Small wins in Padova

Carmen Small (US National Team) won the Classica Citta di Padova on Saturday, surprising many. Simona Frapporti (Be Pink) and Monia Baccaille (MCipollini Giambenini Gauss) finished second and third respectively.

Small pulled ahead of Frapporti in the final meters of the race. The pair comprising a two-woman break was chased unsuccessfully by a group of nine women.

The women completed nine laps of the race circuit. MCipollini Giambenini Gauss started the attacking with Valentina Carretta, Marta Tagliaferro and Marta Bastianelli.Each went in her own turn and was caught.

On the penultimate lap, Judith Arndt (Greenedge AIS) attacked. Baccaille and Malgorzata Jasinska (MCipollini Giambenini Gauss), Emma Johansson (Hitec Mistral), Trixi Worrack (Specialized Lululemon), Alexandra Burchenkova (Michela Fanini Record Rox), Frapporti, Evelyn Aris (Kleo Ladies Team), Small and Inga Cilvinaite (Diadora Pasta Zara) responded. The group quickly gained 30 seconds.

Diadora Pasta Zara applied pressure in an attempt to bring back Georgia Bronzini. Sensing the danger, Small attacked and only Frapporti could follow with 3km to go. The pair worked hard to earn a few seconds and with a few hundred meters to go, Small took to the front for a valuable few seconds. Baccaille won the bunch sprint for third.

"It seemed impossible to get away as the race was so controlled from the beginning," said Small. "The break on the third lap was crucial. We were 11, and they let us go. In the last lap, I tried to force the solution because I felt my legs were very good and ready for the test.

"I was afraid to follow Frapporti in the sprint, so I forced the pace, even in the last kilometers. I needed those few meters - it was crucial to be able to win. For me it's a good year started very well."

Full Results

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#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Carmen Mcnellis Small (Usa) Usa2:32:55
2Simona Frapporti (Ita) Be Pink0:00:03
3Monia Baccaille (Ita) Mcipollini Giambenini0:00:15
4Giorgia Bronzini (Ita) Diadora - Pasta ZaraRow 3 - Cell 2
5Barbara Guarischi (Ita) Fassa Bortolo - ServettoRow 4 - Cell 2
6Emma Johansson (Swe) Hitec Products - Mistral Home Cycling TeamRow 5 - Cell 2
7Martine Bras (Ned) Dolmans - Boels CyclingteamRow 6 - Cell 2
8Julia Martisova (Rus) Be PinkRow 7 - Cell 2
9Chloe Hosking (Aus) Team Specialized - LululemonRow 8 - Cell 2
10Judith Arndt (Ger) Greenedge - AisRow 9 - Cell 2
11Annalisa Cucinotta (Ita) Kleo Ladies TeamRow 10 - Cell 2
12Trixi Worrack (Ger) Team Specialized - LululemonRow 11 - Cell 2
13Valentina Scandolara (Ita) S.C. Michela Fanini RoxRow 12 - Cell 2
14Christel Ferrier-Bruneau (Fra) Hitec Products - Mistral Home Cycling TeamRow 13 - Cell 2
15Rasa Leleivyte (Ltu) Vaiano TepsoRow 14 - Cell 2
16Inga Cilvinaite (Ltu) Diadora - Pasta ZaraRow 15 - Cell 2
17Alexandra Burchenkova (Rus) S.C. Michela Fanini RoxRow 16 - Cell 2
18Marta Tagliaferro (Ita) Mcipollini GiambeniniRow 17 - Cell 2
19Evelyn Arys (Bel) Kleo Ladies TeamRow 18 - Cell 2
20Oxana Kozonchuk (Rus) Be PinkRow 19 - Cell 2
21Anna Trevisi (Ita) Vaiano TepsoRow 20 - Cell 2
22Romy Kasper (Ger) RusveloRow 21 - Cell 2
23Malgorzta Jasinska (Pol) Mcipollini GiambeniniRow 22 - Cell 2
24Francesca Cauz (Ita) Fassa Bortolo - ServettoRow 23 - Cell 2
25Lieselot Decroix (Bel) Dolmans - Boels CyclingteamRow 24 - Cell 2
26Natalia Mielnik (Pol) PolandRow 25 - Cell 2
27Alessandra Borchi (Ita) Mcipollini GiambeniniRow 26 - Cell 2
28Aleksandra Sosenko (Ltu) Vaiano TepsoRow 27 - Cell 2
29Nathalie Lamborelle (Lux) Kleo Ladies TeamRow 28 - Cell 2
30Lorena Foresi (Ita) S.C. Michela Fanini RoxRow 29 - Cell 2
31Chiara Vanni (Ita) Verinlegno - FabianiRow 30 - Cell 2
32Larisa Pankova (Rus) RussiaRow 31 - Cell 2
33Mascha Pijnenborg (Ned) Dolmans - Boels CyclingteamRow 32 - Cell 2
34Desiree Ehrler (Swi)Row 33 - Cell 2
35Anne Arnouts (Bel) Kleo Ladies TeamRow 34 - Cell 2
36Gloria Presti (Ita) Be PinkRow 35 - Cell 2
37Tetyana Riabchenko (Ukr) Forno D'asolo ColavitaRow 36 - Cell 2
38Karolina Garczynska (Pol) PolandRow 37 - Cell 2
39Nicole Cooke (Gbr) Faren Honda TeamRow 38 - Cell 2
40Stella Tomassini (Ita)Row 39 - Cell 2
41Urša Pintar (Slo)Row 40 - Cell 2
42Sara Mustonen (Swe) Hitec Products - Mistral Home Cycling TeamRow 41 - Cell 2
43Hanka Kupfernagel (Ger) RusveloRow 42 - Cell 2
44Polona Batagelj (Slo) Diadora - Pasta ZaraRow 43 - Cell 2
45Annelies Van Doorslaer (Bel) Kleo Ladies TeamRow 44 - Cell 2
46Paulina Brzezna (Pol) PolandRow 45 - Cell 2
47Jacqueline Hahn (Aut) Scappa Speed QueensRow 46 - Cell 2
48Katarína Hranaiová (Cze)Row 47 - Cell 2
49Sandra Weiss (Swi)Row 48 - Cell 2
50Aizhan Zhaparova (Rus) RussiaRow 49 - Cell 2
51Marta Bastianelli (Ita) Mcipollini GiambeniniRow 50 - Cell 2
52Olga Zabelinskaya (Rus) RusveloRow 51 - Cell 2
53Martina Ruzickova (Cze) S.C. Michela Fanini RoxRow 52 - Cell 2
54Sari Saarelainen (Fin) Forno D'asolo ColavitaRow 53 - Cell 2
55Irene Van Den Broek (Ned) Dolmans - Boels CyclingteamRow 54 - Cell 2
56Sylwia Kapusta (Pol) Hitec Products - Mistral Home Cycling TeamRow 55 - Cell 2
57Jessica Uebelhart (Swi) Forno D'asolo ColavitaRow 56 - Cell 2
58Loes Gunnewijk (Ned) Greenedge - AisRow 57 - Cell 2
59Pauliena Rooijakkers (Ned) Dolmans - Boels CyclingteamRow 58 - Cell 2
60Agne Silinyte (Ltu) Diadora - Pasta ZaraRow 59 - Cell 2
61Martina Corazza (Ita) Kleo Ladies TeamRow 60 - Cell 2
62Soraya Paladin (Ita) Fassa Bortolo - ServettoRow 61 - Cell 2
63Katarzyna Sosna (Ltu) Vaiano TepsoRow 62 - Cell 2
64Alenka Novak (Slo)Row 63 - Cell 2
65Irina Molicheva (Rus) RusveloRow 64 - Cell 2
66Edita Janeliunaite (Ltu) Diadora - Pasta ZaraRow 65 - Cell 2
67Elena Utrobina (Rus) Faren Honda TeamRow 66 - Cell 2
68Susanna Zorzi (Ita) Mcipollini GiambeniniRow 67 - Cell 2
69Jennifer Hohl (Swi) Faren Honda TeamRow 68 - Cell 2
70Irene Bitto (Ita) Fassa Bortolo - ServettoRow 69 - Cell 2
71Giuseppina Grassi Herrera (Mex) Faren Honda TeamRow 70 - Cell 2
72Emilia Fahlin (Swe) Team Specialized - LululemonRow 71 - Cell 2
73Christina Perchtold (Aut) Scappa Speed QueensRow 72 - Cell 2
74Silvija Latozaite (Ltu) LithuaniaRow 73 - Cell 2
75Linda Melanie Villumsen (Nzl) Greenedge - AisRow 74 - Cell 2
76Alexis Ryan (Usa) UsaRow 75 - Cell 2
77Svetlana Bubnenkova (Rus) RusveloRow 76 - Cell 2
78Tiffany Cromwell (Aus) Greenedge - AisRow 77 - Cell 2
79Elena Bocharnikova (Rus) RussiaRow 78 - Cell 2
80Amanda Spratt (Aus) Greenedge - AisRow 79 - Cell 2
81Tjaša Rutar (Slo)Row 80 - Cell 2
82Christina Kollmann (Aut) Scappa Speed QueensRow 81 - Cell 2
83Robin Farina (Usa) UsaRow 82 - Cell 2
84Valentina Carretta (Ita) Mcipollini GiambeniniRow 83 - Cell 2
85Alessandra D'ettorre (Ita) Diadora - Pasta ZaraRow 84 - Cell 2
86Alexis Rhodes (Aus) Greenedge - AisRow 85 - Cell 2
87Alessia Martini (Ita) Vaiano TepsoRow 86 - Cell 2
88Giada Borgato (Ita) Diadora - Pasta ZaraRow 87 - Cell 2
89Evelyn Stevens (Usa) Team Specialized - LululemonRow 88 - Cell 2
90Živa Verbic (Slo)Row 89 - Cell 2
91Ashley James (Usa) UsaRow 90 - Cell 2
92Kamilla Sofie Valin (Den)Row 91 - Cell 2
93Elena Valentini (Ita) Mcipollini GiambeniniRow 92 - Cell 2
94Nina Kessler (Ned) Dolmans - Boels CyclingteamRow 93 - Cell 2
95Maria Giulia Confalonieri (Ita) Faren Honda TeamRow 94 - Cell 2
96Tatjana Kaliakina (Ltu) LtuRow 95 - Cell 2
97Alona Andruk (Ukr) Diadora - Pasta ZaraRow 96 - Cell 2
98Ella Michal (Isr) S.C. Michela Fanini RoxRow 97 - Cell 2
99Lara Vieceli (Ita) Verinlegno - FabianiRow 98 - Cell 2
100Azzurra D'intino (Ita)Row 99 - Cell 2
101Jessie Maclean (Aus) Greenedge - AisRow 100 - Cell 2
102Silvia Moroni (Ita) Vaiano TepsoRow 101 - Cell 2
103Claudia Häusler (Ger) Greenedge - AisRow 102 - Cell 2
104Stefania Vecchio (Ita)Row 103 - Cell 2
105Odette Bertolin (Ita) Verinlegno - FabianiRow 104 - Cell 2
106Eleonora Van Dijk (Ned) Team Specialized - LululemonRow 105 - Cell 2
107Valentina Bastianelli (Ita) Vaiano TepsoRow 106 - Cell 2
108Natalia Boyarskaya (Rus) RusveloRow 107 - Cell 2
109Francesca Tognali (Ita) Verinlegno - FabianiRow 108 - Cell 2
110Whitney Gaggioli (Usa) Forno D'asolo ColavitaRow 109 - Cell 2
111Chiara Vannucci (Ita)Row 110 - Cell 2

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