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Adriatica Ionica: Elia Viviani wins opening sprint

Elia Viviani (Italy) wins the opening stage of the Adriatica Ionica Race
(Image credit: Bettini Photo)

Elia Viviani won the opening stage of the 2021 Adriatica Ionica Race in northern Italy, beating Davide Persico (Colpack Ballan) and Luca Pacioni (Eolo Kometa) while riding for the Italian national team. 

Viviani is using the three-day stage race as key preparation for the Tokyo Olympic Games, where he is riding the Omnium, Team Pursuit and Madison on the track.  

The opening stage started in Trieste and ended in Aviano. A break of five riders lead for much of the 185km stage. The racing was neutralised briefly when the break went the wrong way but they were swept up with four kilometres to race. At that point the Italian national team took control and lead out Viviani in the twisting finale. 

Thanks to victory, Viviani is the first race leader. It is his second victory of 2021 after also winning the Cholet - Pays de la Loire race in France. Viviani will not ride the Tour de France with Cofidis, preferring to focus on his preparation for the Tokyo Olympic Games. 

Stage 2 climbs up to Cima Grappa and is expected to shake up the overall classification before stage 3 covers a number of dirt roads between Ferrara and Comacchio.

Results
Pos.Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Elia Viviani (Ita) Italy 4:02:02
2Davide Persico (Ita) Team Colpack Ballan
3Luca Pacioni (Ita) Eolo-Kometa Cycling Team
4Jakub Mareczko (Ita) Vini Zabu' Brado KTM
5Enrico Zanoncello (Ita) Bardiani CSF Faizane'
6Andrea D'Amato (Ita) Iseo-Rime-Carnovali
7Davide Boscaro (Ita) Team Colpack Ballan
8Matteo Furlan (Ita) Iseo-Rime-Carnovali
9Davide Martinelli (Ita) Astana-Premier Tech
10Stefano Di Benedetto (Ita) IWD
11Samuele Zambelli (Ita) Iseo-Rime-Carnovali
12Robbe Ceurens (Bel) Team Novo Nordisk
13Davide Cimolai (Ita) Israel Start-up Nation
14Marco Canola (Ita) Gazprom-RusVelo
15Florian Gamper (Aut) Tirol KTM Cycling Team
16Luca Regalli (Ita) Iseo-Rime-Carnovali
17Filippo Dignani (Ita) IWD
18Samuel Quaranta (Ita) Team Colpack Ballan
19Cristian Rocchetta (Ita) General Store-f.lli Curia-Essegibi
20Simone Velasco (Ita) Gazprom-RusVelo
21Brandon Alejandro Rojas Vega (Col) Colombia
22Davide Gabburo (Ita) Bardiani CSF Faizane'
23Riccardo Bobbo (Ita) IWD
24Matteo Baseggio (Ita) General Store-f.lli Curia-Essegibi
25Francesco Zandri (Ita) IWD
26Doriand Percrule (Fra) Team Novo Nordisk
27Merhawi Kudus (Eri) Astana-Premier Tech
28Leslie Lührs (Ger) Tirol KTM Cycling Team
29Oscar Daniel Tellez Reyes (Col) Colombiaa
30Giovanni Carboni (Ita) Bardiani CSF Faizane'
31Filippo Zana (Ita) Bardiani CSF Faizane'
32Vadim Pronskiy (Kaz) Astana-Premier Tech
33Davide Vignato (Ita) General Store-f.lli Curia-Essegibi
34Giosue' Epis (Ita) Iseo-Rime-Carnovali
35Denis Nekrasov (Rus) Gazprom-RusVelo
36Michael Minali (Ita) Iseo-Rime-Carnovali
37Ivan Rovny (Rus) Gazprom-RusVelo
38Matteo Vettor (Ita) Cycling Team Friuli ASD
39Cristian Scaroni (Ita) Gazprom-RusVelo
40Andrii Ponomar (Ukr) Androni Giocattoli-Sidermec
41Natnael Tesfazion (Eri) Androni Giocattoli-Sidermec
42Riccardo Tosin (Ita) General Store-f.lli Curia-Essegibi
43Giacomo Garavaglia (Ita) IWD
44Giulio Masotto (Ita) Zalf Euromobil Fior
45Riccardo Carretta (Ita) Cycling Team Friuli ASD
46Nikita Stalnov (Kaz) Astana-Premier Tech
47Eduardo Sepulveda (Arg) Androni Giocattoli-Sidermec
48Mattia Bais (Ita) Androni Giocattoli-Sidermec
49Davide Orrico (Ita) Vini Zabu' Brado KTM
50Luca Covili (Ita) Bardiani CSF Faizane'
51Jesus David Peña Jimenez (Col) Colombia
52Luca Chirico (Ita) Androni Giocattoli-Sidermec
53David Lozano Riba (Spa) Team Novo Nordisk
54Gidas Umbri (Ita) Team Colpack Ballan
55Alessandro Monaco (Ita) Bardiani CSF Faizane'
56Daniel Pearson (GBr) Vini Zabu' Brado KTM
57Nikolay Cherkasov (Rus) Gazprom-RusVelo
58Edgar Andres Pinzon Villalba (Col) Colombia
59German Dario Gomez Becerra (Col) Colombia
60Ettore Pozza (Ita) General Store-f.lli Curia-Essegibi
61Felix Engelhardt (Ger) Tirol KTM Cycling Team
62Didier Norberto Merchan Cardona (Col) Colombia
63Matteo Zurlo (Ita) Zalf Euromobil Fior
64Evgeny Shalunov (Rus) Gazprom-RusVelo
65Umberto Poli (Ita) Team Novo Nordisk
66Filippo Ridolfo (Ita) Team Novo Nordisk
67Luca Rastelli (Ita) Team Colpack Ballan
68Alejandro Ropero Molina (Spa) Eolo-Kometa Cycling Team
69Davide Rebellin (Ita) Work Service-Marchiol-Dynatek
70Fabio Felline (Ita) Astana-Premier Tech
71Andrea Garosio (Ita) Bardiani CSF Faizane'
72Sergio Garcia Gonzalez (Spa) Eolo-Kometa Cycling Team
73Florian Lipowitz (Ger) Tirol KTM Cycling Team
74Luca Wackermann (Ita) Eolo-Kometa Cycling Team
75Manlio Moro (Ita) Zalf Euromobil Fior
76Edoardo Faresin (Ita) Zalf Euromobil Fior
77Riccardo Lucca (Ita) General Store-f.lli Curia-Essegibi
78Daniel Muñoz Giraldo (Col) Androni Giocattoli-Sidermec
79Lorenzo Fortunato (Ita) Eolo-Kometa Cycling Team
80Paul Buschek (Aut) Tirol KTM Cycling Team
81Simone Ravanelli (Ita) Androni Giocattoli-Sidermec
82Nicola Plebani (Ita) Team Colpack Ballan
83Matteo Donegà (Ita) Cycling Team Friuli ASD
84Elia Alessio (Ita) Cycling Team Friuli ASD
85Andrea Debiasi (Ita) Cycling Team Friuli ASD
86Johan Fernando Porras Caballero (Col) Colombia
87Diego Pablo Sevilla Lopez (Spa) Eolo-Kometa Cycling Team
88Mattia Petrucci (Ita) Team Colpack Ballan
89Abderrahim Zahiri (Mar) General Store-f.lli Curia-Essegibi
90Stefano Gandin (Ita) Zalf Euromobil Fior
91Edoardo Zardini (Ita) Vini Zabu' Brado KTM
92Riccardo Stacchiotti (Ita) Vini Zabu' Brado KTM
93Vincenzo Albanese (Ita) Eolo-Kometa Cycling Team
94Pietro Aimonetto (Ita) Cycling Team Friuli ASD
95Francesco Romano (Ita) Italy
96Matteo Sobrero (Ita) Astana-Premier Tech
97Jan Dunnewind (Ned) Team Novo Nordisk
98Riccardo Verza (Ita) Zalf Euromobil Fior
99Liam Bertazzo (Ita) Vini Zabu' Brado KTM
100Yaroslav Parashchak (Ukr) Iseo-Rime-Carnovali
101Alberto Dainese (Ita) Team DSM
102Nathan Smith (GBr) Team Novo Nordisk 0:00:40
103Federico Burchio (Ita) IWD
104Matevz Govekar (Slo) Tirol KTM Cycling Team 0:00:47
105Davide Cattelan (Ita) Zalf Euromobil Fior 0:01:58
106Kevin Pezzo Rosola (Ita) Tirol KTM Cycling Team 0:03:12
107Francesco Lamon (Ita) Italy 0:03:15
108Alessandro Fedeli (Ita) Italy 0:04:42
109Michele Scartezzini (Ita) Italy 0:05:57
110Jan Petelin (Lux) Vini Zabu' Brado KTM

General classification after stage 1
Pos.Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Elia Viviani (Ita) Italy 4:01:52
2Davide Persico (Ita) Team Colpack Ballan 0:00:04
3Luca Pacioni (Ita) Eolo-Kometa Cycling Team 0:00:06
4Jakub Mareczko (Ita) Vini Zabu' Brado KTM 0:00:10
5Enrico Zanoncello (Ita) Bardiani CSF Faizane'
6Andrea D'Amato (Ita) Iseo-Rime-Carnovali
7Davide Boscaro (Ita) Team Colpack Ballan
8Matteo Furlan (Ita) Iseo-Rime-Carnovali
9Davide Martinelli (Ita) Astana-Premier Tech
10Stefano Di Benedetto (Ita) IWD
11Samuele Zambelli (Ita) Iseo-Rime-Carnovali
12Robbe Ceurens (Bel) Team Novo Nordisk
13Davide Cimolai (Ita) Israel Start-up Nation
14Marco Canola (Ita) Gazprom-RusVelo
15Florian Gamper (Aut) Tirol KTM Cycling Team
16Luca Regalli (Ita) Iseo-Rime-Carnovali
17Filippo Dignani (Ita) IWD
18Samuel Quaranta (Ita) Team Colpack Ballan
19Cristian Rocchetta (Ita) General Store-f.lli Curia-Essegibi
20Simone Velasco (Ita) Gazprom-RusVelo
21Brandon Alejandro Rojas Vega (Col) Colombia
22Davide Gabburo (Ita) Bardiani CSF Faizane'
23Riccardo Bobbo (Ita) IWD
24Matteo Baseggio (Ita) General Store-f.lli Curia-Essegibi
25Francesco Zandri (Ita) IWD
26Doriand Percrule (Fra) Team Novo Nordisk
27Merhawi Kudus (Eri) Astana-Premier Tech
28Leslie Lührs (Ger) Tirol KTM Cycling Team
29Oscar Daniel Tellez Reyes (Col) Colombiaa
30Giovanni Carboni (Ita) Bardiani CSF Faizane'
31Filippo Zana (Ita) Bardiani CSF Faizane'
32Vadim Pronskiy (Kaz) Astana-Premier Tech
33Davide Vignato (Ita) General Store-f.lli Curia-Essegibi
34Giosue' Epis (Ita) Iseo-Rime-Carnovali
35Denis Nekrasov (Rus) Gazprom-RusVelo
36Michael Minali (Ita) Iseo-Rime-Carnovali
37Ivan Rovny (Rus) Gazprom-RusVelo
38Matteo Vettor (Ita) Cycling Team Friuli ASD
39Cristian Scaroni (Ita) Gazprom-RusVelo
40Andrii Ponomar (Ukr) Androni Giocattoli-Sidermec
41Natnael Tesfazion (Eri) Androni Giocattoli-Sidermec
42Riccardo Tosin (Ita) General Store-f.lli Curia-Essegibi
43Giacomo Garavaglia (Ita) IWD
44Giulio Masotto (Ita) Zalf Euromobil Fior
45Riccardo Carretta (Ita) Cycling Team Friuli ASD
46Nikita Stalnov (Kaz) Astana-Premier Tech
47Eduardo Sepulveda (Arg) Androni Giocattoli-Sidermec
48Mattia Bais (Ita) Androni Giocattoli-Sidermec
49Davide Orrico (Ita) Vini Zabu' Brado KTM
50Luca Covili (Ita) Bardiani CSF Faizane'
51Jesus David Peña Jimenez (Col) Colombia
52Luca Chirico (Ita) Androni Giocattoli-Sidermec
53David Lozano Riba (Spa) Team Novo Nordisk
54Gidas Umbri (Ita) Team Colpack Ballan
55Alessandro Monaco (Ita) Bardiani CSF Faizane'
56Daniel Pearson (GBr) Vini Zabu' Brado KTM
57Nikolay Cherkasov (Rus) Gazprom-RusVelo
58Edgar Andres Pinzon Villalba (Col) Colombia
59German Dario Gomez Becerra (Col) Colombia
60Ettore Pozza (Ita) General Store-f.lli Curia-Essegibi
61Felix Engelhardt (Ger) Tirol KTM Cycling Team
62Didier Norberto Merchan Cardona (Col) Colombia
63Matteo Zurlo (Ita) Zalf Euromobil Fior
64Evgeny Shalunov (Rus) Gazprom-RusVelo
65Umberto Poli (Ita) Team Novo Nordisk
66Filippo Ridolfo (Ita) Team Novo Nordisk
67Luca Rastelli (Ita) Team Colpack Ballan
68Alejandro Ropero Molina (Spa) Eolo-Kometa Cycling Team
69Davide Rebellin (Ita) Work Service-Marchiol-Dynatek
70Fabio Felline (Ita) Astana-Premier Tech
71Andrea Garosio (Ita) Bardiani CSF Faizane'
72Sergio Garcia Gonzalez (Spa) Eolo-Kometa Cycling Team
73Florian Lipowitz (Ger) Tirol KTM Cycling Team
74Luca Wackermann (Ita) Eolo-Kometa Cycling Team
75Manlio Moro (Ita) Zalf Euromobil Fior
76Edoardo Faresin (Ita) Zalf Euromobil Fior
77Riccardo Lucca (Ita) General Store-f.lli Curia-Essegibi
78Daniel Muñoz Giraldo (Col) Androni Giocattoli-Sidermec
79Lorenzo Fortunato (Ita) Eolo-Kometa Cycling Team
80Paul Buschek (Aut) Tirol KTM Cycling Team
81Simone Ravanelli (Ita) Androni Giocattoli-Sidermec
82Nicola Plebani (Ita) Team Colpack Ballan
83Matteo Donegà (Ita) Cycling Team Friuli ASD
84Elia Alessio (Ita) Cycling Team Friuli ASD
85Andrea Debiasi (Ita) Cycling Team Friuli ASD
86Johan Fernando Porras Caballero (Col) Colombia
87Diego Pablo Sevilla Lopez (Spa) Eolo-Kometa Cycling Team
88Mattia Petrucci (Ita) Team Colpack Ballan
89Abderrahim Zahiri (Mar) General Store-f.lli Curia-Essegibi
90Stefano Gandin (Ita) Zalf Euromobil Fior
91Edoardo Zardini (Ita) Vini Zabu' Brado KTM
92Riccardo Stacchiotti (Ita) Vini Zabu' Brado KTM
93Vincenzo Albanese (Ita) Eolo-Kometa Cycling Team
94Pietro Aimonetto (Ita) Cycling Team Friuli ASD
95Francesco Romano (Ita) Italy
96Matteo Sobrero (Ita) Astana-Premier Tech
97Jan Dunnewind (Ned) Team Novo Nordisk
98Riccardo Verza (Ita) Zalf Euromobil Fior
99Liam Bertazzo (Ita) Vini Zabu' Brado KTM
100Yaroslav Parashchak (Ukr) Iseo-Rime-Carnovali
101Alberto Dainese (Ita) Team DSM
102Federico Burchio (Ita) IWD
103Nathan Smith (GBr) Team Novo Nordisk 0:00:50
104Matevz Govekar (Slo) Tirol KTM Cycling Team 0:00:57
105Davide Cattelan (Ita) Zalf Euromobil Fior 0:02:08
106Kevin Pezzo Rosola (Ita) Tirol KTM Cycling Team 0:03:22
107Francesco Lamon (Ita) Italy 0:03:25
108Alessandro Fedeli (Ita) Italy 0:04:52
109Michele Scartezzini (Ita) Italy 0:06:07
110Jan Petelin (Lux) Vini Zabu' Brado KTM

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