Elena Cecchini and Gianni Moscon are the new Italian time trial champions
Oct 04 2018 07:44 pm CET

Elena Cecchini and Gianni Moscon are the new Italian time trial champions
Elena Cecchini and Gianni Moscon are the new Italian time trial champions
Federazione Ciclistica Italiana

Elena Cecchini and Gianni Moscon have become the new time trial champions of Italy. This is the first title for the rider of Canyon-SRAM while this is the second title in a row for the Team Sky rider.

Cecchini completed the 20.5-kilometre course in Torino in 28 minutes and 13 seconds, beating Vittoria Bussi and Rossella Ratto. Elisa Longo Borghini was heading for her third title in a row and the fourth in total but she was pointed in the wrong direction with 200 metres to go and couldn't retain the championship.

"I am satisfied," said Cecchini at the end of the day. "The time trial is a speciality that requires precise knowledge of the path, concentration from the beginning to the end and attention to detail. Over the years I have learned to know all that and I deal with it better.

"The time trials have been positive. Starting with the title at the Mediterranean Games, continuing with the World Time Trial Title of last week, until today, it has been a success. The route was not easy, with a first part more uphill and a continuation over a very fast stretch."

In the men's competition, Gianni Moscon retained his title by completing the 41-kilometre route two seconds faster than Filippo Ganna. Trek-Segafredo's Fabio Felline completed the podium of the time trial championships.

"Confirming is always a big satisfaction," said the rider of Team Sky. "I was looking forward to it and being able to win against Filippo Ganna in an amazing way was very beautiful.

"I recovered well from the fatigue of the World Championships and today I felt good. During the race, I knew the split times and I knew that I was not in the first position, but I remained focused on my race and I won at the end showing one of my best time trials ever."
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