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Gallery: Colbrelli shines at Ride for Life

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Sonny Colbrelli beats Matthias Brandle in the sprint

Sonny Colbrelli beats Matthias Brandle in the sprint
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Adriano Malori

Adriano Malori
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Moto GP rider Marco Melandri

Moto GP rider Marco Melandri
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Luca Paolini goes on the attack

Luca Paolini goes on the attack
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Matteo Pelucchi talks with Marina Romoli

Matteo Pelucchi talks with Marina Romoli
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Marco Aurelio Fontana takes to the road bike

Marco Aurelio Fontana takes to the road bike
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Filippo Pozatto

Filippo Pozatto
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Filippo Pozzatto tries his hand at moto-cross

Filippo Pozzatto tries his hand at moto-cross
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There was some interesting head gear at the event

There was some interesting head gear at the event
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Filippo Pozatto leads the way

Filippo Pozatto leads the way
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Andrea Guardini takes a tight line on the corner

Andrea Guardini takes a tight line on the corner
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Matteo Pelucchi and Matthias Brandle with Marina Romoli

Matteo Pelucchi and Matthias Brandle with Marina Romoli
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Marco Melandri will have to rely on his legs for the power

Marco Melandri will have to rely on his legs for the power
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Filippo Pozatto with Marco Melandri

Filippo Pozatto with Marco Melandri
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Marco Aurelio Fontana and Matteo Pelucchi do battle

Marco Aurelio Fontana and Matteo Pelucchi do battle
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Marco Melandri gives it a bit too much

Marco Melandri gives it a bit too much
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Filippo Pozatto takes on Loris Capirossi

Filippo Pozatto takes on Loris Capirossi
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Matteo Pelucchi has a go in the moto-cross event

Matteo Pelucchi has a go in the moto-cross event
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Posing for a few pictures ahead of the professional event

Posing for a few pictures ahead of the professional event
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There was a free style section to entertain all present

There was a free style section to entertain all present
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It was a well attended event

It was a well attended event
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Claudio Chiappucci

Claudio Chiappucci
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Sonny Colbrelli takes his second win of the day

Sonny Colbrelli takes his second win of the day
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Paolo Tiralongo leads Luca Paolini

Paolo Tiralongo leads Luca Paolini
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Stars from the world of professional cycling and motorsport teamed up this weekend for the Ride for Life event at the South Milano track in Ottobiano. The event, which looks to raise money for people who have suffered serious injuries while riding a bicycle or motorbike, saw the likes of Filippo Pozzato and hour record holder Matthias Brändle face off against Moto GP riders Marco Melandri and Loris Capirossi.

The weekend kicked off with some races for the amateur riders on the Saturday, with the professional events taking place on Sunday. The riders got a chance to have some fun with a moto-cross event, before taking to the track for two races. Sonny Colbrelli took victory in the opening race, ahead of Brändle. He went on to make it two wins in a day as the cyclists teamed up with the motorcyclist for the Trofeo Antonelli.

The day ended with a karting race around the track. IAM Cycling’s Matteo Pelucchi was the only cyclist to make it into the final, finishing 16th out of 17 contenders, Melandri beat fellow Moto GP rider Andrea Dovidzioso for victory.

Other riders included Luca Paolini, Andrea Guardini, Claudio Chiappucci, Adriano Malaori and mountain biker Marco Aurelio Fontana.

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