Elia Viviani beats Yves Lampaert to take European Championship title

Italy retain the European Championship as Viviani attacked with two other riders from 25km out

Elia Viviani wins the European championship men's road race 2019 (Photo by Bas Czerwinski/Getty Images)

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Elia Viviani easily outsprinted Belgium's Yves Lampaert to retain the European Championship for Italy.

Pascal Ackermann (Germany) came third with Alexander Kristoff (Norway) taking the reduced peloton across the line ahead of Sam Bennett (Ireland) in a sprint finish.

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