The national champion’s jersey escaped from Filippo Ganna’s grasp by a mere two seconds. He tried everything possible, but Gianni Moscon succeeded in defending his 2017 title is nearest rival was nearly one minute off, so it because a duel between Ganna and Moscon, with the latter starting last as defending champion.
Over 42 kilometres, Ganna clocked 48-24 minutes. Then Moscon started passing the time checks: 19 seconds down on Ganna at the first time check but rebounding over the second half of the course. When he finished with 48-22, it was enough to push Ganna out of the hot seat by two seconds and take the title for a second consecutive year.