56th Coppa Sabatini (1.1
The 56th Coppa Sabatini is won by the men in form Mikhaylo Khalilov. Khalilov
who took his 5th win of the season escaped in the final kilometer holding off
the first chasing group led home by Filippo Pozzato. Stefano Garzelli finished
as third. Earlier this season Kahlilov won the GP de la Ville de Rennes, a stage
in the Circuit de la Sarthe , the GP Industria & Commercio di Prato and
the Memorial Cimurri a few days ago. For Pozzato it was the second time he gained
a second place in a race. He did the same in the Giro del Lazio won by Francesco
Masciarelli last Sunday.
The race was held on a circuit around Peccioli in Toscana. In the final the
riders had to do three local laps of 12,2 km each making a total of 199 km.
Khalilov celebrates the win
Photo © 2008
A break of three riders animated the race with Luigi Sestili (Ceramica Flaminia),
Yauheni Sobal (Tinkoff) and Angel Madrazo (trainee with Scott-American Beef).
The trio gained a maximum of 11:22 over the peloton but was chased down again
with about 40 km to go.
On the final climb up to Peccioli Francesco Failli (Acqua & Sapone) attacked.
He was immediately countered by Mikhaylo Khalilov. Khalilov went on and kept
his small lead on the chasing group of 17 led home by Pozzato.
This weekend the racing in Italy goes on with the Giro dell'Emilia and the
CSC/Saxobank: Nice Effort in Coppa Sabatini
Team CSC Saxo Bank did well in Coppa Sabatini this Thursday in Italy. Ukrainian
Mikhaylo Khalilov (Ceramica Flaminia) won the race, while Alexandr Kolobnev
took a fifth place in the 199-kilometer race.
The weather was nice and almost summery with 25 degrees and cloudless skies.
Three riders escaped early but were caught by the peloton with 20 kilometers
left of the race.
"After the first break was caught there were several other attempts and
we had one of our guys there almost every time. In the end a group of 20 was
formed in which we had both Jurgen van Goolen and our two stagiaires Jakob Fuglsang
and Laurent Didier," explained Team CSC Saxo Bank's sports director Kim
And that's number five of the season
Photo © 2008
"The group was caught again by the peloton on a climb with 12 kilometers
to go and then there was no more action until the climb towards the finish line,
where both Alexandr and Chris Anker Sørensen were well positioned. I
think Chris ended up around 15th place. All in all a very nice effort by our
guys," concluded Kim Andersen.
This weekend Jakob Fuglsang is doing a mountain bike race, while Didier will
get another chance when he is taking part in both Giro dell'Emilia and GP Beghelli.
Fuglsang will be doing Giro del Piemonte next week.
Result (199 km)
1 KHALILOV Mikhaylo UKR FLM CERAMICA FLAMINIA 4.56.30
2 POZZATO Filippo ITA LIQ LIQUIGAS 4.56.31
3 GARZELLI Stefano ITA ASA ACQUA SAPONE 4.56.31
4 FINETTO Mauro ITA CSF CSF GROUP NAVIGARE 4.56.31
5 KOLOBNEV Alexandr RUS CSC TEAM CSC SAXO BANK 4.56.31
6 MAZZANTI Luca ITA TCS TINKOFF CREDIT SYSTEMS 4.56.31
7 WEGMANN Fabian GER GST GEROLSTEINER 4.56.31
8 FAILLI Francesco ITA ASA ACQUA SAPONE 4.56.31
9 PIETROPOLLI Daniele ITA LPR LPR BRAKES-BALLAN 4.56.31
10 MARTENS Paul GER RAB RABOBANK 4.56.31
11 PFANNBERGER Christian AUT BAR BARLOWORLD 4.56.31
12 MASCIARELLI Andrea ITA ASA ACQUA SAPONE 4.56.31
13 HORNER Christopher USA AST ASTANA 4.56.31
14 SOLARI Luca ITA SDA SERRAMENTI PVC DIQUIGIOVANNI 4.56.31
15 KLIMOV Serguei RUS TCS TINKOFF CREDIT SYSTEMS 4.56.31
16 SO?RENSEN Chris DEN CSC TEAM CSC SAXO BANK 4.56.31
17 PETROV Evgeny RUS TCS TINKOFF CREDIT SYSTEMS 4.56.31
18 BRAJKOVIC Janez SLO AST ASTANA 4.56.31
19 NOCENTINI Rinaldo ITA ALM AG2R LA MONDIALE 4.56.45
20 CANUTI Federico ITA CSF CSF GROUP NAVIGARE 4.56.45
21 CANNONE Donato ITA NGC NGC MEDICAL 4.57.03
22 MORI Manuele ITA SDV SCOTT - AMERICAN BEEF 4.57.03
23 BRUTT Pavel RUS TCS TINKOFF CREDIT SYSTEMS 4.57.03
24 SCARPONI Michele ITA SDA SERRAMENTI PVC DIQUI 4.57.03
25 JUFRE POU Josep ESP SDV SCOTT - AMERICAN BEEF 4.57.03
Photo © 2008
26 KIREYEV Roman KAZ AST ASTANA 4.57.03
27 PINOTTI Marco ITA THR TEAM COLUMBIA 4.57.03
28 WIESIAK Mariusz POL NEP NIPPO-ENDEKA 4.57.03
29 RIZZI Bruno ITA NGC NGC MEDICAL 4.57.03
30 VAN GOOLEN Jurgen BEL CSC TEAM CSC SAXO BANK 4.57.03
31 POPOVYCH Yaroslav UKR SIL SILENCE-LOTTO 4.57.03
32 WEENING Pieter NED RAB RABOBANK 4.57.03
33 LARSSON Gustav SWE CSC TEAM CSC SAXO BANK 4.57.03
34 PLIUSCHIN Alexandr MDA ALM AG2R LA MONDIALE 4.57.03
35 VISCONTI Giovanni ITA QST QUICK STEP 4.57.17
36 GESINK Robert NED RAB RABOBANK 4.57.17
37 FUGLSANG Jakob DEN CSC TEAM CSC SAXO BANK 4.57.17
38 BARRY Michael CAN THR TEAM COLUMBIA 4.57.17
39 LEWIS Craig USA THR TEAM COLUMBIA 4.57.17
40 BERTOGLIATI Rubens SUI SDV SCOTT - AMERICAN BEEF 4.57.17
41 MUGERLI Matej SLO LIQ LIQUIGAS 4.57.24
42 CAPELLI Ermanno ITA SDV SCOTT - AMERICAN BEEF 4.57.24
43 BAILETTI Paolo ITA LPR LPR BRAKES-BALLAN 4.57.28
44 GUSTOV Volodymir UKR CSC TEAM CSC SAXO BANK 4.57.28
45 SENAC Jean-Charles FRA ALM AG2R LA MONDIALE 4.57.28
46 KRYS Hubert POL FLM CERAMICA FLAMINIA 4.57.28
47 MISSAGLIA Gabriele ITA SDA SERRAMENTI PVC DIQUI 4.57.28
48 PRONI Alessandro ITA QST QUICK STEP 4.57.28
49 MAISTO Massimiliano ITA NGC NGC MEDICAL 4.57.28
50 FUMAGALLI Cristiano ITA FLM CERAMICA FLAMINIA 4.57.28
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