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Effort and savvy pay off for American

Carmen Small (USA) wins the GP Citta di Padova

Carmen Small (USA) wins the GP Citta di Padova

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Carmen Small (US National Team) won the Classica Citta di Padova on Saturday, surprising many. Simona Frapporti (Be Pink) and Monia Baccaille (MCipollini Giambenini Gauss) finished second and third respectively.

Small pulled ahead of Frapporti in the final meters of the race. The pair comprising a two-woman break was chased unsuccessfully by a group of nine women.

The women completed nine laps of the race circuit. MCipollini Giambenini Gauss started the attacking with Valentina Carretta, Marta Tagliaferro and Marta Bastianelli.Each went in her own turn and was caught.

On the penultimate lap, Judith Arndt (Greenedge AIS) attacked. Baccaille and Malgorzata Jasinska (MCipollini Giambenini Gauss), Emma Johansson (Hitec Mistral), Trixi Worrack (Specialized Lululemon), Alexandra Burchenkova (Michela Fanini Record Rox), Frapporti, Evelyn Aris (Kleo Ladies Team), Small and Inga Cilvinaite (Diadora Pasta Zara) responded. The group quickly gained 30 seconds.

Diadora Pasta Zara applied pressure in an attempt to bring back Georgia Bronzini. Sensing the danger, Small attacked and only Frapporti could follow with 3km to go. The pair worked hard to earn a few seconds and with a few hundred meters to go, Small took to the front for a valuable few seconds. Baccaille won the bunch sprint for third.

"It seemed impossible to get away as the race was so controlled from the beginning," said Small. "The break on the third lap was crucial. We were 11, and they let us go. In the last lap, I tried to force the solution because I felt my legs were very good and ready for the test.

"I was afraid to follow Frapporti in the sprint, so I forced the pace, even in the last kilometers. I needed those few meters - it was crucial to be able to win. For me it's a good year started very well."

Full Results

# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Carmen Mcnellis Small (Usa) Usa 2:32:55  
2 Simona Frapporti (Ita) Be Pink 0:00:03  
3 Monia Baccaille (Ita) Mcipollini Giambenini 0:00:15  
4 Giorgia Bronzini (Ita) Diadora - Pasta Zara    
5 Barbara Guarischi (Ita) Fassa Bortolo - Servetto    
6 Emma Johansson (Swe) Hitec Products - Mistral Home Cycling Team    
7 Martine Bras (Ned) Dolmans - Boels Cyclingteam    
8 Julia Martisova (Rus) Be Pink    
9 Chloe Hosking (Aus) Team Specialized - Lululemon    
10 Judith Arndt (Ger) Greenedge - Ais    
11 Annalisa Cucinotta (Ita) Kleo Ladies Team    
12 Trixi Worrack (Ger) Team Specialized - Lululemon    
13 Valentina Scandolara (Ita) S.C. Michela Fanini Rox    
14 Christel Ferrier-Bruneau (Fra) Hitec Products - Mistral Home Cycling Team    
15 Rasa Leleivyte (Ltu) Vaiano Tepso    
16 Inga Cilvinaite (Ltu) Diadora - Pasta Zara    
17 Alexandra Burchenkova (Rus) S.C. Michela Fanini Rox    
18 Marta Tagliaferro (Ita) Mcipollini Giambenini    
19 Evelyn Arys (Bel) Kleo Ladies Team    
20 Oxana Kozonchuk (Rus) Be Pink    
21 Anna Trevisi (Ita) Vaiano Tepso    
22 Romy Kasper (Ger) Rusvelo    
23 Malgorzta Jasinska (Pol) Mcipollini Giambenini    
24 Francesca Cauz (Ita) Fassa Bortolo - Servetto    
25 Lieselot Decroix (Bel) Dolmans - Boels Cyclingteam    
26 Natalia Mielnik (Pol) Poland    
27 Alessandra Borchi (Ita) Mcipollini Giambenini    
28 Aleksandra Sosenko (Ltu) Vaiano Tepso    
29 Nathalie Lamborelle (Lux) Kleo Ladies Team    
30 Lorena Foresi (Ita) S.C. Michela Fanini Rox    
31 Chiara Vanni (Ita) Verinlegno - Fabiani    
32 Larisa Pankova (Rus) Russia    
33 Mascha Pijnenborg (Ned) Dolmans - Boels Cyclingteam    
34 Desiree Ehrler (Swi)    
35 Anne Arnouts (Bel) Kleo Ladies Team    
36 Gloria Presti (Ita) Be Pink    
37 Tetyana Riabchenko (Ukr) Forno D'asolo Colavita    
38 Karolina Garczynska (Pol) Poland    
39 Nicole Cooke (Gbr) Faren Honda Team    
40 Stella Tomassini (Ita)    
41 Urša Pintar (Slo)    
42 Sara Mustonen (Swe) Hitec Products - Mistral Home Cycling Team    
43 Hanka Kupfernagel (Ger) Rusvelo    
44 Polona Batagelj (Slo) Diadora - Pasta Zara    
45 Annelies Van Doorslaer (Bel) Kleo Ladies Team    
46 Paulina Brzezna (Pol) Poland    
47 Jacqueline Hahn (Aut) Scappa Speed Queens    
48 Katarína Hranaiová (Cze)    
49 Sandra Weiss (Swi)    
50 Aizhan Zhaparova (Rus) Russia    
51 Marta Bastianelli (Ita) Mcipollini Giambenini    
52 Olga Zabelinskaya (Rus) Rusvelo    
53 Martina Ruzickova (Cze) S.C. Michela Fanini Rox    
54 Sari Saarelainen (Fin) Forno D'asolo Colavita    
55 Irene Van Den Broek (Ned) Dolmans - Boels Cyclingteam    
56 Sylwia Kapusta (Pol) Hitec Products - Mistral Home Cycling Team    
57 Jessica Uebelhart (Swi) Forno D'asolo Colavita    
58 Loes Gunnewijk (Ned) Greenedge - Ais    
59 Pauliena Rooijakkers (Ned) Dolmans - Boels Cyclingteam    
60 Agne Silinyte (Ltu) Diadora - Pasta Zara    
61 Martina Corazza (Ita) Kleo Ladies Team    
62 Soraya Paladin (Ita) Fassa Bortolo - Servetto    
63 Katarzyna Sosna (Ltu) Vaiano Tepso    
64 Alenka Novak (Slo)    
65 Irina Molicheva (Rus) Rusvelo    
66 Edita Janeliunaite (Ltu) Diadora - Pasta Zara    
67 Elena Utrobina (Rus) Faren Honda Team    
68 Susanna Zorzi (Ita) Mcipollini Giambenini    
69 Jennifer Hohl (Swi) Faren Honda Team    
70 Irene Bitto (Ita) Fassa Bortolo - Servetto    
71 Giuseppina Grassi Herrera (Mex) Faren Honda Team    
72 Emilia Fahlin (Swe) Team Specialized - Lululemon    
73 Christina Perchtold (Aut) Scappa Speed Queens    
74 Silvija Latozaite (Ltu) Lithuania    
75 Linda Melanie Villumsen (Nzl) Greenedge - Ais    
76 Alexis Ryan (Usa) Usa    
77 Svetlana Bubnenkova (Rus) Rusvelo    
78 Tiffany Cromwell (Aus) Greenedge - Ais    
79 Elena Bocharnikova (Rus) Russia    
80 Amanda Spratt (Aus) Greenedge - Ais    
81 Tjaša Rutar (Slo)    
82 Christina Kollmann (Aut) Scappa Speed Queens    
83 Robin Farina (Usa) Usa    
84 Valentina Carretta (Ita) Mcipollini Giambenini    
85 Alessandra D'ettorre (Ita) Diadora - Pasta Zara    
86 Alexis Rhodes (Aus) Greenedge - Ais    
87 Alessia Martini (Ita) Vaiano Tepso    
88 Giada Borgato (Ita) Diadora - Pasta Zara    
89 Evelyn Stevens (Usa) Team Specialized - Lululemon    
90 Živa Verbic (Slo)    
91 Ashley James (Usa) Usa    
92 Kamilla Sofie Valin (Den)    
93 Elena Valentini (Ita) Mcipollini Giambenini    
94 Nina Kessler (Ned) Dolmans - Boels Cyclingteam    
95 Maria Giulia Confalonieri (Ita) Faren Honda Team    
96 Tatjana Kaliakina (Ltu) Ltu    
97 Alona Andruk (Ukr) Diadora - Pasta Zara    
98 Ella Michal (Isr) S.C. Michela Fanini Rox    
99 Lara Vieceli (Ita) Verinlegno - Fabiani    
100 Azzurra D'intino (Ita)    
101 Jessie Maclean (Aus) Greenedge - Ais    
102 Silvia Moroni (Ita) Vaiano Tepso    
103 Claudia Häusler (Ger) Greenedge - Ais    
104 Stefania Vecchio (Ita)    
105 Odette Bertolin (Ita) Verinlegno - Fabiani    
106 Eleonora Van Dijk (Ned) Team Specialized - Lululemon    
107 Valentina Bastianelli (Ita) Vaiano Tepso    
108 Natalia Boyarskaya (Rus) Rusvelo    
109 Francesca Tognali (Ita) Verinlegno - Fabiani    
110 Whitney Gaggioli (Usa) Forno D'asolo Colavita    
111 Chiara Vannucci (Ita)