Buongiorno, Adelaide | Cannondale
He’d taken his time earlier in the day to familiarize himself with the course, lapping it several times aboard his Cannondale SystemSix – an aero road bike, not a time trial bike, that he would eventually ride to victory hours later. He learned the corners, felt out the approaches, and pinpointed where and when to put down the power.
“The plan was… to go flat out,” said the native Italian. And it paid off.