Colbrelli wins Memorial Marco Pantani

Bole and Chinello round out podium

Sonny Colbrelli (Bardiani-CSF) claimed his team its 11th season victory at the Memorial Marco Pantani road race held in Cesenatico on Saturday. The Italian rider out-sprinted a 50-man lead group to take the win ahead of Grega Bole (Vini Fantini Nippo) and Fabio Chinello (Area Zero Pro Team).

“After the second place in Tre Valli Varesine, today I was really focused to win,” said Colbrelli. “[Edoardo] Zardini, [Stefano] Pirazzi and [Manuel] Bongiorno did stunning work for me. In the last kilometre, I waited for someone to launched the sprint and when [Mirko] Selvaggi (Wanty-Groupe Gobert) moved I took his wheel. With 200 to go, I went out and got the win.”

Colbrelli and his teammate Bongiorno were apart of a 20-rider group that split during the opening circuits of a 189.8km race. The main field held the gap at just under a minute with 15km to go, which allowed for second group of riders to bridge across, increasing the lead group to roughly 50 riders. Bongriorno put Cobrelli is a good position to sprint for the win.

“We wanted the win and we got it,” said Bardiani-CSF director Mirko Rossato. “This morning I saw the right concentration and all the guys gave a good performance. In the last part of the race, despite only Sonny and Manuel being in front, they raced perfectly.

“Colbrelli is still young but he’s already a guarantee for these types of hilly races. When he’s supported like today, he’s really hard to beat.”

Colbrelli and Zardini will next compete at the GP Industria & Commercio di Prato on Sunday before heading to the UCI Road World Championships with the Italian national team.

“In this moment, my shape is really good,” Calbrelli said. “This victory was so important for my morale and for the journey to Ponferrada.”

Full Results

#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Sonny Colbrelli (Ita) Bardiani CSF4:34:49 
2Grega Bole (Slo) Vini Fantini Nippo  
3Fabio Chinello (Ita) Area Zero Pro Team  
4Rafael Andriato De Mattas (Bra) Neri Sottoli  
5Davide Vigano (Ita) Caja Rural - Seguros Rga  
6Simone Ponzi (Ita) Neri Sottoli  
7Federico Zurlo (Ita) Nazionale Italiana  
8Maciej Paterski (Pol) CCC Polsat Polkowice  
9Antonio Parrinello (Ita) Androni Giocattoli - Venezuela  
10Manuel Belletti (Ita) Androni Giocattoli - Venezuela  
11Miguel Angel Rubiano Chavez (Col) Colombia  
12Davide Villella (Ita) Cannondale  
13Karel Hnik (Cze) MTN - Qhubeka  
14Mirko Tedeschi (Ita) Team Idea  
15Michel Kreder (Ned) Wanty - Groupe Gobert  
16Simone Antonini (Ita) Marchiol Emisfero  
17Daniel Teklehaimanot (Eri) MTN - Qhubeka  
18Marco Marcato (Ita) Cannondale  
19Fabio Taborre (Ita) Neri Sottoli  
20Fabricio Ferrari Barcel (Uru) Caja Rural - Seguros Rga  
21Artyem Nych (Rus) Russian National Team  
22Bartosz Huzarski (Pol) Team Netapp - Endura  
23Angel Madrazo Ruiz (Esp) Caja Rural - Seguros Rga  
24Patrick Konrad (Aut) Team Netapp - Endura  
25Jarlinson Pantano (Col) Colombia  
26Dennis Van Niekerk (Rsa) MTN - Qhubeka  
27Juan Pablo Valencia (Col) Colombia  
28Davide Formolo (Ita) Cannondale  
29Paolo Ciavatta (Ita) Area Zero Pro Team  
30Tiago Machado (Por) Team Netapp - Endura  
31Davide Rebellin (Ita) CCC Polsat Polkowice  
32Mirko Selvaggi (Ita) Wanty - Groupe Gobert  
33Mauro Finetto (Ita) Neri Sottoli  
34Simone Petilli (Ita) Area Zero Pro Team  
35Antonio Santoro (Ita) Meridiana Kamen Team  
36José Joao Pimenta Costa M (Por) Team Netapp - Endura  
37Frederik Backaert (Bel) Wanty - Groupe Gobert  
38Kevin Seeldraeyers (Bel) Wanty - Groupe Gobert  
39Paul Voss (Ger) Team Netapp - Endura  
40Alessandro Bisolti (Ita) Vini Fantini Nippo0:00:22 
41Heiner Parra Bustama (Col) Caja Rural - Seguros Rga0:00:26 
42Francesco Failli (Ita) Neri Sottoli0:00:29 
43Andrea Zordan (Ita) Androni Giocattoli - Venezuela0:00:31 
44Damiano Caruso (Ita) Cannondale0:00:47 
45Diego Rosa (Ita) Androni Giocattoli - Venezuela0:00:49 
46Alessio Taliani (Ita) Androni Giocattoli - Venezuela  
47Emanuele Sella (Ita) Androni Giocattoli - Venezuela  
48Franco Pellizotti (Ita) Androni Giocattoli - Venezuela  
49Yonattah Monsalve (Ven) Neri Sottoli  
50Andrea Fedi (Ita) Neri Sottoli  
51Luis Leon Sanchez Gil (Esp) Caja Rural - Seguros Rga  
52Giampaolo Caruso (Ita) Nazionale Italiana0:01:10 
53Gianni Moscon (Ita) Nazionale Italiana  
54Bakhtiyar Kozhatayev (Kaz) Continental Team Astana0:01:42 

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