Sonny Colbrelli spectacularly kept pace with Remco Evenepoel before out-sprinting him to win the men’s European Road Race Championships.

On a fantastic and at times breathless day of racing in Trento, Colbrelli ensured a home victory by being one of only two others to bridge across to Evenepoel’s late attack, the Italian then refusing to be distanced by the Belgian in the hillier sections of the parcous and then sprinting to a memorable victory.