Pinotti takes sixth Italian time trial title

Marco Pinotti took his sixth Italian time trial title, using his experience and aptitude against the clock to complete a dominant weekend for his BMC team that secured the road race title on Saturday with Ivan Santaromita.

Pinotti has fought back from a nasty broken collarbone injury and was overlooked for a place in the BMC line-up for the Tour de France but dominated the hilly 39km time trial, beating Stefano Pirazzi (Bardiani Valvole-Csf Inox) and Adriano Malori Lampre-Merida), 2012 winner Dario Cataldo (Team Sky) was fourth after being stung on the ear by a wasp during his ride.

Pinotti set a time of 49:04, with Pirazzi finishing in 50:15, Malori in 50:32 and Cataldo in a time of 50:47. He was fastest by 40- seconds at the time split and continued to gain time on his rivals all the way to the finish.

"It was a nice course, tough but fast," Pinotti said.

"I thought about retiring when I had my accident but after the initial tough moment, I put a circle around the date of June 23 on the calendar. Here I am!"

Pinotti spent last week with the Italian national team and his victory in the tricolore time trial should seal him a place in the Italian team for the world road race championships in Florence in September.


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#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Marco Pinotti (Ita) BMC Racing Team0:49:04
2Stefano Pirazzi (Ita) Bardiani Valvole - CSF Inox0:01:11
3Adriano Malori (Ita) Lampre - Merida0:01:28
4Dario Cataldo (Ita) Sky Procycling0:01:42
5Manuele Boaro (Ita) Saxo Bank Tinkoff0:01:50
6Marco Coledan (Ita) Bardiani Valvole - CSF Inox0:01:52
7Alan Marangoni (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling0:02:08
8Gianluca Leonardi (Ita) Zalf Euromobil Desiree Fior0:02:36
9Angelo Pagani (Ita) Bardiani Valvole - CSF Inox0:02:41
10Nicola Da Santo (Ita) Ceramica Flaminia - Fondriest0:03:02
11Davide Rebellin (Ita) CCC Polsat Polkowicw0:03:04
12Andrea Pasqualon (Ita) Bardiani Valvole - CSF Inox0:03:45
13Leonardo Pinizzotto (Ita) Team Nippo0:03:47
14Moreno Moser (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling0:04:24
15Omar Bertazzo (Ita) Androni Giocattoli - Venezuela0:04:31
16Patrick Facchini (Ita) Androni Giocattoli - Venezuela0:04:36
17Alessandro Malaguti (Ita) Androni Giocattoli - Venezuela0:05:15
18Alberto Cecchin (Ita) Team Nippo0:05:55
19Donato De Ieso (Ita) Bardiani Valvole - CSF Inox0:05:57
20Christian Delle Stelle (Ita) Bardiani Valvole - CSF Inox0:07:24
21Filippo Fortin (Ita) Bardiani Valvole - CSF Inox0:08:12
22Andrea Di Corrado (Ita) Bardiani Valvole - CSF InoxRow 21 - Cell 2

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