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The four French pursuers were unable to do anything against the reigning Italian Olympic champions in Thursday’s team chase.
Thomas Boudat; Thomas Denis; Valentin Tabellion and Benjamin Thomas did not create the feat and lost in the final of the team pursuit at the world championships; in Roubaix; on Thursday; October 21; against Italy. But they made the transalpine Olympic champions tremble. They won anyway the silver medal; the second in these championships for France; after cshe got in team speed on wednesday.
While after the first kilometer; the French had managed to overtake the Italians under the clamor of the Roubaix Vélodrome; their opponents accelerated past half and the Tricolores exploded at the end of the race. Not classified for the Tokyo Games; the French quartet signed a first podium in this discipline since the 2003 World Cup. Reigning Olympic champions; Italians Liam Bertazzo; Simone Consonni; Filippo Ganna and Jonathan Milan were also proclaimed world champions. Great Britainjournaltimepletes the podium.
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