Viviani takes sprint victory

Italian earns fourth win of season

Elia Viviani (Liquigas-Cannondale) won the GP Nobili Rubinetterie - Coppa Citta di Stresa on Sunday, decided in a field sprint finale. The 22-year-old Italian outkicked Danilo Napolitano (Acqua & Sapone) and Bernardo Riccio (d'Angelo & Antenucci-Nippo) for his fourth win of the season.

A four-man break containing Federico Rocchetti (De Rosa-Ceramica Flaminia), Krzystzof Szczawinski (Miche-Guerciotti), Dominik Hrinkow (Voralberg) and Rafaa Chtioui (Acqua & Sapone) was away for the bulk of the race and achieved a maximum advantage of 5:05, but was ultimately absorbed by the peloton with 14km remaining.

"It was a perfect sprint, in which everything was fine," said Viviani. "This is despite there being many other riders capable of victory. Having a team that believes in me, that works to give me the chance to win is like a double push. The responsibility to do well is a huge incentive."

Viviani competes on both the road and track, recently winning the 6 Giorni delle Rose six-day event with partner Jacopo Guarnieri, and utilizes his track experience in the frequently chaotic finishes to road races.

"It allows me to get on the right wheel without any problems in the final 10 kilometres. And now I'll return to the track for the European Championships."

Afterward the European Championships, Viviani will return once again to the road. "I expect a long trip in the United States, where I will attend races in Utah and Colorado and try to win stages. I just completed a block of training in the mountains where I achieved a good level of form.

"In late August I will return to Italy to try to earn a spot on the national team for the road world championships in Copenhagen. Our coach Bettini is extremely capable and attentive to young riders: it's up to me and my performances to convince him of being a part of the national team."

Full Results
1Elia Viviani (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale3:37:58 
2Danilo Napolitano (Ita) Acqua & Sapone  
3Bernardo Riccio (Ita) d'Angelo & Antenucci - Nippo  
4Ariel Maximiliano Richeze (Arg) d'Angelo & Antenucci - Nippo  
5Pier Paolo De Negri (Ita) Farnese Vini - Neri Sottoli  
6Takashi Miyazawa (Jpn) Farnese Vini - Neri Sottoli  
7Jacopo Guarnieri (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale  
8Daniele Colli (Ita) Geox-TMC  
9Bartlomiej Matysiak (Pol) CCC Polsat Polkowice  
10Stefan Schumacher (Ger) Miche - Guerciotti  
11Jure Kocjan (Slo) Team Type 1 - Sanofi Aventis  
12Manuel Belletti (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox  
13Francesco Gavazzi (Ita) Lampre - ISD  
14René Weissinger (Ger) Team Vorarlberg  
15Kamil Zielinski (Pol) CCC Polsat Polkowice  
16Gianluca Maggiore (Ita) De Rosa - Ceramica Flaminia  
17Volodymyr Kogut (Ukr) Amore & Vita  
18Matic Strgar (Slo) Team Vorarlberg  
19Omar Sottocornola (Ita) Meridiana Kamen Team  
20Andrew Pinfold (Can) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling  
21Luca Barla (Ita) Androni Giocattoli  
22Giorgio Brambilla (Ita) De Rosa - Ceramica Flaminia  
23Martial Ricci Poggi (Fra) WIT  
24Omar Bertazzo (Ita) Androni Giocattoli  
25Samuel Horstmann (Swi) Price Your Bike  
26Daniele Callegarin (Ita) Team Type 1 - Sanofi Aventis  
27Fabio Taborre (Ita) Acqua & Sapone  
28Miguel Angel Rubiano Chavez (Col) d'Angelo & Antenucci - Nippo  
29Alexey Tsatevitch (Rus) Itera - Katusha  
30Fausto Fognini (Ita) WIT  
31Blaz Bonca (Slo) Meridiana Kamen Team  
32Jasmin Becirovic (Cro) Meridiana Kamen Team  
33Giuseppe De Maria (Ita) De Rosa - Ceramica Flaminia  
34Emanuel Vona (Ita) Farnese Vini - Neri Sottoli  
35Enrico Montanari (Ita) WIT  
36Aldo Ino Ilesic (Slo) Team Type 1 - Sanofi Aventis  
37Patrik Moren (Swe) Amore & Vita  
38Christian Meier (Can) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling  
39Francesco Di Paolo (Ita) Acqua & Sapone  
40Juan Sebastian Tamayo Martinez (Col) WIT  
41Vitaliy Buts (Ukr) Lampre - ISD  
42Joël Eglin (Swi) Price Your Bike  
43Stefan Poll (Aut) Team Vorarlberg  
44Niv Libner (Isr) Amore & Vita  
45Tomas Smolen (Pol) CCC Polsat Polkowice  
46Lukas Kalt (Swi) Price Your Bike  
47Francesco Ginanni (Ita) Androni Giocattoli  
48Andrea Piechele (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox  
49Daniel Henggeler (Swi) Price Your Bike  
50Fabio Felline (Ita) Geox-TMC  
51Darko Blazevic (Cro) Meridiana Kamen Team  
52Bernhard Oberholzer (Swi) Price Your Bike  
53Pedro Merino Criado (Spa) Miche - Guerciotti  
54Valeriy Kobzarenko (Ukr) Team Type 1 - Sanofi Aventis  
55Walter Gaston Trillini (Arg) Ora Hotels Carrera  
56Adrian Honkisz (Pol) CCC Polsat Polkowice  
57Marco Frapporti (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox  
58Mauro Abel Richeze (Arg) Ora Hotels Carrera  
59Gianluca Randazzo (Ita) Miche - Guerciotti  
60Slawomir Kohut (Pol) Miche - Guerciotti  
61Davide Frattini (Ita) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling  
62Mariano Giallorenzo (Ita) Meridiana Kamen Team  
63Dmitry Ignatyev (Rus) Itera - Katusha  
64Anton Kaniuk (Ukr) Amore & Vita  
65Claudio Corioni (Ita) Acqua & Sapone  
66Elias Schmaeh (Swi) Price Your Bike  
67Dominik Brändle (Aut) Team Vorarlberg  
68Leonardo Pinizzotto (Ita) Miche - Guerciotti  
69Patxi Javier Vila Errandonea (Spa) De Rosa - Ceramica Flaminia  
70David De La Fuente Rasilla (Spa) Geox-TMC  
71Lukasz Bodnar (Pol) CCC Polsat Polkowice  
72Edoardo Girardi (Ita) De Rosa - Ceramica Flaminia  
73Alessandro Bertolini (Ita) Androni Giocattoli  
74Cameron Wurf (Aus) Liquigas-Cannondale  
75Reto Hollenstein (Swi) Team Vorarlberg  
76Alessandro Bazzana (Ita) Team Type 1 - Sanofi Aventis  
77Leonid Krasnov (Rus) Itera - Katusha  
78Paolo Bailetti (Ita) De Rosa - Ceramica Flaminia  
79Davide Cimolai (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale  
80Alberto Di Lorenzo (Ita) Meridiana Kamen Team  
81Davide Rebellin (Ita) Miche - Guerciotti  
82Ryohei Komori (Jpn) d'Angelo & Antenucci - Nippo  
83Oleksandr Kvachuk (Ukr) Lampre - ISD  
84Manuele Mori (Ita) Lampre - ISD  
85Tomas Alberio (Ita) Geox-TMC  
86Emanuele Sella (Ita) Androni Giocattoli  
87Noe Gianetti (Swi) Geox-TMC  
88Ermanno Capelli (Ita) Team Vorarlberg  
89Kajetan Fricke (Ger) Team Vorarlberg  
90Ruggero Marzoli (Ita) Acqua & Sapone  
91Rubens Bertogliati (Swi) Team Type 1 - Sanofi Aventis  
92Marco Corti (Ita) Geox-TMC  
93Cayetano José Sarmiento Tunarrosa (Col) Acqua & Sapone  
94Diego Caccia (Ita) Farnese Vini - Neri Sottoli  
95Otavio Didier Bulgarelli (Bra) Farnese Vini - Neri Sottoli  
96Alessandro Donati (Ita) Acqua & Sapone  
97Juraj Sagan (Svk) Liquigas-Cannondale  
98Michele Napoli (Ita) Meridiana Kamen Team  
99Henry Frusto (Ita) d'Angelo & Antenucci - Nippo  
100Matteo Fedi (Ita) De Rosa - Ceramica Flaminia  
101Luca Mazzanti (Ita) Farnese Vini - Neri Sottoli  
102Jonathan Monsalve (Ven) Androni Giocattoli  
103Federico Canuti (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox  
104Pawel Charucki (Pol) CCC Polsat Polkowice  
105Laszlo Bodrogi (Fra) Team Type 1 - Sanofi Aventis  
106Mauro Finetto (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale  
107Emanuele Bindi (Ita) Meridiana Kamen Team  
108Kristian Forbord (Nor) Amore & Vita  
109Junya Sano (Jpn) d'Angelo & Antenucci - Nippo  
110Giairo Ermeti (Ita) Androni Giocattoli  
111Enrico Magazzini (Ita) Lampre - ISD  
112Stefano Pirazzi (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox  
113Giampaolo Cheula (Ita) Geox-TMC  
114Alessandro Bisolti (Ita) Farnese Vini - Neri Sottoli  
115Mikhail Antonov (Rus) Itera - Katusha  
116Alexandr Prishpetnyy (Rus) Itera - Katusha  
117Stoen Bersven (Nor) Amore & Vita  
118Dmitriy Kosyakov (Rus) Itera - Katusha  
119Andrei Solomennikov (Rus) Itera - Katusha  
120Frederico Rocchetti (Ita) De Rosa - Ceramica Flaminia  
121Simone Boifava (Ita) Ora Hotels Carrera  
122Alessandro Malaguti (Ita) Ora Hotels Carrera  
123Sergei Rudaskov (Rus) Itera - Katusha  
124Roberto Cesaro (Ita) Miche - Guerciotti  
125Simone Stortoni (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox  
126Alan Marangoni (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale  
127Domenico Pozzovivo (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox  
128Rafai Chtioui (Tun) Acqua & Sapone  
129Daniele Ratto (Ita) Geox-TMC  
130Tomasz Marczynski (Pol) CCC Polsat Polkowice  
131Alexander Zdanov (Rus) d'Angelo & Antenucci - Nippo  
132Charles Wegelius (GBr) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling  
133Kohei Uchima (Jpn) d'Angelo & Antenucci - Nippo  
134Gianluca Brambilla (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox  
135Simone Ponzi (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale  
136Aristide Ratti (Ita) WIT  
137Alessandro Spezialetti (Ita) Lampre - ISD  
138Walter Proch (Ita) Ora Hotels Carrera  
139Marco Marzano (Ita) Lampre - ISD  
140Krzysztof Szczawinski (Pol) Miche - Guerciotti  
141Diego Alejandro Tamayo Martinez (Col) WIT  
142Michele Scarponi (Ita) Lampre - ISD  

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