LEUVEN (BEL): After the Giro d’Italia, the World Championship. 2021 is a fantastic season for Team Colpack Ballan so far.
Filippo Baroncini stormed away from his rivals as the race exploded in the final stages and arrived solo at the finish line.
The crucial move summed up power, lucidity, strategy and heart. After that, the final win was secured.
Michele Gazzoli‘s fourth place completed this day to remember.
These are the words of the new World Champion: “It’s a dream. The perfect end to a nervous day, for me and for all my teammates. I’ve been dreaming of this victory all my life. My attack was planned and everything went according to plan. I am speechless. After the breakaway, all I thought about was pushing, pushing, pushing and winning this game. Fortunately, everything went well.”
Filippo Baroncini is 21 years old, he is from Massa Lombarda, among the successes of this season the Italian time trial title, the silver medal at the European Championships, and a stage victory at the Giro U23.
Special mention also for Manuel Oioli, ASD Bustese Olonia athlete, who achieved a very good seventh place in the World Championship Junior category, riding his Superstar.