Quinziato Crowned Italian National Time Trial Champion22. June 2016, Romanengo (ITA) — Road Team
Manuel Quinziato has smashed the Individual Time Trial field at the Italian National Championships, crossing the line to win by 48 seconds.
Quinziato completed the two-lap 41.3 kilometer course in 49 minutes flat, 38 seconds faster than Manuele Boaro (Tinkoff) and one minute faster than Moreno Moser (Cannondale Pro Cycling).
It is the first time in Quinziato’s career that he has held the National Champion’s jersey.
Finish line Quotes from Manuel Quinziato:
“I was on the podium three times before and I hadn’t raced the championships the past six years. I’m really happy that I finally got the jersey because I have never won it.”
“On the first lap I went through the check point down on Boaro but then on the last lap I kept it really steady and really came home hard. In the end I had a really good gap. The level was pretty high with riders like Boaro and Moser so to have won by a lot is really nice.”
“I’ll have my first chance to wear the national champion’s jersey at the Tour of Poland in July as there is a time trial there so I can’t wait! I feel confident ahead of the road race on Sunday. I haven’t had a really good look at the parcours yet but I know that it is a good parcours for me because it should be pretty fast with a small climb every loop. It’s not like a 4000m climb like there has been the last couple of years. My mood is good and my shape is good so I’m definitely going to try.”
Fabio Baldato, Sports Director:
“There were some really good riders here racing. Manuel was just amazing. He rode 50.5km an hour, just really, really strong. At the 20km check point he was seven seconds behind Boaro and then he stayed really consistent with his speed on the second lap and never lost a second, instead he gained them.”
“It’s really special for Manuel and for BMC Racing Team so it’s a great day. I hope we can do something similar at the road race on Sunday.”
Italian National Championships Time Trial
Romanengo › Romanengo (41.3k)
Top 3: Manuel Quinziato (BMC Racing Team), Manuele Boaro (Tinkoff), Moreno Moser (Cannondale Pro Cycling)