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Chrono des Nations

ELITE 44,5km:

1 KÜNG Stefan SUI GROUPAMA – FDJ 00:51:47
2 MADSEN Martin Toft DEN BHS – PL BETON BORNHOLM 00:36
3 DE MARCHI Alessandro ITA ISRAEL START-UP NATION 01:16
4 GATE Aaron NZL BLACK SPOKE PRO CYCLING 01:22
5 EVENEPOEL Remco BEL DECEUNINCK – QUICK-STEP 01:22
6 HERREGODTS Rune BEL SPORT VLAANDEREN – BALOISE 01:28
7 MUFF Frederik DEN TEAM COLOQUICK 01:32
8 LATOUR Pierre FRA TOTAL DIRECT ENERGIE 01:44
9 WOLF Justin GER BIKE AID 01:49
10 HEIDEMANN Miguel GER LEOPARD PRO CYCLING 02:03
11 ROSSETTO Stéphane FRA ST MICHEL – AUBER93 02:18
12 TAARAMÄE Rein EST INTERMARCHÉ – WANTY – GOBERT MATÉRIAUX 02:22
13 DELAPLACE Anthony FRA TEAM ARKEA – SAMSIC 02:27
14 RITZINGER Felix AUT WSA KTM GRAZ 03:24
15 BRAUN Julian GER TEAM SKS SAUERLAND NRW 03:34

Women 24,7km:

1 REUSSER Marlen SUI ALE‘ BTC LJUBLJANA 00:33:36
2 KIESENHOFER Anna AUT AUSTRIAN NATIONAL TEAM 00:52
3 KRÖGER Mieke GER HITEC PRODUCTS 00:52
4 BORRAS Marion FRA UC PONTCHARRA 01:11
5 ROŽLAPA Dana LAT KEUKENS REDANT CYCLING TEAM 01:14
6 DUYCK Ann – Sophie BEL EQUIPE NATIONALE BELGE 01:42
7 BUSSI Vittoria ITA OPEN CYCLING TEAM 02:04
8 PIERGIOVANNI Federica ITA VALCAR – TRAVEL & SERVICE 02:22
9 DEMAY Coralie FRA STADE ROCHELAIS CHARENTE- MARITIME WOMEN CYCLING 02:24
10 LE NET Marie FRA FDJ NOUVELLE-AQUITAINE FUTUROSCOPE 02:24

Women’s Tour – GBR – Etappe 3

Atherstone ITT – 16,60 Km

1 VOLLERING Demi NED TEAM SD WORX 00:23:18
2 LOWDEN Joscelin GBR DROPS-LE COL SUPPORTED BY TEMPUR 01:04
3 KIRCHMANN Leah CAN TEAM DSM WOMEN 01:05
4 BARNES Alice GBR CANYON//SRAM RACING 01:08
5 LABOUS Juliette FRA TEAM DSM WOMEN 01:08
6 VAN DEN BROEK – BLAAK Chantal NED TEAM SD WORX 01:09
7 SMITH Abi GBR TEAM TIBCO – SILICON VALLEY BANK 01:20
8 EWERS Veronica USA TEAM TIBCO – SILICON VALLEY BANK 01:21
9 SHACKLEY Anna GBR TEAM SD WORX 01:25
10 BARNES Hannah GBR CANYON//SRAM RACING 01:27

Gesamt:

1 VOLLERING Demi NED TEAM SD WORX 06:46:01
2 LABOUS Juliette FRA TEAM DSM WOMEN 01:09
3 COPPONI Clara FRA FDJ NOUVELLE – AQUITAINE FUTUROSCOPE 01:19
4 PIETERS Amy NED TEAM SD WORX 01:22
5 BIANNIC Aude FRA MOVISTAR TEAM WOMEN 01:33
6 LOWDEN Joscelin GBR DROPS-LE COL SUPPORTED BY TEMPUR 01:47
7 KIRCHMANN Leah CAN TEAM DSM WOMEN 01:48
8 BARNES Alice GBR CANYON//SRAM RACING 01:51
9 VAN DEN BROEK – BLAAK Chantal NED TEAM SD WORX 01:52
10 GEORGI Pfeiffer GBR TEAM DSM WOMEN 01:53
11 CHABBEY Elise SUI CANYON//SRAM RACING 01:54
12 SMITH Abi GBR TEAM TIBCO – SILICON VALLEY BANK 02:03
13 GUTIERREZ RUIZ Sheyla ESP MOVISTAR TEAM WOMEN 02:05
14 SHACKLEY Anna GBR TEAM SD WORX 02:08
15 BARNES Hannah GBR CANYON//SRAM RACING 02:10

„Er war unzerstörbar und hat nie enttäuscht“: Voigt würdigt Martin zum Karriereende

„Er war unzerstörbar und hat nie enttäuscht“: Voigt würdigt Martin zum Karriereende | Eurosport exklusiv

• Voigt über Martin: „Der dominierende Zeitfahrer seiner Generation“
• Voigt über Martin: „So wertvoll wie drei Fahrer“
• Martin über Gold in seinem letzten Rennen: „Das beste Ende, das ich mir vorstellen kann“

22. September 2021 – Tony Martin beendet seine Karriere mit einem weiteren WM-Titel. Der viermalige Weltmeister im Einzelzeitfahren sicherte sich in seinem letzten Rennen als Radprofi noch einmal WM-Gold – in der Mixed-Staffel zusammen mit Lisa Brennauer, Lisa Klein, Mieke Kröger, Nikias Arndt und Maximilian Walscheid.
Nach dem Rennen sagte Martin: „Das ist das beste Ende, das ich mir vorstellen kann – die Radsportbühne als Goldmedaillengewinner zu verlassen. Das ist ein Traum für mich. Ich bin dem Team super dankbar, besonders den Frauen: Sie haben heute den Unterschied gemacht. Ich habe die gesamte Woche mit dem Team genossen. Wir haben auf Gold gehofft und jetzt ist der Traum Wirklichkeit geworden. Jetzt wird gefeiert.“

Photo by Plomi

Jens Voigt würdigte Martins Karriere im exklusiven Eurosport-Interview: „Tony Martin war ein Jahrzehnt lang nicht nur in Deutschland, sondern weltweit der dominante Zeitfahrer war. Er war viermal Weltmeister im Einzelzeitfahren, hat viele Male Medaillen geholt, dreimal das Mannschaftszeitfahren gewonnen und geht jetzt als Weltmeister im Mixed-Zeitfahren in den Ruhestand. Er war der dominierende Zeitfahrer seiner Generation. Er hat auch viele technische Innovation mitgebracht, wie beispielsweise das Fahren auf dem ganz großen Kettenblatt oder die schlauchlosen Drahtreifen im Zeitfahren und hat auch an einigen Neuentwicklungen mitgearbeitet. In jeder Mannschaft, in der er war, war er so wertvoll wie drei Fahrer. Ich habe auch oft im Fernsehen gesagt, wenn du Tony Martin in der Mannschaft hast, sagst du ‚Tony, Kilometer 0 bis 150 ist deins. Die letzten 50 dafür haben wir dann die anderen sieben Fahrer, die schaffen das bestimmt.‘ Und Tony hat das dann auch gemacht. Er hat nie enttäuscht. Er war immer da, wenn er gebraucht wurde. Er war stark und hart zu sich selbst. Er war unzerstörbar. In der Sonne, im Regen, im Hagelsturm, Tony war immer da, wo er sein musste. Er war das klassische Sinnbild eines guten soliden loyalen deutschen Fahrers. Er hat da nicht nur mit seinen Erfolgen, sondern auch mit seiner Art zur Arbeiten und seiner Loyalität zur Mannschaft viel dazu beigetragen, dass die deutschen Fahrer in verschiedenen Mannschaften ein gutes Image haben. Die Teams sagen sich: ‚Den Deutschen kannst du immer gebrauchen, die sind immer zuverlässig.‘ Unter anderem weil Tony Martin das mindestens ein Jahrzehnt lang vorgelebt hat.“

UCI World Championships – Mixed Relay – TTT – 44,5 Km

1 GERMANY 00:50:49 52,54
KLEIN Lisa
ARNDT Nikias
WALSCHEID Max
BRENNAUER Lisa
KRÖGER Mieke
MARTIN Tony

2 NETHERLANDS 00:13
VAN DIJK Ellen
BOUWMAN Koen
VAN EMDEN Jos
VAN VLEUTEN Annemiek
MARKUS Riejanne
MOLLEMA Bauke

3 ITALY 00:38
CECCHINI Elena
AFFINI Edoardo
SOBRERO Matteo
CAVALLI Marta
LONGO BORGHINI Elisa
GANNA Filippo

4 SWITZERLAND 00:38
KOLLER Nicole
BISSEGGER Stefan
SCHMID Mauro
CHABBEY Elise
REUSSER Marlen
KÜNG Stefan

5 GREAT BRITAIN 00:55
BARNES Alice
BIGHAM Daniel
LOWDEN Joscelin
ARCHIBALD John
HENDERSON Anna
DOWSETT Alex

6 DENMARK 01:16
NORSGAARD Emma
BJERG Mikkel
CORT Magnus
DIDERIKSEN Amalie
LETH Julie
NORSGAARD Mathias

7 BELGIUM 01:21
D’HOORE Jolien
CAMPENAERTS Victor
LAMPAERT Yves
BOSSUYT Shari
KOPECKY Lotte
HERMANS Ben

8 UNITED STATES 02:10
THOMAS Leah
CRADDOCK Lawson
POWLESS Neilson
RIVERA Coryn
WINDER Ruth
MCNULTY Brandon

9 FRANCE 02:52
COPPONI Clara
DENIS Thomas
THOMAS Benjamin
BORRAS Marion
DEMAY Coralie
TABELLION Valentin

10 POLAND 03:23
KUMIEGA Karolina
MACIEJUK Filip
RUDYK Bartosz
KARASIEWICZ Karolina
NERLO Aurela
PAPIERSKI Damian

11 SPAIN 04:06
OYARBIDE Lourdes
LOPEZ Diego
MAS Lluís
ISASI Ziortza
AZPARREN Xabier Mikel
MARTIN Sara

12 AUSTRIA 04:33
SCHWEINBERGER Christina
BAYER Tobias
SCHMIDBAUER Maximilian
RIJKES Sarah
SCHWEINBERGER Kathrin
RITZINGER Felix

UCI World Championships ITT Juniors Women + Men

Women Juniors:

1 IVANCHENKO Alena RUS RUSSIA 00:25:05
2 BACKSTEDT Zoe GBR GREAT BRITAIN 00:10
3 NIEDERMAIER Antonia GER GERMANY 00:25
4 VAN DER MEIDEN Anna NED NETHERLANDS 01:25
5 LEECH Madelaine GBR GREAT BRITAIN 01:26
6 UIJEN Elise NED NETHERLANDS 01:29
7 RAYER Eglantine FRA FRANCE 01:51
8 CUMMINS Olivia USA UNITED STATES 02:15
9 JOORIS Febe BEL BELGIUM 02:18
10 AHTOSALO Anniina FIN FINLAND 02:20

Men Juniors:

1 WANG Gustav DEN DENMARK 00:25:37
2 TARLING Joshua GBR GREAT BRITAIN 00:20
3 SEGAERT Alec BEL BELGIUM 00:29
4 BÉVORT Carl-Frederik DEN DENMARK 00:30
5 LE HUITOUZE Eddy FRA FRANCE 00:33
6 UIJTDEBROEKS Cian BEL BELGIUM 00:41
7 CHRISTEN Jan SUI SWITZERLAND 00:45
8 PICKERING Finlay GBR GREAT BRITAIN 00:52
9 BONETTO Samuele ITA ITALY 00:53
10 BRENNSÆTER Trym NOR NORWAY 00:58
11 RAFFERTY Darren IRL IRELAND 01:06
12 GIERYK Kacper POL POLAND 01:07
13 ROMEO Iván ESP SPAIN 01:08
14 GUSTIN Alex USA UNITED STATES 01:11
15 VERVENNE Jonathan BEL BELGIUM 01:11
16 DEL GROSSO Tibor NED NETHERLANDS 01:21
17 SVRČEK Martin SVK SLOVAKIA 01:25
18 LÜHRS Luis-Joe GER GERMANY 01:26
19 BIBIC Dylan CAN CANADA 01:29
20 KÄRSTEN Moritz GER GERMANY 01:32

UCI World Championships ITT Women + U23 Men

World Championships – BEL – Women – ITT – 30,3 Km

1 Ellen van Dijk (Netherlands) 0:36:05
2 Marlen Reusser (Switzerland) 0:00:10
3 Annemiek van Vleuten (Netherlands) 0:00:24
4 Amber Leone Neben (United States Of America) 0:01:24
5 Lisa Brennauer (Germany) 0:01:30
6 Juliette Labous (France) 0:01:47
7 Lisa Klein (Germany) 0:01:52
8 Joscelin Lowden (Great Britain) 0:02:00
9 Riejanne Markus (Netherlands) 0:02:00
10 Alena Amialiusik (Belarus) 0:02:19
11 Leah Kirchmann (Canada) 0:02:35
12 Emma Cecilie Joergensen (Denmark) 0:02:43
13 Karol-Ann Canuel (Canada) 0:02:48
14 Leah Thomas (United States Of America) 0:02:51
15 Valeriya Kononenko (Ukraine) 0:02:51

World Championships – BEL – U23 – ITT – 30,3 Km

1 Johan Price-Pejtersen (Denmark) 0:34:30
2 Luke Plapp (Australia) 0:00:10
3 Florian Vermeersch (Belgium) 0:00:11
4 Søren Wærenskjold (Norway) 0:00:13
5 Mick van Dijke (Netherlands) 0:00:24
6 Daan Hoole (Netherlands) 0:00:40
7 Ethan Vernon (Great Britain) 0:00:44
8 Michel Hessmann (Germany) 0:00:48
9 Filippo Baroncini (Italy) 0:00:58
10 Magnus Sheffield (United States) 0:00:59
11 Logan Currie (New Zealand) 0:01:00
12 Miholjević Fran 0:01:05
13 Finn Fisher-Black (New Zealand) 0:01:06
14 Erik Fetter (Hungary) 0:01:07
15 Carter Turnbull (Australia) 0:01:16
16 Raúl García Pierna (Spain) 0:01:17
17 Tobias Bayer (Austria) 0:01:20

World Championships – BEL – ITT

Knokke-Heist – Bruges – 43,3 Km

1 GANNA Filippo ITA ITALY 00:47:47 54,37
2 VAN AERT Wout BEL BELGIUM 00:06
3 EVENEPOEL Remco BEL BELGIUM 00:44
4 ASGREEN Kasper DEN DENMARK 00:46
5 KÜNG Stefan SUI SWITZERLAND 01:07
6 MARTIN Tony GER GERMANY 01:18
7 BISSEGGER Stefan SUI SWITZERLAND 01:26
8 HAYTER Ethan GBR GREAT BRITAIN 01:27
9 AFFINI Edoardo ITA ITALY 01:49
10 POGAČAR Tadej SLO SLOVENIA 01:53
11 WALSCHEID Max GER GERMANY 01:54
12 VAN EMDEN Jos NED NETHERLANDS 01:54
13 OLIVEIRA Nelson POR PORTUGAL 01:55
14 CAVAGNA Rémi FRA FRANCE 01:59
15 TRATNIK Jan SLO SLOVENIA 02:04

Tour de Luxembourg – Etappe 4 ITT

Dudelange ITT – 25,4 Km

Photo by HERBERT MOOS

Photo by HERBERT MOOS

All Photos by HERBERT MOOS

1 CATTANEO Mattia ITA DECEUNINCK – QUICK-STEP 00:30:53
2 ALMEIDA João POR DECEUNINCK – QUICK-STEP 00:02
3 SKJELMOSEJENSEN Mattias DEN TREK – SEGAFREDO 00:26
4 DE LA CRUZ David ESP UAE TEAM EMIRATES 00:35
5 LATOUR Pierre FRA TEAM TOTALENERGIES 00:38
6 HIRSCHI Marc SUI UAE TEAM EMIRATES 00:49
7 BAUER Jack NZL TEAM BIKEEXCHANGE 00:50
8 SWEENY Harry AUS LOTTO SOUDAL 00:55
9 TIBERI Antonio ITA TREK – SEGAFREDO 00:55
10 NIBALI Vincenzo ITA TREK – SEGAFREDO 00:57
11 ARMIRAIL Bruno FRA GROUPAMA – FDJ 01:00
12 GOOSSENS Kobe BEL LOTTO SOUDAL 01:04
13 PINOT Thibaut FRA GROUPAMA – FDJ 01:04
14 FRISON Frederik BEL LOTTO SOUDAL 01:05
15 HERRADA Jesus ESP COFIDIS 01:08

Photo by HERBERT MOOS

Gesamt:

1 ALMEIDA João POR DECEUNINCK – QUICK-STEP 12:49:51
2 HIRSCHI Marc SUI UAE TEAM EMIRATES 00:43
3 CATTANEO Mattia ITA DECEUNINCK – QUICK-STEP 00:50
4 DE LA CRUZ David ESP UAE TEAM EMIRATES 00:52
5 LATOUR Pierre FRA TEAM TOTALENERGIES 01:07
6 PINOT Thibaut FRA GROUPAMA – FDJ 01:21
7 GAU DU David FRA GROUPAMA – FDJ 01:21
8 NIBALI Vincenzo ITA TREK – SEGAFREDO 01:32
9 FORMOLO Davide ITA UAE TEAM EMIRATES 01:36
10 HERRADA Jesus ESP COFIDIS 01:37
11 QUINTANA Nairo COL ARKEA PRO CYCLING TEAM 01:50
12 CHAMPOUSSIN Clement FRA AG2R CITROEN TEAM 01:51
13 GOOSSENS Kobe BEL LOTTO SOUDAL 01:54
14 MASNADA Fausto ITA DECEUNINCK – QUICK-STEP 01:58
15 LAZKANO Oier ESP CAJA RURAL-SEGUROS RGA 02:18

UEC Road European Championships 2021

Küng beats Ganna as Switzerland sweeps Elite TT titles in Trentino

The Italian fans had hoped for another golden day for Filippo Ganna, but the second day of the UEC Road European Championships – Trentino 2021 deservedly crowned Stefan Küng as ITT European Champion once again, as the Swiss defended the title conquered last year in Plouay. Anyway, it was undoubtedly a show of public and enthusiasm in the Le Albere quartier, where many enthusiastic people held their breath for the home favorite until the final meters of the 22,4 km test, on Thursday September 9th.
Belgian Remco Evenepoel rounded out a regal podium, showing he is back to his best after the horrific crash of the 2020 Il Lombardia: rivals would better watch out for him in Sunday’s Road race.

Thursday was clearly a happy day for Switzerland, that swept the Elite ITT titles: before Küng’s success, Marlen Reusser had worn the European Champion’s jersey after the Elite Women’s race.
If Italy had to settle for the silver with its most awaited champion – who met in Trento another Olympic Gold medalist, Trentino’s sailor Ruggero Tita – the home fans still had the opportunity to celebrate another gold medal after the Team Relay.

The credit goes to Vittoria Guazzini, new European time trial champion among Under 23 Women, seeing off the defending champion, German Hannah Ludwig, and fellow Italian Elena Pirrone.

The Under 23 Men’s race crowned Dane Johan Price Pejtersen, who returned to the top of Europe two years after Alkmaar 2019: between the two titles, a heart arrhythmia that had put his career on hold. His tears at the finish, clearly showed the emotion of closing such circle.

THE SWISS TRAIN ON TIME IN TRENTO
Though he was the defending champion, Stefan Küng’s name was often behind others in the odds for Trento’s European Championships: from Ganna to Evenepoel, from Tadej Pogačar to his compatriot Bisseger. However, the 27-year-old Swiss spoke with facts, delivering a perfect time trial for power and tactics over the 22,4 km around Trento: 24:29:85 was his time, at an average of 54,86 km/h.
“Halfway through the race I was just behind Ganna, but I didn’t lose confidence. I knew I was feeling good, even if I didn’t go too well in the Benelux, and at the Olympics I was at the foot of the podium. This season I have often come close to the great results, and I have always found someone stronger. This time, my day has arrived: there’s nothing better on the way to the World Championships,“commented the Trento 2021 Champion.
After the first 11 km, Ganna had gone through the intermediate one second ahead of Küng and three over a solid Remco Evenepoel, but it was in the second half that the Swiss made the difference. Seven seconds ahead of Ganna at the finishing line in Piazza delle Donne Lavoratrici, even 14 on the Belgian talent: an indisputable success.
Stefan Bisseger (Switzerland) settled for fourth after being in the lead for long, fifth place for Max Walsheid of Germany whilst Italy placed another man in sixth position, Edoardo Affini. Tadej Pogacar (Slovenia) finished twelfth in a race suited for specialists, at 1:21 from Küng.
The tight challenge between Küng, Ganna and Evenepoel thrilled the many fans who took to the roads of Trentino to enjoy a great show, as did the many spectators through live TV in Europe and Asia.

THE JOY OF MARLEN REUSSER

Swiss Marlen Reusser was the clear winner of the Elite Women Individual Time Trial, proving unbeatable on the 22.4 km of the Trento circuit.
The Swiss finished with a 27:12:95 time, unattainable even for Ellen Van Dijk, European Champion of the category for four times in the last five years. The Swiss, bronze medalist, in the last edition pushed hard right from the start in front of the MUSE – Museum of Sciences, proving out of reach for the rivals already after the first intermediate. Only Van Dijk tried to resist the force of the Swiss, but the gap recorded at the split further widened in the final part, until the final 19-second distance.
German Lisa Brennauer completed the podium, in spite of being overtaken by Reusser in the last meters: her delay on the finish line was over a minute.
“I’m exhausted but super happy, and if you’re not exhausted at the finish line means you didn’t do enough,” Reusser said afterwards. “I knew I had good legs, but you never know, Ellen and Lisa as well were also going strong. Now I will focus on the Road Race with the Swiss Team, which I love to race with.”

1 Marlen Reusser (Switzerland) 0:27:13
2 Ellen van Dijk (Netherlands) 0:00:19
3 Lisa Brennauer (Germany) 0:01:02
4 Lisa Klein (Germany) 0:01:22

5 Riejanne Markus (Netherlands) 0:01:43
6 Valeriya Kononenko (Ukraine) 0:01:52
7 Anna Kiesenhofer (Austria) 0:02:00
8 Vittoria Bussi (Italy) 0:02:09
9 Sara Van De Vel (Belgium) 0:02:13
10 Emma Norsgaard (Denmark) 0:02:18

ITALY TAKES GOLD AMONG UNDER 23 WOMEN
Vittoria Guazzini gave Italy the second gold medal of this UEC Road European Championships. Already European TT Champion in 2017 among Juniors, and plenty of times on the track, the Italian clocked a 29:02:08 time, displaying her strength from the very beginning. Behind her, German Hannah Ludwig had to give up the throne after two years, crossing the line 38 seconds behind.
“I am very happy, winning at home is special” – Guazzini said at the finish line, – “I hardly felt the fatigue. The European time trial was an important goal of the season, and I am happy to have been able to reach it. I managed myself well, and I am particularly happy with how I interpreted the race. The route was suitable for me, I pushed from start to finish and it went well“.
The Italian party was completed by Elena Pirrone, third 45 seconds behind her compatriot. After passing in fourth position at the split time, the athlete from Bolzano recovered in the second part of the race, earning the bronze medal.

1 Vittoria Guazzini (Italy) 0:29:02
2 Hannah Ludwig (Germany) 0:00:39
3 Elena Pirrone (Italy) 0:00:46
4 Marta Jaskulska (Poland) 0:00:51
5 Wilma Olausson (Sweden) 0:00:54
6 Marie Le Net (France)
7 Shari Bossuyt (Belgium) 0:00:58
8 Shirin Van Anrooij (Netherlands) 0:01:13
9 Julie De Wilde (Belgium) 0:01:14
10 Maria Novolodskaia (Russia) 0:01:15

THE COMEBACK OF JOHAN PRICE PEJTERSEN
Two years after Alkmaar, Johan Price Pejtersen returned to wear the Under 23 ITT Road European Champion in Trento. The Dane beat Norway’s Søren Værenskjold by 33 seconds and Dutch Daan Hoole by 34.
After seeing his 2020 season compromised due to an arrhythmia, and having defeated Covid-19, the Danish athlete has returned to his best, setting an irresistible pace for all opponents. Værenskjold and Hoole just managed to beat German Michel Heßmann in the race for the podium.”
„Winning here means a lot to me, after what I have been through,“ said the Dane, in tears. “I knew I was among the favourites, but I really didn’t know what I could aim for today. It feels great to be wearing this jersey again.”

1 Johan Price Pejtersen (Denmark) 0:25:35
2 Søren Wærenskjold (Norway) 0:00:33
3 Daan Hoole (Netherlands) 0:00:34
4 Michel Heßmann (Germany) 0:00:38
5 Lev Gonov (Russian Federation) 0:00:41
6 Raul Garcia Pierna (Spain) 0:00:44
7 Filippo Baroncini (Italy) 0:00:49
8 Alexandre Balmer (Switzerland) 0:00:55
9 Lennert van Eetvelt (Belgium) 0:00:59
10 Maurice Ballerstedt (Germany) 0:01:03

FRIDAY IT’S ROAD RACES TIME

On Friday, September 10th, the UEC Road European Championships Trentino 2021 will start their road races phase. The first event on the day will be the Junior Men Road Race at 9:00 am CET, on a 107.2km course, eight times on the 13,2 km city loop in Trento featuring the Povo climb.
Belgians Alec Segaert and Cian Uijtderbroecks are motivated to repeat themselves after the TT one-two, and will be facing Frenchmen Brieuc Rolland and Lenny Martinez, Norwegian Per Strand Hargenes, and the Swiss son of art Nils Aebersold, bronze at the MTB World Championships in Val di Sole just a few days ago.
In the Junior Women’s Road Race (start at 1:30 pm CET), Swiss Noelle Reutschi will try to make up for an underwhelming time trial, while Alena Ivanchenko should not be underestimated after her impressive TT display. The winner of the Piccolo Trofeo Binda, Anniina Ahtosalo (Finland) is another favourite on the 67.6 km (5 laps of the city circuit) route in Trento.
The Under 23 Women road race will close the day, starting at 4:30 pm CET. Italy will try to defend the title won last year by Elisa Balsamo, relying on a very competitive line-up with new European Time Trial Champion Vittoria Guazzini, Silvia Zanardi and Gaia Realini. Eyes will also be on the Austrian selection, with Tyroleans Mona Mitterwallner and Laura Stigger, respectively U23 Cross Country MTB World Champion in Val di Sole in 2021 and Junior Road World Champion in 2018 in Innsbruck. The Netherlands are also expected to feature in the medal chase, with Shirin Van Anrooij as the top name in the list.

Trento, September 9th, 2021

UEC Road European Cycling Championships

Buongiorno Trento: Day 2 – Top names square off against the clock

Good morning from the UEC Road European Cycling Championships. A sparkling first day gave Italy its first gold in the Team Relay, whilst Belgian Alec Segaert and Russian Alena Ivanchenko have celebrated successes in the Juniors’ time trials. The program of the greatest continental review in Trentino (8-12 September) goes on with the Men’s and Women’s time trials for the Elite and Under 23 categories.
The first race gets off at 9.15 AM CET: that’s the Under 23 Women’s time trial, followed at 10.45 AM by the Women Elite time trial, the Men Under 23 time trial at 2.15 PM, and the Men Elite time trial at 4 PM (all CET times).

THE COURSE – THE HIGH-SPEED CHALLENGE STARTS FROM THE MUSE
The time trials’ route at the Trentino 2021 European Championships is perfectly suited to specialists in the discipline, capable of pushing long gears and developing high speeds.
Starting from the MUSE-Museo delle Scienze in Trento, and finishing in the near Piazza delle Donne Lavoratrici, the pan-flat 22.4 km loop crosses the towns of Romagnano, Matterello and Aldeno, an area rich of high-quality vineyards.
The time trial route passes through the village of Mattarello, located along the ancient road that connected Trento to Rovereto. Mattarello is close to Trento airport and the Gianni Caproni Aeronautical Museum, which displays the world’s first aeronautical collection, built in the 1920s. It is a unique collection of vintage aircraft, including early twentieth-century aircraft that have made history. These include the Ansaldo SVA 5 that took part in Gabriele D’Annunzio’s demonstration flight over Vienna on 9 August 1918.
The exhibition is named after Gianni Caproni, an aeronautical engineer, entrepreneur and pioneer of flight and founder of the company of the same name engaged in the construction of aircraft in the first half of the 20th century.

THE PROTAGONISTS – GANNA AIMS FOR SECOND GOLD VERSUS FIERCE RIVALS

After the joy of the Team Relay, the medal ambitions for the Italian National Team are not over. World Champion Filippo Ganna has to be considered the top favorite of the Men’s Elite Time Trial: after showing a solid condition in the team race, he will be trying for a second gold medal at Trentino 2021.
Competition won’t be lacking for the Olympic gold medalist in the Team Pursuit: fellow countryman Edoardo Affini, defending champion Stefan Küng (Switzerland), Rémi Cavagna (France), Remco Evenepoel(Belgium), Mikkel Bjerg and Kasper Asgreen (Denmark), Jos Van Emden(Netherlands) and two-time Tour de France winner Tadej Pogacar (Slovenia).

Vittoria Bussi and Elena Cecchini will be at the start of the Women’s Elite race, where the four-time continental champion Ellen Van Dijk (Netherlands) is the clear favorite.

In the U23 Men’s race, wonderboy Juan Ayuso (Spain) will make his debut in the continental event in Trentino, whilst Hannah Ludwig (Germany) had good chances to retain her title among Under 23 Women.

WEATHER FORECASTS
More good news for the riders from the weather side on Thursday 9 September, with sun forecasts and almost no wind. A temperature of 22 degrees is expected in the morning. Temperatures will rise in the early afternoon to 26-27 degrees.

Thursday September 9th

Under 23 Women’s Time Trial

Distance: 22.4 km
First athlete start: 09.15 am
Favorites: Hannah Ludwig, Elena Pirrone, Aigul Gareeva

Elite Women’s Time Trial

Distance: 22.4 km
First athlete start: 10.45 am
Favorites: Ellen van Dijk, Lisa Brennauer, Demi Vollering

Under 23 Men’s Time Trial
Distance: 22.4 km
First athlete start: 02.15 pm
Favorites: Juan Ayuso, Andrii Ponomar, Mathias Vacek

Elite Men’s Time Trial
Distance: 22.4 km
First athlete start: 04.00 pm
Favorites: Filippo Ganna, Remco Evenepoel, Remi Cavagna

UEC Road European Championships

Italy flies to home glory in European Champs team relay

Led by Olympic Champion Filippo Ganna, the Azzurri won gold in the mixed relay ahead of Germany and the Netherlands. Belgium and Russia celebrated in Junior time trials: Alex Segaert saw off compatriot Cian Uijtdebroeks, Alina Ivanchenko won the women’s race. Tomorrow the U23 and Elite time trials: Ganna faces Evenepoel and Pogacar

1 ITALY 0:51:59 51,36
SOBRERO Matteo
DE MARCHI Alessandro
CAVALLI Marta
GANNA Filippo
CECCHINI Elena
LONGO BORGHINI Elisa

2 GERMANY 00:21 51,28
HEIDEMANN Miguel
WALSCHEID Max
KRÖGER Mieke
WOLF Justin
LECHNER Corinna
ERATH Tanja

3 NETHERLANDS 00:26 50,29
BOUWMAN Koen
MOLLEMA Bauke
PIETERS Amy
VAN EMDEN Jos
MACKAIJ Floortje
VOLLERING Demi

Trento could hardly have asked for a better opening of the UEC Road European Championships – Trentino 2021. On Wednesday, September 8th, the home Italy team offered to the fans a joy to behold, as Filippo Ganna and his teammate finalized a superb performance with the gold medal in the European Team Relay, securing the first medal for Italy in the event, much to the delight of many fans in the Le Albere district in Trento, just a few steps from the famous MUSE – Museum of Sciences.

In the 44.8 km test – two laps of the 22.4 km course on which all the time trials are contested at Trentino 2021 are held – the team made by Filippo Ganna, Alessandro De Marchi, Matteo Sobrero, Elisa Longo Borghini, Marta Cavalli and Elena Cecchini managed to leave behind Germany and the Netherlands, unsurprisingly the last two winners of the European team event. In two weeks in Leuven (Belgium), the format will also make its debut at the World Championships.

Italy made the most of the contribution by Filippo Ganna, who was generous in this first effort of his very intense European Championships’ schedule: the menu of the Tokyo Olympic Champion also includes the individual time trial on Thursday September 9th and the road race Sunday 12th.
After the men’s trio had passed the baton in first position, Longo Borghini, Cavalli and Cecchini delivered a strong effort on their own, finalizing in 51:59:01. In the background, the orchards and vineyards of Romagnano, Aldeno and Mattarello made an amazing show of themselves in a sunny afternoon, offering a first memorable postcard of Trentino to the many Countries connected with the European Championships on TV, either live or delayed.
The Germany team of Miguel Heidemann, Justin Wolf, Richard Maximilian Walscheid, Corinna Lechner, Mieke Kroger and Tanja Erath had to settle for second place with a gap of 21 seconds from the winners. The Netherlands (Koen Bouwman, Jos Van Emden, Bauke Mollema, Floortjie Mackaij, Amy Pieters and Demi Vollering) took the third step of the podium, stopping the time at 27 seconds from the Italian national team.

The Italian National anthem concluded the racing part of the first of five days of competition between Trento, Monte Bondone and the Valle dei Laghi, which awarded the first three of the thirteen titles of the most impressive European Road Championships’ edition to date. However, the special atmosphere at MUSE has continued, as on Wednesday the Science Museum of Trento celebrates the European Championships with an extended opening until 11 pm.

For Ganna and the whole Italian team, today’s victory represents an excellent start in view of the next races, which could already add to the home team’s tally. “Tomorrow it’s already ITT time, but I really wanted to take in this test, which was also useful for taking stock of the course. Tomorrow there will be plenty of strong rivals to face, as Küng wants to defend the jersey, Evenepoel has shown that he is back to his best after the crash at Lombardia, and Tadej Pogacar needs no introduction too: it will be full gas down to the final meter,“ stated the Time Trial World Champion.

Elisa Longo Borghini could also celebrated a long-pursued European Champions’ jersey. “I am excited for this result, and even more for having obtained it in a team race: I believe these races give a measure to the value of a team, and of a whole movement in this case. I hope that more and more youngsters will be inspired to get into cycling, also thanks to days like this.”

BELGIAN DOMINATION IN JUNIOR MEN’S TIME TRIAL

1 SEGAERT Alec BEL BELGIUM 00:26:27
2 UIJTDEBROEKS Cian BEL BELGIUM 00:05
3 LE HUITOUZE Eddy FRA FRANCE 00:40

8 HERZOG Emil GER GERMANY 00:55
10 KÄRSTEN Moritz GER GERMANY 01:08

In the morning, the Belgian National team scored a beautiful double in the Junior Men’s Individual Time Trial, on the 22.4 km course from the MUSE – Museum of Sciences to Piazza delle Donne Lavoratrici. Alec Segaert defeated the competition and earned the European Champion’s jersey by clocking a 26:26:61 time. Second came fellow Belgian sensation Cian Uijtderbroeks, who had beaten Segaert in the Junior Time Trial at the Belgian National Championships: this time, he finished just 5 seconds shy of the compatriot. The third step of the podium was conquered by French Eddy Le Huitouze, at 40 seconds.

„It is incredible to be able to win here, – commented Alec Segaert after the finish line. „In the first part I went very fast, maybe even too fast, but from the team car they kept telling me I was flying, and this motivated me even more. I was completely done at the finish, but the victory pays off for anything. At the Belgian Championships I had finished second behind Cian, today it was finally my turn.“

ALENA IVANCHENKO EXTENDS TRACK SUCCESS TO THE ROAD

Netherlands’ Elise Uijen could not retain the Junior Women’s Individual Time Trial title in Trento, as it was Alena Ivanchenko to take over the jersey. The Russian made a powerful showing of the skills already displayed on the track on the pan-flat 22.4 km effort. Ivanchenko stopped the clock on 29:11:82, beating German Antonia Niedermaier by 31 seconds, and Elise Uijen by 53 seconds.

For Ivanchenko this was the third prestigious success in just over three weeks, after having graduated World Champion in the Points Race at the Junior Track Cycling World Championships in Cairo (Egypt) and having won the European Champion jersey in the same specialty at the European Youth Track Cycling Championships in Apeldoorn (Netherlands).