Santambrogio wins GP Industria & Artigianato - Larciano

Sinkewitz and Gatto second and third

Mauro Santambrogio (Vini Fantini-Selle Italia) claimed his first win of the season in Larciano as he won the GP Industria & Artigianato ahead of Patrick Sinkewitz (Meridiana) and his teammate Oscar Gatto.

Santambrogio’s Vini Fantini-Selle Italia squad took control of the race on the final climb of San Baronto and his new teammate Danilo Di Luca was prominent in setting the pace on the ascent. Approaching the summit, Santambrogio accelerated sharply and brought Sinkewitz clear of the peloton with him, while Steve Cummings (BMC) tried and failed to get across to them on the way down.

It soon became apparent that the two leaders would fight it out for the win, and when Sinkewitz overshot a bend two kilometres from the line, the way was paved for Santambrogio to take his maiden win for Vini Fantini-Selle Italia.

Sinkewitz recovered sufficiently to hang on for second place at 12 seconds, while Oscar Gatto prevailed in the eight-man sprint for third place two seconds later.

Danilo Di Luca, who only signed for Vini Fantini-Selle Italia on Thursday and who was riding his first race for over 200 days, finished 10th. The veteran, who was suspended after testing positive for CERA in 2009, is set to line up for the team at the Giro d’Italia.

Full Results
1Mauro Santambrogio (Ita) Vini Fantini-Selle Italia4:49:21 
2Patrik Sinkewitz (Ger) Meridiana Kamen Team0:00:12 
3Oscar Gatto (Ita) Vini Fantini-Selle Italia0:00:14 
4Ivan Rovny (Rus) Ceramica Flaminia-Fondriest  
5Andrea Fedi (Ita) Ceramica Flaminia-Fondriest  
6Franco Pellizotti (Ita) Androni Giocattoli  
7Carlos Julian Quintero (Col) Colombia  
8Francesco Manuel Bongiorno (Ita) Bardiani Valvole-CSF Inox  
9Jackson Rodriguez (Ven) Androni Giocattoli  
10Danilo Di Luca (Ita) Vini Fantini-Selle Italia  
11Simone Campagnaro (Ita) Team Nippo-De Rosa0:00:30 
12Fabio Andres Duarte Arevalo (Col) Colombia  
13Jarlinson Pantano (Col) Colombia  
14Matteo Fedi (Ita) Ceramica Flaminia-Fondriest0:00:40 
15Stefano Pirazzi (Ita) Bardiani Valvole-CSF Inox  
16Stephen Cummings (GBr) BMC Racing Team  
17Nicola Boem (Ita) Bardiani Valvole-CSF Inox  
18Caleb Fairly (USA) Garmin-Sharp  
19Federico Rocchetti (Ita) Utensilnord  
20Marco Zamparella (Ita) Utensilnord  
21Sergio Pardilla Bellon (Spa) MTN-Qhubeka  
22Arkimedes Arguelyes Rodriges (Rus) Lokosphinx  
23Fabio Taborre (Ita) Vini Fantini-Selle Italia  
24Gabriele Bosisio (Ita) Utensilnord  
25Michael Rodriguez Galindo (Col) Colombia  
26Floris Smeyers (Bel) Verandas Willems0:01:30 
27Sergey Klimov (Rus) RusVelo  
28Miguel Angel Rubiano Chavez (Col) Androni Giocattoli  
29Dmitry Sokolov (Rus) Lokosphinx  
30Antonio Santoro (Ita) Ceramica Flaminia-Fondriest  
31Alexander Rybakov (Rus) RusVelo  
32Tomaz Nose (Slo) Adria Mobil  
33Filippo Savini (Ita) Ceramica Flaminia-Fondriest  
34Sergey Firsanov (Rus) RusVelo  
35Francesco Failli (Ita) Vini Fantini-Selle Italia  
36Jacques Janse Van Rensburg (RSA) MTN-Qhubeka  
37Emanuel Kiserlovski (Cro) Meridiana Kamen Team  
38Matej Mugerli (Slo) Adria Mobil  
39Daniel Oss (Ita) BMC Racing Team0:01:50 
40Stefano Locatelli (Ita) Bardiani Valvole-CSF Inox  
41Martin Kohler (Swi) BMC Racing Team0:03:50 
42Jeffry Johan Romero Corredor (Col) Colombia  
43Dalivier Ospina Navarro (Col) Colombia  
44Robbie Squire (USA) Ceramica Flaminia-Fondriest0:04:30 
45Nicola Dal Santo (Ita) Ceramica Flaminia-Fondriest  
46Jean-Albert Carnevali (Bel) Verandas Willems  
47Simon Pavlin (Slo) Adria Mobil  
48Marco Canola (Ita) Bardiani Valvole-CSF Inox  
49Meron Russom (Eri) MTN-Qhubeka  
50Sergei Pomoshnikov (Rus) RusVelo  
51Olivier Pardini (Bel) Verandas Willems  
52Thomas Dekker (Ned) Garmin-Sharp  
53Louis Meintjes (RSA) MTN-Qhubeka  
54Primoz Roglic (Slo) Adria Mobil  
55Primoz Roglic (Slo) Adria Mobil  
56Fortunato Baliani (Ita) Team Nippo-De Rosa  
57Leonardo Pinizzotto (Ita) Team Nippo-De Rosa  
58Mikhail Antonov (Rus) Lokosphinx0:06:00 
59Steven Caethoven (Bel) Accent Jobs-Wanty0:08:30 
60Alessio Camilli (Ita) Team Nippo-De Rosa  
61Lawrence Warbasse (USA) BMC Racing Team  
62Jonathan Monsalve (Ven) Vini Fantini-Selle Italia  

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