Taborre wins Tuscan semi-classic

Stortoni takes second ahead of Rebellin

Fabio Taborre (Acqua & Sapone) attacked alone and was chased down in the final two kilometres of the Gran Premio di Camaiore but still had the speed to beat Simone Stortoni (Colnago-CSF Inox) and Davide Rebellin (Miche) in the sprint finish and so secure his first ever victory as a professional.

The trio finished 15 seconds ahead of a group of chasers lead home by Nikita Novikov (Itera Katusha) and Jose Serpa (Androni Giocattoli) after a high-speed edition of the Tuscan semi-classic.

The one-day race often sees the local-based riders battle it out for victory and so inspire some aggressive racing. This year Ivan Basso (Liquigas-Cannondale) also took part as he returned to serious action after the Tour de France and a week of criterium in northern Europe. Italian national champion Giovanni Visconti (Farnese Vini) was also in action after as he began the second half of the season and attempts to secure a place in the Italian team for the world road race championships in Copenhagen.

Both finished in the main pack of riders that was eight seconds behind and emotional Taborre.

“My first thoughts go to my sister Chiara who died two years ago in a road accident at just 18,” Taborre said movingly.

“It was a hard race right from the start but everything was decided on the last climb where I had the legs to go on the attack take a small group clear. Me and Rebellin reached the top first and then Stortoni joined us. I tried to get away on the descent because the chasers were coming up from behind but it didn’t work but I still had something left for the sprint.

“Sometimes you’ve got to have the courage to try something, it’s not always about your legs, you need luck too. I came out of the Brixia Tour on form and my fourth place at the Trofeo Matteotti proved it. I really believed I could win today.”

Full Results
1Fabio Taborre (Ita) Acqua & Sapone4:46:45 
2Simone Stortoni (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox  
3Davide Rebellin (Ita) Miche - Guerciotti  
4Nikita Novikov (Rus) Itera - Katusha0:00:15 
5Jose Rodolfo Serpa Perez (Col) Androni Giocattoli  
6Damiano Caruso (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale  
7Edoardo Girardi (Ita) De Rosa - Ceramica Flaminia  
8Federico Canuti (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox  
9Miguel Angel Rubiano Chavez (Col) d'Angelo & Antenucci - Nippo  
10Francesco Ginanni (Ita) Androni Giocattoli0:00:30 
11Fortunato Baliani (Ita) d'Angelo & Antenucci - Nippo  
12Gianluca Brambilla (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox  
13Luca Mazzanti (Ita) Farnese Vini - Neri Sottoli  
14Giuseppe De Maria (Ita) De Rosa - Ceramica Flaminia  
15Stefan Schumacher (Ger) Miche - Guerciotti  
16Giuseppe Muraglia (Ita) d'Angelo & Antenucci - Nippo  
17Aristide Ratti (Ita) WIT  
18Danilo Andrenacci (Ita) d'Angelo & Antenucci - Nippo  
19Enrico Battaglin (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox  
20Dmitry Ignatyev (Rus) Itera - Katusha  
21Carlos Alberto Betancur Gomez (Col) Acqua & Sapone0:00:34 
22Sylvester Szmyd (Pol) Liquigas-Cannondale  
23Leonardo Giordani (Ita) Farnese Vini - Neri Sottoli  
24Ivan Basso (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale  
25Riccardo Chiarini (Ita) Androni Giocattoli  
26Diego Alejandro Tamayo Martinez (Col) WIT  
27Alexander Zdanov (Rus) d'Angelo & Antenucci - Nippo  
28Domenico Pozzovivo (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox  
29Oscar Gatto (Ita) Farnese Vini - Neri Sottoli  
30Simone Campagnaro (Ita) d'Angelo & Antenucci - Nippo  
31Mauro Finetto (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale  
32Bernardo Colex Tepoz (Mex) Amore & Vita  
33Reto Hollenstein (Swi) Team Vorarlberg  
34Andrea Masciarelli (Ita) Acqua & Sapone  
35Gian Marco Di Francesco (Ita) Acqua & Sapone  
36Alessandro Proni (Ita) Acqua & Sapone  
37Matic Strgar (Slo) Team Vorarlberg  
38Davide Torosantucci (Ita) d'Angelo & Antenucci - Nippo  
39Devid Tintori (Ita) Acqua & Sapone  
40Anton Kaniuk (Ukr) Amore & Vita  
41Carlos José Ochoa (Ven) Androni Giocattoli  
42Giovanni Visconti (Ita) Farnese Vini - Neri Sottoli  
43Junya Sano (Jpn) d'Angelo & Antenucci - Nippo  
44Niv Libner (Isr) Amore & Vita0:01:50 
45Gianluca Randazzo (Ita) Miche - Guerciotti  
46Damiano Margutti (Ita) De Rosa - Ceramica Flaminia  
47Cameron Wurf (Aus) Liquigas-Cannondale  
48Jonathan Monsalve (Ven) Androni Giocattoli  
49Fausto Fognini (Ita) WIT  
50Vladislav Borisov (Rus) Amore & Vita  
51Roberto Antonio Richeze (Arg) Ora Hotels Carrera  
52Pier Paolo De Negri (Ita) Farnese Vini - Neri Sottoli  
53Juan Sebastian Tamayo Martinez (Col) WIT  
54Oleg Berdos (Mda) De Rosa - Ceramica Flaminia  
55Michele Gaia (Ita) Miche - Guerciotti  
56Walter Proch (Ita) Ora Hotels Carrera  
57Francesco Bellotti (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale  
58Stefano Pirazzi (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox  
59Alessandro De Marchi (Ita) Androni Giocattoli0:02:50 
60Rafai Chtioui (Tun) Acqua & Sapone  
61Alessandro Malaguti (Ita) Ora Hotels Carrera  
62Alberto Contoli (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox  
63Leonardo Pinizzotto (Ita) Miche - Guerciotti  
64Alexander Foliforov (Rus) Itera - Katusha0:04:50 
65Philipp Mamos (Ger) Amore & Vita  
66Sergio Lagana (Ita) De Rosa - Ceramica Flaminia  
67Luca Zanasca (Ita) WIT  
68Stefano Borchi (Ita) De Rosa - Ceramica Flaminia  
69Omar Lombardi (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox  
70Marco Frapporti (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox  
71Elia Favilli (Ita) Farnese Vini - Neri Sottoli  

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