Prudential RideLondon - Elia Viviani: Having this victory in my palmares feels great
Aug 05 2019 05:09 am CET

Prudential RideLondon - Elia Viviani: Having this victory in my palmares feels great
Prudential RideLondon - Elia Viviani: Having this victory in my palmares feels great
Deceuninck-Quick-Step

Deceuninck-Quick-Step's Elia Viviani took the 75th victory of his career at the Prudential RideLondon-Surrey Classic.

The Italian improved from his 2018 result -when he finished in the third place- and sprinted to victory in the iconic The Mall of London. He and his team managed to maintain a perfect position to avoid the late crash of the race and launch the final sprint at a good moment, crossing the finish line ahead of Sam Bennett and Michael Morkov.

"I have loved racing in London ever since the 2012 Olympics and today I was really motivated, as I knew the shape was good and the legs were strong coming out of Le Tour," commented Viviani. "Once again here, the finish was chaotic, but I had Michael by my side, who was instrumental and helped me make the difference. This is one of the five one-day races that I was really keen on winning in my career and having it now in my palmares feels really great."

"Not having any selection in the bunch on the Box Hill circuit meant that a sprint would be inevitable at the end of the race and I was really committed on finishing off my teammates' superb work. Luckily, we avoided that late crash and I could do my sprint which brought this beautiful win. I am very grateful to the guys, first and third is really great and we couldn't be any happier."




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