Sonny Colbrelli outwits Remco Evenepoel to become European men's road race champion

The Italian refused to let the Belgian out of sight and expectedly beat him in the finishing sprint

Sonny Colbrelli
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Sonny Colbrelli spectacularly kept pace with Remco Evenepoel before out-sprinting him to win the men's European Road Race Championships.

On a fantastic and at times breathless day of racing in Trento, Colbrelli ensured a home victory by being one of only two others to bridge across to Evenepoel's late attack, the Italian then refusing to be distanced by the Belgian in the hillier sections of the parcous and then sprinting to a memorable victory.

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Chris Marshall-Bell

A freelance sports journalist and podcaster, you'll mostly find Chris's byline attached to news scoops, profile interviews and feature writing across a variety of different publications. He has been writing regularly for Cycling Weekly since 2013.

Previously a ski, hiking and cycling guide in a number of places, but mostly in the Canadian Rockies and Spanish Pyrenees, he almost certainly holds the record for the most number of interviews conducted from snowy mountains.

He lives in Valencia, Spain.