Deho and Lechner win Gimondi Bike

Both set course records

Marzio Deho (Cicli Olympia) and Eva Lechner won the eighth edition of the Gimondi Bike in Iseo on Sunday. Both set record times. Deho finished in 1:19:49 and Lechner stopped the clock at 1:33:08.

The men's race was characterized by continuous attacks and counterattacks. In the first part of the race, Colombia's Leonardo Paez (TX - Active Bianchi) and Russia's Alexey Medvedev (Torrevilla Mtb Team) tried to escape. Paez suffered a puncture.

Then, Mirko Celestino, Pierluigi Bettelli (G.S. Scott Racing Team), Oscar Lazzaroni and Paolo Alberati took a turn off the front.

Eventually Deho, Bettelli, Alberati and Medvedev got a gap. Ramon Bianchi, Lazzaroni and Medvedev also appeared at the front.

Four kilometres from the finish, at the Cronoscalata della Madonna del Corno, was a crucial climb. Medvedev, Bettelli, Lazzaroni, Deho and Bianchi passed through in that order. However, by the time the racers reached one kilometre to go, Deho had assumed the lead solo. Medvedev caught up to him, but couldn't take him at the end.

Deho crossed the line first after 38.6km. Medvedev was second at 1:20:00, and Bettelli was third at 1:20:05.

In the women's race, Elena Giacomuzzi (A.S.D. Unione Ciclisti Caprivesi) and Eva Lechner (Team Colnago) broke away just nine kilometres into the race. They left everyone else behind.

Lechner, from Alto-Adige, launched the first attack to get a 1:30 lead over Giacomuzzi and Elena Gaddoni (G.S. Promo-bike). She rode the rest of the way on her own, gradually extending her lead and taking her first Gimondi Bike win in a record time. Giacomuzzi was second, as she was in 2002, with a time of 1:37:27. Gaddoni was third, the same place she finished last year, in 1:39:22.

Results

Elite men
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Marzio Deho (Ita)1:19:49 
2Alexey Medvedev (Rus)0:00:11 
3Pierluigi Bettelli (Ita)0:00:16 
4Oscar Lazzaroni (Ita)  
5Ramon Bianchi (Ita)0:00:23 
6Mirko Celestino (Ita)0:00:57 
7Mike Felderer (Ita)0:01:04 
8Andrea Tiberi (Ita)0:01:20 
9Giuseppe Lamastra (Ita)0:01:24 
10Hector Leonardo Paez Leon (Col)0:02:05 
11Andrea Giupponi (Ita)0:03:03 
12Cristian Cominelli (Ita)0:03:04 
13Jhon Jairo Botero Salazar (Col)  
14Gerhard Kerschbaumer (Ita)0:03:05 
15Paolo Alberati (Ita)0:05:02 
16Julio Humberto Caro Silva (Col)0:05:42 
17Catriel Andres Soto (Arg)0:06:36 
18Igor Baretto (Ita)0:06:43 
19Alex Lupato (Ita)0:07:04 
20Daniele Mensi (Ita)0:07:06 
21Michele Casagrande (Ita)0:07:31 
22Michael Pesse (Ita)0:07:46 
23Francesco Niccoli (Ita)0:08:11 
24Stefano Cattaneo (Ita)0:10:01 
25Filippo Galli (Ita)0:11:15 
26German Dorhmann (Arg)0:12:31 
27Marco Velo (Ita)0:14:12 
28Petar Grabez (Srb)0:15:01 
29Vincenzo Persico (Ita)0:15:13 
30Roberto Panzeri (Ita)0:16:24 
31Andrea Cina (Ita)0:17:27 
32Maurizio Tasca (Ita)0:17:35 
33Giuseppe Arena (Ita)0:18:28 
34Lorenzo Gazocchi (Ita)0:19:48 
35Marco Gaspardino (Ita)0:20:16 
36Nevio Cornaro (Ita)0:21:12 
37Luca Montini (Ita)0:23:31 
38Claudio Guarneri (Ita)0:27:12 
39Andrea Roncarolo (Ita)0:29:32 
40Andrea Giovannini (Ita)0:48:54 
41Enrico Anselmo (Ita)0:55:49 
Elite women
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Eva Lechner (Ita)1:33:08 
2Elena Giacomuzzi (Ita)0:04:19 
3Elena Gaddoni (Ita)0:06:14 
4Sandra Klomp (Ita)0:07:45 
5Serena Calvetti (Ita)0:11:42 
6Francesca Bugnone (Ita)0:19:45 
7Chiara Pastore (Ita)0:21:08 
8Nadia Tosi (Ita)0:23:05 
9Nicoletta Bresciani (Ita)0:32:42 
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