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Viviani wins Italian road race championship

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Elia Viviani (Quick-Step Floors) out-sprints Giovanni Visconti (Bahrain-Merida) to win the Italian title

Elia Viviani (Quick-Step Floors) out-sprints Giovanni Visconti (Bahrain-Merida) to win the Italian title
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Viviani accelerates

Viviani accelerates
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Domenico Pozzovivo (Bahrain-Merida) leads the group

Domenico Pozzovivo (Bahrain-Merida) leads the group
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Domenico Pozzovivo (Bahrain-Merida) and Elia Viviani (Quick-Step Floors)

Domenico Pozzovivo (Bahrain-Merida) and Elia Viviani (Quick-Step Floors)
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 Elia Viviani (Quick-Step Floors) pushes the pace

Elia Viviani (Quick-Step Floors) pushes the pace
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Giovanni Visconti (Bahrain-Merida)

Giovanni Visconti (Bahrain-Merida)
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Domenico Pozzovivo (Bahrain-Merida) and Elia Viviani (Quick-Step Floors)

Domenico Pozzovivo (Bahrain-Merida) and Elia Viviani (Quick-Step Floors)
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Daniel Oss (Bora-Hansgrohe) splits the group

Daniel Oss (Bora-Hansgrohe) splits the group
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Fabio Felline (Trek-Segafredo)

Fabio Felline (Trek-Segafredo)
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Elia Viviani with the Italian national champion's jersey

Elia Viviani with the Italian national champion's jersey
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Home gold for Elia Viviani

Home gold for Elia Viviani
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Elia Viviani celebrates his victory

Elia Viviani celebrates his victory
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Elia Viviani won the Italian title

Elia Viviani won the Italian title
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Elia Viviani (Quick-Step Floors)

Elia Viviani (Quick-Step Floors)
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Elia Viviani on the attack with Domenico Pozzovivo

Elia Viviani on the attack with Domenico Pozzovivo
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Elia Viviani (Quick-Step Floors) stormed to the win in the Italian national road championships after an aggressive all-round display from the sprinter. Viviani beat the Bahrain-Merida pair of Giovanni Visconti and Domenico Pozzovivi after a highly selective race.

"It's a dream come true and I am extremely proud and honored to show the beautiful colors of Italy in in the peloton over the next 12 months. On the podium I cried because I was overcome with emotion once things started to sink in. I can't wait for my first race with this superb jersey," Viviani said.

The Italian sprinter was animated throughout the finale of the 233km race, joining a breakaway with Bora-Hansgrohe's Daniel Oss and Pozzovivo only to be caught.

Pozzovivo looked to drop Viviani in the closing stages as the race hit the final climb but the Quick-Step Floors rider held on before showing his rivals a clean pair of wheels in the sprint.

Viviani, 29, was ably supported by a strong representation from the Quick-Step team with Eros Capecchi, Davide Martinelli and Fabio Sabatini.

"I never thought I could win a race like today, on such a hard route. We were only a four-man team but we did all the right moves and I have to thank my teammates for how they rode their hearts out for me today," Viviani said.

"In the final, when I attacked with Oss and Pozzovivo it was the right moment, and when Pozzovivo counter-attacked, opening a short 10 second gap to Visconti, who closed us just at the top, I knew I was in a good position as I just had to jump on their wheels if they tried to jump.

"Usually, you don't have more than one or two shots when you reach the final of such a long and tough race but today I really had the legs to do it. I am so excited for this victory!"

Viviani has enjoyed an incredible season since moving from Team Sky to Quick-Step Floors during the winter. He was a consistent winner throughout the spring before claiming four stages at the Giro d’Italia in May. Today’s win represents his first senior elite national road title, and adds to his collection from the track, as well as his Olympic gold medal from the 2016 Games in Rio in which he won the Omnium.

Full Results

#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Elia Viviani (Ita) Quick-Step Floors5:39:23
2Giovanni Visconti (Ita) Bahrain-Merida
3Domenico Pozzovivo (Ita) Bahrain-Merida0:00:05
4Ivan Santaromita (Ita) Nippo-Vini Fantini-Europa Ovini0:00:06
5Daniel Oss (Ita) Bora-Hansgrohe0:00:08
6Marco Canola (Ita) Nippo-Vini Fantini-Europa Ovini0:00:25
7Alessandro De Marchi (Ita) BMC Racing Team0:00:35
8Oscar Gatto (Ita) Astana Pro Team0:00:46
9Fabio Felline (Ita) Trek-Segafredo0:00:56
10Davide Martinelli (Ita) Quick-Step Floors
11Salvatore Puccio (Ita) Team Sky
12Enrico Battaglin (Ita) LottoNL-Jumbo
13Alessandro Tonelli (Ita) Bardiani CSF
14Mattia Cattaneo (Ita) Androni Giocattoli-Sidermec
15Simone Ravanelli (Ita) Biesse Carrera Gavardo0:02:45
16Rinaldo Nocentini (Ita) Sporting-Tavira0:03:13
17Enrico Salvador (Ita) Biesse Carrera Gavardo0:03:38
18Enrico Barbin (Ita) Bardiani CSF0:03:49
19Gianluca Milani (Ita)
20Marco Frapporti (Ita) Androni Giocattoli-Sidermec0:03:55
21Danilo Celano (Ita) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA
22Michele Gazzara (Ita) Sangemini-Mg. K Vis-Vega
23Dario Cataldo (Ita) Astana Pro Team0:03:57
24Damiano Caruso (Ita) BMC Racing Team
25Matteo Montaguti (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale
26Damiano Cima (Ita) Nippo-Vini Fantini-Europa Ovini
27Matteo Busato (Ita) Wilier Triestina-Selle Italia0:04:12
28Marco Marcato (Ita) UAE Team Emirates0:04:43
29Mattia Frapporti (Ita) Androni Giocattoli-Sidermec0:06:46
30Jacopo Mosca (Ita) Wilier Triestina-Selle Italia0:08:07
31Alessandro Pessot (Ita)
32Matteo Trentin (Ita) Mitchelton-Scott0:08:27
33Kristian Sbaragli (Ita) Israel Cycling Academy0:11:52
34Matteo Spreafico (Ita) Androni Giocattoli-Sidermec
35Davide Ballerini (Ita) Androni Giocattoli-Sidermec
36Giacomo Nizzolo (Ita) Trek-Segafredo
37Filippo Pozzato (Ita) Wilier Triestina-Selle Italia
38Diego Ulissi (Ita) UAE Team Emirates
39Davide Orrico (Ita) Team Vorarlberg Santic
40Davide Rebellin (Ita) Sovac-Natura4Ever
41Simon Antonini (Ita) Wanty-Groupe Gobert
42Davide Gabburo (Ita) Amore & Vita-Prodir
43Raffaello Bonusi (Ita) Androni Giocattoli-Sidermec
44Eugenio Alafaci (Ita) Trek-Segafredo
45Marco Tizza (Ita) Nippo-Vini Fantini-Europa Ovini
46Simone Velasco (Ita) Wilier Triestina-Selle Italia
47Paolo Totò (Ita) Sangemini-Mg. K Vis-Vega
48Nicola Bagioli (Ita) Nippo-Vini Fantini-Europa Ovini
49Nicola Gaffurini (Ita) Sangemini-Mg. K Vis-Vega
50Andrea Pasqualon (Ita) Wanty-Groupe Gobert
51Umberto Orsini (Ita) Bardiani CSF
52Andrea Garosio (Ita) D'Amico Utensilnord
53Daniel Savini (Ita) Bardiani CSF
54Edoardo Zardini (Ita) Wilier Triestina-Selle Italia
55Giulio Ciccone (Ita) Bardiani CSF
56Alberto Amici (Ita) Biesse Carrera Gavardo
57Gianluca Brambilla (Ita) Trek-Segafredo
58Ettore Carlini (Ita) D'Amico Utensilnord
59Manuel Belletti (Ita) Androni Giocattoli-Sidermec
60Fabio Sabatini (Ita) Quick-Step Floors
61Claudio Longhitano (Ita)
62Daniele Bennati (Ita) Movistar Team
63Filippo Fiorelli (Ita)
64Francesco Gavazzi (Ita) Androni Giocattoli-Sidermec
65Davide Cimolai (Ita) Groupama-FDJ
66Sonny Colbrelli (Ita) Bahrain-Merida
67Franco Pellizotti (Ita) Bahrain-Merida
68Andrea Vendrame (Ita) Androni Giocattoli-Sidermec
69Giuseppe Fonzi (Ita) Wilier Triestina-Selle Italia
70Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Bahrain-Merida
71Jacopo Guarnieri (Ita) Groupama-FDJ
72Iuri Filosi (Ita) Delko Marseille Provence KTM
73Jalel Duranti (Ita)
74Davide Formolo (Ita) Bora-Hansgrohe
75Eros Capecchi (Ita) Quick-Step Floors
76Matteo Fabbro (Ita) Katusha-Alpecin
77Gianni Moscon (Ita) Team Sky
78Davide Villella (Ita) Astana Pro Team
79Nicola Toffali (Ita) Sporting-Tavira
80Lorenzo Rota (Ita) Bardiani CSF
81Nicola Conci (Ita) Trek-Segafredo
DNFMatteo Bono (Ita) UAE Team Emirates
DNFSimone Consonni (Ita) UAE Team Emirates
DNFValerio Conti (Ita) UAE Team Emirates
DNFRoberto Ferrari (Ita) UAE Team Emirates
DNFFilippo Ganna (Ita) UAE Team Emirates
DNFManuele Mori (Ita) UAE Team Emirates
DNFSimone Petilli (Ita) UAE Team Emirates
DNFEdward Ravasi (Ita) UAE Team Emirates
DNFOliviero Troia (Ita) UAE Team Emirates
DNFRiccardo Minali (Ita) Astana Pro Team
DNFMoreno Moser (Ita) Astana Pro Team
DNFValerio Agnoli (Ita) Bahrain-Merida
DNFManuele Boaro (Ita) Bahrain-Merida
DNFNiccolo Bonifazio (Ita) Bahrain-Merida
DNFEnrico Gasparotto (Ita) Bahrain-Merida
DNFAntonio Nibali (Ita) Bahrain-Merida
DNFCesare Benedetti (Ita) Bora-Hansgrohe
DNFMatteo Pelucchi (Ita) Bora-Hansgrohe
DNFLeonardo Basso (Ita) Team Sky
DNFDiego Rosa (Ita) Team Sky
DNFMarco Benfatto (Ita) Androni Giocattoli-Sidermec
DNFAlessandro Bisolti (Ita) Androni Giocattoli-Sidermec
DNFMatteo Malucelli (Ita) Androni Giocattoli-Sidermec
DNFSimone Andreetta (Ita) Bardiani CSF
DNFMichael Bresciani (Ita) Bardiani CSF
DNFGiovanni Carboni (Ita) Bardiani CSF
DNFMirco Maestri (Ita) Bardiani CSF
DNFMarco Maronese (Ita) Bardiani CSF
DNFSimone Sterbini (Ita) Bardiani CSF
DNFLuca Wackermann (Ita) Bardiani CSF
DNFMauro Finetto (Ita) Delko Marseille Provence KTM
DNFImerio Cima (Ita) Nippo-Vini Fantini-Europa Ovini
DNFDamiano Cunego (Ita) Nippo-Vini Fantini-Europa Ovini
DNFAlan Marangoni (Ita) Nippo-Vini Fantini-Europa Ovini
DNFSimone Ponzi (Ita) Nippo-Vini Fantini-Europa Ovini
DNFFilippo Zaccanti (Ita) Nippo-Vini Fantini-Europa Ovini
DNFLiam Bertazzo (Ita) Wilier Triestina-Selle Italia
DNFSimone Bevilacqua (Ita) Wilier Triestina-Selle Italia
DNFMarco Coledan (Ita) Wilier Triestina-Selle Italia
DNFJakub Mareczko (Ita) Wilier Triestina-Selle Italia
DNFLuca Pacioni (Ita) Wilier Triestina-Selle Italia
DNFLuca Raggio (Ita) Wilier Triestina-Selle Italia
DNFAlex Turrin (Ita) Wilier Triestina-Selle Italia
DNFMirko Trosino (Ita) Amore & Vita-Prodir
DNFEnrico Logica (Ita) Biesse Carrera Gavardo
DNFAndrea Zanardini (Ita) Biesse Carrera Gavardo
DNFFrancesco Bettini (Ita) D'Amico Utensilnord
DNFEmanuele Onesti (Ita) D'Amico Utensilnord
DNFAngelo Raffaele (Ita) D'Amico Utensilnord
DNFNicolas Samparisi (Ita) D'Amico Utensilnord
DNFAlberto Marengo (Ita) Kobanya
DNFNicolas Marini (Ita) Mstina Focus
DNFRiccardo Stacchiotti (Ita) Mstina Focus
DNFAntonio Di Sante (Ita) Sangemini-Mg. K Vis-Vega
DNFMatteo Draperi (Ita) Sangemini-Mg. K Vis-Vega
DNFDario Puccioni (Ita) Sangemini-Mg. K Vis-Vega
DNFNiccolo' Salvietti (Ita) Sangemini-Mg. K Vis-Vega
DNFMichele Scartezzini (Ita) Sangemini-Mg. K Vis-Vega
DNFAttilio Viviani (Ita) Sangemini-Mg. K Vis-Vega
DNFNicholas Cianetti (Ita)
DNFEnrico Franzoi (Ita)
DNFMatteo Natali (Ita)
DNFGabriele Bonechi (Ita)
DNFMichael Delle Foglie (Ita)
DNFManuel Pesci (Ita)
DNFFederico Sartor (Ita)
DNFAndrea Toniatti (Ita)
DNFFlavio Tasca (Ita)
DNFGiacomo Zilio (Ita)
DNFFrancesco Lamon (Ita)

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