Ruffoni wins Gran Premio Bruno Beghelli

Pozzato takes second place, Keukeleire third

Nicola Ruffoni (Bardiani-CSF) won the Gran Premio Bruno Beghelli on Sunday ahead of Filippo Pozzato (Wilier Trestina-Southeast) and Jens Keukeleire (Orica-BikeExchange).

“Most of the credit for today’s win belongs to my teammates” said Ruffoni. “Our goal in the morning was to create the right conditions for a sprint and I was the appointed leader, but the finale was a really hard challenge for my legs. When the peloton split, we were 35 riders in the leading group. Orica started an incredible forcing to put the sprinters out of the game. Teammates supported me on the final steep climb, then took me in the leading positions. I had to sprint at least in third position I would take the win. Simion and Colbrelli managed the final km in the best way. At 250 Sonny [Colbrelli] was first and I was second. At 150 meters I opened the gas and crossed the line."

The men's 196.3km race started and finished in Montegeglio, and is a series of end-of-season races held in Italy. An initial breakaway included seven riders: Christian Eiking (FDJ), Yuma Koishi (Nippo-Vini Fantini), Diego Rubio (Caja Rural - Seguros RGA), Alberto Nardin (Androni Giocattoli - Sidermec), Artur Ershov (Gazprom - RusVelo), Thierry Hupond (Delko Marseille Provence Ktm) and Andrea Ruscetta (GM Europe).

Rubio and Nardin were the last remaining of the breakaway with 1:40 minutes ahead of the field with 55km to go. But that gap was cut in half, down to 55 seconds with under 40km to the line.

Ten kilometres later, the field was completely back together, which led the way for a large 12-rider breakaway to set off but with several riders from Orica-BikeExchange in that move, it was doomed to fail, and the field was back together with 13km to go.

More attacks came from Kristian Sbaragli and Jaco Venter, while Nick Dougall and Ryan Gibbons tried to bridge across. But the main field reeled in all breakaway attempts in the closing kilometres as team with sprinters hunted the stage win.

 

Full Results

#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Nicola Ruffoni (Ita) Bardiani CSF4:25:21 
2Filippo Pozzato (Ita) Wilier Triestina-Southeast  
3Jens Keukeleire (Bel) Orica-BikeExchange  
4Sonny Colbrelli (Ita) Bardiani CSF  
5Simone Consonni (Ita)  
6Jacopo Guarnieri (Ita) Team Katusha  
7Danilo Napolitano (Ita) Wanty - Groupe GOrica-BikeExchangert  
8Kristian Sbaragli (Ita) Dimension Data  
9Magnus Cort Nielsen (Den) Orica-BikeExchange  
10Francesco Gavazzi (Ita) Androni Giocattoli - Sidermec  
11Matti Breschel (Den) Cannondale-Drapac Pro Cycling  
12Jean-Pierre Drucker (Lux) BMC Racing Team  
13Eduard Michael Grosu (Rom) Nippo - Vini Fantini  
14Manuel Belletti (Ita) Wilier Triestina-Southeast  
15Arman Kamyshev (Kaz) Astana Pro Team0:00:02 
16Grega Bole (Slo) Nippo - Vini Fantini  
17Thomas Sprengers (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise  
18Xandro Meurisse (Bel)  
19Maciej Paterski (Pol) CCC Sprandi Polkowice  
20Simone Velasco (Ita) Bardiani CSF  
21Jacopo Mosca (Ita) Trek-Segafredo  
22Nicolas Edet (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
23Paolo Simion (Ita) Bardiani CSF  
24Eugert Zhupa (Alb) Wilier Triestina-Southeast  
25Preben Van Hecke (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise0:00:05 
26Jérémy Roy (Fra) FDJ  
27Andrei Solomennikov (Rus) Gazprom-Rusvelo  
28Guillaume Martin (Fra) Wanty - Groupe GOrica-BikeExchangert  
29Rodolfo Andres Torres Agudelo (Col) Androni Giocattoli - Sidermec  
30Laurent Didier (Lux) Trek-Segafredo  
31Zhandos Bizhigitov (Kaz)0:00:13 
32Lukasz Owsian (Pol) CCC Sprandi Polkowice  
33Mirco Maestri (Ita) Bardiani CSF0:00:16 
34Matteo Busato (Ita) Wilier Triestina-Southeast0:00:37 
35Enrico Barbin (Ita) Bardiani CSF  
36Damien Howson (Aus) Orica-BikeExchange0:00:46 
37Jhoan Esteban Chaves Rubio (Col) Orica-BikeExchange0:01:21 
38Angel Madrazo Ruiz (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA0:03:11 
39Benoit Cosnefroy (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:03:28 
40Ivan Balykin (Rus) GM Europa Ovini  
41Otto Vergaerde (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise  
42Miguel Angel Benito Diez (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA  
43Matteo Rotondi (Ita) GM Europa Ovini  
44Rick Zabel (Ger) BMC Racing Team  
45Antonio Di Sante (Ita) GM Europa Ovini  
46Marcus Burghardt (Ger) BMC Racing Team  
47Sébastien Reichenbach (Swi) FDJ  
48Loic Vliegen (Bel) BMC Racing Team  
49Diego Ulissi (Ita) Lampre - Merida  
50Steve Morabito (Swi) FDJ  
51Mikael Cherel (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
52Igor Boev (Rus) Gazprom-Rusvelo  
53Maxime Cam (Fra) Fortuneo - Vital Concept  
54Víctor De La Parte (Spa) CCC Sprandi Polkowice  
55Ryan Gibbons (RSA)  
56Rémy Rochas (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
57Roman Maikin (Rus) Gazprom-Rusvelo  
58Carlos Barbero Cuesta (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA  
59Jan Polanc (Slo) Lampre - Merida  
60Simone Ponzi (Ita) CCC Sprandi Polkowice  
61Manuele Mori (Ita) Lampre - Merida  
62Jarl Salomein (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise  
63Rafael Andriato (Bra) Wilier Triestina-Southeast  
64Rémy Di Gregorio (Fra) Delko Marseille Provence KTM  
65Serghei Tvetcov (Rom) Androni Giocattoli - Sidermec  
66Kenny Elissonde (Fra) FDJ  
67Simone Petilli (Ita) Lampre - Merida  
68Romain Combaud (Fra) Delko Marseille Provence KTM  
69Leonardo Fabio Duque (Fra) Delko Marseille Provence KTM  
70Kristoffer Skjerping (Nor) Cannondale-Drapac Pro Cycling  
71Michael Woods (Can) Cannondale-Drapac Pro Cycling  
72Chris Anker Sörensen (Den) Fortuneo - Vital Concept  
73Kristijan Koren (Slo) Cannondale-Drapac Pro Cycling  
74Amets Txurruka (Spa) Orica-BikeExchange  
75Phil Bauhaus (Ger) Bora-Argon 18  
76Oliviero Troia (Ita) Lampre - Merida  
77Franco Pellizotti (Ita) Androni Giocattoli - Sidermec0:03:34 
78Quentin Pacher (Fra) Delko Marseille Provence KTM  
79Jaco Venter (RSA) Dimension Data  
80Jens Wallays (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise  
81Floris De Tier (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise  
82Ruben Plaza Molina (Spa) Orica-BikeExchange  
83Zakkari Dempster (Aus) Bora-Argon 18  
84Eduardo Sepulveda (Arg) Fortuneo - Vital Concept  
85Domenico Pozzovivo (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale  
86Nick Dougall (RSA) Dimension Data  
87Enrico Gasparotto (Ita) Wanty - Groupe GOrica-BikeExchangert  
88Jorge Arcas Pena (Spa) Movistar Team  
89Haimar Zubeldia Agirre (Spa) Trek-Segafredo  
90Juan Jose Lobato Del Valle (Spa) Movistar Team  
91Fabricio Ferrari Barcelo (Uru) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA  
92Andrey Amador Bikkazakova (CRc) Movistar Team  
93Amaël Moinard (Fra) BMC Racing Team  
94Julien El Fares (Fra) Delko Marseille Provence KTM  
95Rudy Molard (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
96Armindo Fonseca (Fra) Fortuneo - Vital Concept  
97Julien Bernard (Fra) Trek-Segafredo  
98Alberto Nardin (Ita) Androni Giocattoli - Sidermec  
99Matteo Montaguti (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale  
100Romain Hardy (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
101Stéphane Rossetto (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
102Arnold Jeannesson (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
103Florian Senechal (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
104Davide Ballerini (Ita) Tinkoff Team  
105Filippo Ganna (Ita)  
106Alan Marangoni (Ita) Cannondale-Drapac Pro Cycling  
107Daniil Fominykh (Kaz) Astana Pro Team  
108Tom Jelte Slagter (Ned) Cannondale-Drapac Pro Cycling  
109Cesare Benedetti (Ita) Bora-Argon 18  
110Cyrille Gautier (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
111Anthony Roux (Fra) FDJ0:03:43 
112Jakub Mareczko (Ita) Wilier Triestina-Southeast0:06:44 
113Vincenzo Albanese (Ita)0:06:46 
114Moreno Moser (Ita) Cannondale-Drapac Pro Cycling  
115Iuri Filosi (Ita) Nippo - Vini Fantini  
116Fabio Sabatini (Ita) Etixx - Quick-Step  
117Elia Viviani (Ita) Team Sky  
118Delio Fernandez Cruz (Spa) Delko Marseille Provence KTM  
119Richard Carapaz (Ecu) Movistar Team  
120Shane Archbold (NZl) Bora-Argon 180:06:51 
DNFStefano Pirazzi (Ita) Bardiani CSF  
DNFDavide Formolo (Ita) Cannondale-Drapac Pro Cycling  
DNFNiccolo Bonifazio (Ita) Trek-Segafredo  
DNFRyder Hesjedal (Can) Trek-Segafredo  
DNFFrank Schleck (Lux) Trek-Segafredo  
DNFOdd Christian Eiking (Nor) FDJ  
DNFJérémy Maison (Fra) FDJ  
DNFAlexandre Geniez (Fra) FDJ  
DNFMark Cavendish (GBr) Dimension Data  
DNFDaniel Teklehaimanot (Eri) Dimension Data  
DNFMatt Brammeier (Irl) Dimension Data  
DNFAdrien Niyonshuti (Rwa) Dimension Data  
DNFMattia Cattaneo (Ita) Lampre - Merida  
DNFValerio Conti (Ita) Lampre - Merida  
DNFPrzemyslaw Niemiec (Pol) Lampre - Merida  
DNFMiguel Angel Lopez Moreno (Col) Astana Pro Team  
DNFNurbolat Kulimbetov (Kaz)  
DNFBakhtiyar Kozhatayev (Kaz) Astana Pro Team  
DNFAndrey Zeits (Kaz) Astana Pro Team  
DNFTaylor Eisenhart (USA) BMC Racing Team  
DNFFloris Gerfs (Ned) BMC Racing Team  
DNFPeter Velits (Svk) BMC Racing Team  
DNFCarlos Alberto Betancur Gomez (Col) Movistar Team  
DNFJavier Moreno Bazan (Spa) Movistar Team  
DNFDayer Uberney Quintana Rojas (Col) Movistar Team  
DNFMitchell Docker (Aus) Orica-BikeExchange  
DNFSimon Yates (GBr) Orica-BikeExchange  
DNFRiccardo Minali (Ita)  
DNFHubert Dupont (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
DNFPierre Latour (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
DNFLoïc Chetout (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
DNFJerome Cousin (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
DNFAlessandro Bisolti (Ita) Nippo - Vini Fantini  
DNFGianfranco Zilioli (Ita) Nippo - Vini Fantini  
DNFPier Paolo De Negri (Ita) Nippo - Vini Fantini  
DNFGenki Yamamoto (Jpn) Nippo - Vini Fantini  
DNFYuma Koishi (Jpn) Nippo - Vini Fantini  
DNFDaniel Martínez (Col) Wilier Triestina-Southeast  
DNFYonder Godoy (Ven) Wilier Triestina-Southeast  
DNFPello Bilbao Lopez De Armentia (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA  
DNFAntonio Molina (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA  
DNFDiego Rubio (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA  
DNFHector Saez Benito (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA  
DNFTim Declercq (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise  
DNFEgan Arley Bernal Gomez (Col) Androni Giocattoli - Sidermec  
DNFMarco Frapporti (Ita) Androni Giocattoli - Sidermec  
DNFMarco Bandiera (Ita) Androni Giocattoli - Sidermec  
DNFArtur Ershov (Rus) Gazprom-Rusvelo  
DNFAlexander Evtushenko (Rus) Gazprom-Rusvelo  
DNFArtem Ovechkin (Rus) Gazprom-Rusvelo  
DNFKirill Sveshnikov (Rus) Gazprom-Rusvelo  
DNFEvgeny Shalunov (Rus) Gazprom-Rusvelo  
DNFDaniel Diaz (Arg) Delko Marseille Provence KTM  
DNFThierry Hupond (Fra) Delko Marseille Provence KTM  
DNFLukas Pöstlberger (Aut) Bora-Argon 18  
DNFMichael Schwarzmann (Ger) Bora-Argon 18  
DNFPaul Voss (Ger) Bora-Argon 18  
DNFVegard Breen (Nor) Fortuneo - Vital Concept  
DNFFrédéric Brun (Fra) Fortuneo - Vital Concept  
DNFElie Gesbert (Fra) Fortuneo - Vital Concept  
DNFJulien Loubet (Fra) Fortuneo - Vital Concept  
DNFSylwester Szmyd (Pol) CCC Sprandi Polkowice  
DNFFelix Grossschartner (Aut) CCC Sprandi Polkowice  
DNFJan Hirt (Cze) CCC Sprandi Polkowice  
DNFBranislau Samoilau (Blr) CCC Sprandi Polkowice  
DNFRossano Mauti (Ita) GM Europa Ovini  
DNFFilippo Fortin (Ita) GM Europa Ovini  
DNFFederico Burchio (Ita) GM Europa Ovini  
DNFJosé Alberto Marquez Moreno (Spa) GM Europa Ovini  
DNFAndrea Ruscetta (Ita) GM Europa Ovini  
DNFThomas Degand (Bel) Wanty - Groupe GOrica-BikeExchangert  
DNFMarinus Cornelis Minnaard (Ned) Wanty - Groupe GOrica-BikeExchangert  
DNFBjorn Thurau (Ger) Wanty - Groupe GOrica-BikeExchangert  
DNSSimone Andreetta (Ita) Bardiani CSF  
DNSEliot Lietaer (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise  
DNSSam Bennett (Irl) Bora-Argon 18  
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