Italy won the third gold medal – fourth overall – at the cycling world championships in Belgium in the elite women’s event. Elisa balsamo, in the race which started from Antwerp and finished in Louvain, after 157.7 kilometers, was set with a time of 3h52’27 “, preceding Dutch Marianne Vos, second and silver medal with the same time. Third place, e bronze for the Polish Katarzyna Niewiadoma, at 1 “. Fourth the Hungarian Kata Blanka Vas, with the same time, and fifth the Cuban Arlenis Sierra Canadilla. The elite men’s race is scheduled for Sunday, Italy focusing on Colbrelli and Trentino.
“I still can’t believe it”
“I’m totally speechless. I can’t believe it. It’s a dream, after a very long season. The team was great. I beat Marianne Voss today. Crazy. At the last corner, I thought I would go full speed. Next year with this shirt it will be amazing. Thanks to the whole team and staff. Here is my boyfriend at the finish line, while my family follows me from home. “These are Elisa Balsamo’s first words after winning the Elite Women’s World Online Title.
Balsamo, who is also a rider and as such participated in the Tokyo Olympics, won the road race at the European Under-23 Championships last year, when he had already won the bow jersey. -in-rainbow junior, winning the test of it. of the 2016 World Cup in Doha.
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