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2016 Gran Premio Bruno Beghelli (1.1), Italy

21st edition: Sunday, September 25, 2016

Gran Premio Bruno Beghelli podium history | 2015 edition | 2017 edition | Race map |

Monteveglio - Monteveglio, 200.4 km

Nicola ruffoni

Nicola Ruffoni wins the 21st GP Bruno Beghelli

The Race: Here's the story from winner Nicola Ruffoni's Bardiani-CSF team:

Another race, another amazing performance of Bardiani-CSF. For the second year in a row the #GreenTeam wins Gran Premio Bruno Beghelli, 195 km road race, thanks to the great sprint of Nicola Ruffoni who left behind Pozzato and Keukeleire. Sonny Colbrelli, 2015 winner, placed 4th.

“Most of the credit for today’s win belongs to my teammates” said Ruffoni. “Our goal in the morning was to create the right conditions for a sprint and I was the appointed leader, but the finale was a really hard challenge for my legs. When the peloton split, we were  35 riders in the leading group. Orica started an incredible forcing to put the sprinters out of the game. Teammates supported me on the final steep climb, then took me in the leading positions. I had to sprint at least in third position I would take the win. Simion and Colbrelli managed the final km in the best way. At 250 Sonny was first and I was second. At 150 meters I opened the gas and crossed the line”.

“My season so far has been pretty good. The start was not so great, then I found the right continuity in my performances and at Tour of Austria I broke the ice. The second place at Coppa Bernocchi was a pity, but today’s win was a good way to forget it. I’m happy for what I did, but I want to go further. I know I can grow again. My goal is improving the level of my performances in the most important race of the calendar. The #GreenTeam showed to believe in me and I want to payback their trust”.

GP Beghelli is third win in 2016 for Ruffoni and fourth in three years as professional. For Bardiani-CSF is 12th seasonal success - only one win miss to tie team record achieved in 2014. Looking to the final part of the season, the numbers of the #GreenTeam are awesome: three wins (Coppa Agostoni, Coppa Sabatini and GP Beghelli), three second place (Coppa Bernocchi, stage and final classification at Giro della Toscana), one third place (Coppa Bernocchi) and two fourth place (stage at Giro della Toscana and GP Beghelli).

“Doing bold performance was our goal but the guys are doing something incredible” explained team director Roberto Reverberi. “Our leaders are finalizing in the best way, but the strength of the team is making the difference. Today we have seven riders on a group of 35 in the finale and they worked just for one man. Since Coppa Bernocchi we challenged some of the strongest riders in the world and in every race we have to compete with WT teams and a really strong and equipped Italian National team. I have to praise the whole #GreenTeam and ask the riders to keep the focus high - only four races miss to finish the season and we don’t have to stop the golden moment we’re living”.

Complete Results:

200.4 kilometers raced at an average speed of 45.314 km/hr

1 RUFFONI Nicola BARDIANI CSF 4hr 25min 21sec
2 POZZATO Filippo WILIER TRIESTINA-SOUTHEAST st
3 KEUKELEIRE Jens ORICA-BIKEEXCHANGE st
4 COLBRELLI Sonny BARDIANI CSF st
5 CONSONNI Simone NAZIONALE ITALIA st
6 GUARNIERI Jacopo NAZIONALE ITALIA st
7 NAPOLITANO Danilo WANTY-GROUPE GOBERT st
8 SBARAGLI Kristian DIMENSION DATA st
9 NIELSEN Magnus Cort ORICA-BIKEEXCHANGE st
10 GAVAZZI Francesco ANDRONI GIOCATTOLI st
11 BRESCHEL Matti CANNONDALE-DRAPAC st
12 DRUCKER Jean-Pierre BMC st
13 GROSU Eduard Michael NIPPO-VINI FANTINI st
14 BELLETTI Manuel WILIER TRIESTINA-SOUTHEAST st
15 KAMYSHEV Arman ASTANA @ 2sec
16 BOLE Grega NIPPO-VINI FANTINI st
17 SPRENGERS Thomas TOPSPORT VLAANDEREN st
18 MEURISSE Xandro WANTY-GROUPE GOBERT st
19 PATERSKI Maciej CCC SPRANDI POLKOWICE st
20 VELASCO Simone BARDIANI CSF st
21 MOSCA Jacopo TREK SEGAFREDO st
22 EDET Nicolas COFIDIS st
23 SIMION Paolo BARDIANI CSF st
24 ZHUPA Eugert WILIER TRIESTINA-SOUTHEAST st
25 VAN HECKE Preben TOPSPORT VLAANDEREN a 5"
26 ROY Jérémy FDJ st
27 SOLOMENNIKOV Andrei GASPROM RUSVELO st
28 MARTIN Guillaume WANTY-GROUPE GOBERT st
29 TORRES Rodolfo ANDRONI GIOCATTOLI st
30 DIDIER Laurent TREK SEGAFREDO st
31 BIZHIGITOV Zhandos ASTANA a 13"
32 OWSIAN Lukasz CCC SPRANDI POLKOWICE st
33 MAESTRI Mirco BARDIANI CSF a 16"
34 BUSATO Matteo WILIER TRIESTINA-SOUTHEAST a 37"
35 BARBIN Enrico BARDIANI CSF st
36 HOWSON Damien ORICA-BIKEEXCHANGE a 46"
37 CHAVES Jhoan Este ORICA-BIKEEXCHANGE a 1' 21"
38 MADRAZO Angel CAJA RURAL-SEGUROS RGA a 3' 11"
39 COSNEFROY Benoit AG2R LA MONDIALE a 3' 28"
40 BALYKIN Ivan GM  EUROPA OVINI st
41 VERGAERDE Otto TOPSPORT VLAANDEREN st
42 BENITO Miguel Angel CAJA RURAL-SEGUROS RGA st
43 ROTONDI Matteo GM  EUROPA OVINI st
44 ZABEL Rick BMC st
45 DI SANTE Antonio GM  EUROPA OVINI st
46 BURGHARDT Marcus BMC st
47 REICHENBACH Sébastien FDJ st
48 VLIEGEN Loic BMC st
49 ULISSI Diego LAMPRE - MERIDA st
50 MORABITO Steve FDJ st
51 CHEREL Mikael AG2R LA MONDIALE st
52 BOEV Igor GASPROM RUSVELO st
53 CAM Maxime FORTUNEO - VITAL CONCEPT st
54 DE LA PARTE Víctor CCC SPRANDI POLKOWICE st
55 GIBBONS Ryan DIMENSION DATA st
56 ROCHAS Rémy AG2R LA MONDIALE st
57 MAIKIN Roman GASPROM RUSVELO st
58 BARBERO Carlos CAJA RURAL-SEGUROS RGA st
59 POLANC Jan LAMPRE - MERIDA st
60 PONZI Simone CCC SPRANDI POLKOWICE st
61 MORI Manuele LAMPRE - MERIDA st
62 SALOMEIN Jarl TOPSPORT VLAANDEREN st
63 ANDRIATO Rafael WILIER TRIESTINA-SOUTHEAST st
64 DI GREGORIO Rémy DELKO MARSEILLE PROVENCE st
65 TVETCOV Serghei ANDRONI GIOCATTOLI st
66 ELISSONDE Kenny FDJ st
67 PETILLI Simone LAMPRE - MERIDA st
68 COMBAUD Romain DELKO MARSEILLE PROVENCE st
69 DUQUE Leonardo Fabio DELKO MARSEILLE PROVENCE st
70 SKJERPING Kristoffer CANNONDALE-DRAPAC st
71 WOODS Michael CANNONDALE-DRAPAC st
72 SÖRENSEN Chris Anker FORTUNEO - VITAL CONCEPT st
73 KOREN Kristijan CANNONDALE-DRAPAC st
74 TXURRUKA Amets ORICA-BIKEEXCHANGE st
75 BAUHAUS Phil BORA-ARGON 20 st
76 TROIA Oliviero LAMPRE - MERIDA st
77 PELLIZOTTI Franco ANDRONI GIOCATTOLI a 3' 34"
78 PACHER Quentin DELKO MARSEILLE PROVENCE st
79 VENTER Jacobus Johannes DIMENSION DATA st
80 WALLAYS Jens TOPSPORT VLAANDEREN st
81 DE TIER Floris TOPSPORT VLAANDEREN st
82 PLAZA MOLINA Ruben ORICA-BIKEEXCHANGE st
83 DEMPSTER Zakkari BORA -  ARGON 24 st
84 SEPULVEDA Eduardo FORTUNEO - VITAL CONCEPT st
85 POZZOVIVO Domenico AG2R LA MONDIALE st
86 DOUGALL Nick DIMENSION DATA st
87 GASPAROTTO Enrico WANTY-GROUPE GOBERT st
88 ARCAS PENA Jorge MOVISTAR TEAM st
89 ZUBELDIA Haimar TREK SEGAFREDO st
90 LOBATO Juan MOVISTAR TEAM st
91 FERRARI BARCELO Fabrici CAJA RURAL-SEGUROS RGA st
92 AMADOR Andrey MOVISTAR TEAM st
93 MOINARD Amaël BMC st
94 EL FARES Julien DELKO MARSEILLE PROVENCE st
95 MOLARD Rudy COFIDIS st
96 FONSECA Armindo FORTUNEO - VITAL CONCEPT st
97 BERNARD Julien TREK SEGAFREDO st
98 NARDIN Alberto ANDRONI GIOCATTOLI st
99 MONTAGUTI Matteo AG2R LA MONDIALE st
100 HARDY Romain COFIDIS st
101 ROSSETTO Stéphane COFIDIS st
102 JEANNESSON Arnold COFIDIS st
103 SENECHAL Florian COFIDIS st
104 BALLERINI Davide NAZIONALE ITALIA st
105 GANNA Filippo NAZIONALE ITALIA st
106 MARANGONI Alan CANNONDALE-DRAPAC st
107 FOMINYKH Daniil ASTANA st
108 SLAGTER Tom Jelte CANNONDALE-DRAPAC st
109 BENEDETTI Cesare BORA -  ARGON 21 st
110 GAUTIER Cyril AG2R LA MONDIALE st
111 ROUX Anthony FDJ a 3' 43"
112 MARECZKO Jakub WILIER TRIESTINA-SOUTHEAST a 6' 44"
113 ALBANESE Vincenzo NAZIONALE ITALIA a 6' 46"
114 MOSER Moreno CANNONDALE-DRAPAC st
115 FILOSI Iuri NIPPO-VINI FANTINI st
116 SABATINI Fabio NAZIONALE ITALIA st
117 VIVIANI Elia NAZIONALE ITALIA st
118 FERNANDEZ Delio DELKO MARSEILLE PROVENCE st
119 CARAPAZ Richard MOVISTAR TEAM st
120 ARCHBOLD Shane BORA -  ARGON 18 a 6' 51"

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2016 GP Bruno Beghelli map