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Albasini wins Coppa Agostoni

Michael Albasini won the Coppa Agostoni in a reduced bunch finish in Lissone. The Orica-Scott rider was racing in the colours of the Swiss national team, and he delivered a fine sprint to beat Marco Canola (Nippo-Vini Fantini) and Francesco Gavazzi (Androni-Sidermec).

"I thought the finale would be more animated without the sprinters, but it was quite controlled," Albasini said afterwards. "I put myself on the wheel of the Androni team because there were three or four of them. I was sure they'd do a good lead-out and that's how it played out. I got to the finish quite fresh. It was a bit of a long sprint but it went well."

The race was animated by a seven-man move that forged clear in the opening hour of racing. Shane Archbold (Bora-Hansgrohe), Mark Padun (Bahrain-Merida), Pierre-Luc Perichon (Fortuneo-Oscaro), Luca Wackermann (Bardiani-CSF), Angel Ruiz Madrazo (Delko Marseille), Samuel Mugisha (Dimension Data) and Matthias Krizek (Tirol Cycling Team) combined well to build up a maximum lead of six minutes before Androni-Sidermec and the Italian national team marshalled a chase.

The repeated ascent of the Colle Brianza eventually whittled the breakaway down to three riders, as Padun, Madrazo and Perichon forged clear of the rest with 70 kilometres to go.

Padun later slipped away alone, but on the next ascent of the Colle Brianza, Egan Bernal (Androni-Sidermec) attacked from the bunch, catching and passing Madrazo and Perichon as he bridged across to Padun.

Bernal and Padun combined well together and held an advantage of 50 seconds over the peloton with 40 kilometres remaining, but the intensity of the pursuit behind meant that they would eventually be caught on the finishing circuit in Lissone.

In the finale, Perichon returned to the fray once again, going on the attack in the company of Jacopo Mosca (Wilier Triestina), but they were never more than 10 seconds clear of the peloton, and they were swept up on the final approach to the line.

Androni had strength in numbers ahead of the bunch finish, but Albasini sensed his opportunity with 250 metres to go, launching his sprint from distance and holding off Canola and Gavazzi to take his third win of the season. The Swiss rider will be 37 in December but confirmed that he will continue his career into 2018.

"Yes, I'm going on. It's the job I always wanted to do, and I'm still enjoying myself," Albasini said. "It's nice to ride with younger riders like I did today. I'll just keep going as long as I am able to get some results."

Full Results

#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Michael Albasini (Swi) Swiss National Team4:48:37
2Marco Canola (Ita) Nippo - Vini Fantini
3Francesco Gavazzi (Ita) Androni Giocattoli
4Alberto Bettiol (Ita) Italian National Team
5Simone Ponzi (Ita) CCC Sprandi Polkowice
6Marco Tizza (Ita) GM Europa Ovini
7Enrico Barbin (Ita) Bardiani CSF
8Nicola Gaffurini (Ita) Sangemini - Mg. K Vis
9Mauro Finetto (Ita) Delko Marseille Provence KTM
10Jonathan Lastra (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA
11Dmitrii Strakhov (Rus) Lokosphinx
12Yonder Godoy (Ven) Wilier Triestina
13Pierpaolo Ficara (Ita) Amore & Vita - Selle SMP Presented By Fondriest
14Alexander Aranburu (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA
15Radoslav Rogina (Cro) Adria Mobil
16Cesare Benedetti (Ita) Bora-Hansgrohe
17Sepp Kuss (USA) Rally Cycling
18Emerson Oronte (USA) Rally Cycling
19Redi Halilaj (Alb) Amore & Vita - Selle SMP Presented By Fondriest
20Amanuel Ghebreigzabhier Werkilul (Eri) Dimension Data
21Daniel Martinez (Col) Wilier Triestina
22Patrick Schelling (Swi) Swiss National Team
23Francesco Manuel Bongiorno (Ita) Sangemini - Mg. K Vis
24Ivan Rovny (Rus) Gazprom – Rusvelo
25Metkel Eyob (Eri) Dimension Data
26Remy Di Gregorio (Fra) Delko Marseille Provence KTM
27Ivan Santaromita (Ita) Nippo - Vini Fantini
28Eduardo Sepulveda (Arg) Team Fortuneo - Oscaro
29Antonio Molina (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA
30Anthony Delaplace (Fra) Team Fortuneo - Oscaro
31Michele Gazzara (Ita) Sangemini - Mg. K Vis
32Ildar Arslanov (Rus) Gazprom – Rusvelo
33Mattia Cattaneo (Ita) Androni Giocattoli0:00:05
34Matteo Busato (Ita) Wilier Triestina
35Marco Frapporti (Ita) Androni Giocattoli0:00:09
36Cristian Rodriguez (Spa) Wilier Triestina0:00:11
37Christopher Butler (USA) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA
38Rodolfo Torres (Col) Androni Giocattoli
39Giovanni Carboni (Ita) Italian National Team0:00:14
40Andrea Garosio (Ita) Bahrain-Merida
41Elie Gesbert (Fra) Team Fortuneo - Oscaro0:00:16
42Alessandro Bisolti (Ita) Nippo - Vini Fantini0:00:17
43Fausto Masnada (Ita) Androni Giocattoli0:00:19
44Jacopo Mosca (Ita) Wilier Triestina0:00:25
45Pierre Luc Perichon (Fra) Team Fortuneo - Oscaro
46Egan Bernal (Col) Androni Giocattoli
47Mark Padun (Ukr) Bahrain-Merida0:00:43
48Lorenzo Rota (Ita) Bardiani CSF0:01:06
49Angel Madrazo (Spa) Delko Marseille Provence KTM0:02:51
DNFFabio Felline (Ita) Italian National Team
DNFAlessandro Fedeli (Ita) Italian National Team
DNFDavide Formolo (Ita) Italian National Team
DNFFilippo Rocchetti (Ita) Italian National Team
DNFFrancesco Romano (Ita) Italian National Team
DNFFilippo Zaccanti (Ita) Italian National Team
DNFShane Archbold (NZl) Bora-Hansgrohe
DNFErik Baska (Svk) Bora-Hansgrohe
DNFSilvio Herklotz (Ger) Bora-Hansgrohe
DNFMichal Kolár (Svk) Bora-Hansgrohe
DNFLeopold Konig (Cze) Bora-Hansgrohe
DNFMatteo Pelucchi (Ita) Bora-Hansgrohe
DNFRüdiger Selig (Ger) Bora-Hansgrohe
DNFNiccolo Bonifazio (Ita) Bahrain-Merida
DNFChun Kai Feng (Tpe) Bahrain-Merida
DNFIon Insausti (Spa) Bahrain-Merida
DNFDavid Per (Slo) Bahrain-Merida
DNFAndrea Toniatti (Ita) Bahrain-Merida
DNFMeiyin Wang (Chn) Bahrain-Merida
DNFGino Mader (Swi) Swiss National Team
DNFMatteo Badilatti (Swi) Swiss National Team
DNFDimitri Bussard (Swi) Swiss National Team
DNFMarc Hirschi (Swi) Swiss National Team
DNFFabian Lienhard (Swi) Swiss National Team
DNFJoab Schneiter (Swi) Swiss National Team
DNFMaxime Bouet (Fra) Team Fortuneo - Oscaro
DNFBrice Feillu (Fra) Team Fortuneo - Oscaro
DNFArmindo Fonseca (Fra) Team Fortuneo - Oscaro
DNFRomain Hardy (Fra) Team Fortuneo - Oscaro
DNFManuel Belletti (Ita) Wilier Triestina
DNFMiguel Eduardo Florez (Col) Wilier Triestina
DNFIlia Koshevoy (Blr) Wilier Triestina
DNFVincenzo Albanese (Ita) Bardiani CSF
DNFSimone Andreetta (Ita) Bardiani CSF
DNFPaolo Simion (Ita) Bardiani CSF
DNFSimone Velasco (Ita) Bardiani CSF
DNFLuca Wackermann (Ita) Bardiani CSF
DNFNicola Bagioli (Ita) Nippo - Vini Fantini
DNFDamiano Cunego (Ita) Nippo - Vini Fantini
DNFIuri Filosi (Ita) Nippo - Vini Fantini
DNFAlan Marangoni (Ita) Nippo - Vini Fantini
DNFRiccardo Stacchiotti (Ita) Nippo - Vini Fantini
DNFIvan Ramiro Sosa (Col) Androni Giocattoli
DNFAndrea Vendrame (Ita) Androni Giocattoli
DNFNikolai Cherkasov (Rus) Gazprom – Rusvelo
DNFSergey Firsanov (Rus) Gazprom – Rusvelo
DNFEvgeny Kobernyak (Rus) Gazprom – Rusvelo
DNFDmitriy Kozontchuk (Rus) Gazprom – Rusvelo
DNFArtem Nych (Rus) Gazprom – Rusvelo
DNFAleksei Rybalkin (Rus) Gazprom – Rusvelo
DNFRomain Combaud (Fra) Delko Marseille Provence KTM
DNFBenjamin Dyball (Aus) Delko Marseille Provence KTM
DNFJulien El Fares (Fra) Delko Marseille Provence KTM
DNFQuentin Pacher (Fra) Delko Marseille Provence KTM
DNFJohn Anderson Rodriguez (Col) Delko Marseille Provence KTM
DNFPiotr Brozyna (Pol) CCC Sprandi Polkowice
DNFFelix Großschartner (Aut) CCC Sprandi Polkowice
DNFJan Hirt (Cze) CCC Sprandi Polkowice
DNFKamil Malecki (Pol) CCC Sprandi Polkowice
DNFMichal Paluta (Pol) CCC Sprandi Polkowice
DNFGuillaume Boivin (Can) Israel Cycling Academy
DNFDan Craven (Nam) Israel Cycling Academy
DNFJosé Manuel Díaz (Spa) Israel Cycling Academy
DNFItamar Einhorn (Isr) Israel Cycling Academy
DNFRoy Goldstein (Isr) Israel Cycling Academy
DNFHamish Schreurs (NZl) Israel Cycling Academy
DNFNicolas Sessler (Bra) Israel Cycling Academy
DNFDaniel Turek (Cze) Israel Cycling Academy
DNFDanilo Celano (Ita) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA
DNFJon Irisarri (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA
DNFDylan Page (Swi) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA
DNFEduard Prades (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA
DNFAdriano Brogi (Ita) GM Europa Ovini
DNFAntonio Di Sante (Ita) GM Europa Ovini
DNFRossano Mauti (Ita) GM Europa Ovini
DNFDavide Pacchiardo (Ita) GM Europa Ovini
DNFAntonio Parrinello (Ita) GM Europa Ovini
DNFMatteo Rotondi (Ita) GM Europa Ovini
DNFAndrea Ruscetta (Ita) GM Europa Ovini
DNFAlexander Evtushenko (Rus) Lokosphinx
DNFArtem Samolenkov (Rus) Lokosphinx
DNFSergei Shilov (Rus) Lokosphinx
DNFDmitrii Sokolov (Rus) Lokosphinx
DNFMamyr Stash (Rus) Lokosphinx
DNFAlexander Vdovin (Rus) Lokosphinx
DNFSergey Vdovin (Rus) Lokosphinx
DNFFederico Canuti (Ita) D'Amico Utensilnord
DNFEttore Carlini (Ita) D'Amico Utensilnord
DNFPietro Di Genova (Ita) D'Amico Utensilnord
DNFFrancesco Petrini (Ita) D'Amico Utensilnord
DNFAngelo Raffaele (Ita) D'Amico Utensilnord
DNFFabio Tommassini (Ita) D'Amico Utensilnord
DNFAngelo Vitiello (Ita) D'Amico Utensilnord
DNFZahiri Abderrahim (Mar) Unieuro Trevigiani - Hemus 1896
DNFDonovan Alonso Davila Cespedes (CRc) Unieuro Trevigiani - Hemus 1896
DNFMarco Molteni (Ita) Unieuro Trevigiani - Hemus 1896
DNFMatias Alejandro Muñoz Tapia (Chi) Unieuro Trevigiani - Hemus 1896
DNFSimone Ravanelli (Ita) Unieuro Trevigiani - Hemus 1896
DNFDilmurodjon Siddikov (Uzb) Unieuro Trevigiani - Hemus 1896
DNFSergio Vega Merodio (Spa) Unieuro Trevigiani - Hemus 1896
DNFJose Daniel Viejo Redondo (Spa) Unieuro Trevigiani - Hemus 1896
DNFAndrea Borso (Ita) Adria Mobil
DNFJure Golcer (Slo) Adria Mobil
DNFZiga Groselj (Slo) Adria Mobil
DNFZiga Horvat (Slo) Adria Mobil
DNFGasper Katrasnik (Slo) Adria Mobil
DNFDusan Rajovic (Srb) Adria Mobil
DNFJoseph Areruya (Rwa) Dimension Data
DNFChokri El Mehdi (Mar) Dimension Data
DNFStefan De Bod (RSA) Dimension Data
DNFNicholas Dlamini (RSA) Dimension Data
DNFSamuel Mugisha (Rwa) Dimension Data
DNFHafetab Weldu (Eth) Dimension Data
DNFPavlo Bondarenko (Ukr) Kolss Cycling Team
DNFVitaliy Buts (Ukr) Kolss Cycling Team
DNFAndriy Kulyk (Ukr) Kolss Cycling Team
DNFSergiy Lagkuti (Ukr) Kolss Cycling Team
DNFOleksandr Prevar (Ukr) Kolss Cycling Team
DNFLlibert Sendros Juve (Spa) Kolss Cycling Team
DNFVladyslav Soltasiuk (Ukr) Kolss Cycling Team
DNFAndriy Vasylyuk (Ukr) Kolss Cycling Team
DNFJesse Anthony (USA) Rally Cycling
DNFAdam De Vos (Can) Rally Cycling
DNFColin Joyce (USA) Rally Cycling
DNFClemens Fankhauser (Aut) Tirol Cycling Team
DNFFilippo Fortin (Ita) Tirol Cycling Team
DNFMatthias Krizek (Aut) Tirol Cycling Team
DNFMaximilian Kuen (Aut) Tirol Cycling Team
DNFEnrico Salvador (Ita) Tirol Cycling Team
DNFSebastian Schönberger (Aut) Tirol Cycling Team
DNFMarkus Wildauer (Aut) Tirol Cycling Team
DNFSimone Bernardini (Ita) Sangemini - Mg. K Vis
DNFPaolo Prandini (Ita) Sangemini - Mg. K Vis
DNFNiccolo' Salvietti (Ita) Sangemini - Mg. K Vis
DNFMichele Scartezzini (Ita) Sangemini - Mg. K Vis
DNFPaolo Totò (Ita) Sangemini - Mg. K Vis
DNFMarco Bernardinetti (Ita) Amore & Vita - Selle SMP Presented By Fondriest
DNFLuca Covili (Ita) Amore & Vita - Selle SMP Presented By Fondriest
DNFFrancesco Mancini (Ita) Amore & Vita - Selle SMP Presented By Fondriest
DNFUri Martins Sandoval (Mex) Amore & Vita - Selle SMP Presented By Fondriest

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