana one-day race, convinced he and Italy can go on to fight for the world champion’s rainbow jersey in Flanders in 12 days time.

Collbrelli celebrated his European title with the rest of the Italian national team on Sunday night, visiting Francesco Moser’s winery in the hills above Trento and opening some special bottles of sparkling wine.

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Stephen Farrand
Head of News

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.