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Ulissi triumphs at G.P. Costa degli Etruschi

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A solo attack propels Diego Ulissi to a G.P. Costa degli Etruschi victory

A solo attack propels Diego Ulissi to a G.P. Costa degli Etruschi victory (Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)
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The peloton rode 190.6km from San Vincenzo to Donoratico Sunday at the G.P. Costa degli Etruschi

The peloton rode 190.6km from San Vincenzo to Donoratico Sunday at the G.P. Costa degli Etruschi (Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)
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Diego Ulissi claims his first victory of the season at the G.P. Costa degli Etruschi

Diego Ulissi claims his first victory of the season at the G.P. Costa degli Etruschi (Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)
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Rainy conditions in Italy's scenic Livorno region as riders take on the G.P. Costa degli Etruschi

Rainy conditions in Italy's scenic Livorno region as riders take on the G.P. Costa degli Etruschi (Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)
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Winner Diego Ulissi, runner-up Manuel Belletti and third-placed Francesco Gavazzi atop the podium at the G.P. Costa degli Etruschi

Winner Diego Ulissi, runner-up Manuel Belletti and third-placed Francesco Gavazzi atop the podium at the G.P. Costa degli Etruschi (Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)
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The G.P. Costa degli Etruschi podium finishers enjoying the post-race celebration

The G.P. Costa degli Etruschi podium finishers enjoying the post-race celebration (Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)
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Manuel Belletti after a second-place performance at the G.P. Costa degli Etruschi

Manuel Belletti after a second-place performance at the G.P. Costa degli Etruschi (Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)

On the heels of a solid Tour Down Under campaign, Diego Ulissi (UAE Abu Dhabi) made his Italian racing debut in style Sunday, winning the G.P. Costa degli Etruschi in Donoratico, near where he grew up.

The 27-year-old attacked on the Torre Segalari climb less than 15km from the finish and held out to the line in slippery conditions, finishing comfortably 14 seconds ahead of the pack.

"My attack on the climb was very good and I succeeded in strengthening my advantage in the descent, which I know very well," Ulissi said.

"It's good to win so early in the season, especially after having been competitive in the debut in Australia."

Wilier Triestina's Manuel Belletti won the sprint for second, with Francesco Gavazzi (Androni Giocattoli) taking third.

Full Results

#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Diego Ulissi (Ita) Team UAE Abu Dhabi4:32:24
2Manuel Belletti (Ita) Wilier Triestina0:00:14
3Francesco Gavazzi (Ita) Androni Giocattoli
4Roman Maikin (Rus) Gazprom – Rusvelo
5Davide Mucelli (Ita) Meridiana Kamen Team
6Mikel Aristi (Spa) Delko Marseille Provence KTM
7Asbjørn Kragh Andersen (Den) Delko Marseille Provence KTM
8Paolo Totò (Ita) Sangemini - Mg. K Vis
9Eduard Grosu (Rom) Nippo - Vini Fantini
10Simone Petilli (Ita) Team UAE Abu Dhabi
11Thery Schir (Swi) Team Vorarlberg
12Nicola Gaffurini (Ita) Sangemini - Mg. K Vis
13Luca Wackermann (Ita) Bardiani CSF
14Mattia Cattaneo (Ita) Androni Giocattoli
15Alessio Taliani (Ita) Androni Giocattoli0:00:15
16Matteo Rabottini (Ita) Meridiana Kamen Team
17Stephan Rabitsch (Aut) Team Felbermayr Simplon Wels0:00:16
18Marco Frapporti (Ita) Androni Giocattoli
19Lorenzo Rota (Ita) Bardiani CSF0:00:17
20Remy Di Gregorio (Fra) Delko Marseille Provence KTM
21Filippo Pozzato (Ita) Wilier Triestina
22Julen Amezqueta (Spa) Wilier Triestina
23Yonder Godoy (Ven) Wilier Triestina
24Nicola Bagioli (Ita) Nippo - Vini Fantini
25Nicola Genovese (Ita) D'amico Utensilnord
26Marco Canola (Ita) Nippo - Vini Fantini
27Davide Ballerini (Ita) Androni Giocattoli
28Sebastian Schönberger (Aut) Tirol Cycling Team
29Filippo Rocchetti (Ita) Nazionale Italia
30Igor Boev (Rus) Gazprom – Rusvelo
31Patrick Gamper (Aut) Tirol Cycling Team
32Patrick Schelling (Swi) Team Vorarlberg
33Eduard Vorganov (Rus) Minsk Cycling Club
34Michele Gazzara (Ita) Sangemini - Mg. K Vis
35Angelo Raffaele (Ita) D'amico Utensilnord
36Stanislau Bazhkou (Blr) Minsk Cycling Club
37Manuele Mori (Ita) Team UAE Abu Dhabi
38Fabio Tommassini (Ita) D'amico Utensilnord
39Davide Orrico (Ita) Sangemini - Mg. K Vis
40Thierry Hupond (Fra) Delko Marseille Provence KTM
41Andrea Cacciotti (Ita) Unieuro Trevigiani - Hemus 1896
42Daniel Diaz (Arg) Delko Marseille Provence KTM
43Pier Paolo De Negri (Ita) Nippo - Vini Fantini
44Davide Pacchiardo (Ita) GM Europa Ovini
45Georg Zimmermann (Ger) Team Felbermayr Simplon Wels
46Ildar Arslanov (Rus) Gazprom – Rusvelo
47Andrea Vendrame (Ita) Androni Giocattoli
48Daniel Auer (Aut) Team Felbermayr Simplon Wels
49Mattia Viel (Ita) Unieuro Trevigiani - Hemus 1896
50Max Wörner (Ger) 0711 / Cycling
51Jonas Engel (Ger) 0711 / Cycling
52Matteo Rotondi (Ita) GM Europa Ovini
53Antonio Di Sante (Ita) GM Europa Ovini
54Alexander Wachter (Aut) Tirol Cycling Team
55Alan Marangoni (Ita) Nippo - Vini Fantini
56David Galarreta Ugarte (Spa) Amore & Vita - Selle SMP p/b Fondriest
57Danilo Celano (Ita) Amore & Vita - Selle SMP p/b Fondriest
58Alex Turrin (Ita) Wilier Triestina
59Nicolas Samparisi (Ita) D'amico Utensilnord
60Francesco Bettini (Ita) Nazionale Italia
61Gian Friesecke (Swi) Team Vorarlberg
62Eric Alfaro Dufour (Spa) 0711 / Cycling
63Iuri Filosi (Ita) Nippo - Vini Fantini
64John Anderson Rodriguez (Col) Delko Marseille Provence KTM
65Ilia Koshevoy (Blr) Wilier Triestina
66Fabian Lienhard (Swi) Team Vorarlberg
67Daniel Lehner (Aut) Team Felbermayr Simplon Wels
68Nicolas Nesi (Ita) Nazionale Italia
69Edward Ravasi (Ita) Team UAE Abu Dhabi
70Bruno Maltar (Cro) Meridiana Kamen Team
71Maximilian Kuen (Aut) Tirol Cycling Team
72Enrico Salvador (Ita) Tirol Cycling Team
73Fausto Masnada (Ita) Androni Giocattoli
74Antonio Parrinello (Ita) GM Europa Ovini
75Imerio Cima (Ita) Nazionale Italia
76Nicola Ruffoni (Ita) Bardiani CSF
77Marco Marcato (Ita) Team UAE Abu Dhabi
78Edoardo Zardini (Ita) Bardiani CSF
79Benjamin Brkic (Aut) Tirol Cycling Team
80Matthias Krizek (Aut) Tirol Cycling Team
81Ettore Carlini (Ita) D'amico Utensilnord
82Niccolò Salvietti (Ita) Sangemini - Mg. K Vis
83Stefano Pirazzi (Ita) Bardiani CSF
84Sébastian Baldauf (Ger) Team Vorarlberg
85Mirco Maestri (Ita) Bardiani CSF
86Emanuel Kiserlovski (Cro) Meridiana Kamen Team
87Patrick Jäger (Aut) Team Vorarlberg
88Uroš Repše (Ita) Meridiana Kamen Team
89Mateo Frankovic (Cro) Meridiana Kamen Team
90Marco Molteni (Ita) Unieuro Trevigiani - Hemus 1896
91Adriano Brogi (Ita) GM Europa Ovini
92Sergio Vega Merodio (Spa) Unieuro Trevigiani - Hemus 1896
93Riccardo Zoidl (Aut) Team Felbermayr Simplon Wels
94Paolo Prandini (Ita) Sangemini - Mg. K Vis
95Andrei Solomennikov (Rus) Gazprom – Rusvelo
96Kanstantsin Klimiankou (Blr) Minsk Cycling Club
97Hendrik Hamm (Ger) 0711 / Cycling
98Aleksei Rybalkin (Rus) Gazprom – Rusvelo
99Artem Nych (Rus) Gazprom – Rusvelo
100Raman Ramanau (Blr) Minsk Cycling Club
101Simone Bernardini (Ita) Sangemini - Mg. K Vis
102Johannes Schinnagel (Ger) Team Felbermayr Simplon Wels
103Sebastian Lander (Den) GM Europa Ovini
104Marino Kobayashi (Jpn) Nippo - Vini Fantini
105Martin Laas (Est) Delko Marseille Provence KTM
106Andrea Ruscetta (Ita) GM Europa Ovini
DNFFilippo Ganna (Ita) Team UAE Abu Dhabi
DNFOliviero Troia (Ita) Team UAE Abu Dhabi
DNFValerio Conti (Ita) Team UAE Abu Dhabi
DNFMatteo Draperi (Ita) Wilier Triestina
DNFGilbert Ducournau (Ven) Wilier Triestina
DNFMatteo Malucelli (Ita) Androni Giocattoli
DNFKohei Uchima (Jpn) Nippo - Vini Fantini
DNFAnton Vorobyev (Rus) Gazprom – Rusvelo
DNFRomain Lemarchand (Fra) Delko Marseille Provence KTM
DNFJoão Almeida (Por) Unieuro Trevigiani - Hemus 1896
DNFRiccardo Cenghialta (Ita) Unieuro Trevigiani - Hemus 1896
DNFStanimir Cholakov (Bul) Unieuro Trevigiani - Hemus 1896
DNFSimone Ravanelli (Ita) Unieuro Trevigiani - Hemus 1896
DNFFilippo Fortin (Ita) Tirol Cycling Team
DNFMatthias Mangertseder (Ger) Team Felbermayr Simplon Wels
DNFSchlemmer Lukas (Aut) Team Felbermayr Simplon Wels
DNFOleksandr Golovash (Ukr) Minsk Cycling Club
DNFSiarhei Papok (Blr) Minsk Cycling Club
DNFYauhen Sobal (Blr) Minsk Cycling Club
DNFMarco Bernardinetti (Ita) Amore & Vita - Selle SMP p/b Fondriest
DNFPierpaolo Ficara (Ita) Amore & Vita - Selle SMP p/b Fondriest
DNFRedi Halilaj (Alb) Amore & Vita - Selle SMP p/b Fondriest
DNFUri Martins Sandoval (Mex) Amore & Vita - Selle SMP p/b Fondriest
DNFYovcho Yovchev (Bul) Amore & Vita - Selle SMP p/b Fondriest
DNFJosep Miralles Rigo (Spa) Amore & Vita - Selle SMP p/b Fondriest
DNFZsolt Dér (Hun) Team Vorarlberg
DNFManuel Bosch (Aut) Team Vorarlberg
DNFArnold Fiek (Ger) 0711 / Cycling
DNFMoritz Fußnegger (Ger) 0711 / Cycling
DNFYannick Mayer (Ger) 0711 / Cycling
DNFMarco Tizza (Ita) GM Europa Ovini
DNFDavid Jabuka (Cro) Meridiana Kamen Team
DNFFrancesco Lamon (Ita) Nazionale Italia
DNFSeid Lizde (Ita) Nazionale Italia
DNFStefano Moro (Ita) Nazionale Italia
DNFGianfranco Visconti (Ita) Meridiana Kamen Team
DNFMichele Scartezzini (Ita) Sangemini - Mg. K Vis
DNFMarcello Merlino (Ita) D'amico Utensilnord
DNFFrancesco Petrini (Ita) D'amico Utensilnord
DNFSamuele Simoncini (Ita) D'amico Utensilnord
DNSAleh Ahiyevich (Blr) Minsk Cycling Club
DNSFederico Sartor (Ita) Nazionale Italia

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