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Tirreno-Adriatico: Lorenzo Finn wins U19 time trial

Lorenzo Finn (GRENKE - Auto Eder)

In his debut race for GRENKE - Auto Eder, the Italian newcomer immediately demonstrated his talent. On the professional course of the WorldTour race Tirreno-Adriatico, he outperformed well-known competitors and secured his first win of the season.

Tirreno-Adriatico is among the most famous stage races in professional cycling. Since 1996, the long-distance race traditionally runs from the Tyrrhenian Sea to the Adriatic. This year, a U19 individual time trial was also held as part of the race's opening. The “Trofeo Comune di Camaiore TT”, as the junior race is officially called, followed the same course as the professional time trial held in the afternoon.

GRENKE - Auto Eder newcomer Lorenzo Finn showed in his first race for the BORA - hansgrohe youth team that he is among the most promising talents in Italian cycling. With a time of 12:34 minutes, the 17-year-old clocked the fastest time among the competition, comprising nearly 50 riders, with an average speed of 47.7 kilometres per hour. Interestingly, with his performance, Finn would have been competitive even in the professional field, achieving a mid-to-back of the pack placement.

Following Thibaut Van Damme's Belgian national championship title on the track in January, GRENKE - Auto Eder has now also secured its first road victory of the 2024 season. The next race for the team is scheduled for March 16th and 17th in Belgium with the "Guido Reybrouck Juniors" stage race.


01 FINN Lorenzo GRENKE - Auto Eder 12:34

02 BESSEGA Andrea Borgo Molino Vigna Fiorita + 01

03 ZANUTTA David Team Tiepolo Udine + 12

04 PETRI Damiano Polisportiva Monsummanese + 13

05 MELLANO Ludovico Team Fratelli Giorgi + 17


“I'm really satisfied with my performance on the course. To have this kind of start with the new team obviously brings me joy. Thanks to the team for the support. I'm ready for the next races.” – Lorenzo Finn

“Given the quality of the competition, Lorenzo's showed a very strong performance. This holds even more weight as the race carries a certain significance for future European and World Championship selections in Italy. A very impressive entry by Lorenzo into our team and a pointer for the next international races.”– Dr. Christian Schrot, Sports Director