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Adriatica Ionica: Lorenzo Fortunato wins stage 2

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Lorenzo Fortunato wins stage 2 at Adriatica Ionica (Image credit: Bettini Photo)
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Elia Viviani (Italy) (Image credit: Bettini Photo)
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Diego Pablo Sevilla Lopez (Eolo-Kometa Cycling Team) (Image credit: Bettini Photo)
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Elia Viviani (Italy) (Image credit: Bettini Photo)
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Lorenzo Fortunato wins stage 2 at Adriatica Ionica and takes the overall lead (Image credit: Bettini Photo)
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Lorenzo Fortunato wins stage 2 at Adriatica Ionica (Image credit: Bettini Photo)

Lorenzo Fortunato (Eolo-Kometa) won stage 2 at Adriatica Ionica finishing atop the final ascent to Cima Grappa by seconds ahead of Astana-Premier Tech teammates Merhawi Kudus and Vadim Pronskiy.

"I knew I was okay and waited until the last mile to give it my all. Pronskiy and Kudus were ahead of me, I took them as a reference point and I managed to jump them in the final," Fortunato said in a post-race interview.

The Eolo-Kometa rider, who won the Monte Zoncolan stage at the Giro d'Italia last month,  now leads the overall classification at Adriatica Ionica by five seconds ahead of Kudus and nine seconds ahead of Pronskiy.

"I'm happy to wear the leader's jersey, and tomorrow I'll do everything I can to defend it in the gravel stage that will be run near my home. It will be nice to race there among my people and try to conquer the final success. My goal remains to do well in the Italian Championship in Imola," he said.

Adriatica Ionica is a three-day race that concludes with a flat 149.5km stage from Ferrara to Comacchio on Thursday.

Results
Pos.Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Lorenzo Fortunato (Ita) Eolo-Kometa Cycling Team 3:58:38
2Merhawi Kudus (Eri) Astana-Premier Tech 0:00:01
3Vadim Pronskiy (Kaz) Astana-Premier Tech 0:00:03
4Giovanni Carboni (Ita) Bardiani CSF Faizane' 0:00:07
5Filippo Zana (Ita) Bardiani CSF Faizane' 0:00:35
6Alessandro Monaco (Ita) Bardiani CSF Faizane' 0:00:40
7Luca Covili (Ita) Bardiani CSF Faizane' 0:01:07
8Eduardo Sepulveda (Arg) Androni Giocattoli-Sidermec 0:01:19
9Andrea Garosio (Ita) Bardiani CSF Faizane' 0:01:27
10Davide Rebellin (Ita) Work Service-Marchiol-Dynatek 0:01:32
11Riccardo Lucca (Ita) General Store-f.lli Curia-Essegibi 0:01:45
12Luca Chirico (Ita) Androni Giocattoli-Sidermec 0:02:01
13Florian Lipowitz (Ger) Tirol KTM Cycling Team 0:02:03
14Simone Velasco (Ita) Gazprom-RusVelo 0:02:13
15Didier Norberto Merchan Cardona (Col) Colombia 0:02:43
16Davide Orrico (Ita) Vini Zabu' Brado KTM 0:03:09
17Alejandro Ropero Molina (Spa) Eolo-Kometa Cycling Team 0:03:34
18Natnael Tesfazion (Eri) Androni Giocattoli-Sidermec 0:03:43
19Daniel Muñoz Giraldo (Col) Androni Giocattoli-Sidermec 0:04:16
20Francesco Romano (Ita) Italy 0:04:39
21Mattia Petrucci (Ita) Team Colpack Ballan 0:05:12
22Andrii Ponomar (Ukr) Androni Giocattoli-Sidermec 0:05:16
23Denis Nekrasov (Rus) Gazprom-RusVelo 0:05:29
24Mattia Bais (Ita) Androni Giocattoli-Sidermec 0:06:01
25German Dario Gomez Becerra (Col) Colombia 0:06:04
26Jesus David Peña Jimenez (Col) Colombia
27Stefano Gandin (Ita) Zalf Euromobil Fior 0:07:31
28David Lozano Riba (Spa) Team Novo Nordisk
29Abderrahim Zahiri (Mar) General Store-f.lli Curia-Essegibi 0:07:49
30Ivan Rovny (Rus) Gazprom-RusVelo 0:08:27
31Giacomo Garavaglia (Ita) Work Service Marchiol Vega 0:09:33
32Davide Gabburo (Ita) Bardiani CSF Faizane'
33Sergio Garcia Gonzalez (Spa) Eolo-Kometa Cycling Team 0:10:19
34Felix Engelhardt (Ger) Tirol KTM Cycling Team 0:10:55
35Edoardo Faresin (Ita) Zalf Euromobil Fior 0:10:57
36Alessandro Fedeli (Ita) Italy 0:11:17
37Nikolay Cherkasov (Rus) Gazprom-RusVelo 0:11:43
38Brandon Alejandro Rojas Vega (Col) Colombia 0:11:54
39Cristian Scaroni (Ita) Gazprom-RusVelo 0:12:05
40Oscar Daniel Tellez Reyes (Col) Colombiaa 0:12:49
41Giulio Masotto (Ita) Zalf Euromobil Fior 0:13:01
42Daniel Pearson (GBr) Vini Zabu' Brado KTM 0:13:23
43Doriand Percrule (Fra) Team Novo Nordisk 0:13:37
44Yaroslav Parashchak (Ukr) Iseo-Rime-Carnovali 0:13:46
45Edgar Andres Pinzon Villalba (Col) Colombia
46Elia Alessio (Ita) Cycling Team Friuli ASD 0:14:28
47Nicola Plebani (Ita) Team Colpack Ballan 0:15:41
48Riccardo Verza (Ita) Zalf Euromobil Fior 0:17:27
49Diego Pablo Sevilla Lopez (Spa) Eolo-Kometa Cycling Team
50Gidas Umbri (Ita) Team Colpack Ballan 0:18:05
51Edoardo Zardini (Ita) Vini Zabu' Brado KTM 0:18:52
52Marco Canola (Ita) Gazprom-RusVelo 0:20:29
53Luca Rastelli (Ita) Team Colpack Ballan
54Ettore Pozza (Ita) General Store-f.lli Curia-Essegibi
55Giosue' Epis (Ita) Iseo-Rime-Carnovali 0:21:48
56Nathan Smith (GBr) Team Novo Nordisk 0:22:36
57Nikita Stalnov (Kaz) Astana-Premier Tech 0:23:45
58Andrea D'Amato (Ita) Iseo-Rime-Carnovali
59Vincenzo Albanese (Ita) Eolo-Kometa Cycling Team 0:23:48
60Luca Wackermann (Ita) Eolo-Kometa Cycling Team 0:24:18
61Paul Buschek (Aut) Tirol KTM Cycling Team 0:24:53
62Riccardo Tosin (Ita) General Store-f.lli Curia-Essegibi 0:24:57
63Francesco Zandri (Ita) Work Service Marchiol Vega 0:25:20
64Elia Viviani (Ita) Italy 0:26:35
65Matteo Zurlo (Ita) Zalf Euromobil Fior
66Enrico Zanoncello (Ita) Bardiani CSF Faizane'
67Alberto Dainese (Ita) Italy
68Matteo Baseggio (Ita) General Store-f.lli Curia-Essegibi
69Filippo Ridolfo (Ita) Team Novo Nordisk
70Umberto Poli (Ita) Team Novo Nordisk
71Florian Gamper (Aut) Tirol KTM Cycling Team
72Michael Minali (Ita) Iseo-Rime-Carnovali
73Samuele Zambelli (Ita) Iseo-Rime-Carnovali
74Luca Regalli (Ita) Iseo-Rime-Carnovali
75Federico Burchio (Ita) Work Service Marchiol Vega
76Davide Martinelli (Ita) Astana-Premier Tech
77Matteo Furlan (Ita) Iseo-Rime-Carnovali
78Evgeny Shalunov (Rus) Gazprom-RusVelo
79Pietro Aimonetto (Ita) Cycling Team Friuli ASD
80Cristian Rocchetta (Ita) General Store-f.lli Curia-Essegibi
81Davide Vignato (Ita) General Store-f.lli Curia-Essegibi
82Kevin Pezzo Rosola (Ita) Tirol KTM Cycling Team
83Luca Pacioni (Ita) Eolo-Kometa Cycling Team
84Manlio Moro (Ita) Zalf Euromobil Fior
85Matevz Govekar (Slo) Tirol KTM Cycling Team
86Davide Cimolai (Ita) Italy 0:26:44
87Matteo Donegà (Ita) Cycling Team Friuli ASD 0:28:23
88Riccardo Stacchiotti (Ita) Vini Zabu' Brado KTM 0:30:03
89Davide Cattelan (Ita) Zalf Euromobil Fior
90Jakub Mareczko (Ita) Vini Zabu' Brado KTM
91Jan Petelin (Lux) Vini Zabu' Brado KTM
92Michele Scartezzini (Ita) Italy 0:31:23
93Samuel Quaranta (Ita) Team Colpack Ballan 0:31:29
94Liam Bertazzo (Ita) Vini Zabu' Brado KTM 0:31:30
95Riccardo Bobbo (Ita) Work Service Marchiol Vega 0:31:41
96Filippo Dignani (Ita) Work Service Marchiol Vega
97Jan Dunnewind (Ned) Team Novo Nordisk 0:32:00
98Leslie Lührs (Ger) Tirol KTM Cycling Team 0:32:19
99Stefano Di Benedetto (Ita) Work Service Marchiol Vega 0:32:33
100Andrea Debiasi (Ita) Cycling Team Friuli ASD 0:33:36
101Riccardo Carretta (Ita) Cycling Team Friuli ASD
102Francesco Lamon (Ita) Italy 0:33:38
103Davide Boscaro (Ita) Team Colpack Ballan 0:34:39
104Davide Persico (Ita) Team Colpack Ballan
105Matteo Vettor (Ita) Cycling Team Friuli ASD 0:35:13
DNFSimone Ravanelli (Ita) Androni Giocattoli-Sidermec
DNFRobbe Ceurens (Bel) Team Novo Nordisk
DNFFabio Felline (Ita) Astana-Premier Tech
DNFJohan Fernando Porras Caballero (Col) Colombia
DNSMatteo Sobrero (Ita) Astana-Premier Tech

General classification after stage 2
Pos.Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Lorenzo Fortunato (Ita) Eolo-Kometa Cycling Team 8:00:30
2Merhawi Kudus (Eri) Astana-Premier Tech 0:00:05
3Vadim Pronskiy (Kaz) Astana-Premier Tech 0:00:09
4Giovanni Carboni (Ita) Bardiani CSF Faizane' 0:00:17
5Filippo Zana (Ita) Bardiani CSF Faizane' 0:00:45
6Alessandro Monaco (Ita) Bardiani CSF Faizane' 0:00:50
7Luca Covili (Ita) Bardiani CSF Faizane' 0:01:17
8Eduardo Sepulveda (Arg) Androni Giocattoli-Sidermec 0:01:29
9Andrea Garosio (Ita) Bardiani CSF Faizane' 0:01:37
10Davide Rebellin (Ita) Work Service-Marchiol-Dynatek 0:01:42
11Riccardo Lucca (Ita) General Store-f.lli Curia-Essegibi 0:01:55
12Luca Chirico (Ita) Androni Giocattoli-Sidermec 0:02:11
13Florian Lipowitz (Ger) Tirol KTM Cycling Team 0:02:13
14Simone Velasco (Ita) Gazprom-RusVelo 0:02:23
15Didier Norberto Merchan Cardona (Col) Colombia 0:02:53
16Davide Orrico (Ita) Vini Zabu' Brado KTM 0:03:19
17Alejandro Ropero Molina (Spa) Eolo-Kometa Cycling Team 0:03:44
18Natnael Tesfazion (Eri) Androni Giocattoli-Sidermec 0:03:53
19Daniel Muñoz Giraldo (Col) Androni Giocattoli-Sidermec 0:04:26
20Francesco Romano (Ita) Italy 0:04:49
21Mattia Petrucci (Ita) Team Colpack Ballan 0:05:22
22Andrii Ponomar (Ukr) Androni Giocattoli-Sidermec 0:05:26
23Denis Nekrasov (Rus) Gazprom-RusVelo 0:05:39
24Mattia Bais (Ita) Androni Giocattoli-Sidermec 0:06:11
25Jesus David Peña Jimenez (Col) Colombia 0:06:14
26German Dario Gomez Becerra (Col) Colombia
27David Lozano Riba (Spa) Team Novo Nordisk 0:07:41
28Stefano Gandin (Ita) Zalf Euromobil Fior
29Abderrahim Zahiri (Mar) General Store-f.lli Curia-Essegibi 0:07:59
30Ivan Rovny (Rus) Gazprom-RusVelo 0:08:37
31Davide Gabburo (Ita) Bardiani CSF Faizane' 0:09:43
32Giacomo Garavaglia (Ita) Work Service Marchiol Vega
33Sergio Garcia Gonzalez (Spa) Eolo-Kometa Cycling Team 0:10:29
34Felix Engelhardt (Ger) Tirol KTM Cycling Team 0:11:05
35Edoardo Faresin (Ita) Zalf Euromobil Fior 0:11:07
36Nikolay Cherkasov (Rus) Gazprom-RusVelo 0:11:53
37Brandon Alejandro Rojas Vega (Col) Colombia 0:12:04
38Cristian Scaroni (Ita) Gazprom-RusVelo 0:12:15
39Oscar Daniel Tellez Reyes (Col) Colombiaa 0:12:59
40Giulio Masotto (Ita) Zalf Euromobil Fior 0:13:11
41Daniel Pearson (GBr) Vini Zabu' Brado KTM 0:13:33
42Doriand Percrule (Fra) Team Novo Nordisk 0:13:47
43Edgar Andres Pinzon Villalba (Col) Colombia 0:13:56
44Yaroslav Parashchak (Ukr) Iseo-Rime-Carnovali
45Elia Alessio (Ita) Cycling Team Friuli ASD 0:14:38
46Nicola Plebani (Ita) Team Colpack Ballan 0:15:51
47Alessandro Fedeli (Ita) Italy 0:16:09
48Diego Pablo Sevilla Lopez (Spa) Eolo-Kometa Cycling Team 0:17:37
49Riccardo Verza (Ita) Zalf Euromobil Fior
50Gidas Umbri (Ita) Team Colpack Ballan 0:18:15
51Edoardo Zardini (Ita) Vini Zabu' Brado KTM 0:19:02
52Marco Canola (Ita) Gazprom-RusVelo 0:20:39
53Ettore Pozza (Ita) General Store-f.lli Curia-Essegibi
54Luca Rastelli (Ita) Team Colpack Ballan
55Giosue' Epis (Ita) Iseo-Rime-Carnovali 0:21:58
56Nathan Smith (GBr) Team Novo Nordisk 0:23:26
57Andrea D'Amato (Ita) Iseo-Rime-Carnovali 0:23:55
58Nikita Stalnov (Kaz) Astana-Premier Tech
59Vincenzo Albanese (Ita) Eolo-Kometa Cycling Team 0:23:58
60Luca Wackermann (Ita) Eolo-Kometa Cycling Team 0:24:28
61Paul Buschek (Aut) Tirol KTM Cycling Team 0:25:03
62Riccardo Tosin (Ita) General Store-f.lli Curia-Essegibi 0:25:07
63Francesco Zandri (Ita) Work Service Marchiol Vega 0:25:30
64Elia Viviani (Ita) Italy 0:26:35
65Luca Pacioni (Ita) Eolo-Kometa Cycling Team 0:26:41
66Enrico Zanoncello (Ita) Bardiani CSF Faizane' 0:26:45
67Samuele Zambelli (Ita) Iseo-Rime-Carnovali
68Davide Martinelli (Ita) Astana-Premier Tech
69Matteo Furlan (Ita) Iseo-Rime-Carnovali
70Florian Gamper (Aut) Tirol KTM Cycling Team
71Luca Regalli (Ita) Iseo-Rime-Carnovali
72Matteo Baseggio (Ita) General Store-f.lli Curia-Essegibi
73Cristian Rocchetta (Ita) General Store-f.lli Curia-Essegibi
74Michael Minali (Ita) Iseo-Rime-Carnovali
75Davide Vignato (Ita) General Store-f.lli Curia-Essegibi
76Matteo Zurlo (Ita) Zalf Euromobil Fior
77Filippo Ridolfo (Ita) Team Novo Nordisk
78Umberto Poli (Ita) Team Novo Nordisk
79Evgeny Shalunov (Rus) Gazprom-RusVelo
80Manlio Moro (Ita) Zalf Euromobil Fior
81Alberto Dainese (Ita) Italy
82Pietro Aimonetto (Ita) Cycling Team Friuli ASD
83Federico Burchio (Ita) Work Service Marchiol Vega
84Davide Cimolai (Ita) Italy 0:26:54
85Matevz Govekar (Slo) Tirol KTM Cycling Team 0:27:32
86Matteo Donegà (Ita) Cycling Team Friuli ASD 0:28:33
87Kevin Pezzo Rosola (Ita) Tirol KTM Cycling Team 0:29:57
88Jakub Mareczko (Ita) Vini Zabu' Brado KTM 0:30:13
89Riccardo Stacchiotti (Ita) Vini Zabu' Brado KTM
90Samuel Quaranta (Ita) Team Colpack Ballan 0:31:39
91Liam Bertazzo (Ita) Vini Zabu' Brado KTM 0:31:40
92Filippo Dignani (Ita) Work Service Marchiol Vega 0:31:51
93Riccardo Bobbo (Ita) Work Service Marchiol Vega
94Jan Dunnewind (Ned) Team Novo Nordisk 0:32:10
95Davide Cattelan (Ita) Zalf Euromobil Fior 0:32:11
96Leslie Lührs (Ger) Tirol KTM Cycling Team 0:32:29
97Stefano Di Benedetto (Ita) Work Service Marchiol Vega 0:32:43
98Riccardo Carretta (Ita) Cycling Team Friuli ASD 0:33:46
99Andrea Debiasi (Ita) Cycling Team Friuli ASD
100Davide Persico (Ita) Team Colpack Ballan 0:34:43
101Davide Boscaro (Ita) Team Colpack Ballan 0:34:49
102Matteo Vettor (Ita) Cycling Team Friuli ASD 0:35:23
103Jan Petelin (Lux) Vini Zabu' Brado KTM 0:36:10
104Francesco Lamon (Ita) Italy 0:37:03
105Michele Scartezzini (Ita) Italy 0:37:30

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