European Championships - Elia Viviani: This is one of the finest wins of my career
Aug 12 2019 08:05 pm CET

European Championships - Elia Viviani: This is one of the finest wins of my career
European Championships - Elia Viviani: This is one of the finest wins of my career
Deceuninck-Quick-Step

Deceuninck-Quick-Step's Elia Viviani claimed the victory at the road race of the European Championships, a win that is very important for the Italian.

Viviani crossed the finish line in Alkmaar, the Netherlands, ahead of his Deceuninck-Quick-Step's teammate Yves Lampaert (Belgium) and Bora-hansgrohe's Pascal Ackermann (Germany). The Italian will get to wear the European stars for the rest of the season.

"It's absolutely amazing, I can't find the words to tell you what this means for me!" the rider explained. "I came out of the Tour de France with a good condition and was hoping to be in contention for the gold medal, and to finally get it, two years after I finished runner-up, gives me immense joy.

"We watched all the other races here in Alkmaar and we knew that we had to change our tactic because the wind was to play a big part in the outcome, as it did the entire week. I had really strong legs, took many risks and it all paid off. Being there at the front together with Yves, who is my teammate and a good friend, was really nice and special. I am extremely happy and proud of this win, one of the finest of my entire career, as it didn't come from a bunch sprint."




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