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30 September 2016

Milano Torino e Gran Piemonte - A great show!

28th e 29th September the first two races of the autumn  Triptych organized bt RCS Sport / La Gazzetta dello Sport have been a great show . Miguel Angel Lopez  and Giacomo Nizzolo can celebrate their victories.

MILANO TORINO NAMEDSPORT

The Colombian rider Miguel Angel Lopez (Astana Pro Team) has won the 97th Milano-Torino, held over a 186km route from San Giuliano Milanese to the Basilica at Superga, above the city of Turin.

FINAL RESULT
1 – Miguel Angel Lopez (Astana Pro Team) – 186 km in 4h13’36” media 44,006 km/h
2 – Michael Woods (Cannondale-Drapac Pro Cycling Team) a 9″
3 – Rigoberto Uran (Cannondale-Drapac Pro Cycling Team) a 14″

RACE RESULTS

QUOTES

Speaking seconds after the race finish, the winner said: “Thanks to the team I achieved this magnificent victory here today despite the loss of Michele Scarponi who crashed – I dedicate this achievement to him. Diego Rosa, who was also involved in the crash, did a tremendous job for me as well as Dario Cataldo in bringing back the breakaway. We always speak during the race, that enabled us to change tactic on the way… it was smart to try to go away before the final ascent. I didn’t expect to win today. It’s beautiful”.

 

GRAN PIEMONTE NAMEDSPORT

In gara come membro della Nazionale Italiana di ciclismo, il Campione d’Italia su strada Giacomo Nizzolo ha dimostrato di essere in ottima forma in vista dei prossimi Campionati del Mondo, battendo in volata Fernando Gaviria e Daniele Bennati per far sua la 100a edizione del GranPiemonte sul traguardo di Agliè. È stata una gara velocissima, i primi 100 km sono stati percorsi nella quasi totalità nelle prime due ore di gara. Dopo una prima fuga di 38 uomini, un attacco in solitaria del francese Stéphane Rossetto è stato chiuso dal gruppo prima della volata finale a soli 3 km dall’arrivo.

RISULTATO FINALE
1 – Giacomo Nizzolo (Nazionale Italiana) – 207 km in 4h25’21” media 46,806 km/h
2 – Fernando Gaviria Rendon (Etixx – Quick Step) s.t.
3 – Daniele Bennati (Tinkoff) s.t.
RACE RESULTS

QUOTES
As a member of the Italian national team, national champion Giacomo Nizzolo showed his great form ahead of the World Championship as he outsprinted Fernando Gaviria and Daniele Bennati to claim the 100th edition of GranPiemonte in Agliè. It was a very fast race with almost 100km covered in the first two hours. A 38-man front group rode a high tempo before France’s Stéphane Rossetto made a solo breakaway, only to be reined in with 3km to go.

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