Devastated Elia Viviani admits he missed one of the biggest chances of his career at Ghent-Wevelgem

Italian sprinter left visibly upset after missing out on taking a sprint victory at the prestigious one-day Belgian race

Elia Viviani on the podium at the 2018 Ghent-Wevelgem (Photo by Luc Claessen/Getty Images)

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A stunned Elia Viviani sat on the ground after the finish line in Belgium today, crushed to miss the chance at winning Ghent-Wevelgem after his Quick-Step Floors team dedicated themselves to his sprint. It had been "one of his biggest chances" to check off a major goal his list.

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Gregor Brown

Gregor Brown is an experienced cycling journalist, based in Florence, Italy. He has covered races all over the world for over a decade - following the Giro, Tour de France, and every major race since 2006. His love of cycling began with freestyle and BMX, before the 1998 Tour de France led him to a deep appreciation of the road racing season.