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2021 Gran Premio Industria & Artigianato di Larciano, (1.Pro), Italia

43rd edition: Sunday, March 7, 2021

GP Industria & Artigiano di Larciano podium history | 2020 edition

Larciano - Larciano, 199 kilometers

Mauri Vensevenant

Mauri Vansevenant wins in Larciano. Sirotti photo

Weather at the start/finish city of Larciano, Pistoia at 2:15 PM, local time: 16C (60F), sunny, with the wind from the southeast at 6 km/hr (4 mph). No rain is forecast.

The race: Here's the report from winner Mauri Vansevenant's Deceuninck-Quick step team.

The writing was on the wall since Wednesday, when Mauri Vansevenant was all over the place at the Trofeo Laigueglia – chasing, attacking and counterattacking – showcasing his undoubted talent on the way to a maiden podium in the pro ranks. Four days later, Deceuninck – Quick-Step’s 21-year-old climber featured again in the finale on Italian soil and took his racing to another level, notching up a breakthrough win at the GP Industria & Artigianato.

“My team did a fantastic job for me today and this pumped up my confidence going into the last part of the race. Seeing they believed in me made me believe even more in myself and I’m extremely happy I could convert their work into a win, my first with the pros. It’s an amazing day, one that I will never forget”, said the first Belgian since Roger De Vlaeminck, in 1975, to be successful at the GP Industria & Artigianato.

The 52nd edition of the hilly race around Larciano got off to a normal start, with a small break going clear and putting more than four minutes between them and the peloton on the flat circuit. Knowing the main tests of the day were yet to come, the chasers took it easy and conserved the energy until they entered the first of the four laps featuring the San Baronto climb (8.5km, 3.6%).

Deceuninck – Quick-Step moved to the fore just before the main moves came and sent Dries Devenyns on the attack, the experienced Belgian pulling clear together with six other men. Despite having the firepower, the group couldn’t build a proper gap over the bunch, who got back on terms before the last ascent of San Baronto. On the steepest part of the climb, Nairo Quintana (Arkea-Samsic) launched a big acceleration, only Mauri Vansevenant being capable of responding immediately. Before the top, they were joined by two more men and together plunged down the descent, taking their advantage to 25 seconds with seven kilometers to go.

Under the flamme rouge, Ide Schelling (Bora-hansgrohe) bridged across and tried to anticipate the sprint, but Mauri remained calm and let the German ran out of steam before throwing in everything he had and kicking out 200 meters from the line. The Belgian delivered a powerful sprint, which saw him prevail in front of Bauke Mollema (Trek-Segafredo) and Mikel Landa (Bahrain Victorious) and claim his first pro victory since making the transition from the U23 category last summer.

“It was no surprise that the big attacks appeared on the last climb, so I was ready for them and felt good enough to follow them as soon as they came. Seeing I was in such a company, in a group with Grand Tour and Monument winners, gave me a lot of confidence and I just kept bringing my share of work at the front. We worked well together, rode full gas and in the last kilometer I knew I could rely on a good sprint, which I usually have after a hard race. I’m super happy with this victory, I love racing in Italy and I hope to continue my season, which so far has been very good, in the same vein”, a beaming Mauri added.

Complete results:

199 kilometers raced at an average speed of 44.814 km/hr

1 Mauri Vansevenant Deceuninck-Quick Step 4hr 26min 26sec
2 Bauke Mollema Trek-Segafredo s.t.
3 Mikel Landa Bahrain Victorious s.t.
4 Nairo Quintana Arkéa-Samsic s.t.
5 Ide Schelling Bora-hansgrohe @ 3sec
6 Gianluca Brambilla Trek-Segafredo @ 4sec
7 Carlos Rodriguez INEOS Grenadiers @ 11sec
8 Alejandro Valverde Movistar @ 16sec
9 Edward Dunbar INEOS Grenadiers s.t.
10 Vincenzo Nibali Trek-Segafredo s.t.
11 Matteo Fabbro Bora-hansgrohe s.t.
12 Natnael Tesfazion Androni Giocattoli-Sidermec s.t.
13 Santiago Buitrago Bahrain Victorious s.t.
14 Giovanni Aleotti Bora-hansgrohe 1:08
15 Mauro Finetto Delko s.t.
16 Biniam Girmay Delko s.t.
17 Nick Schultz Team BikeExchange s.t.
18 Javier Romo Astana-Premier Tech s.t.
19 Daniel Savini Bardiani-CSF-Faizanè s.t.
20 James Knox Deceuninck-Quick Step s.t.
21 Davide Rebellin Work Service-Marchiol-Vega 1:13
22 Ethan Hayter INEOS Grenadiers 1:28
23 Gotzon Martin Euskaltel-Euskadi s.t.
24 Kevin Colleoni Team BikeExchange s.t.
25 Simone Petilli Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert s.t.
26 Edward Ravasi Eolo-Kometa s.t.
27 Daniel Munoz Androni Giocattoli-Sidermec s.t.
28 Merhawi Kudus Astana-Premier Tech s.t.
29 Hermann Pernsteiner Bahrain Victorious s.t.
30 Orluis Aular Caja Rural-Seguros RGA s.t.
31 Giulio Ciccone Trek-Segafredo 1:34
32 Giacomo Garavaglia Work Service-Marchiol-Vega 1:48
33 Diego Rosa Arkéa-Samsic s.t.
34 Santiago Umba Androni Giocattoli-Sidermec s.t.
35 Abner Gonzalez Movistar s.t.
36 Ilnur Zakarin Gazprom-RusVelo s.t.
37 Nelson Oliveira Movistar 3:20
38 Dries Devenyns Deceuninck-Quick Step 5:37
39 Matis Louvel Arkéa-Samsic 5:59
40 Vincenzo Albanese Eolo-Kometa s.t.
41 Marco Canola Gazprom-RusVelo s.t.
42 Paul Wright Mg.K Vis Vpm s.t.
43 Antonio Angulo Euskaltel-Euskadi s.t.
44 Andrea Pasqualon Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert s.t.
45 Txomin Juaristi Euskaltel-Euskadi s.t.
46 Aritz Bagues Caja Rural-Seguros RGA s.t.
47 Davide Gabburo Bardiani-CSF-Faizanè s.t.
48 David Lozano Team Novo Nordisk s.t.
49 Matteo Baseggio General Store-F.Ili Curia-Essegibi s.t.
50 Raul Colombo Work Service-Marchiol-Vega s.t.
51 Marcus Burghardt Bora-hansgrohe s.t.
52 Juan Ayuso Team Colpack - Ballan s.t.
53 Luca Covili Bardiani-CSF-Faizanè s.t.
54 Lorenzo Fortunato Eolo-Kometa s.t.
55 Jacopo Menegotto General Store-F.Ili Curia-Essegibi s.t.
56 Leonardo Tortomasi Vini Zabú s.t.
57 Joel Nicolau Caja Rural-Seguros RGA s.t.
58 Laurent Pichon Arkéa-Samsic s.t.
59 Valerio Conti Italy s.t.
60 Sergey Chernetskiy Gazprom-RusVelo s.t.
61 Alexandre Delettre Delko s.t.
62 Pello Bilbao Bahrain Victorious s.t.
63 Thomas Pesenti Beltrami TSA-Tre Colli s.t.
64 Jeremy Bellicaud Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert s.t.
65 Manuel Senni Italy s.t.
66 Gabriele Benedetti Italy s.t.
67 Samuele Carpene General Store-F.Ili Curia-Essegibi s.t.
68 Leonardo Basso INEOS Grenadiers s.t.
69 Edoardo Zardini Vini Zabú s.t.
70 Eduardo Sepulveda Androni Giocattoli-Sidermec s.t.
71 Joab Schneiter Vini Zabú s.t.
72 Jonathan Lastra Caja Rural-Seguros RGA s.t.
73 Alessandro Fancellu Eolo-Kometa s.t.
74 Andrea Garosio Bardiani-CSF-Faizanè s.t.
75 Lluis Mas Movistar s.t.
76 Unai Cuadrado Euskaltel-Euskadi s.t.
77 Elie Gesbert Arkéa-Samsic s.t.
78 Davide Cimolai Italy s.t.
79 Andrey Zeits Team BikeExchange s.t.
80 Alessandro Bisolti Androni Giocattoli-Sidermec s.t.
81 Mark Christian Eolo-Kometa s.t.
82 Owain Doull INEOS Grenadiers s.t.
83 Christopher Juul-Jensen Team BikeExchange s.t.
84 Sebastian Henao INEOS Grenadiers s.t.
85 Jonas Gregaard Astana-Premier Tech s.t.
86 Simone Ravanelli Androni Giocattoli-Sidermec s.t.
87 Enrico Battaglin Bardiani-CSF-Faizanè s.t.
88 Brandon Rivera INEOS Grenadiers s.t.
89 Simone Velasco Gazprom-RusVelo s.t.
90 Brent Bookwalter Team BikeExchange s.t.
91 Denis Nekrasov Gazprom-RusVelo s.t.
92 Matej Mohoric Bahrain Victorious 6:19
93 Yuriy Natarov Astana-Premier Tech 6:21
94 Abderrahim Zahiri General Store-F.Ili Curia-Essegibi s.t.
95 Mikel Iturria Euskaltel-Euskadi s.t.
96 Davide Villella Movistar s.t.
97 Sergio Samitier Movistar s.t.
98 Riccardo Lucca General Store-F.Ili Curia-Essegibi s.t.
99 Mikel Aristi Euskaltel-Euskadi s.t.
100 Hector Carretero Movistar 6:42
101 Jan Hirt Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert 6:54
102 Matthew Walls Bora-hansgrohe 7:40
103 Maurits Lammertink Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert s.t.
104 Nicolo Parisini Beltrami TSA-Tre Colli 7:53
105 Francesco Carollo Mg.K Vis Vpm s.t.
106 Delio Fernandez Delko s.t.
107 Andrea Pietrobon Italy s.t.
108 Sergio Meris Team Colpack - Ballan s.t.
109 Nikita Stalnov Astana-Premier Tech s.t.
110 Dmitriy Strakhov Gazprom-RusVelo s.t.
111 Luca Chirico Androni Giocattoli-Sidermec s.t.
112 Veljko Stojnic Vini Zabú 9:15
113 Thibault Guernalec Arkéa-Samsic 11:29
114 Antonio Tiberi Trek-Segafredo s.t.