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2015 GP di Lugano (HC) Switzerland

69th Edition: March 1, 2015

GP di Lugano podium history | Participating teams | Photos | 2016 edition

Sunday, March 1, 2015,

Lugano - Lugano: 194.9 km

Niccolo Bonifazio wins 2015 GP lugano

Niccolo Bonifazio wins the 2015 GP Lugano. More photos posted below results

The Race: An early break of 17 riders rode most of the race off the front. The escapees enjoyed about 150 kilometers of freedom before being rounded up on one of the race's late climbs, the Soragno.

On the final ascent, the Ruviglia, eight riders, including Linus Gerdemann and Sebastien Reichenbach, got a gap, but they were soon brought back to the field.

That left things for a small group sprint. Przemyslaw Niemiec gave his Lampre teammate Niccolo Bonifazio a leadout, which the Italian did not waste. Bonifazio won the sprint in a commanding fashion.

This was the seventh career win for Bonifazio and the fifth one of the season for Lampre-Merida

Complete results:

Winner's average speed: 39.887 km/hr

1 BONIFAZIO Niccolo Lampe-Merida 4hr 38min 8sec
2 GAVAZZI Francesco Southeast s.t.
3 MONTAGUTI Matteo Ag2R s.t.
4 GULDHAMMER PEDERSEN Rasmus Cult Energy s.t.
5 GERDEMANN Linus Cult Energy s.t.
6 PELLIZOTTI Franco Androni Giocattoli s.t.
7 MEJIAS LEAL Javier Novo Nordisk s.t.
8 BOARO Manuele Tinkoff-Saxo s.t.
9 TANNER David Iam Cycling s.t.
10 CUNEGO Damiano Nippo-Vini Fantini s.t.
11 BAKELANTS Jan Ag2R s.t.
12 REICHENBACH Sébastien Iam Cycling s.t.
13 PAULINHO Sergio Miguel Moreira Tinkoff-Saxo s.t.
14 FAVILLI Elia Southeast s.t.
15 NIEMIEC Przemyslaw Lampe-Merida s.t.
16 PANTANO GOMEZ Jarlinson Iam Cycling s.t.
17 BASSO Ivan Tinkoff-Saxo s.t.
18 NOCENTINI Rinaldo Ag2R @ 10sec
19 TORRES AGUDELO Rodolfo Andres Colombia s.t.
20 RUBIANO CHAVEZ Miguel Angel Colombia @ 15sec
21 SØRENSEN Chris Anker Tinkoff-Saxo s.t.
22 DUPONT Hubert Ag2R s.t.
23 SERPA PEREZ Jose Rodolfo Lampe-Merida s.t.
24 KUDUS GHEBREMEDHIN Merhawi MTN-Qhubeka @ 42sec
25 CANO ARDILA Alex Norberto Colombia s.t.
26 MEINTJES Louis MTN-Qhubeka @ 44sec
27 BATTAGLIN Enrico Bardiani-CSF s.t.
28 COPPEL Jerome Iam Cycling s.t.
29 CHEVRIER Clement Iam Cycling s.t.
30 CIMOLAI Davide Lampe-Merida s.t.
31 WEGMANN Fabian Cult Energy @ 1min 8sec
32 CONTI Valerio Lampe-Merida @ 1min 21sec
33 PONZI Simone Southeast s.t.
34 COLBRELLI Sonny Bardiani-CSF s.t.
35 BERHANE TEWELDEMEDHIN Natnael MTN-Qhubeka s.t.
36 FUMEAUX Jonathan Iam Cycling s.t.
37 PASQUALON Andrea Roth-Skoda @ 1min 22sec
38 SCHELLING Patrick Iam Cycling s.t.
39 MAIKIN Roman RusVelo s.t.
40 HERNANDEZ BLAZQUEZ Jesus Tinkoff-Saxo @ 1min 40sec
41 BONGIORNO Francesco Manuel Bardiani-CSF s.t.
42 BALYKIN Ivan RusVelo @ 1min 52sec
43 APPOLLONIO Davide Androni Giocattoli @ 2min 15sec
44 CHIRICO Luca Bardiani-CSF s.t.
45 BISOLTI Alessandro Nippo-Vini Fantini s.t.
46 FILOSI Iuri Nippo-Vini Fantini s.t.
47 ZAUGG Oliver Tinkoff-Saxo s.t.
48 KOSHEVOY Ilia Lampe-Merida s.t.
49 JANSE VAN RENSBURG Jacques MTN-Qhubeka s.t.
50 ZARDINI Edoardo Bardiani-CSF @ 3min 0sec
51 FONZI Giuseppe Southeast s.t.
52 PIECHELE Andrea Bardiani-CSF s.t.
53 BARBIN Enrico Bardiani-CSF s.t.
54 MOLANO Sebastián Colombia @ 7min 37sec
55 QUINTERO NORENA Carlos Julian Colombia s.t.
56 DUARTE AREVALO Fabio Andres Colombia s.t.
57 BERLATO Giacomo Nippo-Vini Fantini s.t.
58 RIBLON Christophe Ag2R s.t.
59 BÉRARD Julien Ag2R s.t.
60 MCCARTHY Jay Tinkoff-Saxo s.t.
61 BRUNGGER Nico Roth-Skoda s.t.
62 TEKLEHAYMANOT Daniel MTN-Qhubeka s.t.
63 JAUN Lukas Roth-Skoda s.t.
64 NIYONSHUTI Adrien MTN-Qhubeka s.t.
65 JIM Songezo MTN-Qhubeka s.t.
66 LANG Pirmin Iam Cycling s.t.
67 PERON Andrea Novo Nordisk s.t.
68 VACCHER Andrea Roth-Skoda s.t.
69 PIBERNIK Luka Lampe-Merida @ 7min 37sec
70 DOUGALL Nick MTN-Qhubeka @ 7min 39sec

Photos from 2015 GP Lugano by Fotoreporter Sirotti:

RusVelo gets ready

RusVelo gets ready for the race.

Androni Giocattoli

Gianni Savio's Androni Giocattoli team is presented before the race start.

Gianni Savio with DAvide Apollonio

Androni Giocattoli boss Gianni Savio with Davide Apollonio

Colombians wait for the start

Colombians wait for the start

Damiano Cunego

Damiano Cunego races in his new colors, for Nippo-Vini Fantini.

Francsesco Bongiorno

Bardiani-CSF rider Francesco Bongiorno

Ivan Basso

And here's Ivan Basso now racing for Tinkoff-Saxo

rusvelo

RusVelo leads Tinkoff-Saxo on a climb.

Kevin De Mesmaeker

It's warming up. Novo Nordisk rider Kevin De Mesmaeker had to unzip for a climb.

GP Lugano finish line

The finish line from the racers' point of view.

Bonafazio wins the race

Nicolo Bonifazio gets a clean win.

Cadel Evans

Now retired racer Cadel Evans cruises easily by the podium

Nicolo Bonafazio enjoys his race win

Bonafazio enjoys his race victory.

2015 GP Lugano podium

The 2015 GP Lugano podium, from left: Francesco Gavazzi, Nicolo Bonafazio and Matteo Montaguti

Participating teams:

UCI WORLD Teams
1 TINKOFF  SAXO
2 AG2R LA MONDIALE
3 LAMPRE-MERIDA
4 IAM CYCLING

UCI Professional Continental Teams
5 ANDRONI-VENEZUELA
6 BARDIANI-CSF GROUP
7 SOUTHEAST PRO CYCLING TEAM
8 NIPPO-VINI FANTINI
8 RUSVELO
10 MTN-QHUBEKA
11 NOVO NORDISK
12 COLOMBIA
13 CULT ENERGY DANIMARCA

UCI Continental Team
14 ROHT-SKODA CONTINENTAL SUISSE