Monday’s La Gazzetta dello Sport had a photo of Alberto Bettiol on its front cover, celebrating his and Marta Bastianelli’s victories at the Tour of Flanders. They called Bettiol the ‘Leoncino di Fiandre’ - the little lion of Flanders.
Alberto Bettiol takes first career victory with spectacular solo ride at Tour of Flanders 2019 |
Who is Alberto Bettiol? He loves his mother's pasta. He's a goofball. And he has swagger:
The Tour of Flanders is Alberto Bettiol’s first pro win. 25 years old #RVV19
When Alberto Bettiol (EF Education First) swung left at the top of the Paterberg clutching a lead of 20 seconds, a creeping hush seemed to descend upon the crowds who were following the closing stages of the Tour of Flanders on screens in Oudenaarde.
Alberto Bettiol took a well-deserved solo victory and the first win of his career at the Tour of Flanders, going on the attack on the final climb of the Oude Kwaremont, with 17km and then holding off all the big-name chasers. Report, results and gallery
Italy's Alberto Bettiol pulled off a shock solo win in the men's Tour of Flanders in Belgium. More: