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2018 Giro dell'Emilia (HC) Results

101st edition: Saturday, October 6, 2018

Giro dell'Emilia podium history | 2017 edition | Course map | Photos | Start list

Saturday, October 6: Bologna - San Luca, Italy. 207.4 km

Alessandro De Marchi

Alesandro De Marchi wins in style. Sirotti photo

The race: Here's the report from winner Alessandro De Marchi's BMC team.

6 October, 2018, San Luca (ITA): Alessandro De Marchi took an emphatic win on home soil at Giro dell'Emilia after a gutsy effort saw him go on the attack early and ride solo to an impressive victory while behind, Dylan Teuns battled on to round out the podium positions in San Luca.

Alberto Bettiol flew the flag for BMC Racing Team in the early breakaway which reached the bottom of the 19.6-kilometer long Passo Brasimone, after over 50km of racing, ten minutes ahead of the peloton. Despite the main bunch starting to cut into their advantage, Bettiol and his fellow leaders continued to work well together going into the second half of the 207.4-kilometer course, and they were still sitting four minutes ahead as they approached the 40-kilometer to go mark.

However, the race continued to intensify behind them and soon, as they hit the steep slopes of the 2.1-kilometer long climb up to the finish line for the first time, the gap was just 1'30".

The gradient, which averaged 9.4 percent, took its toll on the breakaway and at the start of the first of four laps of the 9.3-kilometer long finishing circuit, Bettiol was riding in the second group that was eventually swept up by the strung-out peloton around one minute behind the four remaining leaders.

With just 20 seconds separating the reduced main bunch from the front of the race, De Marchi seized the opportunity to jump across to the leading group, making the junction on the second lap with 26 kilometers to go.

More riders were able to bridge the gap before new attacks saw De Marchi leading the race inside the final 20 kilometers as splits began to appear between the leading riders on the third ascent of the punishing climb.

A show of strength from De Marchi saw him extend his advantage out to 30 seconds going onto the penultimate lap and, with the wet weather conditions playing to his advantage by making the tough finishing circuit even tougher, he heard the bell ring around 40 seconds ahead of the first chaser and 45 seconds ahead of the whittled-down peloton.

After safely negotiating the tricky descent, De Marchi continued to dig deep and his determination was evident with the Italian rider gritting his teeth as the grueling ascent began for the final time.

De Marchi was able to focus on his own race, remaining unfazed by the attacks that began behind him going under the flamme rouge and his impressive effort was rewarded as he powered across the line, punching the air with delight as he sealed the day's victory.

Teuns also looked strong at the first in a series of Italian one-day races for BMC Racing Team, sticking with the main bunch on the final lap and even closing down the dangerous moves behind De Marchi before taking third on the line to join his teammate on the podium.

Interview with Alessandro De Marchi

Congratulations, Alessandro! What does today's victory mean to you?

"Today was a great day for me and I think this is maybe the best win of my career so far because stage races are totally different from a single-day race and I have never raced to win a single-day race."

"Over the last month, I have had a small dream about trying to go solo for the win here, not from the breakaway but by jumping clear off the front of the bunch early in the final. I took the risk today and in the end, it paid off."

What was it like when you were riding solo out at the front of the race?

"It's a crazy feeling because only in that moment, when you are alone in front, does everything count. Once you have made the gap, and found the right move, it's just you out there so it's all about staying focused, maintaining a good pace and focusing every inch of the road. Everything counts and it's special because you can wait a long time, maybe all day, and then quickly you're laying it all out on the road."

After today's win, what's your goal for the upcoming Italian one-day races?

"I think after today, I have to use the final races of the season to say thank you to Dylan especially because today, he was really helpful and he did an amazing job for me. I know he wants to race for the win and I would like to help him to do that."

"I have shown that I am in good shape and you never know what can happen but now is the time to do something for him and also maybe for Damiano as he sacrificed everything for me today. I want try to give back what they gave me today over the next few races."

Quotes From the Finish Line:

Dylan Teuns:
"I knew from the UCI World Championships, and from the Vuelta before that, that I was coming into this race with some good form. It was a hard recovery after the Road Race Championships so I came here with some confidence but not entirely sure what I would be able to do. However, I felt good all day and that definitely gave me a lot of motivation to do a good job in the final."

"We did everything as planned today with De Marchi going in an early move and that was a perfect situation for me but in the end, I didn't need to go 100 percent for the win instead, I had to protect his position. It was a great win for him and I was happy to support him and cover some dangerous moves behind."

"It was good to also finish on the podium and get my own result. I think I found the legs that I was looking for in the Spring today." 

Sports Director, Valerio Piva:
"To have two guys on the podium, and win the race, is fantastic. We knew coming into the race that we had the chance to make a good result as Ale, Dylan and Damiano were all in top shape. We discussed this morning that we wanted to have someone in the early breakaway and Alberto was the one who was attacking and it was good to have him out in front."

"We were able to stay quiet in the bunch behind him before the race really heated up on the hard final circuits. Ale was moving early but he was very strong. With the rain, he was able to make a gap and in the end, he did a fantastic job. I am really happy for him and he deserved this victory."

"Behind, we had Dylan staying with the bunch to help control and in the final kilometer he was able to stop Woods, which was a very important moment for us, before going on to finish third himself."

"Everybody did their job today and was where they needed to be, when they needed to be there. It's great to see a team motivated like the guys were today at this late point in the season."

Complete Results:

Photos

172 starters, 95 abandons, 77 classified finishers.

207.4 kilometers raced at an average speed of 40.196 km/hr

1 DE MARCHI Alessandro BMC 5hr 9min 35sec
2 URÁN Rigoberto EF Education First-Drapac @ 8sec
3 TEUNS Dylan BMC 0:09
4 WOODS Michael EF Education First-Drapac s.t.
5 PINOT Thibaut Groupama-FDJ 0:13
6 BARDET Romain Ag2r La Mondiale s.t.
7 ROGLIČ Primož LottoNL-Jumbo s.t.
8 NIBALI Vincenzo Bahrain-Merida 0:15
9 POZZOVIVO Domenico Bahrain-Merida 0:18
10 REICHENBACH Sébastien Groupama-FDJ 0:21
11 FUGLSANG Jakob Astana s.t.
12 VILLELLA Davide Astana 0:32
13 HAIG Jack Mitchelton-Scott s.t.
14 MARTÍNEZ Daniel Felipe EF Education First-Drapac s.t.
15 CHERNETSKI Sergei Astana 0:34
16 CICCONE Giulio Bardiani-CSF 0:38
17 MOSCON Gianni Sky 0:47
18 POLANC Jan UAE-Team Emirates 0:58
19 LÓPEZ Miguel Ángel Astana s.t.
20 MOHORIČ Matej Bahrain-Merida 1:04
21 CATTANEO Mattia Androni Giocattoli 1:07
22 FELLINE Fabio Trek-Segafredo 1:14
23 BERNAL Egan Sky 1:16
24 CARTHY Hugh EF Education First-Drapac 1:23
25 FRANKINY Kilian BMC 1:27
26 KUDUS Merhawi Dimension Data s.t.
27 PETILLI Simone UAE-Team Emirates 1:32
28 GENIEZ Alexandre Ag2r La Mondiale 1:56
29 SANTAROMITA Ivan Nippo-Vini Fantini 2:01
30 PETERS Nans Ag2r La Mondiale s.t.
31 SÜTTERLIN Jasha Movistar 2:05
32 ZARDINI Edoardo Wilier Triestina-Selle Italia 2:10
33 RAVANELLI Simone Biesse Carrera Gavardo 2:54
34 ROSA Diego Sky 3:20
35 RAVASI Edward UAE-Team Emirates s.t.
36 SOSA Iván Ramiro Androni Giocattoli s.t.
37 HENAO Sebastián Sky s.t.
38 FERNÁNDEZ Rubén Movistar s.t.
39 BERHANE Natnael Dimension Data 3:37
40 CHEREL Mickaël Ag2r La Mondiale 4:15
41 MOLLEMA Bauke Trek-Segafredo 4:21
42 STETINA Peter Trek-Segafredo 4:24
43 GAUDU David Groupama-FDJ 4:37
44 WACKERMANN Luca Bardiani-CSF 4:45
45 VISCONTI Giovanni Bahrain-Merida s.t.
46 VELASCO Simone Wilier Triestina-Selle Italia s.t.
47 CLARKE Simon EF Education First-Drapac 5:00
48 GESINK Robert LottoNL-Jumbo 5:25
49 SCHÖNBERGER Sebastian Wilier Triestina-Selle Italia s.t.
50 CARBONI Giovanni Bardiani-CSF 5:56
51 JANSE VAN RENSBURG Jacques Dimension Data 6:05
52 BAGIOLI Nicola Nippo-Vini Fantini s.t.
53 BOU Joan Nippo-Vini Fantini 6:11
54 ZOCCARATO Samuele Italy 7:52
55 GAZZARA Michele Sangemini-MG.K Vis 9:03
56 FRAPPORTI Mattia Androni Giocattoli 9:13
57 TIZZA Marco Nippo-Vini Fantini s.t.
58 BARBERO Carlos Movistar s.t.
59 CONCI Nicola Trek-Segafredo s.t.
60 ROVNY Ivan Gazprom-RusVelo s.t.
61 NIV Guy Israel Cycling Academy s.t.
62 ARCAS Jorge Movistar s.t.
63 RAGGIO Luca Wilier Triestina-Selle Italia 9:37
64 MASNADA Fausto Androni Giocattoli 9:51
65 DÍAZ José Manuel Israel Cycling Academy s.t.
66 SPREAFICO Matteo Androni Giocattoli s.t.
67 BADILATTI Matteo Israel Cycling Academy s.t.
68 BROWN Nathan EF Education First-Drapac s.t.
69 GABBURO Davide Amore & Vita-Prodir 10:24
70 FIRSANOV Sergey Gazprom-RusVelo 11:18
71 DAVIES Scott Dimension Data 11:35
72 BERNARDINETTI Marco Amore & Vita-Prodir 12:24
73 ALEOTTI Giovanni Italy 12:48
74 DELCO Lorenzo Biesse Carrera Gavardo 15:33
75 LUKŠEVICS Viesturs Amore & Vita-Prodir 17:51
76 GAFFURINI Nicola Sangemini-MG.K Vis 18:15
77 EG Niklas Trek-Segafredo 18:23

2018 Giro dell'Emilia map:

2018-giro-emilia-map

2018 Giro dell'Emilia pnotos by Fotoreporter Sirotti:

Gianni Moscon

Gianni Moscon picks up his bike.

Androni Giocattoli

Androni Giacottoli is presented during the starting ceremonies.

Race start

Waiting for the race to start.

Aklessandro De Marchi is gone

Alessandro De Marchi is gone....

Alessandro De MArchi

De Marchi attacked with 26 kilometers to go.

Alessandro De Marchi

Alessandro De Marchi is the winner.

Rigoberto Uran

Rigoberto Uran is second

Dylan Teuns

Dylan Teuns finishes third ahead of Michael Woods

The podium

The podium, from left: Rigoberto Uran (2nd), Alessandro De Marchi (1st) & Dylan Teuns (3rd)

Start list with back numbers, October 5, 2018:

BAHRAIN-MERIDA
1 VISCONTI Giovanni
2 BOARO Manuele
3 MOHORIC Matej
4 NIBALI Antonio
5 POZZOVIVO Domenico
6 NIBALI Vincenzo
7 PELLIZOTTI Franco
ASTANA
11 CATALDO Dario
12 FUGLSANG Jakob
13 HIRT Jan
14 VILLELLA Davide
15 CHERNETSKY Sergey
16 KANGERT Tanel
17 LÓPEZ Miguel
BMC
21 BETTIOL Alberto
22 DE MARCHI Alessandro
23 EVANS Alexander
24 FRANKINY Kilian
25 CARUSO Damiano
26 ROSSKOPF Joey
27 TEUNS Dylan
EF EDUCATION FIRST-DRAPAC
31 CARTHY Hugh
32 CLARKE Simon
33 DOMBROWSKI Joseph
34 MARTINEZ Daniel
35 BROWN Nathan
36 URAN Rigoberto
37 WOODS Michael
GROUPAMA-FDJ
41 PINOT Thibaut
42 BONNET William
43 LADAGNOUS Matthieu
44 GAUDU David
45 ROUX Anthony
46 REICHENBACH Sébastien
47 VINCENT Leo
UAE-TEAM EMIRATES
51 BONO Matteo
52 MORI Manuele
53 PETILLI Simone
54 SWIFT Ben
55 POLANC Jan
56 RAVASI Edward
57 RIABUSHENKO Aliaksandr
MOVISTAR
61 ARCAS Jorge
62 BARBERO Carlos
63 BETANCUR Carlos
64 FERNANDEZ Rubén
65 LANDA Mikel
66 ROJAS Jose
67 SÜTTERLIN Jasha
MITCHELTON-SCOTT
71 ALBASINI Michael
72 POWER Robert
73 HAIG Jack
74 KREUZIGER Roman
75 HAMILTON Lucas
76 VERONA Carlos
77 YATES Simon
DIMENSION DATA
81 CUMMINGS Stephen
82 DAVIES Scott
83 JANSE VAN RENSBURG Jacques
84 BERHANE Natnael
85 O'CONNOR Ben
86 DLAMINI Nicholas
87 KUDUS Merhawi
LOTTO NL-JUMBO
91 BATTAGLIN Enrico
92 DE TIER Floris
93 GESINK Robert
94 KRUIJSWIJK Steven
95 OLIVIER Daan
96 ROGLIC Primoz
97 TOLHOEK Antwan
SKY
101 BERNAL Egan
102 ELISSONDE Kenny
103 HENAO Sebastian
104 GOLAS Michal
105 MOSCON Gianni
106 ROSA Diego
107 LOPEZ David
TREK-SEGAFREDO
111 BRAMBILLA Gianluca
112 CONCI Nicola
113 FELLINE Fabio
114 EG Niklas
115 STETINA Peter
116 GRMAY Tsgabu
117 MOLLEMA Bauke
AG2R LA MONDIALE
121 BARDET Romain
122 CHEREL Mickaël
123 DOMONT Axel
124 LATOUR Pierre
125 GENIEZ Alexandre
126 MONTAGUTI Matteo
127 PETERS Nans
ITALIA
131 ALEOTTI Giovanni
132 CAIATI Aldo
133 CAPECCHI Eros
134 ORLANDI Massimo
135 ORRICO Davide
136 SANTORO Antonio
137 ZOCCARATO Samuele
ANDRONI GIOCATTOLI
141 FRAPPORTI Mattia
142 CATTANEO Mattia
143 FRAPPORTI Marco
144 MASNADA Fausto
145 SOSA Ivan
146 SPREAFICO Matteo
147 VENDRAME Andrea
BARDIANI-CSF
151 SAVINI Daniel
152 CARBONI Giovanni
153 CICCONE Giulio
154 ORSINI Umberto
155 ROTA Lorenzo
156 SENNI Manuel
157 WACKERMANN Luca
WILIER TRIESTINA-SELLE ITALIA
161 FLOREZ Miguel
162 KOSHEVOY Ilia
163 RAGGIO Luca
164 SCHÖNBERGER Sebastian
165 RINALDI Nicolas
166 VELASCO Simone
167 ZARDINI Edoardo
NIPPO-VINI FANTINI-EUROPA
171 BAGIOLI Nicola
172 HATSUYAMA Sho
173 ZACCANTI Filippo
174 BOU Joan
175 PONZI Simone
176 SANTAROMITA Ivan
177 TIZZA Marco
AMORE & VITA-PRODIR
181 BERNARDINETTI Marco
182 FICARA Pierpaolo
183 GABBURO Davide
184 LUKSEVICS Viesturs
185 STÜSSI Colin
186 TROSINO Mirko
187 YUSTRE Kristian
GAZPROM-RUSVELO
191 SHALUNOV Evgeny
192 FIRSANOV Serguei
193 KOZONTCHUK Dmitriy
194 KOBERNYAK Evgeny
195 LAGUTIN Sergey
196 KULIKOV Vladislav
197 ROVNY Ivan
ISRAEL CYCLING ACADEMY
201 GEBREMEDHIN Awet
202 BADILATTI Matteo
203 DÍAZ José
204 HERMANS Ben
205 NIV Guy
206 RÄIM Mihkel
207 SBARAGLI Kristian
CAJA RURAL-SEGUROS RGA
211 CELANO Danilo
212 CUADROS Alvaro
213 MAS BONET Luis
215 RODRÍGUEZ Cristian
216 SCHULTZ Nicholas
217 OIEN Justin
SANGEMINI-MG.K VIS-VEGA
221 DRAPERI Matteo
222 GAFFURINI Nicola
223 GAZZARA Michele
224 COLNAGHI Luca
225 SALVIETTI Niccolò
226 DI SANTE Antonio
BIESSE CARRERA GAVARDO
231 AMICI Alberto
232 DELCO Lorenzo
233 LOGICA Enrico
234 PICCOT Michel
235 RAVANELLI Simone
236 SALVADOR Enrico
237 ZANARDINI Andrea
MSTINA FOCUS
241 DOBRE Vlad-Nicolae
242 DIMA Emil
243 MARCELLI Mattia
244 RUSCETTA Andrea
245 STACCHIOTTI Riccardo
246 VULCAN Denis-Marian