Liquigas light it up in team test

Team's strength helps Chicchi extend overall lead

Liquigas-Doimo's day of dominance continued at the Settimana Internazionale di Coppi e Bartali on Tuesday as they stormed to victory in the event's 15.6 kilometre team time trial.

The Italian squad's combined effort also saw Francesco Chicchi extend the overall race lead he'd opened in the morning's thrilling opener. De Rosa Stac-Plastic finished in second, with Lampre-Farnese Vini rounding out the stage podium.

As the first cab off the rank, Betonexpressz 200 Universal Caffé had been the first to halt the clock with a time of 19:42. The Continental squad were hardly expected to set the world on fire and as they were followed in, their time began its gradual shift down the leaderboard.

CDC Cavaliere was the first team to break the 19 minute barrier, with 18:37. However, their tenure at the top lasted only a matter of minutes as Adria Mobil bettered that mark by five seconds.

Adria Mobil's time held up until the second Professional Continental team to start, ISD-Neri, reduced the benchmark to 18:36. Moments later it appeared Ceramica Flaminia's Riccardo Riccò might be in with a chance of marking his comeback to racing with a leader's jersey, but their improvement lasted only until PSK Whirpool-Author had crossed the line.

De Rosa-Stac Plastic took the hot seat as they closed out their race with 18:00, but as Liquigas came through with 17:51 only Lampre could change the final order.

Unfortunately for the boys in blue and fuchsia it wasn't to be as they secured third place with their 18:06 effort.

Full Results
1Liquigas-Doimo0:17:51 
2De Rosa - Stac Plastic0:00:09 
3Lampre-Farnese Vini0:00:15 
4Ceramica Flaminia0:00:24 
5ISD - Neri0:00:25 
6Androni Giocattoli0:00:30 
7PSK Whirlpool - Author0:00:36 
8Adria Mobil0:00:41 
9CDC - Cavaliere0:00:46 
10CarmioOro NGC0:01:00 
11Vorarlberg - Corratec0:01:04 
12Acqua & Sapone0:01:06 
13Colnago - CSF Inox0:01:12 
14Zheroquadro Radenska  
15Amore & Vita - Conad0:01:23 
16Miche0:01:28 
17Burgos 2016 - Castilla y Leon0:01:33 
18Betonexpressz 2000 - Universal Caffe0:01:51 
General classification after stage 1b
1Francesco Chicchi (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo2:14:35 
2Davide Cimolai (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo0:00:06 
3Mauro Finetto (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo  
4Oliver Zaugg (Swi) Liquigas-Doimo  
5Tiziano Dall'antonia (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo  
6Alessandro Mauro Vanotti (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo  
7Ivan Santaromita (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo  
8Maciej Bodnar (Pol) Liquigas-Doimo  
9Roberto Ferrari (Ita) De Rosa - Stac Plastic0:00:13 
10Cristiano Salerno (Ita) De Rosa - Stac Plastic0:00:15 
11Damiano Caruso (Ita) De Rosa - Stac Plastic  
12Matteo Montaguti (Ita) De Rosa - Stac Plastic  
13Riccardo Chiarini (Ita) De Rosa - Stac Plastic  
14Stefano Borchi (Ita) De Rosa - Stac Plastic  
15Daniele Righi (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini0:00:21 
16Simone Ponzi (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini  
17Adriano Malori (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini  
18Francesco Gavazzi (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini  
19Diego Ulissi (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini  
20Santo Anza (Ita) Ceramica Flaminia0:00:30 
21Riccardo Ricco' (Ita) Ceramica Flaminia  
22Giampaolo Caruso (Ita) Ceramica Flaminia  
23Andrea Noe (Ita) Ceramica Flaminia  
24Massimiliano Gentili (Ita) Ceramica Flaminia  
25Luca Celli (Ita) Ceramica Flaminia  
26Giovanni Visconti (Ita) ISD - Neri0:00:31 
27Dmytro Grabovskyy (Ukr) ISD - Neri  
28Simon Clarke (Aus) ISD - Neri  
29Ruslan Pydgornyy (Ukr) ISD - Neri  
30José Rujano Guillen (Ven) ISD - Neri  
31Bartosz Huzarski (Pol) ISD - Neri  
32Oscar Gatto (Ita) ISD - Neri  
33Jose Rodolfo Serpa Perez (Col) Androni Giocattoli0:00:36 
34Jackson Rodriguez (Ven) Androni Giocattoli  
35Thomas Bertolini (Ita) Androni Giocattoli  
36Francesco Ginanni (Ita) Androni Giocattoli  
37Alessandro Bertolini (Ita) Androni Giocattoli  
38Leonardo Bertagnolli (Ita) Androni Giocattoli  
39Rubens Bertogliati (Swi) Androni Giocattoli  
40André Schulze (Ger) PSK Whirlpool - Author0:00:42 
41Martin Mares (Cze) PSK Whirlpool - Author  
42Frantisek Kloucek (Cze) PSK Whirlpool - Author  
43Stanislav Kozubek (Cze) PSK Whirlpool - Author  
44Tomas Buchacek (Cze) PSK Whirlpool - Author  
45Leopold Konig (Cze) PSK Whirlpool - Author  
46Martin Hebik (Cze) PSK Whirlpool - Author  
47Jure Golcer (Slo) De Rosa - Stac Plastic  
48Marko Kump (Slo) Adria Mobil0:00:47 
49Matej Gnezda (Slo) Adria Mobil  
50Tomaz Nose (Slo) Adria Mobil  
51Marino Palandri (Ita) Adria Mobil  
52Kristjan Fajt (Slo) Adria Mobil  
53Uros Murn (Slo) Adria Mobil  
54Andrea Grendene (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini0:00:52 
55Enrico Rossi (Ita) Ceramica Flaminia  
56Luca Ascani (Ita) CDC - Cavaliere  
57Luca Zanasca (Ita) CDC - Cavaliere  
58Eugenio Loria (Ita) CDC - Cavaliere  
59Giuseppe Muraglia (Ita) CDC - Cavaliere  
60Alessandro Spezialetti (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini0:00:55 
61Davide D'Angelo (Ita) CDC - Cavaliere0:01:01 
62Claudio Corioni (Ita) De Rosa - Stac Plastic0:01:02 
63Blaz Jarc (Slo) Adria Mobil0:01:03 
64Edoardo Girardi (Ita) Ceramica Flaminia  
65Emanuele Sella (Ita) Carmiooro NGC0:01:06 
66Sergio Pardilla Bellon (Spa) Carmiooro NGC  
67Sebastien Fournet Fayard (Fra) Carmiooro NGC  
68Antonio Quadranti (Ita) Carmiooro NGC  
69Sebastian Siedler (Ger) Vorarlberg - Corratec0:01:10 
70Andreas Dietziker (Swi) Vorarlberg - Corratec  
71Reto Hollenstein (Swi) Vorarlberg - Corratec  
72Hubert Schwab (Swi) Vorarlberg - Corratec  
73Martin Schöffmann (Aut) Vorarlberg - Corratec  
74Clemens Fankhauser (Aut) Vorarlberg - Corratec  
75Matic Strgar (Slo) Vorarlberg - Corratec  
76Rafai Chtioui (Tun) Acqua & Sapone0:01:12 
77Didac Ortega (Spa) Acqua & Sapone  
78Paolo Ciavatta (Ita) Acqua & Sapone  
79Luca Pierfelici (Ita) Acqua & Sapone  
80Francesco Failli (Ita) Acqua & Sapone  
81Cayet Sarmiento Tunarrosa (Col) Acqua & Sapone  
82Roberto De Patre (Ita) Acqua & Sapone  
83Ruggero Marzoli (Ita) Acqua & Sapone  
84Davide Bonucelli (Ita) CDC - Cavaliere0:01:16 
85Bostjan Rezman (Slo) Zheroquadro Radenska0:01:18 
86David Tratnik (Slo) Zheroquadro Radenska  
87Alessandro Bisolti (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox  
88Pavel Kochetkov (Rus) Zheroquadro Radenska  
89Domenico Pozzovivo (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox  
90Enrico Zen (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox  
91Marcello Pavarin (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox  
92Stefano Pirazzi (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox  
93Matija Kvasina (Cro) Zheroquadro Radenska  
94Alberto Di Lorenzo (Ita) Zheroquadro Radenska  
95Vladislav Borisov (Rus) Amore & Vita - Conad0:01:29 
96Volodymyr Starchyk (Ukr) Amore & Vita - Conad  
97Bernardo Colex Tepoz (Mex) Amore & Vita - Conad  
98Jaroslaw Dabrowski (Pol) Amore & Vita - Conad  
99Konstantin Volik (Uzb) Amore & Vita - Conad  
100Roberto Cesaro (Ita) Miche0:01:34 
101Edwin Carvajal Jaramillo (Col) Miche  
102Pasquale Muto (Ita) Miche  
103Fortunato Baliani (Ita) Miche  
104Przemyslaw Niemiec (Pol) Miche  
105Yuri Metlushenko (Ukr) Amore & Vita - Conad0:01:36 
106Oscar Grau (Spa) Burgos 2016 - Castilla y Leon0:01:39 
107Manuel Anton (Spa) Burgos 2016 - Castilla y Leon  
108Raul Santamarta (Spa) Burgos 2016 - Castilla y Leon  
109Diego Gallego Arnaiz (Spa) Burgos 2016 - Castilla y Leon  
110Gregory Obando Brenes (CRc) Burgos 2016 - Castilla y Leon  
111Oleksandr Kvachuk (Ukr) ISD - Neri0:01:40 
112Silvère Ackermann (Swi) Vorarlberg - Corratec  
113Francisco José Ventoso Alberdi (Spa) Carmiooro NGC0:01:44 
114Andrea Tonti (Ita) Carmiooro NGC  
115Mattia Gavazzi (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox0:01:49 
116Alberto Loddo (Ita) Androni Giocattoli0:01:56 
117Roberto Antonio Richeze (Arg) Betonexpressz 2000 - Universal Caffe0:01:57 
118Walter Proch (Ita) Betonexpressz 2000 - Universal Caffe  
119Michael Rasmussen (Den) Miche0:02:04 
120Serhy Hrechyn (Ukr) Amore & Vita - Conad0:02:05 
121Bernardo Riccio (Ita) CDC - Cavaliere0:02:07 
122Nicholas Sanderson (Aus) Amore & Vita - Conad0:02:39 
123Eric Berthou (Fra) Carmiooro NGC0:02:40 
124Paride Grillo (Ita) Carmiooro NGC0:03:34 
125Jan Tratnik (Slo) Zheroquadro Radenska0:03:41 
126Guillermo Rubens Bongiorno (Arg) Zheroquadro Radenska  
127Manuele Caddeo (Ita) Zheroquadro Radenska  
128Filippo Savini (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox  
129Petr Bencik (Cze) PSK Whirlpool - Author0:03:49 
130Luigi Gitto (Ita) Miche0:03:57 
131Ivan Melero Coco (Spa) Burgos 2016 - Castilla y Leon0:04:02 
132David Francisco Delgado (Spa) Burgos 2016 - Castilla y Leon  
133Tamas Lengyel (Hun) Betonexpressz 2000 - Universal Caffe0:04:20 
134Gabor Fejes (Hun) Betonexpressz 2000 - Universal Caffe  
135Rida Cador (Hun) Betonexpressz 2000 - Universal Caffe  
136Adriano Angeloni (Ita) Betonexpressz 2000 - Universal Caffe  
137Gianluca Coletta (Ita) Betonexpressz 2000 - Universal Caffe  
138Ruslan Ivanov (Mda) Betonexpressz 2000 - Universal Caffe  
139Daniele Callegarin (Ita) CDC - Cavaliere0:05:25 
140Jure Zagar (Slo) Adria Mobil0:05:55 
Points classification
1Francesco Chicchi (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo10pts
2Mattia Gavazzi (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox8 
3Roberto Ferrari (Ita) De Rosa - Stac Plastic6 
4Marko Kump (Slo) Adria Mobil5 
5André Schulze (Ger) PSK Whirlpool - Author4 
6Andrea Grendene (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini3 
7Sebastian Siedler (Ger) Vorarlberg - Corratec2 
8Paride Grillo (Ita) Carmiooro NGC1 
Best young rider classification
1Davide Cimolai (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo2:14:41 
2Damiano Caruso (Ita) De Rosa - Stac Plastic0:00:09 
3Stefano Borchi (Ita) De Rosa - Stac Plastic  
4Simone Ponzi (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini0:00:15 
5Adriano Malori (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini  
6Diego Ulissi (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini  
7Simon Clarke (Aus) ISD - Neri0:00:25 
8Thomas Bertolini (Ita) Androni Giocattoli0:00:30 
9Leopold Konig (Cze) PSK Whirlpool - Author0:00:36 
10Marko Kump (Slo) Adria Mobil0:00:41 
11Andrea Grendene (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini0:00:46 
12Blaz Jarc (Slo) Adria Mobil0:00:57 
13Martin Schöffmann (Aut) Vorarlberg - Corratec0:01:04 
14Rafai Chtioui (Tun) Acqua & Sapone0:01:06 
15Cayet Sarmiento Tunarrosa (Col) Acqua & Sapone  
16Roberto De Patre (Ita) Acqua & Sapone  
17Pavel Kochetkov (Rus) Zheroquadro Radenska0:01:12 
18Enrico Zen (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox  
19Marcello Pavarin (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox  
20Stefano Pirazzi (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox  
21Roberto Cesaro (Ita) Miche0:01:28 
22Manuel Anton (Spa) Burgos 2016 - Castilla y Leon0:01:33 
23Gregory Obando Brenes (CRc) Burgos 2016 - Castilla y Leon  
24Jan Tratnik (Slo) Zheroquadro Radenska0:03:35 
25Manuele Caddeo (Ita) Zheroquadro Radenska  
26Luigi Gitto (Ita) Miche0:03:51 
27David Francisco Delgado (Spa) Burgos 2016 - Castilla y Leon0:03:56 
28Gabor Fejes (Hun) Betonexpressz 2000 - Universal Caffe0:04:14 
29Jure Zagar (Slo) Adria Mobil0:05:49 
Teams classification
1Liquigas-Doimo6:08:21 
2De Rosa - Stac Plastic0:00:09 
3Lampre-Farnese Vini0:00:15 
4Ceramica Flaminia0:00:24 
5ISD - Neri0:00:25 
6Androni Giocattoli0:00:30 
7PSK Whirlpool - Author0:00:36 
8Adria Mobil0:00:41 
9CDC - Cavaliere0:00:46 
10Carmiooro NGC0:01:00 
11Vorarlberg - Corratec0:01:04 
12Acqua & Sapone0:01:06 
13Colnago - CSF Inox0:01:12 
14Zheroquadro Radenska  
15Amore & Vita - Conad0:01:23 
16Miche0:01:28 
17Burgos 2016 - Castilla y Leon0:01:33 
18Betonexpressz 2000 - Universal Caffe0:04:14 
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