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Colbrelli claims Coppa Agostoni

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Sonny Colbrelli (Bardiani-CSF)

Sonny Colbrelli (Bardiani-CSF) (Image credit: Bettini Photo)
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Team Italy sets the pace on a rainy start to the race

Team Italy sets the pace on a rainy start to the race (Image credit: Bettini Photo)
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Elia Viviani with the Italian team

Elia Viviani with the Italian team (Image credit: Bettini Photo)
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Eduardo Zardini (Bardiani-CSF)

Eduardo Zardini (Bardiani-CSF) (Image credit: Bettini Photo)
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Sonny Colbrelli (Bardiani-CSF) wins Coppa Agostoni

Sonny Colbrelli (Bardiani-CSF) wins Coppa Agostoni (Image credit: Bettini Photo)
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Sonny Colbrelli (Bardiani-CSF) wins Coppa Agostoni

Sonny Colbrelli (Bardiani-CSF) wins Coppa Agostoni (Image credit: Bettini Photo)
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The Coppa Agostoni podium

The Coppa Agostoni podium (Image credit: Bettini Photo)
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Sonny Colbrelli (Bardiani-CSF) wins Coppa Agostoni

Sonny Colbrelli (Bardiani-CSF) wins Coppa Agostoni (Image credit: Bettini Photo)

Sonny Colbrelli (Bardiani-CSF) won the Coppa Agostoni after he beat Diego Ulissi (Lampre-Merida) and Francesco Gavazzi (Androni Sidermec) in a reduced bunch sprint in Lissone.

Both Colbrelli and Ulissi are among the riders who will feature for Italy in Sunday’s European Championships road race in Plumelec, and the Bardiani-CSF man will also hope to earn selection for the squadra azzurra at the Worlds in Doha next month.

After launching a surprise attack in the finale of the Coppa Bernocchi twenty-four hours earlier, Colbrelli decided to keep his powder dry for an eventual bunch sprint in Lissone on Thursday, and he was vindicated by the powerful finish he produced to see off Ulissi and Gavazzi.

“Yesterday I wanted to try something new by attacking from distance and that’s how it went,” Colbrelli said. “I wanted to fight back today. I was feeling well and after my teammates were second and third yesterday, we needed a win.”

The race was animated by an early break of 13 riders, which included Alexander Kolobnev (Gazprom-Rusvelo) and Miguel Angel Benito (Caja Rural-RGA Seguros). The baker’s dozen gained a maximum advantage of almost six minutes before the margin was reduced on the circuit over the Colle Brianza midway through the race.

The Italian national selection – including Giovanni Visconti, who would eventually place 4th – was prominent in whittling down the break’s lead. Kolobnev and five fellow survivors had just 1:30 in hand by the time they hit the climb of Lissolo, where Fabio Aru (Astana) led a chasing group of four off the front of the bunch.

Aru et al were swept up inside the final 20 kilometres, but the break’s lead was south of 30 seconds by that juncture. With Androni Sidermec leading the chase, the bulk of break was pegged back with 8 kilometres remaining, though a defiant Benito managed to extend his day off the front all the way to the final kilometre before he, too, was caught.

Despite Androni’s efforts in setting up the sprint, it was Colbrelli who benefited most from their work, claiming his fifth victory of a season that also saw him place third at Amstel Gold Race. The 26-year-old will race for the new Bahrain Merida team in 2017, though for now, his thoughts are on Sunday’s race in Brittany.

“It’s not easy. There’s a climb that both Diego [Ulissi] and I could be able to manage. We’ll go and see it, but it will be the national coach who’ll decide our roles for Sunday,” Colbrelli said.

Full Results

#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Sonny Colbrelli (Ita) Bardiani CSF5:05:57
2Diego Ulissi (Ita) Lampre - Merida
3Francesco Gavazzi (Ita) Androni Giocattoli - Sidermec
4Giovanni Visconti (Ita) Italian National Team
5Grega Bole (Slo) Nippo - Vini Fantini
6Yonder Godoy (Ven) Wilier Triestina-Southeast
7Andrea Fedi (Ita) Wilier Triestina-Southeast
8Marco Tizza (Ita) d'Amico Bottecchia
9Matteo Busato (Ita) Wilier Triestina-Southeast
10Jonathan Lastra Martinez (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA
11Davide Vigano (Ita) Androni Giocattoli - Sidermec
12Evgeny Shalunov (Rus) Gazprom-Rusvelo
13Davide Rebellin (Ita) CCC Sprandi Polkowice
14Gianni Moscon (Ita) Italian National Team
15Marco Zamparella (Ita) Amore & Vita - Selle SMP
16Michele Gazzara (Ita) Norda - Mg. K Vis
17Fabricio Ferrari Barcelo (Uru) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA
18Felix Grosschartner (Aut) CCC Sprandi Polkowice
19David Lozano Riba (Spa) Team Novo Nordisk
20Fabio Aru (Ita) Astana Pro Team
21Ricardo Vilela (Por) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA
22Julen Amezqueta Moreno (Spa) Wilier Triestina-Southeast
23Jasper Ockeloen (Ned) Parkhotel Valkenburg Continental Team
24Davide Pacchiardo (Ita) GM Europa Ovini
25Daniel Martínez (Col) Wilier Triestina-Southeast
26Hector Saez Benito (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA
27Rodolfo Andres Torres Agudelo (Col) Androni Giocattoli - Sidermec
28Valerio Conti (Ita) Lampre - Merida
29Aydar Zakarin (Rus) Gazprom-Rusvelo
30Francesco Manuel Bongiorno (Ita) Bardiani CSF
31Alexander Kolobnev (Rus) Gazprom-Rusvelo
32Andrea Pasqualon (Ita) Team Roth0:00:06
33Mirko Selvaggi (Ita) Androni Giocattoli - Sidermec0:00:07
34Antonio Canet Molina (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA
35Miguel Angel Benito Diez (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA
36Lukasz Owsian (Pol) CCC Sprandi Polkowice
37Damiano Cunego (Ita) Nippo - Vini Fantini
38Alessio Taliani (Ita) Androni Giocattoli - Sidermec
39Andrei Solomennikov (Rus) Gazprom-Rusvelo0:00:13
40Fausto Masnada (Ita) Lampre - Merida0:00:14
41Marco Frapporti (Ita) Androni Giocattoli - Sidermec0:00:30
42Alex Turrin (Ita) Unieuro Wilier
43Gianfranco Zilioli (Ita) Nippo - Vini Fantini0:00:52
44Franco Pellizotti (Ita) Androni Giocattoli - Sidermec
45Egan Arley Bernal Gomez (Col) Androni Giocattoli - Sidermec0:01:41
46David Belda (Spa) Team Roth0:02:07
DNFMaciej Paterski (Pol) CCC Sprandi Polkowice
DNFJaroslaw Marycz (Pol) CCC Sprandi Polkowice
DNFSimone Ponzi (Ita) CCC Sprandi Polkowice
DNFJan Hirt (Cze) CCC Sprandi Polkowice
DNFVíctor De La Parte (Spa) CCC Sprandi Polkowice
DNFElia Viviani (Ita) Italian National Team
DNFGiacomo Nizzolo (Ita) Italian National Team
DNFJacopo Guarnieri (Ita) Italian National Team
DNFFrancesco Romano (Ita) Italian National Team
DNFFilippo Fiorelli (Ita) Italian National Team
DNFLuca Covili (Ita) Italian National Team
DNFPrzemyslaw Niemiec (Pol) Lampre - Merida
DNFSacha Modolo (Ita) Lampre - Merida
DNFChun Kai Feng (Tpe) Lampre - Merida
DNFFederico Zurlo (Ita) Lampre - Merida
DNFOliviero Troia (Ita) Lampre - Merida
DNFPaolo Tiralongo (Ita) Astana Pro Team
DNFLieuwe Westra (Ned) Astana Pro Team
DNFDaniil Fominykh (Kaz) Astana Pro Team
DNFArman Kamyshev (Kaz) Astana Pro Team
DNFBakhtiyar Kozhatayev (Kaz) Astana Pro Team
DNFNurbolat Kulimbetov (Kaz) Astana Pro Team
DNFZhandos Bizhigitov (Kaz) Astana Pro Team
DNFEdoardo Zardini (Ita) Bardiani CSF
DNFNicola Boem (Ita) Bardiani CSF
DNFLorenzo Rota (Ita) Bardiani CSF
DNFSimone Velasco (Ita) Bardiani CSF
DNFSimone Andreetta (Ita) Bardiani CSF
DNFMirco Maestri (Ita) Bardiani CSF
DNFFilippo Pozzato (Ita) Wilier Triestina-Southeast
DNFManuel Belletti (Ita) Wilier Triestina-Southeast
DNFRafael Andriato (Bra) Wilier Triestina-Southeast
DNFJavier Francisco Aramendia Lorente (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA
DNFCarlos Barbero Cuesta (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA
DNFAlexander Evtushenko (Rus) Gazprom-Rusvelo
DNFRoman Kustadinchev (Rus) Gazprom-Rusvelo
DNFArtur Ershov (Rus) Gazprom-Rusvelo
DNFAlexander Foliforov (Rus) Gazprom-Rusvelo
DNFYuma Koishi (Jpn) Nippo - Vini Fantini
DNFPier Paolo De Negri (Ita) Nippo - Vini Fantini
DNFGiacomo Berlato (Ita) Nippo - Vini Fantini
DNFEduard Michael Grosu (Rom) Nippo - Vini Fantini
DNFIuri Filosi (Ita) Nippo - Vini Fantini
DNFArmindo Fonseca (Fra) Fortuneo - Vital Concept
DNFMaxime Cam (Fra) Fortuneo - Vital Concept
DNFBrice Feillu (Fra) Fortuneo - Vital Concept
DNFJulien Loubet (Fra) Fortuneo - Vital Concept
DNFEduardo Sepulveda (Arg) Fortuneo - Vital Concept
DNFKevin Ledanois (Fra) Fortuneo - Vital Concept
DNFChris Anker Sörensen (Den) Fortuneo - Vital Concept
DNFElie Gesbert (Fra) Fortuneo - Vital Concept
DNFChristopher Williams (Aus) Team Novo Nordisk
DNFJoonas Henttala (Fin) Team Novo Nordisk
DNFJavier Megias Leal (Spa) Team Novo Nordisk
DNFRik Van Ijzendoorn (Ned) Team Novo Nordisk
DNFBrian Kamstra (Ned) Team Novo Nordisk
DNFCharles Planet (Fra) Team Novo Nordisk
DNFStephen Clancy (Irl) Team Novo Nordisk
DNFAlberto Cecchin (Ita) Team Roth
DNFColin Chris Stüssi (Swi) Team Roth
DNFValentin Baillifard (Swi) Team Roth
DNFNico Brüngger (Swi) Team Roth
DNFMatthias Krizek (Aut) Team Roth
DNFRoland Thalmann (Swi) Team Roth
DNFEnrico Salvador (Ita) Unieuro Wilier
DNFMarco Tecchio (Ita) Unieuro Wilier
DNFAlessandro Fedeli (Ita) Unieuro Wilier
DNFAndrea Cacciotti (Ita) Unieuro Wilier
DNFMauro Finetto (Ita) Unieuro Wilier
DNFSimone Ravanelli (Ita) Unieuro Wilier
DNFNicola Genovese (Ita) d'Amico Bottecchia
DNFPietro Di Genova (Ita) d'Amico Bottecchia
DNFFabio Chinello (Ita) d'Amico Bottecchia
DNFLuis Mora (Ven) d'Amico Bottecchia
DNFAntonio Parrinello (Ita) d'Amico Bottecchia
DNFGiorgio Bocchiola (Ita) d'Amico Bottecchia
DNFPaolo Ciavatta (Ita) d'Amico Bottecchia
DNFMatteo Rotondi (Ita) GM Europa Ovini
DNFAlessandro Frangioni (Ita) GM Europa Ovini
DNFFilippo Fortin (Ita) GM Europa Ovini
DNFAndrea Ruscetta (Ita) GM Europa Ovini
DNFFederico Borella (Ita) GM Europa Ovini
DNFAntonio Di Sante (Ita) GM Europa Ovini
DNFJosé Alberto Marquez Romero (Spa) GM Europa Ovini
DNFNiccolo' Salvietti (Ita) Norda - Mg. K Vis
DNFGian Marco Di Francesco (Ita) Norda - Mg. K Vis
DNFMichele Scartezzini (Ita) Norda - Mg. K Vis
DNFStefano Nardelli (Ita) Norda - Mg. K Vis
DNFPaolo Totò (Ita) Norda - Mg. K Vis
DNFNicola Gaffurini (Ita) Norda - Mg. K Vis
DNFEvgeny Zverkov (Rus) Norda - Mg. K Vis
DNFShameeg Salie (RSA) Dimension Data
DNFStefan De Bod (RSA) Dimension Data
DNFNavarra Junrey A. (Phi) Dimension Data
DNFRyan Gibbons (RSA) Dimension Data
DNFValens Ndayisenga (Rwa) Dimension Data
DNFBonaventure Uwizeyimana (Rwa) Dimension Data
DNFNicholas Dlamini (RSA) Dimension Data
DNFMatteo Rabottini (Ita) Meridiana Kamen Team
DNFMichele Viola (Ita) Meridiana Kamen Team
DNFDavide Mucelli (Ita) Meridiana Kamen Team
DNFAntonio Santoro (Ita) Meridiana Kamen Team
DNFMateo Frankovic (Cro) Meridiana Kamen Team
DNFDavid Jabuka (Cro) Meridiana Kamen Team
DNFDaniel Katzmayr (Aut) Tirol Cycling Team
DNFAlexander Wachter (Aut) Tirol Cycling Team
DNFMarcel Neuhauser (Aut) Tirol Cycling Team
DNFDennis Paulus (Aut) Tirol Cycling Team
DNFSebastian Schönberger (Aut) Tirol Cycling Team
DNFClemens Fankhauser (Aut) Tirol Cycling Team
DNFAndrii Bratashchuk (Ukr) Kolss-BDC Team
DNFPavlo Bondarenko (Ukr) Kolss-BDC Team
DNFSergiy Lagkuti (Ukr) Kolss-BDC Team
DNFMatteo Spreafico (Ita) Kolss-BDC Team
DNFLlibert Sendros Juve (Spa) Kolss-BDC Team
DNFVitaliy Buts (Ukr) Kolss-BDC Team
DNFVladyslav Soltasiuk (Ukr) Kolss-BDC Team
DNFOleksandr Prevar (Ukr) Kolss-BDC Team
DNFMassimo Graziato (Ita) Parkhotel Valkenburg Continental Team
DNFPeter Schulting (Ned) Parkhotel Valkenburg Continental Team
DNFSven Van Luijk (Ned) Parkhotel Valkenburg Continental Team
DNFDerk Abel Beckeringh (Ned) Parkhotel Valkenburg Continental Team
DNFDion Beukeboom (Ned) Parkhotel Valkenburg Continental Team
DNFPierpaolo Ficara (Ita) Amore & Vita - Selle SMP
DNFOscar Pelegri Ferrandis (Spa) Amore & Vita - Selle SMP
DNFRedi Halilaj (Alb) Amore & Vita - Selle SMP
DNFDanilo Celano (Ita) Amore & Vita - Selle SMP
DNFNicola Campigli (Ita) Amore & Vita - Selle SMP
DNFYukinori Hishinuma (Jpn) Amore & Vita - Selle SMP
DNFSergii Movchan (Ukr) Amore & Vita - Selle SMP
DNSEmanuel Kiserlovski (Cro) Meridiana Kamen Team
DNSUros Repse (Slo) Meridiana Kamen Team
DNSMarco Zanotti (Ita) Parkhotel Valkenburg Continental Team

 

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