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2018 Gran Piemonte/Giro del Piemonte (HC), Italy

102nd edition: Thursday, October 11, 2018

Gran Piemonte podium history | 2016 edition (2017 edition not held) | Course map & profile | Photos | Start list

Racconigi - Stupinigi, 191 kilometers

Sonny Colbrelli

The race is Sonny Colbrelli's

The race: Here is the organizer's report.

Italy’s Sonny Colbrelli of Bahrain-Merida concluded his 2018 season with a victory at the GranPiemonte eight months after he opened it with a powerful stage win at the Dubai Tour. He outsprinted Frenchman Florian Sénéchal from Quick-Step Floors and his compatriot Davide Ballerini in front of the spectacular hunting palace of Stupigini. Ballerini’s result secured success for his Androni Giocattoli-Sidermec team in the Ciclismo Cup.

The winner, Sonny Colbrelli said in the post-race press conference: “With 2km to go, I realized the bunch was split and I told my team-mate Kristjan Koren to ride as hard as he could after the last curve because we knew that Androni and Bardiani had good lead out trains. When he gave me the way with 500 metres to go, [Paolo] Simion [of Bardiani-CSF] took the lead and I decided to launch my sprint at 350 metres even though it meant a very long sprint. The final stretch seemed to be never ending although I was able to deal with the gap I straight away got for myself.

“For sure, this victory is dedicated to my baby girl due to be born in about ten days from now. She’ll be named Vittoria! It’s been a season of many second places, including some at a very high level, so it’s nice to finish it off with a win.”

Florian Senechal, second, said: “Second is a good result but I think it was possible for me to win today because when Sonny [Colbrelli] launched his sprint from more than 300 metres, I looked to the left side. After that, I was coming back fast but too late. I’m happy… but not completely happy. I said this morning that I was mostly afraid of crashing but I wasn’t scared. I’m from the north of France and I’m used to racing in Belgium on bad roads. We train for that at Quick-Step and we are used to sprinting with different riders. We have Viviani, Gaviria, Hodeg, Jakobsen… we’re full of sprinters, so every race that comes down to sprint, we go for it.”

Davide Ballerini, third, said: “In reality, I had to lead Manuel [Belletti] out and I started doing it but in the last curve, a gap was created behind me. When I looked back at 500 metres to go, I saw a Katusha – Alpecin rider [Jhonathan Restrepo] behind me and Sonny launched his sprint. He took an advantage of ten meters straight away and I couldn’t close it. But my third place helps secure the final victory as a team in the Ciclismo Cup. That’s what we’ve been looking for since the beginning of the year.”

Complete Results:

Photos

191 kilometers raced at an average speed of 43.936 km/hr

1 COLBRELLI Sonny Bahrain-Merida 4hr 20min 50sec
2 SÉNÉCHAL Florian Quick-Step Floors s.t.
3 BALLERINI Davide Androni Giocattoli-Sidermec s.t.
4 RESTREPO Jhonatan Katusha-Alpecin s.t.
5 MINALI Riccardo Astana s.t.
6 BELLETTI Manuel Androni Giocattoli-Sidermec s.t.
7 PFINGSTEN Christoph Bora-hansgrohe s.t.
8 GUARDINI Andrea Bardiani-CSF s.t.
9 PEÁK Barnabás Quick-Step Floors @ 2sec
10 VELASCO Simone Wilier Triestina-Selle Italia s.t.
11 KONRAD Patrick Bora-hansgrohe s.t.
12 KEUKELEIRE Jens Lotto-Soudal s.t.
13 ROSA Diego Sky s.t.
14 GOLDSTEIN Omer Israel Cycling Academy s.t.
15 KULIKOVSKIY Alexandr Gazprom-RusVelo s.t.
16 SMIT Willie Katusha-Alpecin s.t.
17 GANNA Filippo UAE-Team Emirates s.t.
18 SIMION Paolo Bardiani-CSF s.t.
19 MONK Cyrus EF Education First-Drapac s.t.
20 VERMOTE Julien Dimension Data s.t.
21 HONORÉ Mikkel Quick-Step Floors s.t.
22 TIVANI German UAE-Team Emirates s.t.
23 ROJAS José Joaquín Movistar s.t.
24 SCHÖNBERGER Sebastian Wilier Triestina-Selle Italia s.t.
25 SOBRERO Matteo Dimension Data s.t.
26 KOBERNYAK Evgeny Gazprom-RusVelo s.t.
27 SBARAGLI Kristian Israel Cycling Academy s.t.
28 LAMMERTINK Maurits Katusha-Alpecin s.t.
29 MAIKIN Roman Gazprom-RusVelo s.t.
30 BRESCIANI Michael Bardiani-CSF s.t.
31 BENFATTO Marco Androni Giocattoli-Sidermec 0:12
32 KOREN Kristijan Bahrain-Merida 0:14
33 SHAW James Lotto-Soudal 0:16
34 ROSSKOPF Joey BMC 0:17
35 OLIVEIRA Nelson Movistar s.t.
36 GOLAŚ MichaL Sky s.t.
37 MARCATO Marco UAE-Team Emirates 0:27
38 VAN ZYL Johann Dimension Data 0:32
39 OVETT Freddy BMC s.t.
40 PETILLI Simone UAE-Team Emirates s.t.
41 ZEITS Andrey Astana s.t.
42 FRAPPORTI Mattia Androni Giocattoli-Sidermec s.t.
43 GASPAROTTO Enrico Bahrain-Merida s.t.
44 ALBANESE Vincenzo Bardiani-CSF s.t.
45 EVANS Alexander BMC s.t.
46 BETTIOL Alberto BMC s.t.
47 KULIKOV Vladislav Gazprom-RusVelo s.t.
48 KNEES Christian Sky s.t.
49 GAROSIO Andrea Bahrain-Merida s.t.
50 BRESCHEL Matti EF Education First-Drapac s.t.
51 LAGUTIN Sergey Gazprom-RusVelo s.t.
52 STANNARD Ian Sky s.t.
53 QUINTANA Dayer Movistar s.t.
54 HENAO Sebastián Sky s.t.
55 TEUNS Dylan BMC s.t.
56 GRIVKO Andrey Astana s.t.
57 DE MARCHI Alessandro BMC 0:37
58 SERRY Pieter Quick-Step Floors 0:39
59 NIV Guy Israel Cycling Academy s.t.
60 BENEDETTI Cesare Bora-hansgrohe s.t.
61 GONÇALVES José Katusha-Alpecin s.t.
62 STALNOV Nikita Astana s.t.
63 IZAGIRRE Gorka Bahrain-Merida s.t.
64 CARRETERO Héctor Movistar s.t.
65 GAVAZZI Francesco Androni Giocattoli-Sidermec s.t.
66 FRAPPORTI Marco Androni Giocattoli-Sidermec s.t.
67 ANACONA Winner Movistar s.t.
68 BADILATTI Matteo Israel Cycling Academy s.t.
69 TONELLI Alessandro Bardiani-CSF s.t.
70 ZACCANTI Filippo Nippo-Vini Fantini 0:44
71 CUMMINGS Steve Dimension Data s.t.
72 MODOLO Sacha EF Education First-Drapac s.t.
73 SÁNCHEZ Luis León Astana s.t.
74 BETANCUR Carlos Movistar s.t.
75 GEBREMEDHIN Awet Israel Cycling Academy s.t.
76 MORI Manuele UAE-Team Emirates 0:48
77 HIRT Jan Astana s.t.
78 RAGGIO Luca Wilier Triestina-Selle Italia s.t.
79 RAVASI Edward UAE-Team Emirates 1:03
80 ROTA Lorenzo Bardiani-CSF 1:35
81 CAPECCHI Eros Quick-Step Floors 1:45
82 CASTRILLO Jaime Movistar s.t.
83 SHALUNOV Evgeny Gazprom-RusVelo 1:50
84 MAESTRI Mirco Bardiani-CSF 2:06
85 PIRARD Maxim Bahrain-Merida 3:11

Course map & profile:

2018 Gran Piemonte map

2018 Gran Piemonte map

Giro Piemonte

And the race profile

Photos by Fotoreporter Sirotti:

Androni Giacottoli

Before the race starts Androni Giacottoli is presented.

Sprint

Here they come...

Sonny Colbrelli

The race is Sonny Colbrelli's

Sebastian Henao

Sebastian Henao looks worse for the day's wear

Alessandro De Marchi

Alessandro de Marchi finishes about a half-minute after the Colbrelli group.

Sonny Colbrelli

Race winner Sonny Colbrelli

Gran Piemonte podium

The podium, from left: Florian Senechal (2nd), Sonny Colbrelli (1st) & Davide Ballerini (3rd)

Start list with back numbers, October 10, 2018:

ANDRONI GIOCATTOLI-SIDERMEC
DS: Giovanni Ellana
1 BELLETTI Manuel
2 BALLERINI Davide
3 BENFATTO Marco
4 FRAPPORTI Mattia
5 GAVAZZI Francesco
6 FRAPPORTI Marco
7 VENDRAME Andrea
ASTANA
DS: Stefano Zanini
11 CHERNETSKY Sergey
12 GRIVKO Andriy
13 HIRT Jan
14 SANCHEZ GIL Luis Leon
15 MINALI Riccardo
16 STALNOV Nikita
17 ZEITS Andrey
BAHRAIN-MERIDA
DS: Alberto Volpi
21 COLBRELLI Sonny
22 GAROSIO Andrea
23 GASPAROTTO Enrico
24 IZAGUIRRE Gorka
25 KOREN Kristjan
26 PIRARD Maxim
BARDIANI-CSF
DS: Roberto Reverberi
31 ALBANESE Vincenzo
32 BRESCIANI Michael
33 GUARDINI Andrea
34 MAESTRI Mirco
35 ROTA Lorenzo
36 SIMION Paolo
37 TONELLI Alessandro
BMC
DS: Valerio Pina
41 TEUNS Dylan
42 BETTIOL Alberto
43 DENNIS Rohan
44 DE MARCHI Alessandro
45 EVANS Alexander
46 OVETT Freddy
47 ROSSKOPF Joey
BORA-HANSGROHE
DS: Jens Zemke
51 FORMOLO Davide
52 BENEDETTI Cesare
53 BUCHMANN Emanuel
54 KONRAD Patrick
55 MAJKA Rafal
56 PFINGSTEN Christoph
57 POLJANSKI Pawel
GAZPROM-RUSVELO
DS: Paolo Rosola
62 KULIKOV Vladislav
63 KULIKOVSKIY Alexandr
64 LAGUTIN Sergey
66 RYBALKIN Aleksey
67 SHALUNOV Evgeny
ISRAEL CYCLING ACADEMY
DS: René Andrle
71 HERMANS Ben
72 BADILATTI Matteo
73 DIAZ José
74 NEILANDS Krists
75 NIV Guy
76 PLAZA Ruben
77 SBARAGLI Kristian
LOTTO-SOUDAL
DS: Bart Leysen
81 WELLENS Tim
82 BENOOT Tiesj
83 DE GENDT Thomas
84 KEUKELEIRE Jens
85 LAMBRECHT Bjorg
86 MONFORT Maxime
87 SHAW James Callum
MOVISTAR
DS: Jose Garcia
91 ANACONA Winner
92 BETANCUR Carlos
93 CARRETERO Hector
94 CASTRILLO Jaime
95 OLIVEIRA Nelson
96 QUINTANA Dayer
97 ROJAS Jose
NIPPO-VINI FANTINI
DS: Mario Manzoni
101 CANOLA Marco
102 BOU Joan
103 TIZZA Marco
104 GROSU Eduard
105 ZACCANTI Filippo
106 LOBATO uan Jose
107 PONZI Simone
QUICK-STEP FLOORS
DS: Davide Bramati
111 ASGREEN Kasper
112 CAPECCHI Eros
113 DE PLUS Laurens
114 HONORÉ Mikkel
115 PEAK Barnabas
116 SENECHAL Florian
117 SERRY Pieter
DIMENSION DATA
DS Bingen Fernandez
121 CUMMINGS Stephen
122 DAVIES Scott
123 DLAMINI Nicholas
124 O'CONNOR Ben Alexander
125 SOBRERO Matteo
126 VAN ZYL Johann
127 VERMOTE Julien
EF EDUCATION FIRST-DRAPAC
DS: Fabrizio Guidi
131 MODOLO Sacha
132 BRESCHEL Matti
134 DOMBROWSKI Joseph
135 NEVES José
136 MONK Cyrus
137 OWEN Logan
KATUSHA-ALPECIN
DS: Dmitriy Konychev
141 ZAKARIN Ilnur
142 GONCALVES Jose
143 KISERLOVSKI Robert
144 LAMMERTINK Maurits
145 RESTREPO Jhonatan
146 SMIT Willie
147 SPILAK Simon
SKY
DS: Matteo Tosatto
151 STANNARD Ian
152 BERNAL Egan
153 DE LA CRUZ David
154 KNEES Christian
155 GOLAS Michal
156 ROSA Diego
157 HENAO Sebastian
UAE-TEAM EMIRATES
DS: Mario Scirea
161 GANNA Filippo
162 MARCATO Marco
163 MORI Manuele
164 PETILLI Simone
165 RAVASI Edward
166 SUTHERLAND Rory
167 TIVANI German
WILIER TRIESTINA-SELLE ITALIA
DS: Luca Scinto
171 ZARDINI Edoardo
172 FLOREZ Miguel
173 KOSHEVOY Ilia
174 RAGGIO Luca
175 RINALDI Nicolas
176 SCHÖNBERGER Sebastian
177 VELASCO Simone