Time trial - Men:
Matteo Sobrero (Astana-Premier Tech) has won the elite men's time trial at the Italian Road Championships. Sobrero covered the 45.7km route in a winning time of 58:40 to beat compatriots Edoardo Affini (Jumbo-Visma) and Mattia Cattaneo (Deceuninck-QuickStep). World Champion Filippo Ganna (Ineos Grenadiers) finished in fourth place at 52 seconds back.
“I have huge emotions right now as this is a very big victory for me. To win the maglia tricolore is a dream for all Italian riders and now I achieved this goal! That’s something special for me and I am super happy!" Sobrero said.
The elite men raced across a 45.7km course in Faenza. At the second intermediate time check, Sobrero had a margin of one second over Ganna, five seconds to Affini, and 12 seconds to Cattaneo.
As Ganna faded over the second half of the course, Sobrero increased his advantage winning the race by 25 seconds over Affini, 41 seconds over Cattaneo and 52 seconds over Ganna.
"Well, I came here really motivated after my performance on the last day of the Giro and after the recent Tour of Slovenia and I wanted to show my best in this race. Perhaps, hot weather played on my side today as I felt really good in these weather conditions and was able to push to the maximum. It’s an incredible day and an incredible win for me," Sobrero said.
|Pos.||Rider Name (Country) Team||Result|
|1||Matteo Sobrero (Ita) Astana-Premier Tech||0:58:40|
|2||Edoardo Affini (Ita) Jumbo-Visma||0:00:25|
|3||Mattia Cattaneo (Ita) Deceuninck-QuickStep||0:00:41|
|4||Filippo Ganna (Ita) Ineos Grenadiers||0:00:52|
|5||Fabio Felline (Ita) Astana-Premier Tech||0:02:20|
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