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Sonny Colbrelli (Bardiani-CSF) won the Tre Valli Varesine race in Italy, out of a reduced-field sprint ahead of Diego Ulissi (Lampre-Merida) and Francesco Gavazzi (Androni Giocattoli-Sidermec). It is the seventh win for Colbrelli who also won the Coppa Algostoni two weeks ago and looks to be in top-form for the upcoming UCI Road World Championships in Doha.
— MeridaProRoadRacing (@MeridaProRoad) September 27, 2016
After the main break of the day was brought back, the action continued to heat up with attacks made futile by the heated pace of the peloton.
Around seven kilometres to go Lampre-Merida put a handful of riders on the front, upping the pace for Ulissi, who attempted an attack soon after.
Gianluca Brambilla (Italy), Rigoberto Uran (Cannondale-Drapac) and Ulissi continued to be the most active in the final few kilometres, but none were able to get away despite their repeated solo attacks, knowing they did not have the top sprint of the group.
However, their attacks created a small finale group of about a baker’s dozen for the finish and Sonny Colbrelli jumped off the front in the final metres for the win.
Bardiani - CSF
Lampre - Merida
Androni Giocattoli - Sidermec
An unlucky Stijn Steels (Topsport Vlaanderen – Baloise) walking up the Muur van Geraardsbergen on the final stage of the Eneco Tour.