Cycling, Julian Alaphilippe wins the World Championship. Italy down from the podium

Cycling, Julian Alaphilippe wins the World Championship. Italy down from the podium
Cycling, Julian Alaphilippe wins the World Championship. Italy down from the podium

Julian Alaphilippe wins the 2021 edition of the World cycling champion, repeating last year’s success in Imola. A great class victory for the French runner that, party on wall of Sant’Antonio at the end of the penultimate lap, he left behind all the opponents who failed to reach him despite still missing more than 16 kilometers to the finish.

Alaphilippe has arrived alone on the finish line, at the end of a splendid ride, the only one of the big favorites on the eve to keep faith with fame and predictions. Behind him, the Dutchman Dylan Van Baarle won the sprint forsilver ahead of the Dane Michael Valgren, medal of bronze. Big disappointment for the Dutch Mathieuvan der Poel and especially per Wout Van Aert, the child prodigy of the house. Chew bitter too Sonny Colbrelli (tenth), the reigning European champion from Brescia who, although a step below the big favorites, was in great shape and hoped for a bang.

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