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UEC European Championships Glasgow 2018 - Men Road Race 230,4 km - 12/08/2018 - Matteo Trentin (Italy) - Wout Van Aert (Belgium) - photo Luca Bettini/BettiniPhoto©2018

The European Championship Belongs to Sidi and Matteo Trentin

In Glasgow the Italian rider wins the 2018 European Championship.

Matteo Trentin’s star is shining brighter than ever. In Glasgow, Scotland, Trentin delivered victory in the European Cycling Championship for himself, Technical Commissioner for the Italian National team, Davide Cassani, and Sidi.

This year the rider from Trentino is competing with team Mitchelton-Scott, and this is a fantastic comeback for him after eight dark and difficult months spent recovering from injuries sustained in a fall at Roubaix.

But Trentin was able to come back stronger than before. He returned to racing for the Adriatica-Ionica Race in the end of June; then he participated in the National Championships, a race in Spain and the PrudentialRide London, followed by the Tour de Pologne, where Matteo regained his confidence and riding rhythm, which brought optimism for better things to come. Finally, on a cold and rainy day in Scotland, the sun was shining on Trentin. It was the sunshine of victory, which sparkled on the gold medal around his neck and the stars of the European flag on his chest.

The European Champion’s jersey is an important symbol, one which Trentin will have the honour of wearing in the pack for the entire year. It’s a jersey that reassures him that he is back in true form, a simple guy who is always genuine and happy, but at the same time a serious and determined professional. He’s a rider who can put himself at the service of his captains, whether he’s racing for his team or in the blue Italian national jersey; he is also a rider who can become a leader, a winner when the situation calls for it. These are the qualities that have made him the new European Champion…great job, Matteo!

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