Simone Velasco, rider of the Astana team, was crowned Italian road cycling champion in Comano Terme last Saturday, winning a thrilling sprint between six riders. Lorenzo Rota, who had already finished second last year, took second place again.
Velasco showed his speed by completing the 227-kilometer race in the Trentino region of northern Italy in just over five and a half hours. This victory represents his first win in a major competition.
The rider was part of a chasing group that managed to catch Lorenzo Rota, who had escaped alone and was caught just 7 kilometers from the finish.
Simone Velasco takes over from Filippo Zana, champion in 2022 but absent in this edition due to a fractured right collarbone.
Victory in the Italian Road Cycling Championships is a significant achievement for Velasco, as it gives him the recognition and satisfaction of having beaten outstanding competitors in a challenging and demanding race. His triumph highlights his skill as a cyclist and his determination to succeed in the sport.
The competition in Italian road cycling is fierce, with talented cyclists and renowned teams fighting for the national title. Velasco’s victory demonstrates his ability to face challenges and his capacity to excel in a competitive field.
This win will undoubtedly mark a milestone in Simone Velasco’s career and give him a boost of confidence as he continues to pursue his goals in professional cycling.