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Moser wins in Italy

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Moreno Moser (Liquigas Cannondale) wins the Trofeo Laigueglia

Moreno Moser (Liquigas Cannondale) wins the Trofeo Laigueglia
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Moreno Moser (Liquigas Cannondale)

Moreno Moser (Liquigas Cannondale)
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Moreno Moser (Liquigas Cannondale) wins the Trofeo Laigueglia

Moreno Moser (Liquigas Cannondale) wins the Trofeo Laigueglia
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Moreno Moser (Liquigas Cannondale) holds off the peloton for a famous win

Moreno Moser (Liquigas Cannondale) holds off the peloton for a famous win
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The sprint for second place at the Trofeo Laigueglia

The sprint for second place at the Trofeo Laigueglia
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The sprint for second place at the Trofeo Laigueglia

The sprint for second place at the Trofeo Laigueglia
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Moreno Moser (Liquigas Cannondale) wins the Trofeo Laigueglia

Moreno Moser (Liquigas Cannondale) wins the Trofeo Laigueglia
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Moreno Moser (Liquigas Cannondale)

Moreno Moser (Liquigas Cannondale)
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Moreno Moser (Liquigas Cannondale)

Moreno Moser (Liquigas Cannondale)
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Moreno Moser (Liquigas Cannondale) wins alone

Moreno Moser (Liquigas Cannondale) wins alone
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Giairo Ermeti (Androni Giocattoli)

Giairo Ermeti (Androni Giocattoli)
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Filippo Poozato (Farnese Neri - Selle Italia)

Filippo Poozato (Farnese Neri - Selle Italia)
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Ivan Basso (Liquigas - Cannondale)

Ivan Basso (Liquigas - Cannondale)
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Giairo Ermeti (Androni Giocattoli)

Giairo Ermeti (Androni Giocattoli)
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Ivan Basso (Liquigas - Cannondale)

Ivan Basso (Liquigas - Cannondale)
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Giairo Ermeti (Androni Giocattoli)

Giairo Ermeti (Androni Giocattoli)
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Moreno Moser (Liquigas Cannondale) wins alone

Moreno Moser (Liquigas Cannondale) wins alone
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The 2012 podium at the Trofeo Laigueglia

The 2012 podium at the Trofeo Laigueglia
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Moreno Moser (Liquigas Cannondale) wins the Trofeo Laigueglia

Moreno Moser (Liquigas Cannondale) wins the Trofeo Laigueglia
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Moreno Moser, nephew of Francesco Moser, won the Trofeo Laigueglia on Saturday in Italy. The Liquigas-Cannondale rider raced to victory ahead of Chavez Rubiano (Col-Androni Giocattoli CIPI) and Matteo Montaguti (Ag2r La Mondiale).

"If you'd asked me to bet on myself to win at the start, I wouldn't have done it," said a beaming Moser. "To be honest, I wouldn't have even done it two meters from the finish line: it was only when I raised my arms in the air that I realised I'd won. This is a dream come true: my first win, in Italy, and just how I wanted it to be."

With 20km to go, a group of 60 racers was left in contention. In the final five kilometers, the Muro di Pinamare took its toll as the peloton attacked it at high speed. What was left thereafter was a group of about 20 men as they approached the bottom of the Capo Mele.

The race came down to the last kilometer.  Moser took off with 3km to go and held on by a handful of seconds to finish with the win ahead of the rest of the group.

"Racing as a finisseur is what I did best in the junior categories," said Moser. "I tried twice today: I went too early the first time, but the second was a winner, particular for the timing. The lead group was restless and I think lots of them were considering attacking. I didn't calculate anything, I just went. I pushed as hard as I could and never looked back: it was right to have a go, either it would work or it wouldn't. Which helped the most, legs or courage? I'd say legs, you never win without those. I'd add teammates to that as well: I couldn't have done it without their work and support."

"Last week in Calabria, our coach Slongo told me that my fitness tests were good and I would have my chances. So I started to imagine how the Laigueglia would play out, and studied the route. In my mind I worked out the idea of an attack like the one I did today: it was just a dream though, I never imagined that I could do it."

Full Results

#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Moser Moreno (Ita) Liquigas - Cannondale4:58:15
2Rubiano Chavez Miguel Angel (Col) Androni Giocattoli
3Montaguti Matteo (Ita) AG2R - La Mondiale
4Brambilla Gianluca (Ita) Colnago - Csf Inox
5Gavazzi Francesco (Ita) Astana Pro Team
6Frapporti Marco (Ita) Team Idea
7Gasparotto Enrico (Ita) Astana Pro Team
8Girardi Edoardo (Ita) Utensilnord Named
9Reda Francesco (Ita) Acqua & Sapone
10Pietropolli Daniele (Ita) Lampre - ISD
11Capecchi Eros (Ita) Liquigas - Cannondale
12Favilli Elia (Ita) Farnese Vini - Selle Italia
13Baliani Fortunato (Ita) Team Nippo
14Nerz Dominik (Ger) Liquigas - Cannondale
15Pineau Jerome (Fra) Omega Pharma - Quick Step
16Duarte Arevalo Fabio Andres (Col) Colombia - Coldeportes
17Serpa Perez Jose Rodolfo (Col) Androni Giocattoli
18Vicioso Arcos Angel (Spa) Katusha Team
19Caruso Giampaolo (Ita) Katusha Team
20Failli Francesco (Ita) Farnese Vini - Selle Italia
21Malacarne Davide (Ita) Team Europcar
22Kiserlovski Robert (Cro) Astana Pro Team
23Pozzovivo Domenico (Ita) Colnago - Csf Inox
24Losada Alguacil Alberto (Spa) Katusha Team
25Bertagnolli Leonardo (Ita) Lampre - ISD
26Cunego Damiano (Ita) Lampre - ISD
27Horrach Rippoll Joan (Spa) Katusha Team
28Modolo Sacha (Ita) Colnago - Csf Inox
29Rocchetti Federico (Ita) Utensilnord Named
30Vandewalle Kristof (Bel) Omega Pharma - Quick Step
31Houanard Steve (Fra) AG2R - La Mondiale
32Offredo Yoann (Fra) FDJ - BIG MAT
33Mugerli Matej (Slo) Adria Mobil
34Pantano Jarlinson (Col) Colombia - Coldeportes
35Codol Massimo (Ita) Acqua & Sapone
36Felline Fabio (Ita) Androni Giocattoli
37Vila Errandonea Patxi Javier (Spa) Utensilnord Named
38Christensen Mads (Den) Team Saxo Bank
39Golas Michal (Pol) Omega Pharma - Quick Step
40Ratti Aristide (Ita) Team Idea
41Taborre Fabio (Ita) Acqua & Sapone
42Vermote Julien (Bel) Omega Pharma - Quick Step
43Durasek Kristijan (Cro) Adria Mobil
44Pliuschin Alexandr (Mda) Leopard - Trek Continental Team
45Wyss Marcel (Swi) Atlas Personal - Jakroo
46Rogina Radoslav (Cro) Adria Mobil
47Savini Filippo (Ita) Colnago - Csf Inox
48Brutt Pavel (Rus) Katusha Team
49Salerno Cristiano (Ita) Liquigas - Cannondale
50Locatelli Stefano (Ita) Colnago - Csf Inox
51Bisolti Alessandro (Ita) Team Idea
52Pirazzi Stefano (Ita) Colnago - Csf Inox
53Pagani Angelo (Ita) Colnago - Csf Inox
54De Weert Kevin (Bel) Omega Pharma - Quick Step
55Battaglin Enrico (Ita) Colnago - Csf Inox
56Gonzalez Barrera Javier (Col) Colombia - Coldeportes
57Belkov Maxim (Rus) Katusha Team
58Mazzanti Luca (Ita) Farnese Vini - Selle Italia
59Delage Mickael (Fra) FDJ - BIG MAT
60Bernaudeau Giovanni (Fra) Team Europcar
61Commeyne Davy (Bel) Landbouwkrediet
62Bellemakers Dirk (Ned) Landbouwkrediet
63Barla Luca (Ita) Team Idea
64Reza Kevin (Fra) Team Europcar
65Kusztor Peter (Hun) Atlas Personal - Jakroo
66Kump Marko (Slo) Adria Mobil
67Laverde Jimenez Luis Felipe (Col) Colombia - Coldeportes
68Chaves Rubio Johan Esteban (Col) Colombia - Coldeportes
69Atapuma Hurtado Darwin (Col) Colombia - Coldeportes
70Tiralongo Paolo (Ita) Astana Pro Team
71Ratto Daniele (Ita) Liquigas - Cannondale
72Nose Tomaz (Slo) Adria Mobil
73Sella Emanuele (Ita) Androni Giocattoli
74Majka Rafal (Pol) Team Saxo Bank
75Goddaert Kristof (Bel) AG2R - La Mondiale
76Garofalo Vincenzo (Ita) Team Nippo
77Ponzi Simone (Ita) Astana Pro Team
78Renev Sergey (Kaz) Astana Pro Team
79Fedi Matteo (Ita) Utensilnord Named
80Zdanov Alexander (Rus) Team Nippo
81Uchima Kohei (Jpn) Team Nippo
82Sakakibara Kenichi (Jpn) Team Nippo
83Bono Matteo (Ita) Lampre - ISD
84Malori Adriano (Ita) Lampre - ISD
85Berard Julien (Fra) AG2R - La Mondiale
86Fenn Andrew (GBr) Omega Pharma - Quick Step
87Gnezda Matej (Slo) Adria Mobil
88Silvestre Fabio (Por) Leopard - Trek Continental Team
89Hinault Sebastien (Fra) AG2R - La Mondiale
90Quemeneur Perrig (Fra) Team Europcar
91Ginanni Francesco (Ita) Acqua & Sapone
92Garzelli Stefano (Ita) Acqua & Sapone
93Miholjevic Vladimir (Cro) Acqua & Sapone
94Cimolai Davide (Ita) Lampre - ISD
95Tulik Angelo (Fra) Team Europcar
96Hurel Tony (Fra) Team Europcar
97Demare Arnaud (Fra) FDJ - BIG MAT
98Jungels Bob (Lux) Leopard - Trek Continental Team
DNFBasso Ivan (Ita) Liquigas - Cannondale
DNFAgostini Sthefano (Ita) Liquigas - Cannondale
DNFLongo Borghini Paolo (Ita) Liquigas - Cannondale
DNFVigano Davide (Ita) Lampre - ISD
DNFRighi Daniele (Ita) Lampre - ISD
DNFBelletti Manuel (Ita) AG2R - La Mondiale
DNFLemarchand Romain (Fra) AG2R - La Mondiale
DNFShpilevsky Boris (Rus) AG2R - La Mondiale
DNFHaedo Juan Josè (Arg) Team Saxo Bank
DNFBoaro Manuele (Ita) Team Saxo Bank
DNFGustov Volodymir (Ukr) Team Saxo Bank
DNFHaedo Lucas Sebastiaan (Arg) Team Saxo Bank
DNFLund Anders (Den) Team Saxo Bank
DNFTanner David (Aus) Team Saxo Bank
DNFNepomnyachshiy Yevgeniy (Kaz) Astana Pro Team
DNFBandiera Marco (Ita) Omega Pharma - Quick Step
DNFBrammeier Matt (Irl) Omega Pharma - Quick Step
DNFIgnatenko Petr (Rus) Katusha Team
DNFKritskiy Timofey (Rus) Katusha Team
DNFCourteille Arnaud (Fra) FDJ - BIG MAT
DNFGeslin Anthony (Fra) FDJ - BIG MAT
DNFHutarovich Yauheni (Blr) FDJ - BIG MAT
DNFSoupe Geoffrey (Fra) FDJ - BIG MAT
DNFHaddou Said (Fra) Team Europcar
DNFThurau Bjorn (Ger) Team Europcar
DNFCiavatta Paolo (Ita) Acqua & Sapone
DNFCorioni Claudio (Ita) Acqua & Sapone
DNFMoreno Allue Francisco Javier (Spa) Androni Giocattoli
DNFDe Marchi Alessandro (Ita) Androni Giocattoli
DNFErmeti Giairo (Ita) Androni Giocattoli
DNFSantoro Antonio (Ita) Androni Giocattoli
DNFBalloni Alfredo (Ita) Farnese Vini - Selle Italia
DNFAndriato Rafael (Bra) Farnese Vini - Selle Italia
DNFRicci Bitti Davide (Ita) Farnese Vini - Selle Italia
DNFGiordani Leonardo (Ita) Farnese Vini - Selle Italia
DNFPozzato Filippo (Ita) Farnese Vini - Selle Italia
DNFOsoriuo Franck (Col) Colombia - Coldeportes
DNFOspina Navarro Dalivier (Col) Colombia - Coldeportes
DNFKurek Adrian (Pol) Utensilnord Named
DNFBosisio Gabriele (Ita) Utensilnord Named
DNFBerdos Oleg (Mda) Utensilnord Named
DNFFanelli Stiven (Ita) Utensilnord Named
DNFDe Waele Bert (Bel) Landbouwkrediet
DNFAmorison Frèdèric (Bel) Landbouwkrediet
DNFBarbe Koen (Bel) Landbouwkrediet
DNFDelfosse Sèbastien (Bel) Landbouwkrediet
DNFJuodvalkis Egidijus (Ltu) Landbouwkrediet
DNFBoifava Simone (Ita) Team Idea
DNFDe Maria Giuseppe (Ita) Team Idea
DNFDodi Luca (Ita) Team Idea
DNFKapeller Hannes (Aut) Tirol Cycling Team
DNFKuen Maximilian (Aut) Tirol Cycling Team
DNFPraxmarer Stefan (Aut) Tirol Cycling Team
DNFSchoibl Mario (Aut) Tirol Cycling Team
DNFWeiss Martin (Aut) Tirol Cycling Team
DNFWoehrer David (Aut) Tirol Cycling Team
DNFBendeguz Bernard (Hun) National Hungary
DNFCziraki Istvan (Hun) National Hungary
DNFDurucz Miklos (Hun) National Hungary
DNFLovassy Krisztian (Hun) National Hungary
DNFMolnar Istvan (Hun) National Hungary
DNFRadonics Matè (Hun) National Hungary
DNFSimon Peter (Hun) National Hungary
DNFSolymosi Marton (Hun) National Hungary
DNFFajt Kristjan (Slo) Adria Mobil
DNFPavlin Simon (Slo) Adria Mobil
DNFAlafaci Eugenio (Ita) Leopard - Trek Continental Team
DNFKern Julian (Ger) Leopard - Trek Continental Team
DNFSchlechter Pit (Lux) Leopard - Trek Continental Team
DNFZangerle Joel (Lux) Leopard - Trek Continental Team
DNFBrambilla Giorgio (Ita) Leopard - Trek Continental Team
DNFNakane Hideto (Jpn) Team Nippo
DNFSano Junya (Jpn) Team Nippo
DNFCesaro Roberto (Ita) Meridiana Kamen Team
DNFGiallorenzo Mariano (Ita) Meridiana Kamen Team
DNFMclean David John (GBr) Meridiana Kamen Team
DNFRossi Enrico (Ita) Meridiana Kamen Team
DNFBiondo Maurizio (Ita) Meridiana Kamen Team
DNFBaldo Nicolas (Fra) Atlas Personal - Jakroo
DNFFumeaux Jonathan (Swi) Atlas Personal - Jakroo
DNFHenggeler Daniel (Swi) Atlas Personal - Jakroo
DNFSalzinger Florian (Ger) Atlas Personal - Jakroo
DNFOberholzer Bernhard (Swi) Atlas Personal - Jakroo
DNFRosch David (Ger) Atlas Personal - Jakroo
DNFDabrowski Jarolaw (Pol) Amore & Vita
DNFLibner Niv (Isr) Amore & Vita
DNFLukesevics Viesturs (Lat) Amore & Vita
DNFYovchev Yovcho (Bul) Amore & Vita
DNFPalandri Marino (Ita) Amore & Vita
DNFMoren Patrik (Swe) Amore & Vita
DNFPalini Andrea (Ita) Team Idea
DNFDi Lorenzo Alberto (Ita) Meridiana Kamen Team
DNSRadotic Bruno (Cro) Meridiana Kamen Team

 

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