Cummings escapes to win in Italy

Perhaps buoyed by the success of his countrymen at the Beijing Olympic Games, Team Barloworld's rider Stephen Cummings put in the best performance of his season by winning the Italian summer classic Coppa Bernocchi, the final race of the Trittico Lombardo.

The British rider made the breakaway after just 20 kilometres of racing along with Luca Celli (LPR Brakes), Vladimir Borisov (Amore & Vita), gaining a whopping 12 minutes on the peloton - a gap which would be reduced to only three minutes by the finish.

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