Lechner left off Italian selection for UEC Cyclo-cross European Championships

Eva Lechner (Clif)

Italian champion Eva Lechner will not be participating in the upcoming UEC Cyclo-cross European Championships held on Sunday in Rosmalen, Netherlands. Lechner is currently positioned third in the world ranking but was left off the competing roster because the national team coach has opted to send a development team. "I understand your surprise," Italian national team coach Fausto Scotti told Wielerflits on Wednesday. "But for this European Championship I have chosen to draw the cards from the younger riders. I'm thinking of the future of Italian cyclo-cross." Scotti selected the team and has chosen to fill only two of the six spots available to the elite women’s team. The riders selected to compete are Alice Maria Arzuffi and Rebecca Gariboldi. Arzuffi is currently ranked ninth in the world and has had a strong season with multiple podiums in C1-level events and an eighth place at the World Cup in Bern. ...

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