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2019 Gran Premio Città di Peccioli -
Coppa Sabatini (1.1), Italy

67th edition: Thursday, September 19, 2019

Coppa Sabatini podium history | 2018 edition | Course map & profile

Peccioli - Peccioli, 195.90 km

Alexey Lutsenko

Alexey Lutsenko puts more than a minute between himself and his first chaser, Sonny Colbrelli.

Weather at the start/finish city of Peccioli at 1:55 PM, local time: 27C (81F), partly cloudy, with the wind from the north-northeast at 21 km/hr (13 mph). No rain is forecast.

The race: Here's the report from winner Alexey Lutsenko's Team Astana.

From the beginning it was a very intense race. After the first 10-15 km a breakaway of 17 has been created with some strong riders in that group. Thanks to a strong effort of the Astana riders, in particular, Nikita Stalnov and Dmitriy Gruzdev, the gap began to come down and when it has been shortened to just 40 seconds, Alexey Lutsenko made a powerful solo attack to join the first breakaway group.

"At the beginning we worked quite good all together, but anyway there were still too many riders in the breakaway, and it is always someone who tries not to work too much, so as a result we didn’t find a nice pace together and the peloton started to reduce the gap. When it came down to just around 50 seconds between our group and the peloton, it was Egan Bernal who attacked on the climb and immediately after him, I made my decisive and final attack. I was hoping that some riders would join me, but when I turned around on the top of the climb, I realized that the gap is already around 15-20 seconds and there was nobody on my wheel. So, I’ve got a courage and began to work alone.

"When the gap increased to 40-50 seconds, I understood that I have to continue solo until the end. This became a surprise to everyone, but not to me, as I always prefer to attack in advance. Although, riding alone during 86 km is a bit too much, so the last 30-40 km were really tough. Of course, I would like to thank my team and all teammates who did a good job today, also I’ve got a great support from my sports director, who was leading me through the race by radio. I’d like to thank our general partner Samruk-Kazyna for supporting our team and I was happy today that all people at the finish listened the Anthem of Kazakhstan. So, I am really happy because I won, and a victory is a victory! What else can you say?" commented Alexey Lutsenko after the finish.

Alexey Lutsenko finished solo in front of an enthusiastic audience in the Italian city of Peccioli, 1 minute 3 seconds ahead of the first chasers. The daily podium has been completed by two Italian riders, Sonny Colbrelli and Simone Velasco.

Complete Results:

195.9 kilometers raced at an average speed of 44.701 km/hr

1 Alexey Lutsenko Astana 4hr 22min 57sec
2 Sonny Colbrelli Bahrain-Merida @ 1min 3sec
3 Simone Velasco Neri Sottoli-Selle Italia 1' 04''
4 Kristian Sbaragli Israel Cycling Academy s.t.
5 Filippo Ganna Team INEOS 1' 59''
6 Davide Cimolai Israel Cycling Academy 2' 16''
7 Fabian Lienhard IAM-Excelsior s.t.
8 Marco Canola Nippo-Vini Fantini s.t.
9 Andrea Vendrame Androni Giocattoli-Sidermec s.t.
10 Michael Albasini Switzerland s.t.
11 Giovanni Visconti Neri Sottoli-Selle Italia s.t.
12 Davide Gabburo Neri Sottoli-Selle Italia s.t.
13 Julien Simon Cofidis s.t.
14 Simone Consonni UAE Team Emirates s.t.
15 Andrea Pasqualon Wanty-Gobert s.t.
16 Mauro Finetto Delko-Marseille Provence 2' 20''
17 Nikolay Cherkasov Gazprom-RusVelo s.t.
18 Guillaume Martin Wanty-Gobert s.t.
19 Mattia Bais Androni Giocattoli-Sidermec 2' 23''
20 Romain Combaud Delko-Marseille Provence s.t.
21 Merhawi Kudus Astana s.t.
22 Leonardo Basso Team INEOS s.t.
23 Pierpaolo Ficara Italy s.t.
24 Nelson Soto Caja Rural-Seguros RGA s.t.
25 Diego Rosa Team INEOS 2' 27''
26 Lorenzo Rota Bardiani-CSF s.t.
27 Francesco Gavazzi Androni Giocattoli-Sidermec 2' 30''
28 Enrico Barbin Bardiani-CSF s.t.
29 Aleksander Vlasov Gazprom-RusVelo 2' 39''
30 Daniel Savini Bardiani-CSF 2' 43''
31 Anthony Perez Cofidis 2' 50''
32 Manuele Mori UAE Team Emirates s.t.
33 Umberto Marengo Neri Sottoli-Selle Italia s.t.
34 Vincenzo Albanese Bardiani-CSF 2' 52''
35 Phil Bauhaus Bahrain-Merida 2' 59''
36 Simone Ravanelli Androni Giocattoli-Sidermec 3' 06''
37 Simone Petilli UAE Team Emirates 3' 15''
38 Damiano Cima Nippo-Vini Fantini s.t.
39 Alessandro Bisolti Androni Giocattoli-Sidermec 7' 36''
40 Dario Puccioni Sangemini-Trevigiani-MG.K Vis s.t.
41 Miguel Flórez Androni Giocattoli-Sidermec s.t.
42 Daniil Fominykh Astana s.t.
43 Damian Lüscher Switzerland s.t.
44 Marco Landi Gazprom-RusVelo s.t.
45 Ivan Martinelli D'Amico-UM Tools s.t.
46 Vadim Pronskiy Astana s.t.
47 Michele Gazzoli Italy s.t.
48 Samuele Zoccarato IAM-Excelsior s.t.
49 Ivan Rovnyi Gazprom-RusVelo s.t.
50 Nicolas Dalla Valle UAE Team Emirates 7' 40''
51 Brice Feillu Arkea-Samsic s.t.
52 Maxime Jarnet Arkea-Samsic s.t.
53 Attilio Viviani Cofidis 7' 41''
54 Dmitriy Gruzdev Astana s.t.
55 Nikita Stalnov Astana 7' 44''
56 Igor Boev Gazprom-RusVelo 7' 47''
57 Jhonatan Narváez Team INEOS 7' 53''
58 Alberto Dainese Italy s.t.

Course map & profile:

2019 Coppa Sabatini map

2019 Coppa Sabatini map

Coppa Sabatini profile

2019 Coppa Sabatini profile