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Bronzini wins GP Liberazione

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Giorgia Bronzini (Colavita Forno d'Asolo) celebrates her victory in the GP Liberazione, her first win in the rainbow jersey.

Giorgia Bronzini (Colavita Forno d'Asolo) celebrates her victory in the GP Liberazione, her first win in the rainbow jersey.
(Image credit: Fabiano Ghilardi/www.photodecola.it)
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World champion Giorgia Bronzini (Colavita Forno d'Asolo), left, won a tight sprint against Alona Andruk (Diadora - Pasta Zara), right, and Italian champion Monia Baccaille (SC MCipollini Giordana), second left.

World champion Giorgia Bronzini (Colavita Forno d'Asolo), left, won a tight sprint against Alona Andruk (Diadora - Pasta Zara), right, and Italian champion Monia Baccaille (SC MCipollini Giordana), second left.
(Image credit: Fabiano Ghilardi/www.photodecola.it)

Giorgia Bronzini (Colavita Forno d'Asolo) won the GP Liberazione, outkicking Alona Andruk (Diadora-Pasta Zara) and Monia Baccaille (SC MCipollini Giordana), both the Italian national champion and defending race champion, in the field sprint finale in Crema, Italy.

It was an emotional victory for the 27-year-old Italian as she not only won her first race as reigning world champion, but the win occurred on home soil.

"The team did an exceptional job in the sprint," said Bronzini. "I was looking for the win. I went close several times in Holland and Belgium.

"That I finally managed to break the ice today is all due to my teammates. I thanked them personally one-by-one because they raced at the front from the first to last kilometre. Then came the first win with this jersey in a race that inspires me. This day has a very special emotion."

Despite finishing as runner-up, Andruk was pleased with her result. "I tried hard and I was side-by-side with Bronzini through to the finish line. I was beaten by a few centimetres. For me it was the culmination of a great race, to be beaten by one of the strongest sprinters in the world is like winning."

Full Results
1Giorgia Bronzini (Ita) Colavita Forno d'Asolo3:01:00
2Alona Andruk (Ukr) Diadora - Pasta Zara
3Monia Baccaille (Ita) SC MCipollini Giordana
4Rasa Leleivyte (Ltu) Vaiano Solaristech
5Annalisa Cucinotta (Ita) Kleo Ladies Team
6Belinda Goss (Aus)
7Valentina Scandolara (Ita) Gauss
8Simona Frapporti (Ita) Top Girls Fassa Bortolo
9Federica Primavera (Ita)
10Vania Rossi (Ita)
11Anna Trevisi (Ita)
12Elena Cecchini (Ita) Colavita Forno d'Asolo
13Malgorzta Jasinska (Pol) S.C. Michela Fanini Rox
14Julia Martisova (Rus) Gauss
15Eleonora Spaliviero (Ita) Vaiano Solaristech
16Oxana Kozonchuk (Rus) Diadora - Pasta Zara
17Svetlana Pauliukaite (Ltu)
18Elena Kuchinskaya (Rus) Gauss
19Rossella Callovi (Ita) SC MCipollini Giordana
20Yelizaveta Bochkarova (Ukr)
21Lelizaveta Oshurkova (Ukr)
22Yulia Blindyuk (Rus) SC MCipollini Giordana
23Alessia Martini (Ita) Vaiano Solaristech
24Gloria Presti (Ita) Top Girls Fassa Bortolo
25Anne-Marie Schmitt (Lux) Lointek
26Viktoriya Vologdina (Ukr)
27Lucia Gonzalez Blanco (Spa) Lointek
28Marta Bastianelli (Ita) SC MCipollini Giordana
29Fanny Riberot (Fra) Lointek
30Carly Hibberd (Aus)
31Sara Grifi (Ita) S.C. Michela Fanini Rox
32Chiara Vanni (Ita) Vaiano Solaristech
33Christel Ferrier-Bruneau (Fra) Gauss
34Chiara Nadalutti (Ita) Kleo Ladies Team
35Olena Sharga (Ukr)
36Sylwia Kapusta (Pol) Gauss
37Suzie Godart (Lux)
38Nina Ovcharenko (Ukr) S.C. Michela Fanini Rox
39Alessandra D'Ettorre (Ita) Colavita Forno d'Asolo
40Petra Zrimšek (Slo)
41Emma Marcelli (Ita)
42Eneritz Iturriagaechevarria Mazaga (Spa) Lointek
43Samantha Galassi (Ita) SC MCipollini Giordana
44Anna Nagirna (Ukr)
45Ziva Verbic (Slo)
46Urša Pintar (Slo)
47Lorena Foresi (Ita) Gauss
48Karin Aune (Swe) S.C. Michela Fanini Rox
49Martina Ruzickova (Cze) S.C. Michela Fanini Rox
50Alena Sitsko (Blr)
51Elena Valentini (Ita) Kleo Ladies Team
52Katarzyna Sosna (Ltu) Vaiano Solaristech
53Jennifer Fiori (Ita) Top Girls Fassa Bortolo
54Alenka Novak (Slo)
55Silvia Moroni (Ita) Vaiano Solaristech
56Stefania Baldi (Ita)
57Francesca Faustini (Ita) Colavita Forno d'Asolo
58Susanna Zorzi (Ita) Gauss
59Oksana Kashchishina (Ukr) S.C. Michela Fanini Rox
60Giada Borgato (Ita) Colavita Forno d'Asolo
61Giulia Ronchi (Ita) Top Girls Fassa Bortolo
62Alessandra Borchi (Ita) Gauss
63Laura Basso (Ita)
64Elisa Longo Borghini (Ita) Top Girls Fassa Bortolo
65Vicki Whitelaw (Aus) Lotto Honda Team
66Alessia Quarta (Ita)
67Urte Juodvalkyte (Ltu) Vaiano Solaristech
68Barbara Guarischi (Ita) Colavita Forno d'Asolo
69Tjaša Rutar (Slo)
70Bridie O'Donnell (Aus) Top Girls Fassa Bortolo
71Monica Ceccon (Ita)
72Andreja Godec (Slo)
73Francesca Cauz (Ita)
74Elena Chiarelli (Ita)
75Elena Berlato (Ita) Top Girls Fassa Bortolo
76Silvia Valsecchi (Ita) Top Girls Fassa Bortolo
77Tatiana Guderzo (Ita) SC MCipollini Giordana
78Chiara Bortolus (Ita) Kleo Ladies Team
79Jennifer Hohl (Swi) SC MCipollini Giordana
80Amy Cure (Aus)
81Marta Tagliaferro (Ita) SC MCipollini Giordana

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