Oliveira (8th) remains within world’s best time trialists

25 September 2019
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ITT World Championships

Portuguese specialist from Movistar Team claims fourth top-ten finish at elite Worlds, just 14” short for bronze medal. Rohan Dennis (AUS / TBM) notches up back-to-back titles.

Rohan Dennis (TBM) made a resounding return to racing on Wednesday as he conquered in Yorkshire his second consecutive World ITT Championship, at the end of a really long, 54km course from Northallerton to Harrogate.

The Aussie owned the race, with a huge 1’08” gap on Belgian prodigy Remco Evenepoel (DQT) and 1’55” over Italian Filippo Ganna (INS), winner of a tight contest for bronze, which also featured Nelson Oliveira (Movistar Team).

Nelson Oliveira during his effort in the 2019 ITT World Championship. . (c) Kei Tsuji / BettiniPhoto

The Portuguese talent even posted the third quickest time through the second intermediate check (37km), before the enormous length of the TT played against his chances near the end, falling down to 8th place, just 14 seconds behind bronze.

It was, nevertheless, the fourth appearance inside the top ten of the ITT Worlds for the Telefónica-backed squad’s specialist, joined in this race by Lluís Mas (39th) and Eduardo Sepúlveda (43rd).

Lluís Mas during the TT. (c) Yorkshire 2019

Cover picture (c): Luca Bettini / BettiniPhoto