Visconti powers to GP Insubrica victory

Italian champion wins in Varese

Italian national champion Giovanni Visconti (Farnese Vini-Neri Sottoli) confirmed he is in excellent early season form by winning the GP Insubrica raced in southern Switzerland and northern Italy on Saturday.

Visconti won the uphill finish in the centre of Varese ahead of Jure Kocjan (Team Type 1-Sanofi Aventis) and fellow Italian Rinaldo Nocentini (AG2R La Mondiale).

Matteo Montagutti (AG2R La Mondiale) and Philipp Mamos (Amore & Vita) formed the early break of the day, with Montagutti winning the special prime awarded in memory of the late Aldo Sassi in Valmorea.

The break was caught before the last lap of a finishing circuit in Varese. Local resident Ivan Basso (Liquigas-Cannondale) made a strong attack but then Visconti took control and won with his arms in the air.

“I'm happy. The work that I have done in Qatar and Oman is paying off," said Visconti. "Despite the change in temperature (from 28-30C of Qatar to 8-10C of Insubrica), I felt good and I was able to finish off the work done by the team, who put me at the front for the finale. The uphill finish was perfect for me.”

Visconti is now confident about his chances of Tirreno-Adriatico, his first big goal of the season.

“This victory arrived at the best possible moment, because it gives me confidence for the next step up in the season, for the RCS Sport organised races,” he said. “They’re my real big goals of the season.

“I have to dedicate this success to my family, who I really missed during the 22 days in Qatar and Oman, and to the team. We are a wonderful group, and if we have won races, it’s for this reason.”

Visconti will ride the GP Lugano on Sunday and then get ready for the Strade Bianche race on the dirt roads of Tuscany and then Tirreno-Adriatico.

“Next Saturday it’s time for Eroica. I want to do something there, then in Tirreno-Adriatico and Milan – Sanremo. I can't deny it, but I don't want to make any promises either. We’ll see what happens during the races,” he said.

Full Results
1Giovanni Visconti (Ita) Farnese Vini - Neri Sottoli3:48:57 
2Jure Kocjan (Slo) Team Type 1 - Sanofi Aventis  
3Rinaldo Nocentini (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale0:00:01 
4Leonardo Fabio Duque (Col) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne  
5Simone Ponzi (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale  
6Gianluca Brambilla (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox  
7Samuel Dumoulin (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne  
8Maxime Bouet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
9Mauro Finetto (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale0:00:04 
10Daniele Ratto (Ita) Geox-TMC0:00:05 
11Edoardo Girardi (Ita) De Rosa - Ceramica Flaminia0:00:06 
12Tomaz Nose (Slo) Adria Mobil  
13Giuseppe De Maria (Ita) De Rosa - Ceramica Flaminia  
14Hubert Dupont (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
15Luca Ascani (Ita) d'Angelo & Antenucci - Nippo  
16Rubens Bertogliati (Swi) Team Type 1 - Sanofi Aventis  
17Blaz Furdi (Slo) Adria Mobil  
18Fortunato Baliani (Ita) d'Angelo & Antenucci - Nippo  
19Emanuele Bindi (Ita) Meridiana Kamen Team  
20David Blanco Rodriguez (Spa) Geox-TMC  
21Simon Spilak (Slo) Lampre - ISD  
22Mikael Cherel (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
23Luis Angel Mate Mardones (Spa) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne  
24Josef Benetseder (Aut) Team Vorarlberg  
25David Loosli (Swi) Lampre - ISD  
26Ivan Basso (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale  
27Fabio Andres Duarte Arevalo (Col) Geox-TMC0:00:14 
28Rémi Cusin (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne  
29Reto Hollenstein (Swi) Team Vorarlberg  
30Patrik Sinkewitz (Ger) Farnese Vini - Neri Sottoli  
31Matej Gnezda (Slo) Adria Mobil0:00:16 
32Julien El Fares (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne  
33Alberto Di Lorenzo (Ita) Meridiana Kamen Team  
34Giairo Ermeti (Ita) Androni Giocattoli0:00:18 
35Javier Megias Leal (Spa) Team Type 1 - Sanofi Aventis  
36Pavel Kochetkov (Rus) Itera - Katusha0:00:20 
37Elias Schmaeh (Swi) Price Your Bike0:00:26 
38Damiano Caruso (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale  
39Paolo Bailetti (Ita) De Rosa - Ceramica Flaminia  
40Nicolas Roche (Irl) AG2R La Mondiale  
41Sergey Firsanov (Rus) Itera - Katusha0:00:29 
42Andrea Pasqualon (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox  
43Mitja Mahoric (Slo) Adria Mobil  
44Patxi Javier Vila Errandonea (Spa) De Rosa - Ceramica Flaminia  
45Marco Marzano (Ita) Lampre - ISD  
46Ermanno Capelli (Ita) Team Vorarlberg0:00:32 
47Dmytro Krivtsov (Ukr) Lampre - ISD  
48Manuele Caddeo (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox0:00:37 
49Reinbert Cornelis Wielinga (Ned) Itera - Katusha0:00:42 
50Dominik Hrinkow (Aut) Team Vorarlberg  
51Laurent Beuret (Swi) Atlas Personal  
52Nicolas Schnyder (Swi) Price Your Bike  
53Daniel Henggeler (Swi) Price Your Bike  
54Marco Haller (Aut) Adria Mobil0:00:46 
55Alexander Prishpetniy (Rus) Itera - Katusha  
56Peter Kusztor (Hun) Atlas Personal0:00:49 
57Marco Corti (Ita) Geox-TMC  
58Dimitri Champion (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:00:51 
59Daniele Callegarin (Ita) Team Type 1 - Sanofi Aventis  
60Giampaolo Cheula (Ita) Geox-TMC0:00:53 
61Matthias Friedemann (Ger) Champion System0:00:57 
62Francesco Failli (Ita) Farnese Vini - Neri Sottoli  
63Tomas Alberio (Ita) Geox-TMC  
64Felix Rinker (Ger) Atlas Personal  
65Maciej Paterski (Pol) Liquigas-Cannondale  
66Francesco Ginanni (Ita) Androni Giocattoli  
67Luca Barla (Ita) Androni Giocattoli  
68Bernhard Oberholzer (Swi) Price Your Bike  
69Kristian Forbord (Nor) Amore & Vita0:01:20 
70Mathieu Perget (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
71Niv Libner (Isr) Amore & Vita  
72Kristijan Koren (Slo) Liquigas-Cannondale  
73Andrey Klyuev (Rus) Amore & Vita  
74Omar Lombardi (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox0:01:27 
75Alexander Efimkin (Rus) Team Type 1 - Sanofi Aventis0:01:35 
76Dmitriy Ignatiev (Rus) Itera - Katusha  
77Pirmin Lang (Swi) Atlas Personal  
78Mirco Saggiorato (Swi) Atlas Personal0:01:50 
79Cameron Wurf (Aus) Liquigas-Cannondale0:02:04 
80Alessandro Bazzana (Ita) Team Type 1 - Sanofi Aventis  
81Federico Rocchetti (Ita) De Rosa - Ceramica Flaminia  
82Fabio Felline (Ita) Geox-TMC  
83Dmitry Kosyakov (Rus) Itera - Katusha  
84Dominik Brändle (Aut) Team Vorarlberg  
85Michele Merlo (Ita) De Rosa - Ceramica Flaminia  
86Cristiano Benenati (Ita) De Rosa - Ceramica Flaminia  
87Alexey Tsatevitch (Rus) Itera - Katusha  
88Darko Blazevic (Cro) Meridiana Kamen Team  
89Florian Salzinger (Ger) Atlas Personal  
90David Rosch (Ger) Atlas Personal  
91Stefan Poll (Aut) Team Vorarlberg  
92Kristjan Fajt (Slo) Adria Mobil  
93Oleksandr Kvachuk (Ukr) Lampre - ISD  
94Angelo Pagani (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox  
95Carlo Scognamiglio (Ita) Team Vorarlberg  
96Matteo Montaguti (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale  
97Marcel Wyss (Swi) Geox-TMC  
98Enrico Peruffo (Ita) Team Vorarlberg  
99Rein Taaramae (Est) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne  
100Enrico Magazzini (Ita) Lampre - ISD  
101Matteo Fedi (Ita) De Rosa - Ceramica Flaminia0:02:33 
102Andrea Grendene (Ita) Team Type 1 - Sanofi Aventis  
103Giuseppe Muraglia (Ita) d'Angelo & Antenucci - Nippo  
104Matteo Rabottini (Ita) Farnese Vini - Neri Sottoli  
105Simone Campagnaro (Ita) d'Angelo & Antenucci - Nippo  
106Philipp Mamos (Ger) Amore & Vita  
107Blaz Jarc (Slo) Adria Mobil  
108Aldo Ino Ilesic (Slo) Team Type 1 - Sanofi Aventis  
109Guillaume Bourgeois (Swi) Champion System  
110Jan Keller (Swi) Price Your Bike  
111Stoen Bersven (Nor) Amore & Vita0:06:13 
112Norberto Wilches (Col) Meridiana Kamen Team0:06:22 
DNFPaolo Longo Borghini (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale  
DNFAndrey Kashechkin (Kaz) Lampre - ISD  
DNFBalint Szeghalmi (Hun) Lampre - ISD  
DNFDamien Monier (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne  
DNFLeonardo Giordani (Ita) Farnese Vini - Neri Sottoli  
DNFDiego Caccia (Ita) Farnese Vini - Neri Sottoli  
DNFDavide Ricci Bitti (Ita) Farnese Vini - Neri Sottoli  
DNFPaolo Locatelli (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox  
DNFJure Zagar (Slo) Adria Mobil  
DNFLukas Kalt (Swi) Price Your Bike  
DNFIvan Boutellier (Swi) Price Your Bike  
DNFLoic Aubert (Swi) Price Your Bike  
DNFAriel Maximiliano Richeze (Arg) d'Angelo & Antenucci - Nippo  
DNFSergey Rudaskov (Rus) Itera - Katusha  
DNFMariano Giallorenzo (Ita) Meridiana Kamen Team  
DNFDomenico Agosta (Ita) Meridiana Kamen Team  
DNFMichele Napoli (Ita) Meridiana Kamen Team  
DNFBruno Radotic (Cro) Meridiana Kamen Team  
DNFOmar Bertazzo (Ita) Androni Giocattoli  
DNFCrescenzo d'Amore (Ita) Androni Giocattoli  
DNFLuca Solari (Ita) Androni Giocattoli  
DNFRoger Beuchat (Swi) Champion System  
DNFJoris Boillat (Swi) Champion System  
DNFHolger Burkhardt (Ger) Champion System  
DNFClemens Fankhauser (Aut) Champion System  
DNFDaniel Gollmann (Aut) Champion System  
DNFNicholas Sanderson (Aus) Amore & Vita  
DNFPatrik Moren (Swe) Amore & Vita  
DNSVolodymyr Bileka (Ukr) Amore & Vita  
DNSPeter Erdin (Swi) Atlas Personal  

 

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