Bronzini wins GP Liberazione

First victory in rainbow jersey for reigning world champ

Giorgia Bronzini (Colavita Forno d'Asolo) won the GP Liberazione, outkicking Alona Andruk (Diadora-Pasta Zara) and Monia Baccaille (SC MCipollini Giordana), both the Italian national champion and defending race champion, in the field sprint finale in Crema, Italy.

It was an emotional victory for the 27-year-old Italian as she not only won her first race as reigning world champion, but the win occurred on home soil.

"The team did an exceptional job in the sprint," said Bronzini. "I was looking for the win. I went close several times in Holland and Belgium.

"That I finally managed to break the ice today is all due to my teammates. I thanked them personally one-by-one because they raced at the front from the first to last kilometre. Then came the first win with this jersey in a race that inspires me. This day has a very special emotion."

Despite finishing as runner-up, Andruk was pleased with her result. "I tried hard and I was side-by-side with Bronzini through to the finish line. I was beaten by a few centimetres. For me it was the culmination of a great race, to be beaten by one of the strongest sprinters in the world is like winning."

Full Results
1Giorgia Bronzini (Ita) Colavita Forno d'Asolo3:01:00 
2Alona Andruk (Ukr) Diadora - Pasta Zara  
3Monia Baccaille (Ita) SC MCipollini Giordana  
4Rasa Leleivyte (Ltu) Vaiano Solaristech  
5Annalisa Cucinotta (Ita) Kleo Ladies Team  
6Belinda Goss (Aus)  
7Valentina Scandolara (Ita) Gauss  
8Simona Frapporti (Ita) Top Girls Fassa Bortolo  
9Federica Primavera (Ita)  
10Vania Rossi (Ita)  
11Anna Trevisi (Ita)  
12Elena Cecchini (Ita) Colavita Forno d'Asolo  
13Malgorzta Jasinska (Pol) S.C. Michela Fanini Rox  
14Julia Martisova (Rus) Gauss  
15Eleonora Spaliviero (Ita) Vaiano Solaristech  
16Oxana Kozonchuk (Rus) Diadora - Pasta Zara  
17Svetlana Pauliukaite (Ltu)  
18Elena Kuchinskaya (Rus) Gauss  
19Rossella Callovi (Ita) SC MCipollini Giordana  
20Yelizaveta Bochkarova (Ukr)  
21Lelizaveta Oshurkova (Ukr)  
22Yulia Blindyuk (Rus) SC MCipollini Giordana  
23Alessia Martini (Ita) Vaiano Solaristech  
24Gloria Presti (Ita) Top Girls Fassa Bortolo  
25Anne-Marie Schmitt (Lux) Lointek  
26Viktoriya Vologdina (Ukr)  
27Lucia Gonzalez Blanco (Spa) Lointek  
28Marta Bastianelli (Ita) SC MCipollini Giordana  
29Fanny Riberot (Fra) Lointek  
30Carly Hibberd (Aus)  
31Sara Grifi (Ita) S.C. Michela Fanini Rox  
32Chiara Vanni (Ita) Vaiano Solaristech  
33Christel Ferrier-Bruneau (Fra) Gauss  
34Chiara Nadalutti (Ita) Kleo Ladies Team  
35Olena Sharga (Ukr)  
36Sylwia Kapusta (Pol) Gauss  
37Suzie Godart (Lux)  
38Nina Ovcharenko (Ukr) S.C. Michela Fanini Rox  
39Alessandra D'Ettorre (Ita) Colavita Forno d'Asolo  
40Petra Zrimšek (Slo)  
41Emma Marcelli (Ita)  
42Eneritz Iturriagaechevarria Mazaga (Spa) Lointek  
43Samantha Galassi (Ita) SC MCipollini Giordana  
44Anna Nagirna (Ukr)  
45Ziva Verbic (Slo)  
46Urša Pintar (Slo)  
47Lorena Foresi (Ita) Gauss  
48Karin Aune (Swe) S.C. Michela Fanini Rox  
49Martina Ruzickova (Cze) S.C. Michela Fanini Rox  
50Alena Sitsko (Blr)  
51Elena Valentini (Ita) Kleo Ladies Team  
52Katarzyna Sosna (Ltu) Vaiano Solaristech  
53Jennifer Fiori (Ita) Top Girls Fassa Bortolo  
54Alenka Novak (Slo)  
55Silvia Moroni (Ita) Vaiano Solaristech  
56Stefania Baldi (Ita)  
57Francesca Faustini (Ita) Colavita Forno d'Asolo  
58Susanna Zorzi (Ita) Gauss  
59Oksana Kashchishina (Ukr) S.C. Michela Fanini Rox  
60Giada Borgato (Ita) Colavita Forno d'Asolo  
61Giulia Ronchi (Ita) Top Girls Fassa Bortolo  
62Alessandra Borchi (Ita) Gauss  
63Laura Basso (Ita)  
64Elisa Longo Borghini (Ita) Top Girls Fassa Bortolo  
65Vicki Whitelaw (Aus) Lotto Honda Team  
66Alessia Quarta (Ita)  
67Urte Juodvalkyte (Ltu) Vaiano Solaristech  
68Barbara Guarischi (Ita) Colavita Forno d'Asolo  
69Tjaša Rutar (Slo)  
70Bridie O'Donnell (Aus) Top Girls Fassa Bortolo  
71Monica Ceccon (Ita)  
72Andreja Godec (Slo)  
73Francesca Cauz (Ita)  
74Elena Chiarelli (Ita)  
75Elena Berlato (Ita) Top Girls Fassa Bortolo  
76Silvia Valsecchi (Ita) Top Girls Fassa Bortolo  
77Tatiana Guderzo (Ita) SC MCipollini Giordana  
78Chiara Bortolus (Ita) Kleo Ladies Team  
79Jennifer Hohl (Swi) SC MCipollini Giordana  
80Amy Cure (Aus)  
81Marta Tagliaferro (Ita) SC MCipollini Giordana  
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