Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux concluded the week of national championships with the best harvest in its history. After two time trial titles (Girmay, Taaramäe), a silver medal (Peák) and two bronze medals (Peák, van der Hoorn), the World Team was represented in the road race of eight different countries this Sunday.
In Italy, Lorenzo Rota flirted with the victory on the hilly circuit in Puglia. The rider from Lombardia chose to anticipate by attacking after the entry on the local laps in Alberobello and joining the breakaway 40 kilometer before the finish. He was then member of a quartet which sprinted for the title. Rota was only defeated by Filippo Zana, the new Italian champion.