Fraile wins Giro dell'Appennino

Spaniard beats Pirazzi and Cunego

Omar Fraile (Caja Rural-Seguros RGA) won the Giro dell'Appennino on Sunday. The Spaniard beat rivals Stefano Pirazzi (Bardiani CSF) and Damiano Cunego (Nippo - Vini Fantini) to the finish line in Italy.

The 192.5km one-day race was aggressive from the start with a series of attacks that led to an early breakaway of nine riders. The move arrived to the bottom of the second to last climb of the day, Passo Bocchetta, located 40km from the finish line.

Edoardo Zardini (Bardiani-CSF) and Cunego launched their attacks and gained a lead on the field, holding 16 seconds at the top of the climb to the eventual stage winner Fraile, and another minute to a group that included Pirazzi. The groups came together with 10km to go over the Passo dei Giovi, causing a series of attacks all the way to the finish line.

Pirazzi attacked with one kilometre to go and got a gap, but he was caught and passed by Fraile just before the finish. Cunego sprinted in for third place.

Pirazzi expressed disappointment in his second place having started the race feeling good about his form and wanting to take the win.

"It’s a pity because today the victory seemed to be in our hands," he said. "On the Bocchetta climb I felt really good and I didn’t push strong because we had Zardini in front. Then when we joined him and Cunego with less than 10km to go, we started to attack one by one.

"I tried two times, the first didn’t work but the second inside the final km seemed to be good. Unfortunately with 500 meters to go Fraile arrived really fast from behind and he passed me close to the arrival. I threw away a good opportunity but I’m pleased about my condition that day by day is improving."

Full Results

#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Omar Fraile (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros Rga4:42:13 
2Stefano Pirazzi (Ita) Bardiani CSF0:00:01 
3Damiano Cunego (Ita) Nippo - Vini Fantini0:00:02 
4Franco Pellizzotti (Ita) Androni Giocattoli  
5Amets Txurruka (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros Rga  
6Francesco Bongiorno (Ita) Bardiani CSF  
7Simone Petilli (Ita) Unieuro Wilier  
8Edoardo Zardini (Ita) Bardiani CSF0:00:03 
9Sergey Shilov (Rus) Lokosphinx0:01:09 
10Davide Gabburo (Ita) Nazionale Italia  
11Mauro Finetto (Ita) Southeast  
12Simone Stortoni (Ita) Androni Giocattoli  
13Walter Pedraza Morales (Col) Colombia  
14Kirill Sveshnikov (Rus) Lokosphinx  
15Gianfranco Zilioli (Ita) Androni Giocattoli  
16Alessio Taliani (Ita) Androni Giocattoli  
17Lukas Pöstlberger (Aut) Tirol Cycling Team  
18Marco Frapporti (Ita) Androni Giocattoli  
19Francesco Reda (Ita) Team Idea 2010 Asd  
20Hugh Carthy (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros Rga  
21Matteo Busato (Ita) Southeast0:01:33 
22Evgeny Shalunov (Rus) Lokosphinx0:05:49 
23Gian Marco Di Francesco (Ita) Mg.Kvis-Vega  
24Giacomo Berlato (Ita) Nippo - Vini Fantini  
25Luca Chirico (Ita) Bardiani CSF  
26Angel Madrazo Ruiz (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros Rga  
27Ricardo Vilela (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros Rga  
28Petr Ignatenko (Rus) Rusvelo  
29Elia Favilli (Ita) Southeast  
30Alessandro Bisolti (Ita) Nippo - Vini Fantini  
31Yonattah Monsalve (Ita) Southeast  
32Marco Tecchio (Ita) Unieuro Wilier  
33Angel Rubiano Chavez (Col) Colombia  
34Aleksey Rybalkin (Rus) Lokosphinx  
35Serghei Tvetcov (Ita) Androni Giocattoli0:07:37 
36Alexander Evtushenko (Rus) Rusvelo  
37Stefano Nardelli (Ita) Unieuro Wilier0:08:09 
38Alexander Rybakov (Rus) Rusvelo  
39David Wöhrer (Aut) Tirol Cycling Team  
40Patrick Schultus (Aut) Tirol Cycling Team  
41Filippo Zaccanti (Ita) Nazionale Italia  
42Filippo Fiorelli (Ita) Nazionale Italia0:12:30 
43Alberto Marengo (Ita) Nazionale Italia  
44Andrea Garosio (Ita) Nazionale Italia  
45Simone Ravanelli (Ita) Nazionale Italia  
46Jacopo Mosca (Ita) Nazionale Italia  
47Fabio Duarte (Col) Colombia  
48David Arroyo (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros Rga  
49Antonio Molina (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros Rga  
50Ildar Arslanov (Rus) Rusvelo  
51Nicola Bagioli (Ita) Nazionale Italia  
52Stiven Ramirez (Col) Colombia  
53Artem Ovechkin (Rus) Rusvelo  
54Dmitry Sokolov (Rus) Lokosphinx  
55Alexander Vdovin (Rus) Lokosphinx  
56Redi Halilaj (Ukr) Amore & Vita - Selle Smp  
57Oscar Gatto (Ita) Androni Giocattoli  
58Giuseppe Fonzi (Ita) Southeast  
59Stefan Praxmarer (Aut) Tirol Cycling Team  
60Giorgio Cecchinel (Ita) Southeast  
DNFLuca Sterbini (Ita) Bardiani CSF  
DNFSimone Sterbini (Ita) Bardiani CSF  
DNFSimone Andreetta (Ita) Bardiani CSF  
DNFFabio Taborre (Ita) Androni Giocattoli  
DNFJorge Castiblanco (Col) Colombia  
DNFRodolfo Torres (Col) Colombia  
DNFJose Sarmiento (Col) Colombia  
DNFAlessandro Malaguti (Ita) Nippo - Vini Fantini  
DNFManabu Ishibashi (Jpn) Nippo - Vini Fantini  
DNFAntonio Nibali (Ita) Nippo - Vini Fantini  
DNFRiccardo Stacchiotti (Ita) Nippo - Vini Fantini  
DNFDidier Chaparro (Col) Nippo - Vini Fantini  
DNFSimone Ponzi (Ita) Southeast  
DNFMirko Tedeschi (Ita) Southeast  
DNFAngel Benito (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros Rga  
DNFAlexander Foliforov (Rus) Rusvelo  
DNFRoman Kustadinchev (Rus) Rusvelo  
DNFMatteo Occhialini (Ita) Mg.Kvis-Vega  
DNFRaffaele Radice (Ita) Mg.Kvis-Vega  
DNFFabio Tuzi (Ita) Mg.Kvis-Vega  
DNFAntonio Santoro (Ita) Mg.Kvis-Vega  
DNFEmiliano Faieta (Ita) Mg.Kvis-Vega  
DNFMirko Torta (Ita) Team Idea 2010 Asd  
DNFManuel Todaro (Ita) Team Idea 2010 Asd  
DNFAlessandro Mariani (Ita) Team Idea 2010 Asd  
DNFGiacomo Peretto (Ita) Team Idea 2010 Asd  
DNFDavide Plebani (Ita) Unieuro Wilier  
DNFFrancesco Chesi (Ita) Unieuro Wilier  
DNFGiovanni Pedretti (Ita) Unieuro Wilier  
DNFSebastian Trillini (Arg) Unieuro Wilier  
DNFRostyslav Zhukovskyi (Ukr) Amore & Vita - Selle Smp  
DNFVolodymyr Fredyuk (Ukr) Amore & Vita - Selle Smp  
DNFYukinori Hishinuma (Jpn) Amore & Vita - Selle Smp  
DNFRino Zampilli (Ita) Amore & Vita - Selle Smp  
DNFVolodymyr Kogut (Ukr) Amore & Vita - Selle Smp  
DNFSergey Vdovin (Rus) Lokosphinx  
DNFVasilii Neustroev (Rus) Lokosphinx  
DNFMario Stock (Aut) Tirol Cycling Team  
DNFMario Schoibl (Aut) Tirol Cycling Team  


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