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2016 GP di Lugano (HC) Switzerland

70th Edition: February 28, 2016

GP di Lugano podium history | 2015 edition | 2017 edition | Course map

Sunday, February 28, 2016: Lugano - Lugano: 184.9 km

Sonny Colbrelli

Sonny Colbrelli wins the 70th GP di Lugano

The Race: Only 45 riders finished this race held on a cold, wet day in Switzerland.

Several breaks went clear, only to be re-absorbed. But the one that stuck came in the day's final kilometers when winner Sonny Colbrelli, Diego Ulissi, Roberto Ferrari, Andrei Solommenikov and Jarlinson Pantano escaped.

Colbrelli had the most suds at the end, winning by several lengths.

Here's the release from winner Sonny Colbrelli's Bardiani-CSF team:

Bardiani-CSG has broken the ice in 2016 thanks to Sonny Colbrelli, today’s winner of Gran Premio Città di Lugano. Great performance of the Italian rider as well as his teammates who supported him in the best way during the entire race.

“This victory has been the culmination of a great performances by the entire Bardiani-CSF” said Colbrelli. “We knew today was a very good chance to win and we were really motivated to take it. We rode with a winning strategy, everything was perfect even if the day was really hard with cold and rain”.

“Since the beginning I had good feeling and the motivation to forget the second place of Laigueglia was big push in mind. During the race my teammates supported me a lot to save enough energy to make the difference in the finale. We manage the finale as we wanted and when the race exploded I had to play my chances. People think I’m a sprinter, but it’s not my feeling. During last years I grew a lot, I improved my resistance especially on the short climbs. This is why I attacked selecting the group - I didn’t want a sprint. The hardest moment of the race has been the final kilometer when the small group behind me, Ulissi and Pantano was really close to catch us. Ferrari was there and he’s really fast, I had only one choice - push hard until the finish”.

“This victory is a big boost of confidence in view of the next important events of our calendars, such as Strade Bianche, Tirreno-Adriatico, Milano-Sanremo and then the Belgium campaign. We have the confirmation we’re on the right way and, most important, we can forget the not positive 2015 season and just looking ahead” added Colbrelli.

Complete Results:

184.9 kilometers raced at an average speed of 36.721 km/hr

1 Sonny Colbrelli Bardiani CSF 5hr 2min 7sec
2 Diego Ulissi Lampre-Merida s.t.
3 Roberto Ferrari Lampre-Merida s.t.
4 Andrei Solommenikov Gazprom-Rusvelo s.t.
5 Jarlinson Pantano IAM Cycling s.t.
6 Damiano Cunego Nippo-Vini Fantini +4sec
7 Omar Fraile Dimension Data +7''
8 Simone Andreetta Bardiani CSF +38''
9 Igor Antón Dimension Data s.t.
10 Roman Maykin Gazprom-Rusvelo +1' 02''
11 Fabian Wegmann Stölting +1' 16''
12 Natnael Berhane Dimension Data s.t.
13 Mauro Finetto Unieuro-Wilier +1' 19''
14 Jonathan Fumeaux IAM Cycling s.t.
15 Francesco Gavazzi Androni Giocattoli s.t.
16 Lorenzo Rota Bardiani CSF s.t.
17 Redi Halilaj Amore & Vita s.t.
18 Marcel Wyss IAM Cycling s.t.
19 Paolo Ciavatta D'Amico-Bottecchia +1' 26''
20 Alessandro Malaguti Unieuro-Wilier +1' 29''
21 Kristian Sbaragli Dimension Data +2' 35''
22 Valerio Conti Lampre-Merida s.t.
23 Merhawi Kudus Dimension Data s.t.
24 Bruno Pires Roth s.t.
25 Mathias Frank IAM Cycling s.t.
26 Franco Pellizotti Androni Giocattoli s.t.
27 Francesco Bongiorno Bardiani CSF +2' 48''
28 Simone Petilli Lampre-Merida +2' 52''
29 Antonio Nibali Nippo-Vini Fantini s.t.
30 Grega Bole Nippo-Vini Fantini s.t.
31 Jordi Simón Verva-Active Jet s.t.
32 Ivan Savitsky Gazprom-Rusvelo s.t.
33 Stefan Schumacher Christina Jewelry +4' 04''
34 Stefano Pirazzi Bardiani CSF +4' 13''
35 Serghei Tvetcov Androni Giocattoli +5' 42''
36 David Lozano Novo Nordisk s.t.
37 Joonas Henttala Novo Nordisk s.t.
38 Ildar Arslanov Gazprom-Rusvelo s.t.
39 Marcel Aregger IAM Cycling s.t.
40 Alessandro Bisolti Nippo-Vini Fantini s.t.
41 Nicolas Baldo Roth s.t.
42 Matthias Krizek Roth s.t.
43 Giorgio Bocchiola D'Amico-Bottecchia s.t.
44 Giovanni Carboni Unieuro-Wilier s.t.
45 Francesco Baldi D'Amico-Bottecchia s.t.
Mattia Cattaneo Lampre-Merida DNF
Kristijan Ðurasek Lampre-Merida DNF
Manuele Mori Lampre-Merida DNF
Gang Xu Lampre-Merida DNF
David Tanner IAM Cycling DNF
Oliver Zaugg IAM Cycling DNF
Marco Frapporti Androni Giocattoli DNF
Giorgio Cecchinel Androni Giocattoli DNF
Mirko Selvaggi Androni Giocattoli DNF
Davide Viganò Androni Giocattoli DNF
Enrico Barbin Bardiani CSF DNF
Alessandro Tonelli Bardiani CSF DNF
Edoardo Zardini Bardiani CSF DNF
Giacomo Berlato Nippo-Vini Fantini DNF
Gianfranco Zilioli Nippo-Vini Fantini DNF
Daniele Colli Nippo-Vini Fantini DNF
Evgeniy Shalunov Gazprom-Rusvelo DNF
Sergey Firsanov Gazprom-Rusvelo DNF
Artem Nych Gazprom-Rusvelo DNF
Alexander Foliforov Gazprom-Rusvelo DNF
Kevin Demesmaeker Novo Nordisk DNF
Brian Kamstra Novo Nordisk DNF
Javier Megías Novo Nordisk DNF
Andrea Peron Novo Nordisk DNF
Martijn Verschoor Novo Nordisk DNF
Pawel Franczak Verva-Active Jet DNF
Michal Podlaski Verva-Active Jet DNF
Lukasz Bodnar Verva-Active Jet DNF
Pawel Charucki Verva-Active Jet DNF
Karel Hník Verva-Active Jet DNF
Pawel Cieslik Verva-Active Jet DNF
Adam Stachowiak Verva-Active Jet DNF
Linus Gerdemann Stölting DNF
Rasmus Guldhammer Stölting DNF
Lennard Kämna Stölting DNF
Romain Lemarchand Stölting DNF
Christian Mager Stölting DNF
Andrea Pasqualon Roth DNF
Nico Brüngger Roth DNF
Andrea Zordan Roth DNF
Martin Kohler Roth DNF
Giacomo Tomio Roth DNF
Andrea Cacciotti Unieuro-Wilier DNF
Marco Molteni Unieuro-Wilier DNF
Mattia Viel Unieuro-Wilier DNF
Marco Tecchio Unieuro-Wilier DNF
Alex Turrin Unieuro-Wilier DNF
Eugenio Bani Amore & Vita DNF
Danilo Celano Amore & Vita DNF
Pierpaolo Ficara Amore & Vita DNF
Mattia Gavazzi Amore & Vita DNF
Paolo Lunardon Amore & Vita DNF
Yukinori Hishinuma Amore & Vita DNF
Sergii Movchan Amore & Vita DNF
Kai Kautz Christina Jewelry DNF
Florian Nowak Christina Jewelry DNF
Julian Schulze Christina Jewelry DNF
Georg Loef Christina Jewelry DNF
Arnold Fiek Christina Jewelry DNF
Till Drobisch Christina Jewelry DNF
Moritz Fußnegger Christina Jewelry DNF
Fabio Chinello D'Amico-Bottecchia DNF
Nicola Genovese D'Amico-Bottecchia DNF
Daniel Ginés D'Amico-Bottecchia DNF
Iltjan Nika D'Amico-Bottecchia DNF
Marco Tizza D'Amico-Bottecchia DNF
Matt Brammeier Dimension Data DNF
Alessio Taliani Androni Giocattoli DNF

Race map:

2016 Lugano map

2016 GP di Lugano map