Leonardo Duque won the 2013 Gran Premio Bruno Beghelli today – the final Italian race of the season – in a sprint finale ahead of Manuele Mori and Elia Favilli.
The early part of the race was highlighted by a 15-man breakaway group featuring former Giro d’Italia winner Damiano Cunego and others. However, the Italian and his escapees were reeled in by the peloton not far from the finish.
Subsequently, Davide Rebellin initiated an attack – riding clear with Domenico Pozzovivo and Kristijan Durasek in-tow. However, the trio was soon caught by the likes of Matteo Tosatto, David Villella and Daniele Colli who commenced a counter attack of their own. But, they too were caught by the main field.
The finale in Monteveglio came down to a bunch sprint, wherein Duque proved to be too strong for Mori, Favilli and Manuel Belletti.
Top 10 Finishers
1 Leonardo Fabio Duque (Col) Colombia 4:24:07 2 Manuele Mori (Ita) Lampre-Merida 0:00:01 3 Elia Favilli (Ita) Lampre-Merida 4 Manuel Belletti (Ita) Ag2R La Mondiale 5 Sonny Colbrelli (Ita) Bardiani Valvole-CSF Inox 6 Bartlomiej Matysiak (Pol) CCC Polsat Polkowice 7 Sergei Pomoshnikov (Rus) RusVelo 8 Alessandro Malaguti (Ita) Androni Giocattoli 9 Andrea Masciarelli (Ita) Utensilnord 10 Rafael Andriato (Bra) Vini Fantini-Selle Italia 11 Daniele Colli (Ita) Vini Fantini-Selle Italia 12 Daniele Pietropolli (Ita) Lampre-Merida 13 Alan Marangoni (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling 14 Miguel Angel Rubiano Chavez (Col) Androni Giocattoli 15 Davide Mucelli (Ita) Ceramica Flaminia-Fondriest 16 Bruno Pires (Por) Team Saxo-Tinkoff 17 Davide Rebellin (Ita) CCC Polsat Polkowice 18 Jesper Hansen (Den) Team Saxo-Tinkoff 19 Nicola Dal Santo (Ita) Ceramica Flaminia-Fondriest 20 Ilia Koshevoy (Blr) Androni Giocattoli 21 Cristiano Salerno (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling 22 Nicki Sörensen (Den) Team Saxo-Tinkoff 23 Louis Meintjes (RSA) MTN-Qhubeka 24 Ilnur Zakarin (Rus) RusVelo 25 Sergey Firsanov (Rus) RusVelo
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