Italian cyclist Matteo Trentin stepped on the highest step of the podium in the Road race which was the concluding event of the 2018 European Championships programme in Glasgow (Great Britain) on Sunday.
The 29-year-old beat the European champion and the current Cyclo-Cross World Champion Mathieu van der Poel (Nethlerlands) and Wout van Aert (Belgium) in the final sprint.
The race was fast paced and the leading group broke up again, leaving five riders in front all aiming to reach the finish line first in the last few kilometers.
Entering the final straight, Davide Cimolai perfectly steered Matteo Trentin to a clear victory over the two Cyclo-Cross masters Van der Poel and Van Aert.
Trentin was ecstatic after winning the race and he also stated that he was pleased with Italian national team’s performance at the continental competition.
“Winning a European title is an unbelievable feeling, especially because this win comes after a very unlucky season due to several accidents,” Trentin said on UEC’s official website.
“The Italian national team was brilliant and it all went as planned and Davide Cimolai was exceptional steering me in the sprint.
“I will wear the European Champion’s jersey for the first time next Sunday in the EuroEyes Cyclassics Hamburg, and then in the Vuelta España.”
The 2018 World Cycling show will be beamed on Fox Sports 2 tonight (Monday, August 13) at 20h00 CAT.