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Filippo Zana wins Italian men's road race title

National Championships Italy 2022 - Elite’ Road race - Marina di Ginosa - Alberobello 220 km - 26/06/2022 - Filippo Zana (ITA - Bardiani - CSF - Faizanè) - photo Massimo Fulgenzi/SprintCyclingAgency©2022
Filippo Zana is the new Italian champion (Image credit: Sprint Cycling Agency)

Filippo Zana (Bardiani-CSF) won the Italian national road race title on Sunday, sprinting to victory from a four-man group. 

Lorenzo Rota (Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert) had to settle for silver while Samuele Battistella (Astana Qazaqstan) took the bronze medal and the final spot on the podium. 

Andream Piccolo (Drone Hopper-Androni) trailed home in fourth before Filippo Baroncini (Trek-Segafredo) beat Filippo Fiorelli (Bardiani-CSF) for fifth place at 27 seconds.

Marco Tizza (Bingoal-WB) then placed seventh before the first main group came come at 48 seconds. 

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Patrick Fletcher
Patrick Fletcher

Deputy Editor - Europe. Patrick is an NCTJ-trained journalist who has seven years’ experience covering professional cycling. He has a modern languages degree from Durham University and has been able to put it to some use in what is a multi-lingual sport, with a particular focus on French and Spanish-speaking riders. After joining Cyclingnews as a staff writer on the back of work experience, Patrick became Features Editor in 2018 and oversaw significant growth in the site’s long-form and in-depth output. Since 2021 he has been Deputy Editor - Europe, taking more responsibility for the site’s content as a whole, while still writing and - despite a pandemic-induced hiatus - travelling to races around the world. Away from cycling, Patrick spends most of his time playing or watching other forms of sport - football, tennis, trail running, darts, to name a few, but he draws the line at rugby.

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