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2023 Trofeo Laigueglia (1.Pro), Italy

60th edition: Wednesday, March 1, 2023
Complete results

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Laigueglia - Laigueglia, 201.3 km

Nans Peters wins in Laigueglia

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Weather at the start/finish city of Laigueglia at 1:50 PM, local time: 9C (49F), rain, with the wind from the north-northeast at 24 km/hr (15 mph). The rain is expected to continue through the afternoon, with localized flooding possible.

Ascents:

  • Km 68.4: Cima Paravenna, 7.3 km @ 5.2%, Max 12%.
  • Km 122.5: Testico, 7.0 km @ 4.6%, Max 10%.
  • Kms 160, 171, 181, 192: Colla Micheri, 1.95 km@ 8.6%, Max 14%

The race: There were two non-starters: Lennert Van Eetvelt (Lotto Dstny) & Andrea Biancalani (Beltrami TSA).

Here's the report from third-place Alessandro Covi's UAE Team Emirates:

At the startline: The riders are dressed warmly for a wet and windy race.

The riders had to endure wet conditions throughout the 201km race which was won solo by Frenchman Nans Peters (Ag2r-Citroen) who broke away at with 29 kilometers to go.

These damp road conditions meant several riders crashed including Covi who came down at 38 kilometers to go to go.

The peloton races along the coast.

Covi was able to remount and rejoin the front group and went out in pursuit of the lone leader ten kilometers from the finish, taking seconds off the lead which hovered around the minute mark. Though lack of collaboration behind and the presence of many Ag2r-Citroen riders would prevent any cooperation in the group.

Despite his efforts Covi still managed to outsprint most of his rivals in the seven man chasing group, with only Andrea Vendrame coming past him in the dash for the line.

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Complete Results:

135 starters on 20 teams, 35 classified finishers

201.3 kilometers raced at an average speed of 39.155 km/hr

1 Nans Peters Ag2r-Citroën 5hr 8min 28sec
2 Andrea Vendrame Ag2r-Citroën @ 46sec
3 Alessandro Covi UAE Team Emirates s.t.
4 Lorenzo Rota Intermarché-Circus-Wanty s.t.
5 Clément Champoussin Arkéa-Samsic s.t.
6 Romain Grégoire Groupama-FDJ s.t.
7 Alexander Cepeda EF Education-EasyPost 0:50
8 Benoît Cosnefroy Ag2r-Citroën 1:33
9 Diego Ulissi UAE Team Emirates 1:46
10 Georg Zimmermann Intermarché-Circus-Wanty 1:55
11 Lilian Calmejane Intermarché-Circus-Wanty s.t.
12 Lorenzo Germani Groupama-FDJ 2:07
13 Andrea Piccolo EF Education-EasyPost s.t.
14 Ewen Costiou Arkéa-Samsic s.t.
15 Carlos Rodriguez INEOS Grenadiers s.t.
16 Victor Lafay Cofidis 2:15
17 Sylvain Moniquet Lotto Dstny 3:17
18 Rudy Molard Groupama-FDJ s.t.
19 Alex Baudin Ag2r-Citroën 4:07
20 Francesco Gavazzi EOLO-Kometa 5:09
21 Ryan Gibbons UAE Team Emirates 5:13
22 Luca Covili Green Project-Bardiani-CSF 5:16
23 Marco Tizza Bingoal-WB 6:41
24 Ramses Debruyne Lotto Dstny 6:54
25 Odd Christian Eiking EF Education-EasyPost 7:22
26 Lorenzo Fortunato EOLO-Kometa 7:46
27 Lennert Teugels Bingoal-WB 10:42
28 Harrison Wood Cofidis 11:40
29 Merhawi Kudus EF Education-EasyPost 12:51
30 Anders Foldager Biesse-Carrera s.t.
31 Clément Venturini Ag2r-Citroën 13:14
32 Alessandro Pinarello Green Project-Bardiani-CSF 14:34
33 Nicolas Tivani Team Corratec s.t.
34 Giulio Pellizzari Green Project-Bardiani-CSF 14:40
35 Lenny Martinez Groupama-FDJ s.t.

 


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2023 Trofeo Laigueglia map & profile:

Laigueglia is just northeast of San Remo, near the border with France.

2023 Trofeo Laigueglia map

Course map

Course profile

2023 Trofeo Laigueglia photos by Fotoreporter Sirotti:

Opening ceremonies: Team Colpack-Ballan is presented.

The Team Corretec riders get their bikes before the race start.

The peloton is just getting going.

Winding along the coastal road near the start.

He's gone. Nans Peters climbs the Colla Micheri with no one in sight.

Benoit Cosnefroy attacks.

Alessandro Covi

Some days it doesn't pay to get up. Francesco Gavazzi climbs in the pouring rain.

A small group climbs the Colla Micheri

Winner Nans Peters has plenty of time to sit up and enjoy his victory.

Nanas Peters' sponsors should be happy with this.

The sprint for second place.

Andrea Vendrame wins the field sprint for second place.

Alexander Cepeda finishes seventh.

After the race. Getting some clean, dry clothes on Nans Peters.

Winner Nans Peters

The podium, from left: Andrea Vendrame (2nd), Nans Peters (1st) & Alessandro Covi (3rd)

 

 


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Start list with back numbers, Feb 28, 2023:

UAE TEAM EMIRATES
1 Alessandro Covi
2 Ivo Oliveira
3 Sjoerd Bax
4 George Bennett
5 Ryan Gibbons
6 Diego Ulissi
7 Michael Vink
INTERMARCHÉ-CIRCUS-WANTY
11 Francesco Busatto
12 Lilian Calmejane
13 Rui Costa
14 Biniam Girmay
15 Laurens Huys
16 Lorenzo Rota
17 Georg Zimmermann
INEOS GRENADIERS
21 Leo Hayter
22 Kim Heiduk
23 Michael Leonard
24 Brandon Rivera
25 Carlos Rodriguez
COFIDIS
31 Simone Consonni
32 Alexandre Delettre
33 Eddy Finé
34 Victor Lafay
35 Axel Mariault
36 Rémy Rochas
37 Harrison Wood
TREK-SEGAFREDO
41 Dario Cataldo
42 Giulio Ciccone
43 Amanuel Gebreigzabhier
44 Asbjørn Hellemose
45 Bauke Mollema
46 Natnael Tesfazion
GROUPAMA-FDJ
51 Lorenzo Germani
52 Romain Grégoire
53 Matthieu Ladagnous
54 Lenny Martinez
55 Rudy Molard
56 Enzo Paleni
57 Thibaut Pinot
AG2R-Citroën
61 Paul Lapeira
62 Benoît Cosnefroy
63 Jaakko Hänninen
64 Valentin Paret-Peintre
65 Nans Peters
66 Andrea Vendrame
67 Clément Venturini
EF EDUCATION-EASYPOST
71 Alberto Bettiol
72 Jonathan Caicedo
73 Alexander Cepeda
74 Odd Christian Eiking
75 Merhawi Kudus
76 Mark Padun
77 Andrea Piccolo
ARKÉA-SAMSIC
81 Clément Champoussin
82 Louis Barré
83 Ewen Costiou
84 Elie Gesbert
86 Laurent Pichon
87 Alessandro Verre
GREEN PROJECT-BARDIANI-CSF-FAIZANÈ
91 Luca Covili
93 Alessio Martinelli
94 Henok Mulubrhan
95 Giulio Pellizzari
96 Alessandro Pinarello
97 Alessandro Santaromita
BINGOAL-WB
101 Floris De Tier
102 Remy Mertz
103 Dimitri Peyskens
104 Lennert Teugels
105 Marco Tizza
106 Luca Van Boven
107 Aaron Van Der Beken
TEAM CORRATEC
111 Valerio Conti
112 Davide Baldaccini
113 Stefano Gandin
114 Marco Murgano
115 Jan Stöckli
116 Veljko Stojnic
117 Nicolas Tivani
EOLO-KOMETA
121 Lorenzo Fortunato
122 Davide Bais
123 Alessandro Fancellu
124 Andrea Garosio
125 Francesco Gavazzi
126 Davide Piganzoli
127 Simone Raccani
LOTTO DSTNY
131 Johannes Adamietz
132 Ramses Debruyne
133 Arjen Livyns
134 Sylvain Moniquet
135 Mathijs Paasschens
136 Lennert Van Eetvelt
137 Maxim Van Gils
TEAM NOVO NORDISK
141 Hamish Beadle
142 Joonas Henttala
143 Declan Irvine
144 Matyas Kopecky
145 Andrea Peron
146 Umberto Poli
147 Filippo Ridolfo
TEAM TECHNIPES
151 Emanuele Ansaloni
152 Davide Dapporto
153 Romaric Forques
154 Andrea Innocenti
155 Alessandro Monaco
156 Martin Nessler
157 Gabriele Petrelli
GENERAL STORE-ESSEGIBI-F.ILI CURIA
161 Michele Berasi
162 Tommaso Bergagna
163 Gianmarco Carpene
164 Samuele Carpene
165 Carlo Favretto
166 Kevin Pezzo Rosola
167 Diego Ressi
TEAM COLPACK BALLAN
171 Luca Cretti
172 Diego Bracalente
173 Florian Kajamini
174 Sergio Meris
175 Nicolas Milesi
176 Pavel Novak
177 Ronan O'Connor
BIESSE-CARRERA
181 Michael Belleri
182 Elis Belletta Pier
183 Riccardo Ciuccarelli
184 Anders Foldager
185 Francesco Galimberti
186 Lorenzo Galimberti
187 Giacomo Villa
BELTRAMI TSA-TRE COLLI
191 Andrea Biancalani
192 Matteo Freddi
193 Thomas Pesenti
194 Lucio Pierantozzi
195 Andrea Piras
196 Alex Raimondi
197 Michael Vanni