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Villella wins Japan Cup

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Davide Villella wins the Japan Cup

Davide Villella wins the Japan Cup
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Bauke Mollema in the special Trek-Segafredo kit

Bauke Mollema in the special Trek-Segafredo kit
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Through the forest

Through the forest
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The peloton makes its way up the climb

The peloton makes its way up the climb
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Jonathan Vaughters made an appearance on the course

Jonathan Vaughters made an appearance on the course
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Fans play a game with the riders

Fans play a game with the riders
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The peloton strings out

The peloton strings out
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Takaaki Hori of Japan leads the breakaway

Takaaki Hori of Japan leads the breakaway
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The peloton climbs

The peloton climbs
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Davide Villella on the podium

Davide Villella on the podium
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The riders spray the champagne

The riders spray the champagne
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Davide Villella celebrates his victory

Davide Villella celebrates his victory
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Davide Villella is congratulated by his teammate

Davide Villella is congratulated by his teammate
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Chris Juul Jensen crosses the finish line for second

Chris Juul Jensen crosses the finish line for second
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Taylor Phinney in the bunch

Taylor Phinney in the bunch
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Yukiya Arashiro (Lampre-Merida)

Yukiya Arashiro (Lampre-Merida)
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Xabier Zandio happy to finish

Xabier Zandio happy to finish
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Congratulations for the winner

Congratulations for the winner
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The top thee (l-r) Chris Juul Jensen, Davide Villella, Robert Power

The top thee (l-r) Chris Juul Jensen, Davide Villella, Robert Power
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Simone Petilli goes on the attack

Simone Petilli goes on the attack
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Davide Villella (Cannondale-Drapac) took his first victory of the 2016 season after a well timed attack at the Japan Cup. Villella made his move on the last of the 14-laps, choosing the steepest climb as his launch pad.

The Italian held onto his advantage, with Orica-BikeExchange's Christopher Juul-Jensen taking second place six seconds behind him. Robert Power made it two riders on the podium for Orica-BikeExchange a further eight seconds back. 

"I have missed a victory all season, so I'm really happy to get the win here today," Villella said of his performance. "The teamwork – all of the teammates and all of the staff – was amazing. I want to say a very big thank you for the team that believed in me and helped me all the day. We had a great group here, and I could not do it alone."

Full Results

#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Davide Villella (Ita) Cannondale-Drapac3:46:43
2Christopher Juul Jensen (Den) Orica-BikeExchange0:00:06
3Robert Power (Aus) Orica-BikeExchange0:00:14
4Manuele Mori (Ita) Lampre - Merida
5Oscar Pujol Munoz (Spa) Team Ukyo
6Alex Peters (GBr) Team Sky
7Benjami Prades (Spa) Team Ukyo0:00:17
8Javier Megias Leal (Spa) Team Novo Nordisk0:00:43
9Yukiya Arashiro (Jpn) Lampre - Merida
10Joseph Rosskopf (USA) BMC Racing Team
11Cameron Bayly (Aus) Attaque Team Gusto0:00:45
12Thomas Lebas (Fra) Bridgestone Anchor Cycling Team0:00:48
13Taylor Phinney (USA) BMC Racing Team0:01:19
14Mathew Hayman (Aus) Orica-BikeExchange
15Pier Paolo De Negri (Ita) Nippo - Vini Fantini
16Sho Hatsuyama (Jpn) Bridgestone Anchor Cycling Team
17Jai Crawford (Aus) Kinan Cycling Team
18Nariyuki Masuda (Jpn) Utsunomia Blitzen
19Jasper Stuyven (Bel) Trek-Segafredo
20Iuri Filosi (Ita) Nippo - Vini Fantini
21Rodrigo Araque Lorente (Spa) Team Ukyo
22Manuel Quinziato (Ita) BMC Racing Team
23Kristoffer Skjerping (Nor) Cannondale-Drapac
24Simone Petilli (Ita) Lampre - Merida
25Ryota Nishizono (Jpn) Bridgestone Anchor Cycling Team0:01:32
26Mattia Cattaneo (Ita) Lampre - Merida0:02:35
27Takeaki Amezawa (Jpn) Utsunomia Blitzen0:02:43
28Yusuke Hatanaka (Jpn) Team Ukyo0:03:43
29Hideto Nakane (Jpn) Japan
30Yuzuru Suzuki (Jpn) Utsunomia Blitzen0:03:47
31Masahiro Ishigami (Jpn) Japan0:03:54
32Kevin De Mesmaekert (Bel) Team Novo Nordisk0:04:25
33Fumiyuki Beppu (Jpn) Trek-Segafredo
34Jose Vicente Toribio Alcolea (Spa) Matrix Powertag
35Nicholas Schultz (Aus) Orica-BikeExchange
36Grégory Rast (Swi) Trek-Segafredo
37Damiano Cunego (Ita) Nippo - Vini Fantini
38Ricardo Garcia (Spa) Kinan Cycling Team
39Marcos Garcia (Spa) Kinan Cycling Team
40Xabier Zandio Echaide (Spa) Team Sky
41Charles Planet (Fra) Team Novo Nordisk0:07:25
42Rei Onodera (Jpn) Utsunomia Blitzen0:07:47
43Kohei Uchima (Jpn) Bridgestone Anchor Cycling Team
44Hayato Yoshida (Jpn) Matrix Powertag
45Naoya Yoshioka (Jpn) Nasu Blasen
46Yukihiro Doi (Jpn) Matrix Powertag
47Kazuo Inoue (Jpn) Bridgestone Anchor Cycling Team0:10:00
48Hayato Okamoto (Jpn) Japan
49Masakazu Ito (Jpn) Japan
50Shao Hsuan Lu (Tpe) Attaque Team Gusto
51Kota Sumiyoshi (Jpn) Team Ukyo
52Takaaki Hori (Jpn) Utsunomia Blitzen0:10:51
53Keisuke Kimura (Jpn) Japan0:12:03
DNFMatti Breschel (Den) Cannondale-Drapac
DNFMatteo Bono (Ita) Lampre - Merida
DNFLars Petter Nordhaug (Nor) Team Sky
DNFYuma Koishi (Jpn) Nippo - Vini Fantini
DNFTaylor Eisenhart (USA) BMC Racing Team
DNFGenki Yamamoto (Jpn) Nippo - Vini Fantini
DNFDaiki Yasuhara (Jpn) Matrix Powertag
DNFKenji Itami (Jpn) Kinan Cycling Team
DNFEugenio Alafaci (Ita) Trek-Segafredo
DNFChristian Meier (Can) Orica-BikeExchange
DNFToms Skujins (Lat) Cannondale-Drapac
DNFAlan Marangoni (Ita) Cannondale-Drapac
DNFStephen Clancy (Irl) Team Novo Nordisk
DNFHayato Nishio (Jpn) Nasu Blasen
DNFMichinari Takagi (Jpn) Nasu Blasen
DNFBauke Mollema (Ned) Trek-Segafredo
DNFWen Chung Huang (Tpe) Attaque Team Gusto
DNFKyohei Mizuno (Jpn) Nasu Blasen
DNFMasaki Shimojima (Jpn) Nasu Blasen
DNFFabian Lienhard (Swi) BMC Racing Team
DNFAiran Feranandez Casasola (Spa) Matrix Powertag
DNFBenjamin Hill (Aus) Attaque Team Gusto
DNFMartijn Verschoor (Ned) Team Novo Nordisk
DNFDavid Lopez Garcia (Spa) Team Sky
DNFTimothy Guy (Aus) Attaque Team Gusto

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