Trentin turns injury-marred season around with European Championships victory

Mathieu van der Poel, Matteo Trentin and Wout van Aert show off their European Championship medals

Italy's Matteo Trentin turned what has been a season full of injuries around into a moment of emotional success by winning the men's road race at the UEC European Championships in Glasgow on Sunday. Racing for the squadra azzurra, Trentin out-sprinted a six-rider breakaway to secure the title and distinctive jersey. Trentin cracked a rib in pre-season training and then fractured his spine at Paris-Roubaix in April. He has spent eight months fighting back from injury. "It's incredible to have won after everything I've been through recently," Trentin said. "We rode perfectly as a team, and I have to thank everyone who has supported me during my problems and injuries. Nothing went right for eight months, and so I want to thank everyone who was there for me. This is a great day!" Moving from the Quick-Step program over to Mitchelton-Scott this season was meant to be an exciting time ...

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