Colbrelli wins GP Coppa Sabatini

Sonny Colbrelli (Bardiani-CSF) continued his run of late-season form by winning the Coppa Sabatini with a powerful sprint from a reduced peloton in Peccioli. Andrea Pasqualon (Team Roth) was beaten into second place, while Carlos Barbero (Caja Rural-RGA Seguros) took third.

The race was animated by an early two-man break featuring Davide Ballerini (Italy) and Fabricio Ferrari (Caja Rural-RGA Seguros) and the duo established a maximum lead of just under 14 minutes before the peloton began to peg them back, with Ag2r-La Mondiale particularly active early on.

Ballerini and Ferrari still had eight minutes in hand with 80 kilometres and they stoutly defended their advantage even as Androni-Sidermec joined the chase effort in the bunch. With three laps of the finishing circuit – just under 35 kilometres – remaining, their lead had been pared down to just 2:45, and teams including Astana and Gazprom-Rusvelo added more firepower to the pursuit behind.

The destiny of the two escapees seemed secured when their lead dropped to just 15 seconds with 15 kilometres remaining, as Marco Frapporti (Androni-Sidermec) and Iuri Filosi (Nippo-Vini Fantini) tried to bridge across.

Neither Frapporti nor Filosi could make the junction, however, and instead, Ballerini summoned up the strength to forge clear alone and prolong his adventure off the front of the peloton.

Ballerini, who is currently a stagiaire with Tinkoff and who will turn professional with Androni next year, managed to stave off the peloton deep into the final two kilometres, before finally giving best.

Dimension Data and Nippo-Vini Fantini had been prominent in pegging back Ballerini, but it was Bardiani-CSF who dictated affairs in the final kilometres, and they safely marshalled Colbrelli to the front, avoiding the crash in the main field with 1500 metres to race.

In the final sprint, Colbrelli’s superiority brooked no argument. Winner of the Coppa Agostoni last week, Colbrelli was a comfortable winner here, and he had time to sit up and enjoy his victory as he came home ahead of Pasqualon and Barbero.

Colbrelli is aiming for a berth in the Italian squad at next month’s World Championships in Qatar, and is also signing off on his time at Bardiani-CSF, as he will ride at Vincenzo Nibai’s new Bahrain Merida squad in 2017.

 

Full Results

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#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Sonny Colbrelli (Ita) Bardiani CSF4:51:45
2Andrea Pasqualon (Ita) Team RothRow 1 - Cell 2
3Carlos Barbero Cuesta (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGARow 2 - Cell 2
4Andrea Vendrame (Ita) ItalyRow 3 - Cell 2
5Jonathan Hivert (Fra) Fortuneo - VItalyl ConceptRow 4 - Cell 2
6Jan Bakelants (Bel) AG2R La MondialeRow 5 - Cell 2
7Franco Pellizotti (Ita) Androni Giocattoli - SidermecRow 6 - Cell 2
8Francesco Gavazzi (Ita) Androni Giocattoli - SidermecRow 7 - Cell 2
9Kristian Sbaragli (Ita) Dimension DataRow 8 - Cell 2
10Roman Maikin (Rus) Gazprom-RusveloRow 9 - Cell 2
11Felix Grossschartner (Aut) CCC Sprandi PolkowiceRow 10 - Cell 2
12Thomas Sprengers (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - BaloiseRow 11 - Cell 2
13Paul Voss (Ger) Bora-Argon 18Row 12 - Cell 2
14Simone Ponzi (Ita) CCC Sprandi PolkowiceRow 13 - Cell 2
15Filippo Pozzato (Ita) Wilier Triestina-SoutheastRow 14 - Cell 2
16Andrea Fedi (Ita) Wilier Triestina-SoutheastRow 15 - Cell 2
17Giovanni Visconti (Ita) Movistar TeamRow 16 - Cell 2
18Davide Rebellin (Ita) CCC Sprandi PolkowiceRow 17 - Cell 2
19Julen Amezqueta (Spa) Wilier Triestina-SoutheastRow 18 - Cell 2
20Preben Van Hecke (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - BaloiseRow 19 - Cell 2
21Diego Rubio (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGARow 20 - Cell 2
22Simone Andreetta (Ita) Bardiani CSFRow 21 - Cell 2
23Matteo Busato (Ita) Wilier Triestina-SoutheastRow 22 - Cell 2
24Pier Paolo De Negri (Ita) Nippo - Vini FantiniRow 23 - Cell 2
25Fabio Aru (Ita) Astana Pro TeamRow 24 - Cell 2
26Mikael Cherel (Fra) AG2R La MondialeRow 25 - Cell 2
27Enrico Barbin (Ita) Bardiani CSFRow 26 - Cell 2
28Mirko Selvaggi (Ita) Androni Giocattoli - SidermecRow 27 - Cell 2
29Grega Bole (Slo) Nippo - Vini FantiniRow 28 - Cell 2
30Diego Rosa (Ita) Astana Pro TeamRow 29 - Cell 2
31Silvio Herklotz (Ger) Bora-Argon 18Row 30 - Cell 2
32Rodolfo Andres Torres Agudelo (Col) Androni Giocattoli - SidermecRow 31 - Cell 2
33Artem Nych (Rus) Gazprom-RusveloRow 32 - Cell 2
34Francesco Manuel Bongiorno (Ita) Bardiani CSFRow 33 - Cell 2
35Giovanni Carboni (Ita) ItalyRow 34 - Cell 2
36Antonio Molina (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGARow 35 - Cell 2
37Julien Loubet (Fra) Fortuneo - VItalyl ConceptRow 36 - Cell 2
38Daniel Martínez (Col) Wilier Triestina-SoutheastRow 37 - Cell 2
39Alberto Nardin (Ita) Androni Giocattoli - SidermecRow 38 - Cell 2
40Alexander Kolobnev (Rus) Gazprom-RusveloRow 39 - Cell 2
41Alessio Taliani (Ita) Androni Giocattoli - SidermecRow 40 - Cell 2
42Mark Cavendish (GBr) Dimension DataRow 41 - Cell 2
43Richard Carapaz (Ecu) Movistar TeamRow 42 - Cell 2
44Romain Bardet (Fra) AG2R La MondialeRow 43 - Cell 2
45Cesare Benedetti (Ita) Bora-Argon 180:00:24
46Otto Vergaerde (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - BaloiseRow 45 - Cell 2
47Joonas Henttala (Fin) Team Novo Nordisk0:00:36
48Pierre-Luc Perichon (Fra) Fortuneo - VItalyl ConceptRow 47 - Cell 2
49Vegard Breen (Nor) Fortuneo - VItalyl ConceptRow 48 - Cell 2
50Roland Thalmann (Swi) Team Roth0:00:46
51Florian Vachon (Fra) Fortuneo - VItalyl ConceptRow 50 - Cell 2
52Igor Boev (Rus) Gazprom-Rusvelo0:00:51
53Leszek Plucinski (Pol) CCC Sprandi PolkowiceRow 52 - Cell 2
54Branislau Samoilau (Blr) CCC Sprandi PolkowiceRow 53 - Cell 2
55Alessandro Bisolti (Ita) Nippo - Vini FantiniRow 54 - Cell 2
56Yonder Godoy (Ven) Wilier Triestina-Southeast0:00:54
57Umberto Orsini (Ita) Italy0:00:59
58Evgeny Shalunov (Rus) Gazprom-RusveloRow 57 - Cell 2
59Jacopo Guarnieri (Ita) ItalyRow 58 - Cell 2
60Adrien Niyonshuti (Rwa) Dimension Data0:01:13
61Damiano Cunego (Ita) Nippo - Vini FantiniRow 60 - Cell 2
62Nurbolat Kulimbetov (Kaz) Astana Pro TeamRow 61 - Cell 2
63Charles Planet (Fra) Team Novo NordiskRow 62 - Cell 2
64Eliot Lietaer (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - BaloiseRow 63 - Cell 2
65Fabio Sabatini (Ita) ItalyRow 64 - Cell 2
66Marco Zamparella (Ita) ItalyRow 65 - Cell 2
67Marco Frapporti (Ita) Androni Giocattoli - SidermecRow 66 - Cell 2
68Artur Ershov (Rus) Gazprom-RusveloRow 67 - Cell 2
69Chris Anker Sörensen (Den) Fortuneo - VItalyl ConceptRow 68 - Cell 2
70Jakub Kaczmarek (Pol) CCC Sprandi PolkowiceRow 69 - Cell 2
71Matteo Montaguti (Ita) AG2R La MondialeRow 70 - Cell 2
72Benoit Cosnefroy (Fra) AG2R La MondialeRow 71 - Cell 2
73Nicola Boem (Ita) Bardiani CSFRow 72 - Cell 2
74Daniil Fominykh (Kaz) Astana Pro TeamRow 73 - Cell 2
75Emanuel Buchmann (Ger) Bora-Argon 18Row 74 - Cell 2
76Sam Bennett (Irl) Bora-Argon 18Row 75 - Cell 2
77Davide Ballerini (Ita) ItalyRow 76 - Cell 2
78Zhandos Bizhigitov (Kaz) Astana Pro TeamRow 77 - Cell 2
79Andrei Solomennikov (Rus) Gazprom-RusveloRow 78 - Cell 2
80Alexander Evtushenko (Rus) Gazprom-RusveloRow 79 - Cell 2
81Antonio Pedrero Lopez (Spa) Movistar TeamRow 80 - Cell 2
82Gianfranco Zilioli (Ita) Nippo - Vini FantiniRow 81 - Cell 2
83Javier Megias Leal (Spa) Team Novo NordiskRow 82 - Cell 2
84Jaco Venter (RSA) Dimension DataRow 83 - Cell 2
85Hubert Dupont (Fra) AG2R La MondialeRow 84 - Cell 2
86Javier Moreno Bazan (Spa) Movistar TeamRow 85 - Cell 2
87Iuri Filosi (Ita) Nippo - Vini FantiniRow 86 - Cell 2
88Jarl Salomein (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - BaloiseRow 87 - Cell 2
89Jens Wallays (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - BaloiseRow 88 - Cell 2
90David Lozano Riba (Spa) Team Novo NordiskRow 89 - Cell 2
91Ryan Gibbons (RSA) Dimension DataRow 90 - Cell 2
92Stephen Clancy (Irl) Team Novo NordiskRow 91 - Cell 2
93Arman Kamyshev (Kaz) Astana Pro TeamRow 92 - Cell 2
94Fabricio Ferrari Barcelo (Uru) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA0:04:20
95Xuban Perez (Spa) Wilier Triestina-Southeast0:07:47
96Christopher Williams (Aus) Team Novo NordiskRow 95 - Cell 2
97Brian Kamstra (Ned) Team Novo NordiskRow 96 - Cell 2
98Matt Brammeier (Irl) Dimension DataRow 97 - Cell 2
99Nick Dougall (RSA) Dimension DataRow 98 - Cell 2
100Kevin De Mesmaeker (Bel) Team Novo NordiskRow 99 - Cell 2
101Armindo Fonseca (Fra) Fortuneo - VItalyl ConceptRow 100 - Cell 2
102Mateusz Taciak (Pol) CCC Sprandi PolkowiceRow 101 - Cell 2
103Nikolay Mihaylov (Bul) CCC Sprandi PolkowiceRow 102 - Cell 2
104Shane Archbold (NZl) Bora-Argon 18Row 103 - Cell 2
DNFRicardo Vilela (Por) Caja Rural-Seguros RGARow 104 - Cell 2
DNFMiguel Angel Benito Diez (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGARow 105 - Cell 2
DNFJonathan Lastra Martinez (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGARow 106 - Cell 2
DNFHector Saez Benito (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGARow 107 - Cell 2
DNFMiguel Angel Lopez Moreno (Col) Astana Pro TeamRow 108 - Cell 2
DNFBakhtiyar Kozhatayev (Kaz) Astana Pro TeamRow 109 - Cell 2
DNFRémy Rochas (Fra) AG2R La MondialeRow 110 - Cell 2
DNFCarlos Alberto Betancur Gomez (Col) Movistar TeamRow 111 - Cell 2
DNFAdriano Malori (Ita) Movistar TeamRow 112 - Cell 2
DNFDayer Uberney Quintana Rojas (Col) Movistar TeamRow 113 - Cell 2
DNFAndrey Amador Bikkazakova (CRc) Movistar TeamRow 114 - Cell 2
DNFSongezo Jim (RSA) Dimension DataRow 115 - Cell 2
DNFSerghei Tvetcov (Rom) Androni Giocattoli - SidermecRow 116 - Cell 2
DNFStefano Pirazzi (Ita) Bardiani CSFRow 117 - Cell 2
DNFSimone Sterbini (Ita) Bardiani CSFRow 118 - Cell 2
DNFMirco Maestri (Ita) Bardiani CSFRow 119 - Cell 2
DNFVincenzo Albanese (Ita) ItalyRow 120 - Cell 2
DNFMaxime Cam (Fra) Fortuneo - VItalyl ConceptRow 121 - Cell 2
DNFYuma Koishi (Jpn) Nippo - Vini FantiniRow 122 - Cell 2
DNFEduard Michael Grosu (Rom) Nippo - Vini FantiniRow 123 - Cell 2
DNFTim Declercq (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - BaloiseRow 124 - Cell 2
DNFRafael Andriato (Bra) Wilier Triestina-SoutheastRow 125 - Cell 2
DNFNicolas Baldo (Fra) Team RothRow 126 - Cell 2
DNFNico Brüngger (Swi) Team RothRow 127 - Cell 2
DNFColin Stüssi (Swi) Team RothRow 128 - Cell 2
DNFAndrea Vaccher (Ita) Team RothRow 129 - Cell 2

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