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Simone Ponzi wins Costa degli Etruschi

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Simone Ponzi (Neri Sottoli - Yellow Fluo) wins

Simone Ponzi (Neri Sottoli - Yellow Fluo) wins
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Simone Ponzi (middle) with runner-up Mauro Finetto (Ita) Yellow Fluo and Andrea Pasqualon (Ita) Aero Zero Team

Simone Ponzi (middle) with runner-up Mauro Finetto (Ita) Yellow Fluo and Andrea Pasqualon (Ita) Aero Zero Team
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Simone Ponzi with Angelo Citracca

Simone Ponzi with Angelo Citracca
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A cleary happy Luca Scintos celebrates Ponzi's win

A cleary happy Luca Scintos celebrates Ponzi's win
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Simone Ponzi edged out teamate Mauro Finetto to claim his first win of 2014

Simone Ponzi edged out teamate Mauro Finetto to claim his first win of 2014
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Ponzi, Finetto and Rabottini spray the crowd with champagne

Ponzi, Finetto and Rabottini spray the crowd with champagne
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Paolo Bettini and Monica Moglie watched the race

Paolo Bettini and Monica Moglie watched the race
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Androni Giocattoli

Androni Giocattoli
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Fabio Duarte (Colombia)

Fabio Duarte (Colombia)
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Simone Ponzi (Neri Sottoli - Yellow Fluo)

Simone Ponzi (Neri Sottoli - Yellow Fluo)
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 Federico Zurlo (Italia)

Federico Zurlo (Italia)
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Rino Gasparrini (MG KVIS - Wilier - Trevigiani)

Rino Gasparrini (MG KVIS - Wilier - Trevigiani)
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The MG KVIS - Wilier - Trevigiani team

The MG KVIS - Wilier - Trevigiani team
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The Vini Fantini - Nippo - De Rosa team

The Vini Fantini - Nippo - De Rosa team
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Fantini - Nippo - De Rosa set the pace

Fantini - Nippo - De Rosa set the pace
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Simone Ponzi (Neri Sottoli - Yellow Fluo) takes the win

Simone Ponzi (Neri Sottoli - Yellow Fluo) takes the win
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The 2014 Costa degli Etruschi

The 2014 Costa degli Etruschi
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Antonio (Nibali Marchiol - Emisfero)

Antonio (Nibali Marchiol - Emisfero)
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Sonny Colbrelli (Bardiani - CSF)

Sonny Colbrelli (Bardiani - CSF)
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Enrico Barbin (Bardiani - CSF)

Enrico Barbin (Bardiani - CSF)
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Daniele Colli (Neri Sottoli - Yellow Fluo)

Daniele Colli (Neri Sottoli - Yellow Fluo)
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The Colombia team

The Colombia team
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Ivan Basso (Cannondale)

Ivan Basso (Cannondale)
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Daniele Aldegheri (MG KVIS - Wilier - Trevigiani)

Daniele Aldegheri (MG KVIS - Wilier - Trevigiani)
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Antonio (Nibali Marchiol - Emisfero)

Antonio (Nibali Marchiol - Emisfero)
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Antonio (Nibali Marchiol - Emisfero)

Antonio (Nibali Marchiol - Emisfero)
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 Vini Fantini - Nippo - De Rosa -

Vini Fantini - Nippo - De Rosa -
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Manuele Mori (Lampre - Merida)

Manuele Mori (Lampre - Merida)
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Franco Pellizotti (Androni Giocattoli)

Franco Pellizotti (Androni Giocattoli)
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Matteo Spreafico (Team Idea)

Matteo Spreafico (Team Idea)
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Former Astana rider Simone Ponzi started his career as a Yellow Fluo rider the best way possible by winning the first race of the Italian season, the GP Costa degli Etruschi. Ponzi made it into a lead group on the final passage of the Torre Segalari climb and attacked on the flat run-in to the finish to take a solo victory while his teammate, Mauro Finetto, capped off the result making it a one-two for the team.

Despite the number of teams looking to open their season with a win, Ponzi proved too good on the day and Yellow Fluo celebrated his eight second win and one-two on the podium.

Full Results

#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Simone Ponzi (Ita) Yellow Fluo4:24:27
2Mauro Finetto (Ita) Yellow Fluo0:00:08
3Andrea Pasqualon (Ita) Aero Zero Team
4Matteo Rabottini (Ita) Yellow Fluo
5Antonio Parrinello (Ita) Androni Giocattoli
6Kristijan Koren (Slo) Cannondale
7Rafael Andriato (Bra) Yellow Fluo
8Luka Pibernik (Slo) Radenska
9Enrico Barbin (Ita) Bardiani CSF
10Luca Wackermann (Ita) Lampre-Merida
11Jarlinson Pantano (Col) Colombia
12Diego Rosa (Ita) Androni Giocattoli
13Rodolfo Andres Torres Agudelo (Col) Colombia
14Davide Villella (Ita) Cannondale
15Jan Polanc (Slo) Lampre-Merida
16Edoardo Zardini (Ita) Bardiani CSF
17Angelo Pagani (Ita) Bardiani CSF
18Francesco Manuel Bongiorno (Ita) Bardiani CSF
19Johnny Hoogerland (Ned) Androni Giocattoli
20Manuele Mori (Ita) Lampre-Merida
21Ricardo Pichetta (Ita) Team Idea
22Davide Formolo (Ita) Cannondale
23Cristiano Salerno (Ita) Cannondale
24Franco Pellizotti (Ita) Androni Giocattoli
25Paolo Ciavatta (Ita) Aero Zero Team
26Patrik Sinkewitz (Ger) Meridiana Kamen Team0:00:47
27Christian Delle Stelle (Ita) Team Idea0:01:50
28Sonny Colbrelli (Ita) Bardiani CSF
29Milan Kadlec (Cze) ASC Dukla Praha
30Mirko Tedeschi (Ita) Team Idea
31Jeffry Johan Romero Corredor (Col) Colombia
32Stefano Tonin (Ita) Aero Zero Team
33Matteo Busato (Ita) MG Kvis - Trevigiani
34Luca Dodi (Ita) Lampre-Merida
35Pier Paolo De Negri (Ita)
36Ivan Basso (Ita) Cannondale
37Matteo Collodel (Ita) Team Idea
38Gianfranco Zilioli (Ita) Androni Giocattoli
39Michael Woods (Can)
40Robinson Eduardo Chalapud Gomez (Col) Colombia
41Francesco Failli (Ita) Yellow Fluo
42Kim Magnusson (Swe) Vini-Fantini-Nippo0:03:00
43Felix Grossschartner (Aut) RC Gourmetfein Wels
44Sebastian Schönberger (Aut) RC Gourmetfein Wels0:04:20
45Kanstantsin Klimiankou (Blr) Amore & Vita - Selle SMP0:04:35
46Willie Smit (RSA)0:05:00
47Matteo Spreafico (Ita) Team Idea
48Frantisek Sisr (Cze) ASC Dukla Praha
49Dmitry Ignatyev (Rus) Itera - Katusha
50Enrico Battaglin (Ita) Bardiani CSF
51Matej Marin (Slo) RC Gourmetfein Wels
52Nicola Gaffurini (Ita) Vega - Hotsand
53Andrea Zordan (Ita) Androni Giocattoli
54Viktor Manakov (Rus) Itera - Katusha0:06:00
55Davide Mucelli (Ita) Meridiana Kamen Team0:06:50
56Daniel Lehner (Aut) RC Gourmetfein Wels
57Michel Koch (Ger) Cannondale0:07:30
58Zolt Der (Hun) Utensilnord
59Michele Scartezzini (Ita) Continental Team Astana
60Mattia Frapporti (Ita) MG Kvis - Trevigiani
61Paolo Simion (Ita)
62Uros Repse (Slo) Radenska
63Rino Gasparrini (Ita) MG Kvis - Trevigiani
64Dmitriy Kosyakov (Rus) Itera - Katusha
65Daniele Aldegheri (Ita) MG Kvis - Trevigiani
66Martin Otonicar (Slo) Radenska
67Ábel Kenyeres (Hun) Utensilnord
68Enea Cambianica (Swi) Marchiol Emisfero
69Igor Frolov (Rus) Itera - Katusha
70Darwin Ferney Pantoja Tobar (Col) Colombia
71Fabio Gadda (Ita) Team Idea
72Riccardo Stacchiotto (Ita) Vini-Fantini-Nippo
73Daniele Colli (Ita) Yellow Fluo
74Andrea Fedi (Ita) Yellow Fluo
75Davide Ballerini (Ita) Team Idea
76Leonardo Pinizzotto (Ita)
77Paolo Lunardon (Ita) Marchiol Emisfero
78Liam Bertazzo (Ita) MG Kvis - Trevigiani
79Mattia Cattaneo (Ita) Lampre-Merida
80Marco Canola (Ita) Bardiani CSF
81Mikhail Akimov (Rus) Itera - Katusha
82Luca Chirico (Ita) MG Kvis - Trevigiani
83Alessandro Malaguti (Ita) Vini-Fantini-Nippo
84Sergey Nikolaev (Rus) Itera - Katusha
85Alessandro Pettiti (Ita) Team Idea
86Patrick Konrad (Aut) RC Gourmetfein Wels
87Silvio Giorni (Ita) Aero Zero Team
88Alessandro Riccardi (Ita) Vega - Hotsand
89Francesco Rosa (Ita)
90Alan Marangoni (Ita) Cannondale
91Kristijan Durasek (Cro) Lampre-Merida
92Paolo Colonna (Ita) Bardiani CSF
93Eduard Michael Grosu (Rom)
94Jonathan Monsalve (Ven) Yellow Fluo
95Gianluca Vecchio (Ita) MG Kvis - Trevigiani
96Logan Loader (USA) Amore & Vita - Selle SMP
97Simone Antonini (Ita) Marchiol Emisfero
98Alberto Cecchin (Ita) Marchiol Emisfero
99Andrea Vaccher (Ita) Marchiol Emisfero
100Alessio Marchetti (Ita)
101Gianluca Mengardo (Ita) Aero Zero Team
102Patrick Facchini (Ita) Androni Giocattoli
103Carlos Julian Quintero (Col) Colombia
104Davide Martinelli (Ita)
105Antonio Santoro (Ita) Meridiana Kamen Team
106Viesturs Luksevics (Lat) Amore & Vita - Selle SMP
107Antonio Testa (Ita)
108Marco Tecchio (Ita) Aero Zero Team
109Dennis Paulus (Aut) RC Gourmetfein Wels
110Kiril Yatsevich (Rus) Itera - Katusha
111Federico Zurlo (Ita)
112Riccardo Donato (Ita) MG Kvis - Trevigiani
113Marko Pavlic (Slo) Radenska
114Maksim Razumov (Rus) Itera - Katusha
115Artem Topchanyuk (Ukr) Amore & Vita - Selle SMP
116Rok Korosec (Slo) Radenska
117Fabio Chinello (Ita) Aero Zero Team
118Antonio Nibali (Ita) Marchiol Emisfero
119Emanuel Kiserlovski (Cro) Meridiana Kamen Team
120Simone Petilli (Ita) Aero Zero Team
121Gianni Franco d'Intino (Ita) Vega - Hotsand
122Daniel Biedermann (Aut) RC Gourmetfein Wels
123Alessandro Bisolti (Ita) Vini-Fantini-Nippo
124James Gene Piccoli (Can) Amore & Vita - Selle SMP0:08:20

 

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