Pogacar "à la Merckx" Sonny's Roubaix and blue brushstrokes: the season in ten pictures

Pogacar “à la Merckx” Sonny’s Roubaix and blue brushstrokes: the season in ten pictures

A year full of emotions not only on the road but also in the velodrome. Will the team participate in the games? Those of the Prince Jannah Quartet

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Ten photos, but it could have been at least double. But if you look at it carefully, these shots sum up a great year of cycling. With exploits of heroes, blue strikes, disappointments and many, many feelings.

First participation in Paris-Roubaix at the age of 31. In the morning he told his roommate Jonathan Milan: “No one can stop me with these legs.” he is right. In the mud he dominates the stones and takes Roubaix after the Tricolore and the Europeo: Sonny Colbrelli is a giant.

August 4, Izu Racecourse, Tokyo Olympics. Filippo Gana, Francesco Lamon, Simone Consone and Friulian Jonathan Milan enter right into the legend. They beat Denmark in the final, after an impressive semi-final match with New Zealand, and are Olympic champions in the chase quad. End heart stop, time is my place: 3’42” 032, world record. For the IOC, this is the team’s effort at the Games. In October they will also win the World Cup in Roubaix.

Filippo Ganna crushes a giant like Wout Van Aert and wins the World Road Trial Championships in Leuven, Belgium, at Wout’s home. 43 km at an average of 54 km/h, Evenpoel III. Giant paradise.

Shoot once, then shoot again. In the third stage they no longer accept him: Frenchman Julien Alaphilippe remains the world champion with a fine finish in Flanders. He’s a hero, that’s right.

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Is it possible to attach the Giro d’Italia, 21 days of effort to the top and bottom of the shoe in one picture? Probably yes: Sega di Ala over Rovereto. Phase 17, May 26. Egan Bernal wears a distressed pink, the only time in 21 days that the socialite Martinez has saved, behind Damiano Caruso, who runs the Giro Giro who sits second in last place.

World Champion Against Legend Marian Voss: Elisa Balsamo from Cuneo 23 years ago is a masterpiece. Model student riding a bicycle quickly. It also wins on the track.

We put these three great athletes together. Elisa Longo Borghini took bronze at the Tokyo Olympics in the individual test and then two rainbow jerseys with gorgeous smiles: Martina Fidanza, zero gold and Letizia Paternoster, 22, the social media queen but also the world champion in elimination in Roubaix.

Liège Bastogne Liège, Tour de France, second, dominated Giro di Lombardia, Olympic bronze and much more. For 23-year-old Slovenian Tadej Pogacar, for just one year at Merckx. What do I say more? –

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