News | Coppa Agostoni • October 11, 2021
Double podium at Coppa Agostoni
Trentin and Covi continue late-season form
Matteo Trentin came close to his second triumph in UAE colours, with a mis-timed sprint in the final metres just costing him victory today at the Coppa Agostoni in Italy.
On the day which started and finished in Lissone (180km), Trentin arrived to the line just behind winner Alexey Lutsenko (Astana) with Alessandro Covi arriving first home in the chasing group for 3rd.
The main move of the day occurred with -24km, as an elite 6 man group containing Alessandro Covi along with the likes of Alejandro Valverde (Movistar) and Lutsenko moved away over the final climb of 1.6km at 8% average.
Trentin bridged across on the descent to make it a seven man group at -20km and went on the offensive shortly after, taking Lutsenko with him with the pair collaborating well and building a 25’’ gap on the chasers.
The pair would stick together until the line with Trentin being outmanoeuvred by the Kazakh.
Trentin: “We did a good race to place myself and Covi in the final selection. In the end I just mis-judged my sprint a bit and Lutsenko got the jump on me, which in that situation is almost impossible to close down. It was just a split second but in that scenario it makes the difference and he was very strong also. On the plus side I can feel the legs are very good. Of course I’m disappointed not to win, but really focussed now on the remaining races.”
The result for Covi means he wins the overall prize for the Trittico Lombardo, having shown great consistency over the autumn classics Italian calendar.
Alexey Lutsenko (Astana) 4:19:44
Matteo Trentin (UAE Team Emirates) s.t
Alessandro Covi (UAE Team Emirates) +12’’