Just like in Saturday's Giro dell'Emilia, CSC's Fränk Schleck went on the attack and tried to take a solo victory in Sunday's Grand Prix Beghelli. But once again Schleck was caught before the finish - just like his teammates Martin Pedersen and Nicki Sørensen, who also tried their luck during the Italian race.
"Martin was in the first serious break away, but unfortunately he was dropped with about 80 kilometers to go, when the riders hit the final laps," said sports director Kim Andersen. "After that, especially Fränk, but also Nicki tried to escape on the climbs, but they never opened up a decisive gap. On the other hand, it made the race extremely fast with an average speed of more than 43 km/h, and I'm very pleased with the fact we had five riders in the group of about 50, who finished the race. The riders who are supposed to be up front battling for victory in Giro di Lombardia got some great training, and that's exactly what we hoped for this weekend."