Quinziato Secures Bronze at Italian National Time Trial Championships23. June 2017, Caluso (ITA) — Road Team
Manuel Quinziato continued BMC Racing Team's run of podium finishes this week after securing the bronze medal at today's Italian National Time Trial Championships behind winner Gianni Moscon (Team Sky).
As defending champion, Quinziato was the final rider to roll off the ramp and out on the 38.3km course, he was chasing Moscon's benchmark of 44'33".
Quinziato eventually stopped the clock at 46'09" to set the third-fastest time of the day and head onto the podium for the fifth time in his career at the Italian National Time Trial Championships.
Quotes from the Finish Line
"It was really hot today and in the end, I think everyone found that difficult. I came here to defend my title and I felt like I had the legs to do that but the heat hit me harder than I expected. It was a really strong performance from Gianni Moscon (Team Sky) and I was still able to make it onto the podium so I am happy and I think I honored the race. Of course, I wish I could have kept the jersey but the young guys were stronger than me today."
"Last year was really special for me but I have now been on the podium here five times and every year is different. The only result I was aiming for today was the win so, I am a bit disappointed but reflecting on my performance in today's conditions, I think I can be happy."
"I think as a team we have a really strong and motivated group of riders for the Road Race Championships on Sunday. It's a pretty hard course and we don't know the final circuit so, we will see what happens."
Italian National Road Race Championships
Ciriè > Caluso, 38.3km
Top 3: 1. Gianni Moscon (Team Sky) 2. Fabio Felline (Trek - Segafredo) 3. Manuel Quinziato (BMC Racing Team)