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2022 Coppa Bernocchi (1.Pro), Italy

103rd edition: Monday, October 3, 2022

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Legnano - Legnano: 190.7 km. Legnano is 20 kilometers northwest of Milan.

Davide Ballerini

Davide Ballerini wins in Legnano. Getty Sport photo

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Weather at the start/finish city of Legnano at 2:00 PM, local time: 23C (72F), sunny, with the wind from the south at 10 km/hr (6 mph). There is just a 1% chance of rain.

The race: Here's the report from winner Davide Ballerini's Team Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl.

For the second consecutive year, Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl celebrated at Coppa Bernocchi. After Remco Evenepoel powered through the rain last season, dropping his breakaway companions en route to an impressive solo win, this time it was Davide Ballerini’s turn to put his arms in the air following a perfect sprint in Legnano.

The Wolfpack meant business Monday afternoon and showed its intentions early, with more than 60 kilometers to go on the circuit revolving around the Piccolo Stelvio. Julian Alaphilippe made his move and immediately spread chaos in the peloton, which was fragmented on the climb and had to work hard for a regrouping, while at the front the double World Champion – joined in the meantime by four riders – built a gap of around 40 seconds.

The group was soon brought to heel, but Alaphilippe went again shortly after, putting the pressure on many of the sprinters, who found it difficult to keep the pace on the hilly roads around Legnano. Several riders, including teammate Ilan Van Wilder, bridged across and brought more firepower, which helped the newly-formed leading group put 40 seconds into the chasers, who were forced to use many resources in order to make the catch.

When they did, with eight kilometers to go, Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl stormed to the front and set a ferocious tempo until the last two kilometers for Davide Ballerini, who then placed himself in the wheel of Matteo Trentin (UAE Team Emirates) and remained there until the final 200 meters, when he launched an explosive sprint that brought him his second victory of the season after the one on stage 4 of the Tour de Wallonie, at the end of July.

“I’m very happy, as I really needed this win, which shows that I found my condition again after not enjoying the best of times at the World Championships. It wasn’t easy and I suffered today, as the speed went up with each lap, but I tried to tackle the climbs in the first positions at all times and managed to stay in there after almost being dropped at one point. My team did a fantastic job and worked hard for me after it all came back together, pulling hard in the finale, and then in the sprint I just took Trentin’s wheel and gave my best. I’m delighted with this success on home soil and with the fact I could repay the guys for their amazing work”, said Davide, the first Italian in four years to triumph in Coppa Bernocchi.

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Complete results:

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190.7 kilometers raced at an average speed of 44.346 km/hr

1 Davide Ballerini Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl 4hr 18min 1sec
2 Corbin Strong Israel-Premier Tech s.t.
3 Stefano Oldani Alpecin-Deceuninck s.t.
4 Matteo Trentin UAE Team Emirates s.t.
5 Iván García Movistar s.t.
6 Robert Stannard Alpecin-Deceuninck s.t.
7 Cristian Scaroni Astana Qazaqstan s.t.
8 Davide Bais EOLO-Kometa s.t.
9 Andrea Vendrame Ag2r-Citroën s.t.
10 Marijn Van Den Berg EF Education-EasyPost s.t.
11 Carlos Barbero Lotto Soudal s.t.
12 Gianni Moscon Astana Qazaqstan s.t.
13 Alexis Vuillermoz TotalEnergies s.t.
14 Quentin Pacher Groupama-FDJ s.t.
15 Enrico Battaglin Bardiani-CSF-Faizanè s.t.
16 Jhonnatan Narvaez INEOS Grenadiers s.t.
17 Joel Nicolau Caja Rural-Seguros RGA s.t.
18 José oaquin Rojas Movistar s.t.
19 Roger Adriá Equipo Kern Pharma s.t.
20 Umberto Marengo Drone Hopper-Androni Giocattoli s.t.
21 Eduard Prades Caja Rural-Seguros RGA s.t.
22 Andrea Piccolo EF Education-EasyPost s.t.
23 Andrea Pasqualon Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert s.t.
24 Kristian Sbaragli Alpecin-Deceuninck s.t.
25 Davide Gabburo Bardiani-CSF-Faizanè s.t.
26 Andrii Ponomar Drone Hopper-Androni Giocattoli s.t.
27 Ion Izagirre Cofidis s.t.
28 Remy Mertz Bingoal-Pauwels Sauces s.t.
29 Patrick Konrad BORA-hansgrohe s.t.
30 Leo Hayter INEOS Grenadiers s.t.
31 Mathieu Burgaudeau TotalEnergies s.t.
32 Paul Ourselin TotalEnergies s.t.
33 Guillaume Martin Cofidis s.t.
34 Francesco Gavazzi EOLO-Kometa s.t.
35 Théo Delacroix Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert s.t.
36 Kamil Malecki Lotto Soudal s.t.
37 Calum Johnston Caja Rural-Seguros RGA s.t.
38 Dion Smith BikeExchange-Jayco s.t.
39 Frederik Wandahl BORA-hansgrohe s.t.
40 Jose Herrada Cofidis s.t.
41 Salvatore Puccio INEOS Grenadiers s.t.
42 Dimitri Peyskens Bingoal-Pauwels Sauces s.t.
43 Alessandro Covi UAE Team Emirates s.t.
44 Victor De La Parte TotalEnergies s.t.
45 Aurélien Paret-Peintre Ag2r-Citroën s.t.
46 Jorge Arcas Movistar s.t.
47 Tom Devriendt Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert s.t.
48 Paul Lapeira Ag2r-Citroën s.t.
49 Quinten Hermans Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert s.t.
50 Odd Christian Eiking EF Education-EasyPost s.t.
51 Jaakko Hänninen Ag2r-Citroën s.t.
52 Asbjørn Hellemose Trek-Segafredo s.t.
53 Jon Barrenetxea Caja Rural-Seguros RGA s.t.
54 Alan Jousseaume TotalEnergies s.t.
55 Laurens De Plus INEOS Grenadiers s.t.
56 Cesare Benedetti BORA-hansgrohe s.t.
57 Davide Rebellin Work Service-Vitalcare s.t.
58 Dario Cataldo Trek-Segafredo s.t.
59 Diego Ulissi UAE Team Emirates @ 9sec
60 Clément Champoussin Ag2r-Citroën s.t.
61 Marc Hirschi UAE Team Emirates s.t.
62 Felix Grossschartner BORA-hansgrohe 0:17
63 Omar El Gouzi Bardiani-CSF-Faizanè s.t.
64 Vegard Stake Laengen UAE Team Emirates s.t.
65 Nicola Conci Alpecin-Deceuninck s.t.
66 Simon Pellaud Trek-Segafredo 0:42
67 Einer Rubio Movistar s.t.
68 Mikkel Honore Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl 0:46
69 Julian Alaphilippe Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl s.t.
70 Igor Arrieta Equipo Kern Pharma s.t.
71 Romain Grégoire Groupama-FDJ s.t.
72 Diego Sevilla EOLO-Kometa s.t.
73 Amanuel Gebreigzabhier Trek-Segafredo s.t.
74 Natnael Tesfazion Drone Hopper-Androni Giocattoli s.t.
75 Hector Carretero Equipo Kern Pharma s.t.
76 Mark Padun EF Education-EasyPost s.t.
77 Attila Valter Groupama-FDJ s.t.
78 Rudy Molard Groupama-FDJ s.t.
79 Harm Vanhoucke Lotto Soudal s.t.
80 Alessandro De Marchi Israel-Premier Tech 0:52
81 Emils Liepins Trek-Segafredo 0:56
82 Mathias Vacek Trek-Segafredo s.t.
83 Mauri Vansevenant Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl 1:17
84 Henok Mulubrhan Bardiani-CSF-Faizanè 1:30
85 Ilan Van Wilder Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl 1:32
86 Dries Devenyns Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl 1:36
87 Santiago Umba Drone Hopper-Androni Giocattoli 1:39
88 Viktor Verschaeve Lotto Soudal 2:09
89 Jimmy Janssens Alpecin-Deceuninck 4:10
90 Miguel Ángel López Astana Qazaqstan 5:08
91 Pavel Sivakov INEOS Grenadiers s.t.
92 Filippo Fiorelli Bardiani-CSF-Faizanè s.t.
93 Javier Romo Astana Qazaqstan s.t.
94 Andrea Pietrobon EOLO-Kometa 5:40
95 David Martin EOLO-Kometa s.t.
96 Ben Zwiehoff BORA-hansgrohe s.t.
97 Nadav Raisberg Israel-Premier Tech s.t.
98 Reto Hollenstein Israel-Premier Tech s.t.
99 Imanol Erviti Movistar s.t.
100 Filippo Tagliani Drone Hopper-Androni Giocattoli s.t.
101 Giacomo Garavaglia Work Service-Vitalcare-Dynatek s.t.
102 Tom Paquot Bingoal-Pauwels Sauces s.t.
103 Carlos Garcia Equipo Kern Pharma s.t.
104 Christopher Juul-Jensen BikeExchange-Jayco s.t.
105 Alexandre Balmer BikeExchange-Jayco s.t.
106 Josu Etxeberria Caja Rural-Seguros RGA s.t.
107 Kaden Groves BikeExchange-Jayco 5:45
108 Sean Quinn EF Education-EasyPost s.t.
109 François Bidard Cofidis s.t.

 


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2022 Coppa Bernocchi course map & profile:

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2022 Coppa Bernocchi photos by Fotoreporter Sirotti:

Two-time world champion Julian Alaphilippe before the race start.

Team Corratec is presented during the starting ceremonies.

It's about time to race.

Peloton

The peloton climbs the Piccolo Stelvio

Davide Ballerini has every reason to smile.

Podium

The podium, from left: Corbin Strong (2nd), Davide Ballerini (1st) & Stefano Oldani (3rd).