Pozzato reigns supreme in Cavriago

Italian champion wins ahead of Paolini and Colli

Filippo Pozzato (Katusha) took victory in the fifth edition of the Memorial Cimurri-Grand Prix Bioera on Saturday in Cavriago, Italy.

The Italian national champion sprinted to victory at the head of a group of forty riders. Acqua & Sapone's Luca Paolini finished second, while Daniele Colli (Carmiooro–A Style) claimed the final podium spot.

The early stages of the race were marked by a breakaway of six riders, who escaped after 35 kilometres.

Vladimir Duma (Ceramica Flaminia - Bossini Showers), Hector Gonzalez (Fuji-Servetto), Riccardo Chiarini (LPR - Farnese Vini), Alessandro Donati (Acqua & Sapone), Vitaliy Kondrut (ISD-Neri) and Domenico Loria (Centri Della Calzatura) worked together to establish a maximum lead of 9:28 after 50 kilometres of racing.

The peloton redoubled their efforts to catch the breakaway and as they entered the first of three finishing circuits, Chiarini was the last of the leaders to be caught.

Despite a series of attacks and counter attacks in the closing stages of the race, it came down to the sprint, with Pozzato the strongest in the finale.

"My victory is the result of a great team effort," said Pozzato afterwards. "At the finish Mazzanti, Karpets and Petrov worked perfectly for me. I sat on the wheel of last year's winner [Mikhaylo] Khalilov and in spite of a crash about 150 meters from the finish, I was able to build enough pace to win."

"I've been in good form recently and today I proved it on some challenging slopes."
 

Results
1Filippo Pozzato (Ita) Team Katusha4:20:21 
2Luca Paolini (Ita) Acqua & Sapone - Caffe Mokambo  
3Daniele Colli (Ita) Carmiooro - A Style  
4Mikhaylo Khalilov (Ukr) Ceramica Flaminia - Bossini Docce  
5Johannes Fröhlinger (Ger) Team Milram  
6Giovanni Visconti (Ita) ISD  
7Volodymyr Starchyk (Ukr) Amore & Vita - Mcdonald's  
8Enrico Gasparotto (Ita) Lampre - N.G.C  
9Matteo Tosatto (Ita) Quick Step  
10Simon Clarke (Aus) ISD  
11Luca Solari (Ita) Serramenti PVC Diquigiovanni-Androni Giocattoli  
12Owin Carvajal Jaramilel (Col) Miche - Silver Cross - Selle Italia  
13Domenico Pozzovivo (Ita) CSF Group - Navigare  
14Enrico Zen (Ita) CSF Group - Navigare  
15Gorazd Stangelj (Slo) Liquigas  
16Paolo Longo Borghini (Ita) Barloworld  
17Fredrik Kessiakoff (Swe) Fuji-Servetto  
18Eros Capecchi (Ita) Fuji-Servetto  
19Fernandez De (Spa) LAA  
20Davide Malacarne (Ita) Quick Step  
21Fabio Taborre (Ita) Serramenti PVC Diquigiovanni-Androni Giocattoli  
22Bartosz Huzarski (Pol) ISD0:00:04 
23Dario Cataldo (Ita) Quick Step0:00:06 
24Niklas Axelsson (Swe) UTE  
25Diego Caccia (Ita) Barloworld  
26Luca Mazzanti (Ita) Team Katusha  
27Paolo Bailetti (Ita) Fuji-Servetto  
28Francesco Failli (Ita) Acqua & Sapone - Caffe Mokambo  
29Laurent Beuret (Swi) Carmiooro - A Style  
30Cristiano Salerno (Ita) LPR Brakes Farnese Vini  
31Francesco Masciarelli (Ita) Acqua & Sapone - Caffe Mokambo  
32Francesco Bellotti (Ita) Barloworld  
33Juan Mauricio Soler (Col) Barloworld  
34Paolo Tiralongo (Ita) Lampre - N.G.C  
35Leonardo Bertagnolli (Ita) Serramenti PVC Diquigiovanni-Androni Giocattoli  
36Valerio Agnoli (Ita) Liquigas0:00:14 
37Santo Anza (Ita) ISD0:00:25 
38Giampaolo Caruso (Ita) Ceramica Flaminia - Bossini Docce0:00:31 
39Leonardo Giordani (Ita) Ceramica Flaminia - Bossini Docce0:00:33 
40Alessandro Ballan (Ita) Lampre - N.G.C0:00:45 
41Gabriele Bosisio (Ita) LPR Brakes Farnese Vini0:01:13 
42Vladimir Karpets (Rus) Team Katusha0:01:16 
43Vladimir Duma (Ukr) Ceramica Flaminia - Bossini Docce0:01:18 
44Ruslan Pidgornyy (Ukr) ISD  
45Alan Marangoni (Ita) CSF Group - Navigare0:02:37 
46Francesco Ginanni (Ita) Serramenti PVC Diquigiovanni-Androni Giocattoli  
47Tomasz Marczynski (Pol) Miche - Silver Cross - Selle Italia  
48Marco Velo (Ita) Quick Step  
49Daryl Impey (RSA) Barloworld  
50Ruggero Marzoli (Ita) Acqua & Sapone - Caffe Mokambo  
51Marco Corti (Ita) Barloworld  
52Dmitri Nikandrov (Rus) Centri Della Calzatura  
53Massimo Giunti (Ita) Miche - Silver Cross - Selle Italia  
54Massimiliano Gentili (Ita) Ceramica Flaminia - Bossini Docce  
55Davide D'angelo (Ita) Centri Della Calzatura  
56Enrico Rossi (Ita) Ceramica Flaminia - Bossini Docce  
57Manuele Mori (Ita) Lampre - N.G.C  
58Matthias Russ (Ger) Team Milram0:02:39 
59Mauro Finetto (Ita) CSF Group - Navigare  
60Marco Cattaneo (Ita) LPR Brakes Farnese Vini  
61Matteo Montaguti (Ita) LPR Brakes Farnese Vini  
62Francesco Reda (Ita) Quick Step  
63Andrea Pagoto (Ita) UTE  
64Riccardo Chiarini (Ita) LPR Brakes Farnese Vini  
65Luca Pierfelici (Ita) Acqua & Sapone - Caffe Mokambo  
66Alessandro Donati (Ita) Acqua & Sapone - Caffe Mokambo  
67Massimo Codol (Ita) Acqua & Sapone - Caffe Mokambo  
68Vitaliy Kondrut (Ukr) ISD  
69Ivan Santaromita (Ita) Liquigas  
70Murilo Fischer (Bra) Liquigas  
71Brian Vandborg (Den) Liquigas  
72Federico Canuti (Ita) CSF Group - Navigare  

 

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