Villella wins Japan Cup

Italian breaks away to victory

Davide Villella (Cannondale-Drapac) took his first victory of the 2016 season after a well timed attack at the Japan Cup. Villella made his move on the last of the 14-laps, choosing the steepest climb as his launch pad.

The Italian held onto his advantage, with Orica-BikeExchange's Christopher Juul-Jensen taking second place six seconds behind him. Robert Power made it two riders on the podium for Orica-BikeExchange a further eight seconds back. 

"I have missed a victory all season, so I'm really happy to get the win here today," Villella said of his performance. "The teamwork – all of the teammates and all of the staff – was amazing. I want to say a very big thank you for the team that believed in me and helped me all the day. We had a great group here, and I could not do it alone."
 

Full Results

#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Davide Villella (Ita) Cannondale-Drapac3:46:43 
2Christopher Juul Jensen (Den) Orica-BikeExchange0:00:06 
3Robert Power (Aus) Orica-BikeExchange0:00:14 
4Manuele Mori (Ita) Lampre - Merida  
5Oscar Pujol Munoz (Spa) Team Ukyo  
6Alex Peters (GBr) Team Sky  
7Benjami Prades (Spa) Team Ukyo0:00:17 
8Javier Megias Leal (Spa) Team Novo Nordisk0:00:43 
9Yukiya Arashiro (Jpn) Lampre - Merida  
10Joseph Rosskopf (USA) BMC Racing Team  
11Cameron Bayly (Aus) Attaque Team Gusto0:00:45 
12Thomas Lebas (Fra) Bridgestone Anchor Cycling Team0:00:48 
13Taylor Phinney (USA) BMC Racing Team0:01:19 
14Mathew Hayman (Aus) Orica-BikeExchange  
15Pier Paolo De Negri (Ita) Nippo - Vini Fantini  
16Sho Hatsuyama (Jpn) Bridgestone Anchor Cycling Team  
17Jai Crawford (Aus) Kinan Cycling Team  
18Nariyuki Masuda (Jpn) Utsunomia Blitzen  
19Jasper Stuyven (Bel) Trek-Segafredo  
20Iuri Filosi (Ita) Nippo - Vini Fantini  
21Rodrigo Araque Lorente (Spa) Team Ukyo  
22Manuel Quinziato (Ita) BMC Racing Team  
23Kristoffer Skjerping (Nor) Cannondale-Drapac  
24Simone Petilli (Ita) Lampre - Merida  
25Ryota Nishizono (Jpn) Bridgestone Anchor Cycling Team0:01:32 
26Mattia Cattaneo (Ita) Lampre - Merida0:02:35 
27Takeaki Amezawa (Jpn) Utsunomia Blitzen0:02:43 
28Yusuke Hatanaka (Jpn) Team Ukyo0:03:43 
29Hideto Nakane (Jpn) Japan  
30Yuzuru Suzuki (Jpn) Utsunomia Blitzen0:03:47 
31Masahiro Ishigami (Jpn) Japan0:03:54 
32Kevin De Mesmaekert (Bel) Team Novo Nordisk0:04:25 
33Fumiyuki Beppu (Jpn) Trek-Segafredo  
34Jose Vicente Toribio Alcolea (Spa) Matrix Powertag  
35Nicholas Schultz (Aus) Orica-BikeExchange  
36Grégory Rast (Swi) Trek-Segafredo  
37Damiano Cunego (Ita) Nippo - Vini Fantini  
38Ricardo Garcia (Spa) Kinan Cycling Team  
39Marcos Garcia (Spa) Kinan Cycling Team  
40Xabier Zandio Echaide (Spa) Team Sky  
41Charles Planet (Fra) Team Novo Nordisk0:07:25 
42Rei Onodera (Jpn) Utsunomia Blitzen0:07:47 
43Kohei Uchima (Jpn) Bridgestone Anchor Cycling Team  
44Hayato Yoshida (Jpn) Matrix Powertag  
45Naoya Yoshioka (Jpn) Nasu Blasen  
46Yukihiro Doi (Jpn) Matrix Powertag  
47Kazuo Inoue (Jpn) Bridgestone Anchor Cycling Team0:10:00 
48Hayato Okamoto (Jpn) Japan  
49Masakazu Ito (Jpn) Japan  
50Shao Hsuan Lu (Tpe) Attaque Team Gusto  
51Kota Sumiyoshi (Jpn) Team Ukyo  
52Takaaki Hori (Jpn) Utsunomia Blitzen0:10:51 
53Keisuke Kimura (Jpn) Japan0:12:03 
DNFMatti Breschel (Den) Cannondale-Drapac  
DNFMatteo Bono (Ita) Lampre - Merida  
DNFLars Petter Nordhaug (Nor) Team Sky  
DNFYuma Koishi (Jpn) Nippo - Vini Fantini  
DNFTaylor Eisenhart (USA) BMC Racing Team  
DNFGenki Yamamoto (Jpn) Nippo - Vini Fantini  
DNFDaiki Yasuhara (Jpn) Matrix Powertag  
DNFKenji Itami (Jpn) Kinan Cycling Team  
DNFEugenio Alafaci (Ita) Trek-Segafredo  
DNFChristian Meier (Can) Orica-BikeExchange  
DNFToms Skujins (Lat) Cannondale-Drapac  
DNFAlan Marangoni (Ita) Cannondale-Drapac  
DNFStephen Clancy (Irl) Team Novo Nordisk  
DNFHayato Nishio (Jpn) Nasu Blasen  
DNFMichinari Takagi (Jpn) Nasu Blasen  
DNFBauke Mollema (Ned) Trek-Segafredo  
DNFWen Chung Huang (Tpe) Attaque Team Gusto  
DNFKyohei Mizuno (Jpn) Nasu Blasen  
DNFMasaki Shimojima (Jpn) Nasu Blasen  
DNFFabian Lienhard (Swi) BMC Racing Team  
DNFAiran Feranandez Casasola (Spa) Matrix Powertag  
DNFBenjamin Hill (Aus) Attaque Team Gusto  
DNFMartijn Verschoor (Ned) Team Novo Nordisk  
DNFDavid Lopez Garcia (Spa) Team Sky  
DNFTimothy Guy (Aus) Attaque Team Gusto  

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