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Basso solos to victory

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Ivan Basso (Liquigas-Doimo) wins the GP Carnago in spectacular fashion

Ivan Basso (Liquigas-Doimo) wins the GP Carnago in spectacular fashion
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The 2010 GP Carnago podium: Ermeti, Basso and Colli

The 2010 GP Carnago podium: Ermeti, Basso and Colli
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Ivan Basso (Liquigas) take the win

Ivan Basso (Liquigas) take the win
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The leaders head towards the final climb of the day

The leaders head towards the final climb of the day
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Fausto Fognini (Amore & Vita - Conad)

Fausto Fognini (Amore & Vita - Conad)
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Visconti (ISD) in the rain

Visconti (ISD) in the rain
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Francesco Ginanni (Androni Giocattoli) stops for some help

Francesco Ginanni (Androni Giocattoli) stops for some help
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Visconti (ISD) out of the saddle

Visconti (ISD) out of the saddle
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Ivan Basso on top of the podium

Ivan Basso on top of the podium
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Basso, Alfredo Martini and Visconti at the start

Basso, Alfredo Martini and Visconti at the start
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Riders jump away in the rain

Riders jump away in the rain
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Daniele Callegarin (ICDC - Cavaliere) on the attack

Daniele Callegarin (ICDC - Cavaliere) on the attack
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Basso with Alfredo Martini and coach Aldo Sassi

Basso with Alfredo Martini and coach Aldo Sassi
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Ivan Basso (Liquigas-Doimo) took the win in the GP Carnago

Ivan Basso (Liquigas-Doimo) took the win in the GP Carnago
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Basso at the start

Basso at the start
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The Liquigas team was aggressive in the GP Carnago

The Liquigas team was aggressive in the GP Carnago
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Basso gets ready to race in Carnago

Basso gets ready to race in Carnago
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Ivan Basso doesn't often win one-day races, but he soloed to victory in Carnago

Ivan Basso doesn't often win one-day races, but he soloed to victory in Carnago
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Riders endured soggy conditions at the Gran Premio Industria Commercio Artigianato Carnaghese

Riders endured soggy conditions at the Gran Premio Industria Commercio Artigianato Carnaghese
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Ivan Basso (Liquigas-Doimo) on the podium at the GP Carnago

Ivan Basso (Liquigas-Doimo) on the podium at the GP Carnago
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Alfredo Martini congratulates Basso on his win

Alfredo Martini congratulates Basso on his win
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Basso gets cleaned up after winning the GP Carnago

Basso gets cleaned up after winning the GP Carnago
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Basso and Visconti at the start

Basso and Visconti at the start
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Italy's former stars pose with Ivan Basso and UCI Europe Tour leader Giovanni Visconti

Italy's former stars pose with Ivan Basso and UCI Europe Tour leader Giovanni Visconti
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The peloton gets ready to start the race in the rain.

The peloton gets ready to start the race in the rain.
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A rare one-day race victory for Giro winner Ivan Basso

A rare one-day race victory for Giro winner Ivan Basso
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Ivan Basso solos to the win in Italy

Ivan Basso solos to the win in Italy
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Basso covered in dirt after the rainy GP Carnago

Basso covered in dirt after the rainy GP Carnago
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Giario Ermeti and Daniele Colli flank Ivan Basso on the podium

Giario Ermeti and Daniele Colli flank Ivan Basso on the podium
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Ivan Basso (Liquigas-Doimo) scored a big victory for coach Aldo Sassi, who was watching from the sidelines.

Ivan Basso (Liquigas-Doimo) scored a big victory for coach Aldo Sassi, who was watching from the sidelines.
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Ivan Basso (Liquigas-Doimo) has won the GP Industrio Commercio Artigianato Carnaghese in his home province of Varese. The Giro d’Italia winner attacked 3km from the line to take victory on his training roads, 14 seconds clear of Giairo Ermeti (De Rosa). Daniele Colli (Flamina) took the sprint for third a further seven seconds back.

Uncharacteristically wet weather faced the 131 starters, who faced nine laps of the tricky circuit around the town of Carnago. After an early flurry of attacks, it was eventually Mariano Palandri (Adria Mobil) and Switzerland’s Fabien Wolf (Price Custom Bikes) who forced their way clear. The duo spent over 100km off the front and built up a lead of 5:27 at one stage before Liquigas set about reducing their advantage in the finale.

The testing conditions, allied to the climbs at Solbiate and Castelseprio, took their toll on the field, and when the early escapees were finally caught with two laps to go, just thirty-one riders remained in the race. On the last lap, a number of riders attempted to slip off the front, including Jackson Rodriguez (Androni), Aliaksandr Kuschynski (Liquigas) and Rafai Chtioui (Acqua & Sapone), but the race was ultimately decided on the final hill.

Daniele Colli opened up a gap the last time up the climb at Castelseprio and Basso immediately responded, catching and then dropping the Flaminia rider over the summit. Basso, who recently rode his first Tour de France since his involvement in Operacion Puerto in 2006, stretched out his advantage in the run-in to the finish in Carnago to take his fourth victory of the season. Giario Ermeti clipped off the front of the chase group for second, ahead of Colli and Jure Kocjan (Carmiooro).

Basso had particular motivation to take the win. “I often train on these roads,” he explained afterwards. “Today we passed in front of the Gornatese clubhouse, the club I rode for when I raced as a juvenile.” Basso’s career has scaled the heights and plumbed as many depths since then, but there was no doubting that he was a popular winner in Carnago.

Full Results

#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Ivan Basso (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo4:46:37
2Giairo Ermeti (Ita) De Rosa - Stac Plastic0:00:14
3Daniele Colli (Ita) Ceramica Flaminia0:00:21
4Jure Kocjan (Slo) CarmioOro NGC
5Roberto Ferrari (Ita) De Rosa - Stac Plastic
6Francesco Ginanni (Ita) Androni Giocattoli
7Francesco Bellotti (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo
8Daniele Callegarin (Ita) CDC - Cavaliere
9Blaz Jarc (Slo) Adria Mobil
10Francesco Failli (Ita) Acqua & Sapone
11Rafai Chtioui (Tun) Acqua & Sapone
12Aristide Ratti (Ita) CarmioOro NGC
13Walter Proch (Ita) Tecnofilm
14Aleksandr Kuschynski (Blr) Liquigas-Doimo
15Jose Rodolfo Serpa Perez (Col) Androni Giocattoli
16Matija Kvasina (Cro) Zheroquadro Radenska
17Miguel Angel Rubiano Chavez (Col) Meridiana Kamen Team
18Leonardo Bertagnolli (Ita) Androni Giocattoli
19Diego Caccia (Ita) ISD - Neri
20Tomaz Nose (Slo) Adria Mobil
21Alberto Di Lorenzo (Ita) Zheroquadro Radenska0:00:40
22Alessandro Raisoni (Ita) CarmioOro NGC
23Edoardo Girardi (Ita) Ceramica Flaminia
24Kristjan Fajt (Slo) Adria Mobil0:03:45
25Kristijan Koren (Slo) Liquigas-Doimo
26Clemens Fankhauser (Aut) Vorarlberg - Corratec
27Reto Hollenstein (Swi) Vorarlberg - Corratec
28Piergiorgio Camussa (Ita) Vorarlberg - Corratec
29Claudio Corioni (Ita) De Rosa - Stac Plastic
30Manuele Caddeo (Ita) Zheroquadro Radenska
31Jackson Rodriguez (Ven) Androni Giocattoli

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