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Elia Viviani in the legend! In Roubaix he became world champion

Elia Viviani in the legend! In Roubaix he became world champion
Elia Viviani in the legend! In Roubaix he became world champion

Elia Viviani world champion in Elimination

ELIA VIVIANI WORLD CHAMPION

Immense Elia Viviani.

After yesterday’s bronze in the recovering Omnium, today he closes with a bang, deservedly winning theelimination of the Track World Championships in Roubaix. King on the French track, after being Olympic champion in Rio. His first rainbow jersey, after also a European title. Perfect race, putting all his great experience on the track until he won the final sprint with the Portuguese Iuri Leitao, great protagonist of this world championship, bronze to the Russian Rostotsev.

“The Elimination is a test that I like,” he said at the beginning of the world championship. Today the Veronese demonstrated this, taking his first world championship jersey with an imperious sprint on the Portuguese Leitao. It was destined for this to arrive precisely in the discipline that today has also made its official entry into the world program.

“Of course it is not the Omnium – he recalled during the interviews – but it is one of the most spectacular, which inflames the public and puts the pistard in constant stress …”. So in front of his family, including Elena Cecchini who rushed today to see him compete on this closing day, the Captain put the seal on a fantastic world championship for Italy. When the first lights of the Stab Velodrome begin to go out, the final medal table speaks clearly: Italy in third place behind Germany and Holland, second for overall number of medals: 10. Because in addition to Viviani’s gold, today it also arrived the silver of Simone Consonni and Michele Scartezzini in the Madison.

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