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Duarte wins Coppa Sabatini

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2012 Coppa Sabatini champion Fabio Duarte (Colombia-Coldeportes)

2012 Coppa Sabatini champion Fabio Duarte (Colombia-Coldeportes) (Image credit: Bettini Photo)
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Italian national champion Franco Pellizotti

Italian national champion Franco Pellizotti (Image credit: Sirotti)
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Matteo Rabottini (Farnese-Vini)

Matteo Rabottini (Farnese-Vini) (Image credit: Sirotti)
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Patrik Sinkewitz

Patrik Sinkewitz (Image credit: Sirotti)
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Franco Pellizotti climbs

Franco Pellizotti climbs (Image credit: Sirotti)
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Luca Mazzanti (Farnese-Vini)

Luca Mazzanti (Farnese-Vini) (Image credit: Sirotti)
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Riccardo Chiarini

Riccardo Chiarini (Image credit: Sirotti)
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Carlos Betancur (Acqua & Sapone) sets the pace in the peloton.

Carlos Betancur (Acqua & Sapone) sets the pace in the peloton. (Image credit: Bettini Photo)
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Fabio Duarte (L) celebrates his victory with a Colombia-Coldeportes teammate.

Fabio Duarte (L) celebrates his victory with a Colombia-Coldeportes teammate. (Image credit: Bettini Photo)
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Fabio Duarte (Colombia-Coldeportes) pays tribute to his team as he wins Coppa Sabatini.

Fabio Duarte (Colombia-Coldeportes) pays tribute to his team as he wins Coppa Sabatini. (Image credit: Bettini Photo)
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Riders make their way up the climb to the finish line.

Riders make their way up the climb to the finish line. (Image credit: Bettini Photo)
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2012 Coppa Sabatini champion Fabio Duarte (Colombia-Coldeportes) with his winner's trophy.

2012 Coppa Sabatini champion Fabio Duarte (Colombia-Coldeportes) with his winner's trophy. (Image credit: Bettini Photo)
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Fabio Duarte (Colombia-Coldeportes) outsprinted his five breakaway companions to win the 2012 Coppa Sabatini.

Fabio Duarte (Colombia-Coldeportes) outsprinted his five breakaway companions to win the 2012 Coppa Sabatini. (Image credit: Bettini Photo)
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Former U23 road race world champion Fabio Duarte (Colombia-Coldeportes) won Coppa Sabatini from a six-man break.

Former U23 road race world champion Fabio Duarte (Colombia-Coldeportes) won Coppa Sabatini from a six-man break. (Image credit: Bettini Photo)
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Action at the 2012 Coppa Sabatini.

Action at the 2012 Coppa Sabatini. (Image credit: Bettini Photo)
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A beautiful day for racing in Italy at the Coppa Sabatini.

A beautiful day for racing in Italy at the Coppa Sabatini. (Image credit: Bettini Photo)
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Fabio Duarte (Colombia - Coldeportes) after winning

Fabio Duarte (Colombia - Coldeportes) after winning (Image credit: Sirotti)
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Davide Rebellin

Davide Rebellin (Image credit: Sirotti)
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Franco Pellizotti and Davide Rebellin

Franco Pellizotti and Davide Rebellin (Image credit: Sirotti)
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Fabio Duarte (Colombia-Coldeportes) celebrates his victory at the Coppa Sabatini.

Fabio Duarte (Colombia-Coldeportes) celebrates his victory at the Coppa Sabatini. (Image credit: Bettini Photo)
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2012 Coppa Sabatini podium (L-R): Miguel Rubiano (Androni Giocattoli-Venezuela, 2nd; Fabio Duarte (Colombia-Coldeportes), 1st; Matteo Rabottini (Farnese Vini-Selle Italia), 3rd

2012 Coppa Sabatini podium (L-R): Miguel Rubiano (Androni Giocattoli-Venezuela, 2nd; Fabio Duarte (Colombia-Coldeportes), 1st; Matteo Rabottini (Farnese Vini-Selle Italia), 3rd (Image credit: Bettini Photo)
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Fabio Duarte (Colombia - Coldeportes) wins

Fabio Duarte (Colombia - Coldeportes) wins (Image credit: Sirotti)
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Fabio Duarte (Colombia - Coldeportes) triumphs

Fabio Duarte (Colombia - Coldeportes) triumphs (Image credit: Sirotti)
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Fabio Duarte (Colombia - Coldeportes) takes the victory

Fabio Duarte (Colombia - Coldeportes) takes the victory (Image credit: Sirotti)
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Fabio Duarte (Colombia - Coldeportes) with his trophy

Fabio Duarte (Colombia - Coldeportes) with his trophy (Image credit: Sirotti)
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Matteo Rabottini (Farnese-Vini) on the podium

Matteo Rabottini (Farnese-Vini) on the podium (Image credit: Sirotti)
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Miguel Rubiano on the podium

Miguel Rubiano on the podium (Image credit: Sirotti)
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Fabio Duarte (Colombia - Coldeportes)

Fabio Duarte (Colombia - Coldeportes) (Image credit: Sirotti)
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Fabio Duarte (Colombia - Coldeportes)

Fabio Duarte (Colombia - Coldeportes) (Image credit: Sirotti)
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Fabio Duarte (Colombia - Coldeportes)

Fabio Duarte (Colombia - Coldeportes) (Image credit: Sirotti)
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Fabio Duarte (Colombia - Coldeportes)

Fabio Duarte (Colombia - Coldeportes) (Image credit: Sirotti)
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Giovanni Visconti (Movistar)

Giovanni Visconti (Movistar) (Image credit: Sirotti)
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Giovanni Visconti and Patrik Sinkewitz

Giovanni Visconti and Patrik Sinkewitz (Image credit: Sirotti)
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Carlos Betancur

Carlos Betancur (Image credit: Sirotti)
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The peloton in action during the 2012 Coppa Sabatini.

The peloton in action during the 2012 Coppa Sabatini. (Image credit: Bettini Photo)

Fabio Duarte (Colombia-Coldeportes) became the first Colombian winner of the Italian one-day Coppa Sabatini as he overpowered his five breakaway companions in the uphill finale. Compatriot Miguel Rubiano (Androni Giocattoli) finished as runner-up, one second in arrears of the 2008 U23 road race world champion, while Matteo Rabottini (Farnese Vini-Selle Italia) rounded out the podium in third place at four seconds.

Two-time Coppa Sabatini winner Giovanni Visconti (Movistar) was also in the winning escape, but was denied the chance to claim a record-breaking third title as he finished in fourth at six seconds.

The six-man escape also included Francesco Failli (Farnese Vini-Selle Italia) and Patrik Sinkewitz (Meridiana Kamen Team) who finished fifth and sixth respectively.

Omar Bertazzo (Androni Giocattoli) led in the first chase group nearly one minute behind Duarte.

"I am extremely happy," Duarte said. "It is my first victory in Europe for Colombia-Coldeportes, and I really wanted to deliver before the season was over.

"It has not been a lucky year overall, but today I took great joy after edging my fellow escapees in the final 500 metres. Now my focus moves to the Giro dell'Emilia – which I really like a lot – and then I will start working on 2013 season: I want to progress with this team next year, while hopefully getting our first participation in the Grand Tours."

The decisive six-man escape formed 21km from the 198.6km race's finish under the impetus of Duarte, but 10 kilometres later their lead seemed tenuous at best due to the chase efforts of Acqua & Sapone. Indecision in the peloton, however, provided the cushion the escape needed to contest the finale well clear of their chasers.

On the one-kilometre long ascent to the finish, Farnese Vini teammates Rabottini and Failli alternated attacks in an attempt to crack their breakaway companions. Duarte weathered their blows and soon launched his own blistering attack, to which Visconti tried to respond. The two-time champion faltered at 300 metres to go, ultimately finishing in fourth, as Duarte rode away to victory. Meanwhile, Rubiano and Rabottini passed the Movistar Italian to garner podium finishes.

Full Results

#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Fabio Andres Duarte Arevalo (Col) Colombia - Coldeportes4:41:53
2Miguel Angel Rubiano Chavez (Col) Androni Giocattoli0:00:01
3Matteo Rabottini (Ita) Farnese Vini - Selle Italia0:00:04
4Giovanni Visconti (Ita) Movistar Team0:00:06
5Francesco Failli (Ita) Farnese Vini - Selle Italia0:00:09
6Patrik Sinkewitz (Ger) Meridiana Kamen Team0:00:10
7Omar Bertazzo (Ita) Androni Giocattoli0:00:53
8Dalivier Ospina Navarro (Col) Colombia - Coldeportes0:00:57
9Thomas Löfkvist (Swe) Sky Procycling0:00:59
10Davide Rebellin (Ita) Meridiana Kamen Team
11Franco Pellizotti (Ita) Androni Giocattoli
12Lars Petter Nordhaug (Nor) Sky Procycling
13Alexander Zdanov (Rus) Team Nippo
14Carlos Alberto Betancur Gomez (Col) Acqua & Sapone
15Darwin Atapuma Hurtado (Col) Colombia - Coldeportes
16Andrea Palini (Ita) Team Idea
17Andrea Masciarelli (Ita) Acqua & Sapone
18Emanuele Sella (Ita) Androni Giocattoli
19Domenico Pozzovivo (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox
20Riccardo Chiarini (Ita) Androni Giocattoli
21Paolo Bailetti (Ita) Utensilnord Named
22Stefano Borchi (Ita) Farnese Vini - Selle Italia
23Alfredo Balloni (Ita) Farnese Vini - Selle Italia
24Alessandro Proni (Ita) Farnese Vini - Selle Italia
25Cristiano Monguzzi (Ita) Farnese Vini - Selle Italia0:01:14
26Giairo Ermeti (Ita) Androni Giocattoli0:01:02
27Marco Canola (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox0:01:24
28Vincenzo Garofolo (Ita) Team Nippo
29Andrea Pasqualon (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox
30Gabriele Bosisio (Ita) Utensilnord Named
31Luca Mazzanti (Ita) Farnese Vini - Selle Italia0:01:49
32Negri Pier Paolo De (Ita) Farnese Vini - Selle Italia
33Oscar Gatto (Ita) Farnese Vini - Selle Italia0:02:39
34Fabio Felline (Ita) Androni Giocattoli0:03:15
35Carlos José Ochoa (Ven) Androni Giocattoli0:06:03
36Sergio Lagana (Ita) Utensilnord Named
37Nairo Alexander Quintana Rojas (Col) Movistar Team
38Luca Dodi (Ita) Team Idea
39Cristian Cominelli (Ita) Team Idea
40Paolo Francesco Di (Ita) Acqua & Sapone
41Massimo Codol (Ita) Acqua & Sapone
42Enrico Barbin (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox

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