Taborre wins in Cesenatico

Fabio Taborre (Acqua & Sapone) took his second win of the year and the second victory of his career at the Memorial Pantani race, beating Davide Rebellin (Miche Guerciotti) and Daniel Martin (Team Garmin Cervelo) with a well-timed sprint.

Taborre was part of the key 15-rider breakaway that formed on the last climb and he still had the speed in his legs to win in the center of Cesenatico after other riders joined the move. Only 54 riders finished in the late summer heat in Italy.

The one-day race remembers Marco Pantani, who died of a cocaine overdose in 2004, just a few years after his double success in the 1998 Giro d’Italia and Tour de France. The race attracted a big-name field, with Alessandro Petacchi and Michele Scarponi (Lampre-ISD), Vincenzo Nibali and Ivan Basso (Liquigas-Cannondale) and Italian national champion Giovanni Visconti (Farnese Vini-Neri) all on the start list.

A hard race in the heat

Nibali was the first to attack after just 20km of racing, despite the heat of the later summer in central Italy. He was joined by Davide Ricci Bitti (Farnese Vini Neri Sottoli), Alberto Contoli (Colnago Csf Inox) and Davide Torosantucci (D'Angelo & Antenucci Nippo), and they quickly opened a three-minute lead. Nibali then attacked alone on the third time over the Montevecchio and was joined by 13 riders, including teammate Ivan Basso, Miche Guerciotti duo Davide Rebellin and Stefan Schumacher, Vuelta winner Juan Jose Cobo –in his first race since winning in Madrid, Visconti and Scarponi.

The race then left the hills for laps of a finishing circuit in Pantani’s home town of Cesenatico on the Adriatic coast. Here the other riders managed to get back on, boosting the front group to 27 riders.

Taborre had support from Alessandro Donati and Alessandro Proni in the finale and used his speed and positioning to beat Rebellin and Martin.

Many of the riders in the race will now head to Tuscany for the Coppa Sabatini on Thursday and then the Giro dell’Emilia in Bologna on Sunday.

Full Results

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#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Fabio Taborre (Ita) Acqua & Sapone4:25:31
2Davide Rebellin (Ita) Miche - GuerciottiRow 1 - Cell 2
3Daniel Martin (Irl) Team Garmin - CervéloRow 2 - Cell 2
4Giovanni Visconti (Ita) Farnese Vini - Neri SottoliRow 3 - Cell 2
5Oleg Berdos (Mda) De Rosa - Ceramica FlaminiaRow 4 - Cell 2
6Paolo Bailetti (Ita) De Rosa - Ceramica FlaminiaRow 5 - Cell 2
7Fabio Felline (Ita) Geox - TMCRow 6 - Cell 2
8Riccardo Chiarini (Ita) Androni Giocattoli - C.I.P.I.Row 7 - Cell 2
9Juan José Cobo Acebo (Spa) Geox - TMCRow 8 - Cell 2
10Miguel Ángel Rubiano Chávez (Col) D'Angelo & Antenucci - NippoRow 9 - Cell 2
11Damiano Caruso (Ita) Liquigas - CannondaleRow 10 - Cell 2
12Stefan Schumacher (Ger) Miche - GuerciottiRow 11 - Cell 2
13Christophe Le Mével (Fra) Team Garmin - CervéloRow 12 - Cell 2
14Emanuele Sella (Ita) Androni Giocattoli - C.I.P.I.Row 13 - Cell 2
15Domenico Pozzovivo (Ita) Colnago - CSF InoxRow 14 - Cell 2
16Nicolas Baldo (Fra) Atlas PersonalRow 15 - Cell 2
17Federico Canuti (Ita) Colnago - CSF InoxRow 16 - Cell 2
18Carlos Alberto Betancur Gómez (Col) Acqua & SaponeRow 17 - Cell 2
19Marco Marzano (Ita) Lampre - ISD0:00:06
20Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Liquigas - CannondaleRow 19 - Cell 2
21Federico Rocchetti (Ita) De Rosa - Ceramica FlaminiaRow 20 - Cell 2
22Przemyslaw Niemiec (Pol) Lampre - ISD0:00:11
23Alessandro Donati (Ita) Acqua & SaponeRow 22 - Cell 2
24Alessandro Proni (Ita) Acqua & SaponeRow 23 - Cell 2
25Michele Scarponi (Ita) Lampre - ISDRow 24 - Cell 2
26Ivan Basso (Ita) Liquigas - CannondaleRow 25 - Cell 2
27Alan Marangoni (Ita) Liquigas - CannondaleRow 26 - Cell 2
28Sergey Rudaskov (Rus) Itera - Katusha0:01:52
29Aristide Ratti (Ita) WITRow 28 - Cell 2
30Timofey Kritskiy (Rus) Itera - KatushaRow 29 - Cell 2
31Luca Solari (Ita) Androni Giocattoli - C.I.P.I.Row 30 - Cell 2
32David De la Fuente Rasilla (Spa) Geox - TMCRow 31 - Cell 2
33Vyacheslav Kuznetsov (Rus) Itera - KatushaRow 32 - Cell 2
34Ermanno Capelli (Ita) Team VorarlbergRow 33 - Cell 2
35Xavier Florencio Cabre (Spa) Geox - TMCRow 34 - Cell 2
36Peter Stetina (USA) Team Garmin - CervéloRow 35 - Cell 2
37Claudio Corioni (Ita) Acqua & SaponeRow 36 - Cell 2
38Alessandro Petacchi (Ita) Lampre - ISDRow 37 - Cell 2
39Fausto Fognini (Ita) WITRow 38 - Cell 2
40Carlos José Ochoa (Ven) Androni Giocattoli - C.I.P.I.Row 39 - Cell 2
41Juan Sebastian Tamayo Martínez (Col) WITRow 40 - Cell 2
42Roberto Antonio Richeze (Ita) Ora Hotels CarreraRow 41 - Cell 2
43Volodymyr Bileka (Ukr) Amore & VitaRow 42 - Cell 2
44Giuseppe Di Salvo (Ita) Miche - GuerciottiRow 43 - Cell 2
45Andrea Pasqualon (Ita) Colnago - CSF InoxRow 44 - Cell 2
46Fabio Sabatini (Ita) Liquigas - CannondaleRow 45 - Cell 2
47Matteo Di Serafino (Ita) Vega Prefabbricati Montappone [Dilettanti]Row 46 - Cell 2
48Damiano Margutti (Ita) De Rosa - Ceramica FlaminiaRow 47 - Cell 2
49José Rodolfo Serpa Pérez (Col) Androni Giocattoli - C.I.P.I.Row 48 - Cell 2
50Thomas Peterson (USA) Team Garmin - CervéloRow 49 - Cell 2
51Luca Mazzanti (Ita) Farnese Vini - Neri SottoliRow 50 - Cell 2
52Luca Zanasca (Ita) WITRow 51 - Cell 2
53Angelo Pagani (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox0:01:58
54Sacha Modolo (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox0:02:00

 

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