Elia Viviani presents jersey of European champion
Aug 17 2019 10:54 pm CET

Elia Viviani presents jersey of European champion
Elia Viviani presents jersey of European champion
Deceuninck-Quick-Step

Deceuninck-Quick-Step's Elia Viviani has presented the European champions jersey almost one week after taking the title in the Netherlands.

After battling against the crosswinds and staying in front next to Yves Lampaert and Pascal Ackermann, the Italian rider sprinted to victory in the European Championships of Alkmaar. One week later, Viviani shows the jersey and talks about his decision of targetting the race and the whole experience.

"When I rode the parcours of the Yorkshire Worlds and saw how hard it was, I shifted my attention to the European Championships and made that race one of my primary goals of the season," he mentioned. "I recovered after the Tour de France, had a good condition and came to the start with plenty of confidence after my victory in London. The race was atypical, many were betting on a mass gallop, but it got split early and things were completely different from that moment on. Being there in the finale with a Wolfpack teammate showed our strength and made the victory even more memorable.

"When I came to Deceuninck-Quick-Step two years ago, I had many goals and I am grateful to the team for helping me achieve them. I took stage wins in all Grand Tours, I won the National Championships last season, and now the European Championships, two beautiful jerseys that I'm very happy will always be on my palmares. Wearing this garment makes me even more motivated for my last goals of the year."

Viviani will show the European colours for the first time at the Cyclassics Hamburg.







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