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Elia Viviani (Liquigas-Cannondale) wins the 2011 edition of the GP Nobili Rubinetterie - Coppa Citta di Stresa.

Elia Viviani (Liquigas-Cannondale) wins the 2011 edition of the GP Nobili Rubinetterie - Coppa Citta di Stresa. (Image credit: Bettini Photo)
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The Liquigas-Cannondale squad is introduced prior to the race.

The Liquigas-Cannondale squad is introduced prior to the race. (Image credit: Bettini Photo)
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Charly Wegelius (UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling)

Charly Wegelius (UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling) (Image credit: Bettini Photo)
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Michele Scarponi (Lampre-ISD)

Michele Scarponi (Lampre-ISD) (Image credit: Bettini Photo)
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Bernardo Riccio (d'Angelo & Antenucci-Nippo)

Bernardo Riccio (d'Angelo & Antenucci-Nippo) (Image credit: Bettini Photo)
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Davide Rebellin (Miche-Guerciotti)

Davide Rebellin (Miche-Guerciotti) (Image credit: Bettini Photo)
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Elia Viviani (Liquigas-Cannondale) celebrates his fourth win of 2011.

Elia Viviani (Liquigas-Cannondale) celebrates his fourth win of 2011. (Image credit: Bettini Photo)

Elia Viviani (Liquigas-Cannondale) won the GP Nobili Rubinetterie - Coppa Citta di Stresa on Sunday, decided in a field sprint finale. The 22-year-old Italian outkicked Danilo Napolitano (Acqua & Sapone) and Bernardo Riccio (d'Angelo & Antenucci-Nippo) for his fourth win of the season.

A four-man break containing Federico Rocchetti (De Rosa-Ceramica Flaminia), Krzystzof Szczawinski (Miche-Guerciotti), Dominik Hrinkow (Voralberg) and Rafaa Chtioui (Acqua & Sapone) was away for the bulk of the race and achieved a maximum advantage of 5:05, but was ultimately absorbed by the peloton with 14km remaining.

"It was a perfect sprint, in which everything was fine," said Viviani. "This is despite there being many other riders capable of victory. Having a team that believes in me, that works to give me the chance to win is like a double push. The responsibility to do well is a huge incentive."

Viviani competes on both the road and track, recently winning the 6 Giorni delle Rose six-day event with partner Jacopo Guarnieri, and utilizes his track experience in the frequently chaotic finishes to road races.

"It allows me to get on the right wheel without any problems in the final 10 kilometres. And now I'll return to the track for the European Championships."

Afterward the European Championships, Viviani will return once again to the road. "I expect a long trip in the United States, where I will attend races in Utah and Colorado and try to win stages. I just completed a block of training in the mountains where I achieved a good level of form.

"In late August I will return to Italy to try to earn a spot on the national team for the road world championships in Copenhagen. Our coach Bettini is extremely capable and attentive to young riders: it's up to me and my performances to convince him of being a part of the national team."

Full Results
1Elia Viviani (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale3:37:58
2Danilo Napolitano (Ita) Acqua & Sapone
3Bernardo Riccio (Ita) d'Angelo & Antenucci - Nippo
4Ariel Maximiliano Richeze (Arg) d'Angelo & Antenucci - Nippo
5Pier Paolo De Negri (Ita) Farnese Vini - Neri Sottoli
6Takashi Miyazawa (Jpn) Farnese Vini - Neri Sottoli
7Jacopo Guarnieri (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale
8Daniele Colli (Ita) Geox-TMC
9Bartlomiej Matysiak (Pol) CCC Polsat Polkowice
10Stefan Schumacher (Ger) Miche - Guerciotti
11Jure Kocjan (Slo) Team Type 1 - Sanofi Aventis
12Manuel Belletti (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox
13Francesco Gavazzi (Ita) Lampre - ISD
14René Weissinger (Ger) Team Vorarlberg
15Kamil Zielinski (Pol) CCC Polsat Polkowice
16Gianluca Maggiore (Ita) De Rosa - Ceramica Flaminia
17Volodymyr Kogut (Ukr) Amore & Vita
18Matic Strgar (Slo) Team Vorarlberg
19Omar Sottocornola (Ita) Meridiana Kamen Team
20Andrew Pinfold (Can) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling
21Luca Barla (Ita) Androni Giocattoli
22Giorgio Brambilla (Ita) De Rosa - Ceramica Flaminia
23Martial Ricci Poggi (Fra) WIT
24Omar Bertazzo (Ita) Androni Giocattoli
25Samuel Horstmann (Swi) Price Your Bike
26Daniele Callegarin (Ita) Team Type 1 - Sanofi Aventis
27Fabio Taborre (Ita) Acqua & Sapone
28Miguel Angel Rubiano Chavez (Col) d'Angelo & Antenucci - Nippo
29Alexey Tsatevitch (Rus) Itera - Katusha
30Fausto Fognini (Ita) WIT
31Blaz Bonca (Slo) Meridiana Kamen Team
32Jasmin Becirovic (Cro) Meridiana Kamen Team
33Giuseppe De Maria (Ita) De Rosa - Ceramica Flaminia
34Emanuel Vona (Ita) Farnese Vini - Neri Sottoli
35Enrico Montanari (Ita) WIT
36Aldo Ino Ilesic (Slo) Team Type 1 - Sanofi Aventis
37Patrik Moren (Swe) Amore & Vita
38Christian Meier (Can) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling
39Francesco Di Paolo (Ita) Acqua & Sapone
40Juan Sebastian Tamayo Martinez (Col) WIT
41Vitaliy Buts (Ukr) Lampre - ISD
42Joël Eglin (Swi) Price Your Bike
43Stefan Poll (Aut) Team Vorarlberg
44Niv Libner (Isr) Amore & Vita
45Tomas Smolen (Pol) CCC Polsat Polkowice
46Lukas Kalt (Swi) Price Your Bike
47Francesco Ginanni (Ita) Androni Giocattoli
48Andrea Piechele (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox
49Daniel Henggeler (Swi) Price Your Bike
50Fabio Felline (Ita) Geox-TMC
51Darko Blazevic (Cro) Meridiana Kamen Team
52Bernhard Oberholzer (Swi) Price Your Bike
53Pedro Merino Criado (Spa) Miche - Guerciotti
54Valeriy Kobzarenko (Ukr) Team Type 1 - Sanofi Aventis
55Walter Gaston Trillini (Arg) Ora Hotels Carrera
56Adrian Honkisz (Pol) CCC Polsat Polkowice
57Marco Frapporti (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox
58Mauro Abel Richeze (Arg) Ora Hotels Carrera
59Gianluca Randazzo (Ita) Miche - Guerciotti
60Slawomir Kohut (Pol) Miche - Guerciotti
61Davide Frattini (Ita) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling
62Mariano Giallorenzo (Ita) Meridiana Kamen Team
63Dmitry Ignatyev (Rus) Itera - Katusha
64Anton Kaniuk (Ukr) Amore & Vita
65Claudio Corioni (Ita) Acqua & Sapone
66Elias Schmaeh (Swi) Price Your Bike
67Dominik Brändle (Aut) Team Vorarlberg
68Leonardo Pinizzotto (Ita) Miche - Guerciotti
69Patxi Javier Vila Errandonea (Spa) De Rosa - Ceramica Flaminia
70David De La Fuente Rasilla (Spa) Geox-TMC
71Lukasz Bodnar (Pol) CCC Polsat Polkowice
72Edoardo Girardi (Ita) De Rosa - Ceramica Flaminia
73Alessandro Bertolini (Ita) Androni Giocattoli
74Cameron Wurf (Aus) Liquigas-Cannondale
75Reto Hollenstein (Swi) Team Vorarlberg
76Alessandro Bazzana (Ita) Team Type 1 - Sanofi Aventis
77Leonid Krasnov (Rus) Itera - Katusha
78Paolo Bailetti (Ita) De Rosa - Ceramica Flaminia
79Davide Cimolai (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale
80Alberto Di Lorenzo (Ita) Meridiana Kamen Team
81Davide Rebellin (Ita) Miche - Guerciotti
82Ryohei Komori (Jpn) d'Angelo & Antenucci - Nippo
83Oleksandr Kvachuk (Ukr) Lampre - ISD
84Manuele Mori (Ita) Lampre - ISD
85Tomas Alberio (Ita) Geox-TMC
86Emanuele Sella (Ita) Androni Giocattoli
87Noe Gianetti (Swi) Geox-TMC
88Ermanno Capelli (Ita) Team Vorarlberg
89Kajetan Fricke (Ger) Team Vorarlberg
90Ruggero Marzoli (Ita) Acqua & Sapone
91Rubens Bertogliati (Swi) Team Type 1 - Sanofi Aventis
92Marco Corti (Ita) Geox-TMC
93Cayetano José Sarmiento Tunarrosa (Col) Acqua & Sapone
94Diego Caccia (Ita) Farnese Vini - Neri Sottoli
95Otavio Didier Bulgarelli (Bra) Farnese Vini - Neri Sottoli
96Alessandro Donati (Ita) Acqua & Sapone
97Juraj Sagan (Svk) Liquigas-Cannondale
98Michele Napoli (Ita) Meridiana Kamen Team
99Henry Frusto (Ita) d'Angelo & Antenucci - Nippo
100Matteo Fedi (Ita) De Rosa - Ceramica Flaminia
101Luca Mazzanti (Ita) Farnese Vini - Neri Sottoli
102Jonathan Monsalve (Ven) Androni Giocattoli
103Federico Canuti (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox
104Pawel Charucki (Pol) CCC Polsat Polkowice
105Laszlo Bodrogi (Fra) Team Type 1 - Sanofi Aventis
106Mauro Finetto (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale
107Emanuele Bindi (Ita) Meridiana Kamen Team
108Kristian Forbord (Nor) Amore & Vita
109Junya Sano (Jpn) d'Angelo & Antenucci - Nippo
110Giairo Ermeti (Ita) Androni Giocattoli
111Enrico Magazzini (Ita) Lampre - ISD
112Stefano Pirazzi (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox
113Giampaolo Cheula (Ita) Geox-TMC
114Alessandro Bisolti (Ita) Farnese Vini - Neri Sottoli
115Mikhail Antonov (Rus) Itera - Katusha
116Alexandr Prishpetnyy (Rus) Itera - Katusha
117Stoen Bersven (Nor) Amore & Vita
118Dmitriy Kosyakov (Rus) Itera - Katusha
119Andrei Solomennikov (Rus) Itera - Katusha
120Frederico Rocchetti (Ita) De Rosa - Ceramica Flaminia
121Simone Boifava (Ita) Ora Hotels Carrera
122Alessandro Malaguti (Ita) Ora Hotels Carrera
123Sergei Rudaskov (Rus) Itera - Katusha
124Roberto Cesaro (Ita) Miche - Guerciotti
125Simone Stortoni (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox
126Alan Marangoni (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale
127Domenico Pozzovivo (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox
128Rafai Chtioui (Tun) Acqua & Sapone
129Daniele Ratto (Ita) Geox-TMC
130Tomasz Marczynski (Pol) CCC Polsat Polkowice
131Alexander Zdanov (Rus) d'Angelo & Antenucci - Nippo
132Charles Wegelius (GBr) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling
133Kohei Uchima (Jpn) d'Angelo & Antenucci - Nippo
134Gianluca Brambilla (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox
135Simone Ponzi (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale
136Aristide Ratti (Ita) WIT
137Alessandro Spezialetti (Ita) Lampre - ISD
138Walter Proch (Ita) Ora Hotels Carrera
139Marco Marzano (Ita) Lampre - ISD
140Krzysztof Szczawinski (Pol) Miche - Guerciotti
141Diego Alejandro Tamayo Martinez (Col) WIT
142Michele Scarponi (Ita) Lampre - ISD

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