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Chaves wins Giro dell'Emilia

Esteban Chaves (Orica-BikeExchange) won the Giro dell'Emilia at the top of the steep 2km San Luca climb. The Colombian made a late-race move on the final climb, passed the remaining breakaway riders, and took the victory ahead of Romain Bardet (AG2R La Mondiale) and Rigoberto Uran (Cannondale-Drapac).

“It was a really good day for the team,” said Chaves after the win. “I know the climb because I did this race four years ago so I know that everyone usually attacks early in the final.

“I stayed calm and just followed Fabio Aru because his team Astana were working a lot. In the last 500 metres when everyone was without fire I tried.

“It is good that I had the legs to win as the team today was unbelievable."

Giro dell’Emilia’s 213km race from Bologna to San Luca included a main climb over Passo Brasimone, a smaller climb over Valico di Badolo, and then ended with four circuits over the decisive San Luca climb. A breakaway of seven built a 2:55-minute gap heading into the first of four final laps.

Three riders emerged as the strongest including Alessandro De Marchi (BMC), Pierre Latour (AG2R La Mondiale) and Alberto Nardin (Androni Giocattoli-Sidermec), who pushed out a two-minute gap with just under 30km to the finish line.

The remaining breakaway riders of Thomas Degand (Wanty Groupe-Gobert), Alexander Geniez (FDJ), Lorenzo Rota (Bardiani-CSF) and Preben Van Hecke (Topsport Vlaanderen- Baloise) fell off pace.

As the race came to a close, with 9km to go, and toward the fifth and circuit final climb to the finish line, De Marchi and Latour cleared the last of the breakaway men with 50 seconds on the main field of favourites. But with one kilometre to go, it was Latour who led the race by a small margin toward the San Luca summit finish.

But back in the dwindled main field, it was the favourite climbers who showed their intent to take the day's win. Fabio Aru (Astana) made a move, followed by Chaves, who passed the last of the breakaway riders. And the Colombian stole the show with that late-race attack to take the day's victory.

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Full Results

#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Esteban Chaves (Col) Orica-BikeExchange5:07:28
2Romain Bardet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:00:03
3Rigoberto Uran (Col) Cannondale Pro Cycling
4Fabio Aru (Ita) Astana Pro Team
5Jan Bakelants (Bel) AG2R La Mondiale0:00:10
6Rodolfo Andres Torres (Col) Androni Giocattoli - Sidermec
7Jonathan Hivert (Fra) Fortuneo - Vital Concept0:00:11
8Diego Ulissi (Ita) Lampre - Merida0:00:14
9Davide Villella (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling
10Igor Anton Hernandez (Spa) Dimension Data
11Armentia Lopez (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA0:00:17
12Pierre-Roger Latour (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale
13Sébastien Reichenbach (Swi) FDJ
14Xandro Meurisse (Bel) Wanty - Groupe Gobert
15Frank Schleck (Lux) Trek-Segafredo0:00:20
16Franco Pellizotti (Ita) Androni Giocattoli - Sidermec0:00:23
17Rudy Molard (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits
18Alessio Taliani (Ita) Androni Giocattoli - Sidermec
19Michael Woods (Can) Cannondale Pro Cycling
20Ben Hermans (Bel) BMC Racing Team
21Francesco Manuel Bongiorno (Ita) Bardiani CSF0:00:30
22Domenico Pozzovivo (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale0:00:41
23Sergio Pardilla (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA0:00:47
24Daniel Martínez (Col) Wilier Southeast
25Darwin Atapuma (Col) BMC Racing Team
26Romain Hardy (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:00:52
27Davide Rebellin (Ita) CCC Sprandi Polkowice
28Mikael Cherel (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:01:50
29Giovanni Visconti (Ita) Movistar Team
30Luis Angel Mate (Spa) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:02:03
31Eliot Lietaer (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise0:02:04
32Mauro Finetto (Ita) Unieuro Wilier0:02:05
33Elie Gesbert (Fra) Fortuneo - Vital Concept0:02:09
34Matteo Busato (Ita) Wilier Southeast0:02:17
35Yonder Godoy (Ven) Wilier Southeast
36Cesare Benedetti (Ita) Bora-Argon 18
37Michele Scarponi (Ita) Astana Pro Team0:02:33
38Ricardo Vilela (Por) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA
39Philippe Gilbert (Bel) BMC Racing Team0:02:36
40Alessandro De Marchi (Ita) BMC Racing Team0:02:53
41Kenny Elissonde (Fra) FDJ0:03:10
42Simone Velasco (Ita) Bardiani CSF
43Diego Rosa (Ita) Astana Pro Team0:03:20
44Felix Grosschartner (Aut) CCC Sprandi Polkowice
45Jonathan Lastra Martinez (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA0:04:30
46Simone Petilli (Ita) Lampre - Merida0:04:48
47Richard Carapaz (Ecu) Movistar Team0:04:53
48Edoardo Zardini (Ita) Bardiani CSF0:05:05
49Sergey Firsanov (Rus) Gazprom-Rusvelo0:05:12
50Damiano Caruso (Ita) BMC Racing Team
51Amets Txurruka (Spa) Orica-BikeExchange0:06:30
52Arnold Jeannesson (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits
53Damiano Cunego (Ita) Nippo - Vini Fantini0:06:36
54Odd Christian Eiking (Nor) FDJ
55Edward Ravasi (Ita) Lampre-Merida
56Andrey Zeits (Kaz) Astana Pro Team
57Hubert Dupont (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale
58Marco Tecchio (Ita) Unieuro Wilier
59Thomas Degand (Bel) Wanty - Groupe Gobert
60Guillaume Martin (Fra) Wanty - Groupe Gobert
61Jan Hirt (Cze) CCC Sprandi Polkowice
62Gianfranco Zilioli (Ita) Nippo - Vini Fantini
63Eduardo Sepulveda (Arg) Fortuneo - Vital Concept0:06:50
64Enrico Barbin (Ita) Bardiani CSF0:07:00
65Alberto Nardin (Ita) Androni Giocattoli - Sidermec
66Preben Van Hecke (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise
DNFMatteo Montaguti (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale
DNFCyril Gautier (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale
DNFKristijan Koren (Slo) Cannondale Pro Cycling
DNFMoreno Moser (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling
DNFTom Jelte Slagter (Ned) Cannondale Pro Cycling
DNFDavide Formolo (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling
DNFMatti Breschel (Den) Cannondale Pro Cycling
DNFNiccolo Bonifazio (Ita) Trek-Segafredo
DNFRyder Hesjedal (Can) Trek-Segafredo
DNFJacopo Mosca (Italy) Trek-Segafredo
DNFHaimar Zubeldia (Spa) Trek-Segafredo
DNFJulien Bernard (Fra) Trek-Segafredo
DNFLaurent Didier (Lux) Trek-Segafredo
DNFBauke Mollema (Ned) Trek-Segafredo
DNFJérémy Maison (Fra) FDJ
DNFSteve Morabito (Swi) FDJ
DNFAlexandre Geniez (Fra) FDJ
DNFAnthony Roux (Fra) FDJ
DNFJérémy Roy (Fra) FDJ
DNFStephen Cummings (GBr) Dimension Data
DNFSongezo Jim (RSA) Dimension Data
DNFAdrien Niyonshuti (Rwa) Dimension Data
DNFSerge Pauwels (Bel) Dimension Data
DNFNatnael Berhane (Eri) Dimension Data
DNFKanstantsin Siutsou (Blr) Dimension Data
DNFDaniel Teklehaimanot (Eri) Dimension Data
DNFMattia Cattaneo (Ita) Lampre - Merida
DNFValerio Conti (Ita) Lampre - Merida
DNFManuele Mori (Ita) Lampre - Merida
DNFPrzemyslaw Niemiec (Pol) Lampre - Merida
DNFFausto Masnada (Ita) Lampre-Merida
DNFMiguel Angel Lopez (Col) Astana Pro Team
DNFJakob Fuglsang (Den) Astana Pro Team
DNFBakhtiyar Kozhatayev (Kaz) Astana Pro Team
DNFPaolo Tiralongo (Ita) Astana Pro Team
DNFSamuel Sanchez (Spa) BMC Racing Team
DNFManuel Senni (Ita) BMC Racing Team
DNFDylan Teuns (Bel) BMC Racing Team
DNFAndrey Amador (CRc) Movistar Team
DNFJuan Jose Lobato (Spa) Movistar Team
DNFCarlos Betancur (Col) Movistar Team
DNFJavier Moreno (Spa) Movistar Team
DNFDayer Quintana (Col) Movistar Team
DNFDaniel Moreno (Spa) Movistar Team
DNFDamien Howson (Aus) Orica-BikeExchange
DNFJack Haig (Aus) Orica-BikeExchange
DNFJens Keukeleire (Bel) Orica-BikeExchange
DNFRuben Plaza (Spa) Orica-BikeExchange
DNFAdam Yates (GBr) Orica-BikeExchange
DNFSimon Yates (GBr) Orica-BikeExchange
DNFAndrea Cacciotti (Ita) Unieuro Wilier
DNFSimone Ravanelli (Ita) Unieuro Wilier
DNFEnrico Salvador (Ita) Unieuro Wilier
DNFAlex Turrin (Ita) Unieuro Wilier
DNFSimone Andreetta (Ita) Bardiani CSF
DNFMirco Maestri (Ita) Bardiani CSF
DNFStefano Pirazzi (Ita) Bardiani CSF
DNFLorenzo Rota (Ita) Bardiani CSF
DNFAnthony Perez (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits
DNFNicolas Edet (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits
DNFMathias Le Turnier (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits
DNFStéphane Rossetto (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits
DNFEduard Michael Grosu (Rom) Nippo - Vini Fantini
DNFAlessandro Bisolti (Ita) Nippo - Vini Fantini
DNFGrega Bole (Slo) Nippo - Vini Fantini
DNFYuma Koishi (Jpn) Nippo - Vini Fantini
DNFIuri Filosi (Ita) Nippo - Vini Fantini
DNFGenki Yamamoto (Jpn) Nippo - Vini Fantini
DNFJulen Amezqueta (Spa) Wilier Southeast
DNFAndrea Fedi (Ita) Wilier Southeast
DNFXuban Errazkin (Spa) Wilier Southeast
DNFCristian Raileanu (Mol) Wilier Southeast
DNFCristian Rodriguez (Spa) Wilier Southeast
DNFMiguel Angel Benito (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA
DNFFabricio Ferrari Barcelo (Uru) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA
DNFAntonio Molina Canet (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA
DNFAngel Madrazo Ruiz (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA
DNFFloris De Tier (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise
DNFTim Declercq (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise
DNFJarl Salomein (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise
DNFThomas Sprengers (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise
DNFOtto Vergaerde (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise
DNFJens Wallays (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise
DNFEgan Arley Bernal (Col) Androni Giocattoli - Sidermec
DNFMarco Frapporti (Ita) Androni Giocattoli - Sidermec
DNFFrancesco Gavazzi (Ita) Androni Giocattoli - Sidermec
DNFSerghei Tvetcov (Rom) Androni Giocattoli - Sidermec
DNFArtem Ovechkin (Rus) Gazprom-Rusvelo
DNFAlexander Foliforov (Rus) Gazprom-Rusvelo
DNFAlexander Kolobnev (Rus) Gazprom-Rusvelo
DNFArtem Nych (Rus) Gazprom-Rusvelo
DNFAndrei Solomennikov (Rus) Gazprom-Rusvelo
DNFEvgeny Shalunov (Rus) Gazprom-Rusvelo
DNFAydar Zakarin (Rus) Gazprom-Rusvelo
DNFRémy Di Gregorio (Fra) Delko Marseille Provence KTM
DNFDaniel Diaz (Arg) Delko Marseille Provence KTM
DNFLeonardo Duque (Col) Delko Marseille Provence KTM
DNFJulien El Fares (Fra) Delko Marseille Provence KTM
DNFDelio Fernandez Cruz (Spa) Delko Marseille Provence KTM
DNFThierry Hupond (Fra) Delko Marseille Provence KTM
DNFRomain Combaud (Fra) Delko Marseille Provence KTM
DNFQuentin Pacher (Fra) Delko Marseille Provence KTM
DNFShane Archbold (NZl) Bora-Argon 18
DNFPhil Bauhaus (Ger) Bora-Argon 18
DNFSam Bennett (Irl) Bora-Argon 18
DNFZakkari Dempster (Aus) Bora-Argon 18
DNFPaul Voss (Ger) Bora-Argon 18
DNFMichael Schwarzmann (Ger) Bora-Argon 18
DNFLukas Pöstlberger (Aut) Bora-Argon 18
DNFFrédéric Brun (Fra) Fortuneo - Vital Concept
DNFBrice Feillu (Fra) Fortuneo - Vital Concept
DNFKevin Ledanois (Fra) Fortuneo - Vital Concept
DNFJulien Loubet (Fra) Fortuneo - Vital Concept
DNFChris Anker Sörensen (Den) Fortuneo - Vital Concept
DNFLukasz Owsian (Pol) CCC Sprandi Polkowice
DNFBranislau Samoilau (Blr) CCC Sprandi Polkowice
DNFMaciej Paterski (Pol) CCC Sprandi Polkowice
DNFSimone Ponzi (Ita) CCC Sprandi Polkowice
DNFIvan Balykin (Ita) Gm Europa Ovini
DNFRossano Mauti (Ita) Gm Europa Ovini
DNFAntonio Di Sante (Ita) Gm Europa Ovini
DNFAntonio De Sante (Ita) GM Europa Ovini
DNFFilippo Fortin (Ita) Gm Europa Ovini
DNFJosé Marquez Moreno (Spa) Gm Europa Ovini
DNFDavide Pacchiardo (Ita) Gm Europa Ovini
DNFMatteo Rotondi (Ita) Gm Europa Ovini
DNFAndrea Ruscetta (Ita) Gm Europa Ovini
DNFEnrico Gasparotto (Ita) Wanty - Groupe Gobert
DNFDanilo Napolitano (Ita) Wanty - Groupe Gobert
DNFMarco Minnaard (Ned) Wanty - Groupe Gobert
DNFBjorn Thurau (Ger) Wanty - Groupe Gobert


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