Felline wins the Giro dell'Appennino

Brambilla shows talent, second ahead of Reda

Fabio Felline (Androni Giocattoli) won the sprint of about 20 riders at the end of the Giro dell'Appenino, with Gianluca Brambilla (Colnago - CSF Inox) and Francesco Reda (Acqua & Sapone) coming in second an third. After a total of seven categorized climbs, the 22-year-old still found his top finishing speed while climbers such as Michele Scarponi (Lampre) launched unsuccessful attacks.

The mountainous course from Novi Ligure to Genova inevitably split up the field. After about 30 kilometres, a handful of riders got away: Enrico Rossi (Meridiana - Karmen), Andrea Palini (Team Idea), Federico Rocchetti (Utensilnord), Marco Canola (Colnago-CSF), Matthias Brändle (NetApp), Marko Kump (Adria Mobil).

The group did not last long however, as the Passo della Bocchetta after 130 kilometres saw the field come back on the remaining three escapists (Canola, Rocchetti and Brändle). A mighty counter-attack saw Michele Scarponi (Lampre), Domenico Pozzovivo (Colnago-CSF Inox) and Carlos Betancur (Acqua & Sapone) take the trio back, while about 20 riders formed a chase group behind.

Felline's Androni teammates put on the pace and while the trio had 40 seconds advantage on the penultimate climb of Castagnola, they managed to reel them back in with ten kilometres to go, setting up the sprint. A confident Felline did not wait long on the finishing straight and led the group home in front all the way, making it impossible for anyone to come round him.

Full Results

#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Fabio Felline (Ita) Androni Giocattoli4:50:47 
2Gianluca Brambilla (Ita) Colnago - Csf Inox  
3Francesco Reda (Ita) Acqua & Sapone  
4Eros Capecchi (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale  
5Matthias Brandle (Aut) Team Netapp  
6Michele Scarponi (Ita) Lampre - ISD  
7Kristijan Durasek (Cro) Adria Mobil  
8Radoslav Rogina (Cro) Adria Mobil  
9Przemyslaw Niemiec (Pol) Lampre - ISD  
10Miguel Angel Rubiano Chavez (Col) Androni Giocattoli  
11Fabio Andres Duarte Arevalo (Col) Colombia - Coldeportes  
12Domenico Pozzovivo (Ita) Colnago - Csf Inox  
13Angelo Pagani (Ita) Colnago - Csf Inox  
14Alessandro Bisolti (Ita) Team Idea  
15Carlos Alberto Betancur Gomez (Col) Acqua & Sapone  
16Stefano Pirazzi (Ita) Colnago - Csf Inox0:00:04 
17Jackson Rodriguez (Ven) Androni Giocattoli  
18Carlos José Ochoa (Ven) Androni Giocattoli0:00:07 
19Jose Rodolfo Serpa Perez (Col) Androni Giocattoli0:00:12 
20Marco Marzano (Ita) Lampre - ISD0:00:13 
21Emanuele Sella (Ita) Androni Giocattoli0:00:22 
22Stefano Locatelli (Ita) Colnago - Csf Inox0:00:29 
23Danilo Di Luca (Ita) Acqua & Sapone0:01:18 
24Matej Mugerli (Slo) Adria Mobil  
25Henry Frusto (Ita) Team Nippo  
26Darwin Atapuma Hurtado (Col) Colombia - Coldeportes  
27Cristiano Salerno (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale  
28Patxi Javier Vila Errandonea (Spa) Utensilnord Named  
29Chris Butler (USA) Champion System Pro Cycling Team  
30Cayetano José Sarmiento Tunarrosa (Col) Liquigas-Cannondale  
31Robinson Eduardo Chalapud Gomez (Col) Colombia - Coldeportes  
32Tomaz Nose (Slo) Adria Mobil  
33Rubens Bertogliati (Swi) Team Type 1 - Sanofi  
34Frederico Rocchetti (Ita) Utensilnord Named0:01:22 
35Luca Barla (Ita) Team Idea0:05:10 
36Craig Lewis (USA) Champion System Pro Cycling Team  
37Marc De Maar (AHo) Unitedhealthcare Pro Cycling Team  
38Vladimir Miholjevic (Cro) Acqua & Sapone  
39Dalivier Ospina Navarro (Col) Colombia - Coldeportes  
40Jaroslaw Dabrowski (Pol) Amore & Vita  
41David Boily (Can) Spidertech Powered By C10  
42Brian Vandborg (Den) Spidertech Powered By C10  
43Morris Possoni (Ita) Lampre - ISD  
44Kristjan Fajt (Slo) Adria Mobil  
45Paolo Longo Borghini (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale  
46Andreas Dietziker (Swi) Team Netapp  
47Bartosz Huzarski (Pol) Team Netapp  
48Johan Esteban Chaves Rubio (Col) Colombia - Coldeportes  
49Stiven Fanelli (Ita) Utensilnord Named  
50Cameron Wurf (Aus) Champion System Pro Cycling Team  
51Marco Canola (Ita) Colnago - Csf Inox  
52Filippo Savini (Ita) Colnago - Csf Inox  
53Alessandro De Marchi (Ita) Androni Giocattoli  
54Enrico Battaglin (Ita) Colnago - Csf Inox  
55Enrico Rossi (Ita) Meridiana Kamen Team  
56Cesare Benedetti (Ita) Team Netapp  
57Maurizio Biondo (Ita) Meridiana Kamen Team  
58Javier Gonzalez Barrera (Col) Colombia - Coldeportes0:07:27 
59Reto Hollenstein (Swi) Team Netapp0:10:09 
60Paul Lang (Aut) WSA - Viperbike Kärnten  
61Pirmin Lang (Swi) Atlas Personal - Jakroo  
62Jonathan Fumeaux (Swi) Atlas Personal - Jakroo  
63Jonathan Clarke (Aus) Unitedhealthcare Pro Cycling Team  
64Marko Kump (Slo) Adria Mobil  
65Jason Mccartney (USA) Unitedhealthcare Pro Cycling Team  
66Blaz Bonca (Slo) Meridiana Kamen Team  
67Edoardo Girardi (Ita) Utensilnord Named  
68Yovcho Yovchev (Bul) Amore & Vita  
69Tomohiro Hayakawa (Jpn) Team Nippo  
70Oleg Berdos (Mda) Utensilnord Named  
71Cristian Cominelli (Ita) Team Idea  
72Alessandro Bazzana (Ita) Team Type 1 - Sanofi  
73Julien Antomarchi (Fra) Team Type 1 - Sanofi  
74Vincenzo Garofolo (Ita) Team Nippo  
75Aristide Ratti (Ita) Team Idea  
76Andrea Palini (Ita) Team Idea  
77Lucas Euser (USA) Spidertech Powered By C10  
78Ryan Anderson (Can) Spidertech Powered By C10  
79Javier Megias Leal (Spa) Team Type 1 - Sanofi  
80Davide Mucelli (Ita) Utensilnord Named  

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