9 Apr 2019
KNOCKIN’ ON HEAVEN’S DOOR
Alberto Bettiol (EF Education First) dominated the terrible Tour of Flanders cobblestones with Full Speed Ahead products.
The Italian rider took his first pro win at Tour of Flanders, twelve years after the last Italian win with Alessandro Ballan. The EF Education First rider won with an incredible solo one of the most popular and prestigious races in the world, considered the “University” of cycling races.
Bettiol has stunned the favorites, including World Champions as Valverde and Sagan, Olympic Champions as Greg Vanavermaet and former Tour of Flanders winners.
His gap never wavered. He benefited from a disorganized chase and the composition of the sprint-heavy chase group. No one rider or team wanted to commit to the work, and his teammate Sebastian Langeveld was on-hand to squash any momentum the chasers attempted to build.
Considered the "University" cycling races, the Tour of Flanders is a fundamental test not only for riders, but also for cycling brands. On the stones of the Northern Europe bikes and components are subjected to harsh stresses for over 50 kilometers of cobbles, and the FSA products have passed the test with full marks!
Bettiol won on a Cannondale Supersix Evo bike equipped with:
“Behind this success is the work of thousands of people,” said Alberto Bettiol. “Behind this win is my teammates and all the staff at EF, from all the service guys standing for hours with the wheels, we were covered 27 times on course today, the sport directors, the mechanics, the media guys, the directors. Everyone, everything. It’s a dream.”
And the support of Full Speed Ahead too, we can add!