Dagnoni: “The best moment of 2021? The gold of the track quartet in Tokyo”

The president of the Federciclismo: “An extraordinary year and a track that is still growing. Colbrelli’s victory in Paris-Roubaix is ​​a gem”

“2021 has been an extraordinary year for cycling, something exceptional that not even the rosiest expectations foretold”. This was stated to Adnkronos by the president of the Federciclismo, Cordiano Dagnoni. “Looking around I see successes and growth in any discipline: the Olympics above all, of course, but also the world gold of Elisa Balsamo, confirmation of a mature youth cycling; not to mention the junior BMX world championship won by the eighteen year old Marco Radaelli. for the growth of the movement in general, BMX, a means of entry for the very young into competitions “.

But “the moment that made me jump in my chair – continues Dagnoni – it was the incredible victory of the Olympic track quartet in Tokyo: also the IOC indicated it as the sporting event of the year, and seeing it happen there, in front of my eyes and those of Giovanni Malagò, seemed to us something incredible, from the disadvantage to the gold … “. Gold (and world record) of the quartet Filippo Ganna, Simone Consonni, Jonathan Milan and Francesco Lamon who arrived 61 years after the last winner, and then repeated in October at the World Championships in Roubaix. Always on the track “the gold of a rediscovered Letizia Paternoster and the silver of the female quartet Elisa Balsamo, Chiara Consonni, Martina Alzini and Martina Fidanza at the Modiali di Roubaix: formidable group and growing, like men, which will give us satisfaction in Paris 2024 “. Finally, “the gem: the victory of Sonny Colbrelli to Paris Roubaix, obtained in that way and with those conditions. Victory so prestigious that it leaves you speechless “.