Yorkshire World Championships - Matteo Trentin: It'll bother me every time I see him in that jersey
Sep 30 2019 12:41 am CET

Yorkshire World Championships - Matteo Trentin: It'll bother me every time I see him in that jersey
Yorkshire World Championships - Matteo Trentin: It'll bother me every time I see him in that jersey
Matteo Trentin © Mary Cárdenas / CyclingPub.com

Matteo Trentin (Italy) finished in the second position of the World Championships of Yorkshire after losing the final sprint against Mads Pedersen.

The Italian rider started the race as one of the most important riders and after he was one of the men in front for the last kilometres, he was the definitive favourite to take the rainbow jersey. He was, in theory, the strongest sprinter of the three men, but in the final metres, he saw Pedersen overtaking him and taking the final victory of the championships.

"It was a really hard race, in the limits of the humane," Trentin told Italian newspaper La Gazzetta dello Sport at the end of the event. "It was not a normal race, it was incredible. I am still shaking here. On the last lap I was there thinking about the sprint, on paper I was the fastest but after such a tough race the paper doesn't count for anything. I came here with the legs and the intentions to win. But if we talk about the sprint, all I can say is that Pedersen was better. It will bother me through the year every time I see him in that jersey.

"I feel sorry for my teammates, Gianni (Moscon) has been phenomenal. I'm sorry I didn't finish the day taking the gold, it will be hard to swallow. I started the sprint at 200 metres, which is my distance. But the sport is like this."







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