Belletti wins G.P. Costa degli Etruschi

Vigano second and Bonifazio third in bunch sprint

Manuel Belletti scored the Southeast team's first victory in Europe by winning the bunch sprint of the GP Costa degli Etruschi. Belletti topped an all-Italian podium with runner-up Davide Vigano (Team Idea 2010 ASD) and Niccolo Bonifazio (Lampre-Merida) in third.

The Southeast team was motivated to capture an early victory on home soil, and the former yellow fluo, now blue-grey team laid down a steady tempo to control the early escape of four riders, Jacopo Mosca (Italy), Ricardo Tomas Creel (Roth - Skoda), Michele Gazzarra (Mg.Kvis-Vega), and Mattia Frapporti (Unieuro Wilier).

The quartet had been let out on a long leash, most of the peloton seemed uninterested in chasing, but two riders Artem Nych (Rusvelo) and János Pelikán (Utensilnord) were unwilling to miss the move, and spent the better part of 40km making the bridge.

Now with six, the breakaway clicked off a maximum advantage of almost 14 minutes before Alessandro Petacchi came to the front and decided to lay down the law. Soon other teams began to pitch in to help the chase, and the gap fell quickly. With 60km to go, cracks were forming in the breakaway, and Frapporti and Creel were jettisoned.

The chase was so effective that with 25km to go the breakaway was only a minute ahead, and the peloton slowed down to delay the catch. Mosca and Pelikan had been dropped on the ascent of the Torre Segalari, leaving just Nych and Gazzarra up ahead.

Their time came to an end on the last trip over the Torre Segalari, and the action began to heat up with an attack from Damiano Cunego (Niippo), Fabian Wegmann (Cult Energy) and Rodolfo Torres (Colombia) on the climb, but the speed was too high for them to stay clear.

Wegmann persisted with Francesco Gavazzi (Southeast), but a bunch sprint was inevitable. Bardiani, Lampre and Southeast all battled for the lead in the final kilometer, but it was Belletti who picked the right timing, getting the jump on the other sprinters and never looking back. He crossed the line with Vigano and Bonifazio on his wheel, fighting for second place

Full Results

#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Manuel Belletti (Ita) Southeast4:29:28 
2Davide Vigano (Ita) Team Idea 2010 ASD  
3Niccolo Bonifazio (Ita) Lampre-Merida  
4Russell Downing (GBr) Cult Energy Pro Cycling  
5Sonny Colbrelli (Ita) Bardiani CSF  
6Oscar Gatto (Ita) Androni Giocattoli  
7Simone Consonni (Ita) Italy  
8Davide Martinelli (Ita) Italy  
9Francesco Reda (Ita) Team Idea 2010 ASD  
10Simone Petilli (Ita) Unieuro Wilier  
11Antonio Santoro (Ita) Mg.Kvis-Vega  
12Gregor Muhlberger (Aut) Team Felbermayr Simplon Wels  
13Nicola Gaffurini (Ita) Mg.Kvis-Vega  
14Rodolfo Andres Torres Agudelo (Col) Colombia  
15Matija Kvasina (Cro) Team Felbermayr Simplon Wels  
16Felix Grossschartner (Aut) Team Felbermayr Simplon Wels  
17Simone Ponzi (Ita) Southeast  
18Alex Kirsch (Lux) Cult Energy Pro Cycling  
19Ildar Arslanov (Rus) RusVelo  
20Damiano Cunego (Ita) Nippo - Vini Fantini  
21Gianfranco Zilioli (Ita) Androni Giocattoli  
22Przemyslaw Niemiec (Pol) Lampre-Merida  
23Alessio Taliani (Ita) Androni Giocattoli  
24Emanuele Sella (Ita) Androni Giocattoli  
25Francesco Gavazzi (Ita) Southeast0:00:09 
26Valerio Conti (Ita) Lampre-Merida0:00:11 
27Alessandro Malaguti (Ita) Nippo - Vini Fantini0:00:13 
28Simone Stortoni (Ita) Androni Giocattoli0:00:18 
29Enrico Barbin (Ita) Bardiani CSF0:00:21 
30Simone Andreetta (Ita) Bardiani CSF0:00:23 
31Fabian Wegmann (Ger) Cult Energy Pro Cycling0:00:27 
32Francesco Manuel Bongiorno (Ita) Bardiani CSF0:00:46 
33Rasmus Guldhammer (Den) Cult Energy Pro Cycling0:00:53 
34Marco D'urbano (Ita) GM Cycling Team0:01:16 
35Marco Bandiera (Ita) Androni Giocattoli  
36Matthias Krizek (Aut) Team Felbermayr Simplon Wels0:01:30 
37Stefano Nardelli (Ita) Unieuro Wilier0:01:42 
38Stefano Verona (Ita) Italy  
39Ivan Balykin (Rus) RusVelo  
40Stephan Rabitsch (Aut) Team Felbermayr Simplon Wels  
41Gian Marco Di Francesco (Ita) Mg.Kvis-Vega  
42Matteo Spreafico (Ita) Team Idea 2010 ASD0:02:19 
43Eduard Michael Grosu (Rom) Nippo - Vini Fantini  
44Daniel Martínez (Col) Colombia  
45Cayetano José Sarmiento Tunarrosa (Col) Colombia  
46Petr Ignatenko (Rus) RusVelo  
47Marc Garby (Den) Team Idea 2010 ASD  
48Edoardo Zardini (Ita) Bardiani CSF  
49Marco Tecchio (Ita) Unieuro Wilier  
50Daniele Cavasin (Ita) GM Cycling Team  
51Roman Maikin (Rus) RusVelo  
52Fabio Taborre (Ita) Androni Giocattoli  
53Romain Lemarchand (Fra) Cult Energy Pro Cycling  
54Fabio Chinello (Ita) Unieuro Wilier  
55Joel Zangerle (Lux) Cult Energy Pro Cycling  
56Michael Gogl (Aut) Team Felbermayr Simplon Wels  
57Jure Golcer (Slo) Team Felbermayr Simplon Wels  
58Alessandro Tonelli (Ita) Bardiani CSF0:03:10 
59Luca Chirico (Ita) Bardiani CSF  
60Davide Ballerini (Ita) Unieuro Wilier  
61Giovanni Carboni (Ita) Unieuro Wilier  
62Lukas Zeller (Aut) Team Felbermayr Simplon Wels  
63Miloš Borisavljevic (Srb) Roth - Skoda  
64Elia Favilli (Ita) Southeast  
65Juan Pablo Valencia (Col) Colombia0:04:05 
66Emanuel Kiserlovski (Cro) Meridiana Kamen Team  
67Alessandro Pettiti (Ita) Team Idea 2010 ASD  
68Eugenio Bani (Ita) Amore & VItaly - Selle SMP  
69Matteo Rotondi (Ita) GM Cycling Team0:05:02 
70Manuele Mori (Ita) Lampre-Merida  
71Michael Carbel Svendgaard (Den) Cult Energy Pro Cycling  
72Mamyr Stash (Rus) RusVelo  
73Alessandro Petacchi (Ita) Southeast  
74Matteo Malucelli (Ita) Team Idea 2010 ASD  
75Moreno Giampaolo (Ita) Mg.Kvis-Vega  
76Kristijan Durasek (Cro) Lampre-Merida  
77Luca Muffolini (Ita) Mg.Kvis-Vega  
78Alessandro Mario Ferrarotti (Ita) GM Cycling Team  
79Michele Gazzarra (Ita) Mg.Kvis-Vega  
80Artem Nych (Rus) RusVelo  
81Bruno Maltar (Cro) Meridiana Kamen Team0:05:37 
82Balázs Rózsa (Hun) UNA0:06:16 
83Zoltan Sipos (Hun) UNA  
84Dániel Móricz (Hun) UNA  
85János Pelikán (Hun) UNA  
86Marco Tizza (Ita) Team Idea 2010 ASD0:07:10 
87Luca Capelli (Ita) Team Idea 2010 ASD  
88Alberto Cecchin (Ita) Roth - Skoda  
89Sebastian Stamegna (Ita) GM Cycling Team  
90Mads Pedersen (Den) Cult Energy Pro Cycling  
91Alessio Bottura (Ita) Roth - Skoda0:08:16 
92Igor Boev (Rus) RusVelo  
93Emiliano Faieta (Ita) Mg.Kvis-Vega  
DNFAlex Buttazzoni (Ita) Italy  
DNFMauro Finetto (Ita) Southeast  
DNFLuca Wackermann (Ita) Southeast  
DNFMatteo Busato (Ita) Southeast  
DNFNicola Da Dalt (Ita) Italy  
DNFFrancesco Lamon (Ita) Italy  
DNFJacopo Mosca (Ita) Italy  
DNFGiuseppe Sannino (Ita) Italy  
DNFMattia Cattaneo (Ita) Lampre-Merida  
DNFKiryll Pozdnyakov (Rus) RusVelo  
DNFDavide Appollonio (Ita) Androni Giocattoli  
DNFGiacomo Berlato (Ita) Nippo - Vini Fantini  
DNFDaniele Colli (Ita) Nippo - Vini Fantini  
DNFGenki Yamamoto (Jpn) Nippo - Vini Fantini  
DNFRiccardo Stacchiotti (Ita) Nippo - Vini Fantini  
DNFAntonio Viola (Ita) Nippo - Vini Fantini  
DNFFabio Andres Duarte Arevalo (Col) Colombia  
DNFTristan Marguet (Swi) Roth - Skoda  
DNFGianluca Ocanha (Swi) Roth - Skoda  
DNFTemesgen Teklehaymanot (Eri) Roth - Skoda  
DNFRicardo Tomas Creel (USA) Roth - Skoda  
DNFGiacomo Tomio (Ita) Roth - Skoda  
DNFEnea Cambianica (Swi) Meridiana Kamen Team  
DNFEndi Širol (Cro) Meridiana Kamen Team  
DNFMateo Frankovic (Cro) Meridiana Kamen Team  
DNFUros Repse (Slo) Meridiana Kamen Team  
DNFFilip Cengic (Cro) Meridiana Kamen Team  
DNFGergo Gonczy (Hun) Utensilnord  
DNFViktor Filutas (Hun) Utensilnord  
DNFZoltán Lengyel (Hun) Utensilnord  
DNFBotond Hollo (Hun) Utensilnord  
DNFLogan Loader (USA) Amore & VItaly - Selle SMP  
DNFMattia Gavazzi (Ita) Amore & VItaly - Selle SMP  
DNFRino Zampilli (Ita) Amore & VItaly - Selle SMP  
DNFPaolo Lunardon (Ita) Amore & VItaly - Selle SMP  
DNFRostyslav Zhukovskyi (Ukr) Amore & VItaly - Selle SMP  
DNFYukinori Hishinuma (Jpn) Amore & VItaly - Selle SMP  
DNFMichele Scartezzini (Ita) Mg.Kvis-Vega  
DNFFilippo Fortin (Ita) GM Cycling Team  
DNFAntonio Di Sante (Ita) GM Cycling Team  
DNFJosé Hernández (Col) GM Cycling Team  
DNFMattia Frapporti (Ita) Unieuro Wilier  
DNFRino Gasparrini (Ita) Unieuro Wilier  


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