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Visconti wins Trofeo Melinda

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Mauricio Soler (Barloworld) signs an autograph before the start.

Mauricio Soler (Barloworld) signs an autograph before the start.
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Stefano Garzelli (Acqua & Sapone - Caffe Mokambo)

Stefano Garzelli (Acqua & Sapone - Caffe Mokambo)
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Emanuele Sella (Carmiooro - A-Style) is racing again after serving his doping ban.

Emanuele Sella (Carmiooro - A-Style) is racing again after serving his doping ban.
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Ivan Basso (Liquigas) reads a paper before the start.

Ivan Basso (Liquigas) reads a paper before the start.
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Calm before the storm at the Trofeo Melinda.

Calm before the storm at the Trofeo Melinda.
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Riders await the start of the Trofeo Melinda.

Riders await the start of the Trofeo Melinda.
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It was a beautiful day for racing in Italy at the Trofeo Melinda.

It was a beautiful day for racing in Italy at the Trofeo Melinda.
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Stefano Garzelli (Acqua & Sapone - Caffe Mokambo) signs in before the start.

Stefano Garzelli (Acqua & Sapone - Caffe Mokambo) signs in before the start.
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The early break at the Trofeo Melinda.

The early break at the Trofeo Melinda.
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Former world champion Maurizio Fondriest catches up on some reading.

Former world champion Maurizio Fondriest catches up on some reading.
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The peloton has 50 metres remaining in one of the Trofeo Melinda's finishing circuits.

The peloton has 50 metres remaining in one of the Trofeo Melinda's finishing circuits.
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Stefano Garzelli's Acqua & Sapone - Caffe Mokambo team heads the peloton in pursuit of a break.

Stefano Garzelli's Acqua & Sapone - Caffe Mokambo team heads the peloton in pursuit of a break.
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Giovanni Visconti (ISD) in action during the 18th Trofeo Melinda.

Giovanni Visconti (ISD) in action during the 18th Trofeo Melinda.
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Race winner Giovanni Visconti (ISD) is joined by runner up Stefano Garzelli (l) and third place Miguel Angel Rubiano (r) on the podium.

Race winner Giovanni Visconti (ISD) is joined by runner up Stefano Garzelli (l) and third place Miguel Angel Rubiano (r) on the podium.
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Giovanni Visconti celebrates his third win of the season at the Trofeo Melinda.

Giovanni Visconti celebrates his third win of the season at the Trofeo Melinda.
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Stefano Garzelli (Acqua & Sapone - Caffe Mokambo) after the finish of the Trofeo Melinda.

Stefano Garzelli (Acqua & Sapone - Caffe Mokambo) after the finish of the Trofeo Melinda.
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Giovanni Visconti and ISD teammate Santo Anza celebrate after the finish.

Giovanni Visconti and ISD teammate Santo Anza celebrate after the finish.
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A thumbs up from Giovanni Visconti after his victory in the Trofeo Melinda.

A thumbs up from Giovanni Visconti after his victory in the Trofeo Melinda.
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Time to uncork some champagne!

Time to uncork some champagne!
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The Trofeo Melinda podium: (L-R) Stefano Garzelli (2nd, Acqua & Sapone - Caffe Mokambo), Giovanni Visconti (1st, ISD) and Miguel Angel Rubiano (3rd, Centri della Calzatura).

The Trofeo Melinda podium: (L-R) Stefano Garzelli (2nd, Acqua & Sapone - Caffe Mokambo), Giovanni Visconti (1st, ISD) and Miguel Angel Rubiano (3rd, Centri della Calzatura).
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Results
1Giovanni Visconti (Ita) ISD4:46:00
2Stefano Garzelli (Ita) Acqua & Sapone - Caffe Mokambo
3Miguel Angel Rubiano (Col) Centri della Calzatura0:00:03
4Ivan Basso (Ita) Liquigas
5Giampaolo Caruso (Ita) Ceramica Flaminia - Bossini Docce
6Mauricio Soler (Col) Barloworld0:00:06
7Domenico Pozzovivo (Ita) CSF Group - Navigare0:00:07
8Santo Anza (Ita) ISD0:00:13
9Massimiliano Gentili (Ita) Ceramica Flaminia - Bossini Docce0:00:14
10Cristiano Salerno (Ita) LPR Brakes - Farnese Vini0:00:18
11Oliver Zaugg (Swi) Liquigas
12Sylvester Szmyd (Pol) Liquigas0:00:22
13Leonardo Bertagnolli (Ita) Amica Chips - Knauf0:00:28
14Przemyslaw Niemiec (Pol) Miche - Silver Cross - Selle Italia0:00:30
15Francesco Bellotti (Ita) Barloworld
16Mauro Finetto (Ita) CSF Group - Navigare
17Emanuele Sella (Ita) Carmiooro - A-Style
18Francesco Masciarelli (Ita) Acqua & Sapone - Caffe Mokambo
19Serhiy Honchar (Ukr) Team Corratec0:00:38
20Jaroslaw Dabrowski (Pol) Amore & Vita - McDonald's0:00:44
21Luca Zanasca (Ita) Centri della Calzatura0:00:53
22Marco Corti (Ita) Barloworld
23Federico Canuti (Ita) CSF Group - Navigare0:01:05
24Volodymyr Starchyk (Ukr) Amore & Vita - McDonald's
25Philipp Mamos (Ger) Amore & Vita - McDonald's0:01:28
26Sergio Pardilla Bellon (Spa) Carmiooro - A-Style0:01:32
27Fortunato Baliani (Ita) CSF Group - Navigare0:02:02
28Daniele Pietropolli (Ita) LPR Brakes - Farnese Vini0:02:30
29Pasquale Muto (Ita) Miche - Silver Cross - Selle Italia
30James Clarcke (Aus) ISD
31Dainius Kairelis (Ltu) Ceramica Flaminia - Bossini Docce
32Leonardo Giordani (Ita) Ceramica Flaminia - Bossini Docce
33Francesco Failli (Ita) Acqua & Sapone - Caffe Mokambo0:02:50
34Vladimir Miholjevic (Cro) Liquigas
35Gorazd Stangelj (Slo) Liquigas
36Damiano Caruso (Ita) LPR Brakes - Farnese Vini
37Niklas Axelsson (Swe) Team Corratec
38Tom Criel (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator0:03:40
39Gianpaolo Cheula (Ita) Barloworld0:04:30
40Luca Paolini (Ita) Acqua & Sapone - Caffe Mokambo0:05:03
41Gabriele Bosisio (Ita) LPR Brakes - Farnese Vini
42Laurent Beuret (Swi) Carmiooro - A-Style0:07:00
43Simone Stortoni (Ita) CSF Group - Navigare
44Massimo Codol (Ita) Acqua & Sapone - Caffe Mokambo0:11:00
45Andrea Masciarelli (Ita) Acqua & Sapone - Caffe Mokambo
46Tomasz Marczynski (Pol) Miche - Silver Cross - Selle Italia
47Andrea Moletta (Ita) Miche - Silver Cross - Selle Italia
48Fabio Terrenzio (Ita) Carmiooro - A-Style
49Gianluca Mirenda (Ita) ISD
50Eugenio Loria (Ita) Centri della Calzatura
51Alessandro Bisolti (Ita) CSF Group - Navigare
52Maciej Paterski (Pol) Liquigas
53Kristof Vandewalle (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator

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