Team pursuit: Italy silver in Glasgow behind Denmark
Comes a silver behind the big favorites.
It’s silver medal for the Italian quartet in the Team Pursuit final. Denmark finishes in 3’45”161 and returns to be the world champion national team 3 years after their last success. Italy comes 2” later with Filippo Ganna, Francesco Lamon, Manlio Moro and Jonathan Milan, collecting the second step of the podium and the second medal of the rainbow event in Glasgow.
These are the words of CT Marco Villa: “We wanted to win and we tried. We know how we got to this world championship and we know that Denmark is a reference school, as we are. We have well in mind what to do a year from now for the Olympics and we will work in this direction.”
On Sunday, Andrea Bagioli, Filippo Baroncini, Alberto Bettiol, Daniel Oss, Lorenzo Rota, Kristian Sbaragli, Matteo Trentin and Simone Velasco will be involved in the men’s elite road race at the world championships in Glasgow. In addition to the eight starters, coach Daniele Bennati has designated Andrea Pasqualon as a reserve.
In the other scheduled track races, there will be Elia Viviani’s tournament debut. In the individual pursuit, Filippo Ganna and Jonathan Milan are entered as defending world champion and defending European champion, respectively. On Saturday evening, at the end of the team pursuit final, athletes and staff will evaluate participation.