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Showing strong condition in advance of the world road race championships, Sonny Colbrelli won the Coppa Bernocchi on Thursday. The Bahrain-Merida rider outsprinted Canada’s Guillaume Boivin (Israel Cycling Academy), Sacha Modolo (UAE Team Emirates), Wednesday’s Coppa Agostoni winner Michael Albasini (Orica-Scott) plus the rest of the main bunch.
“This finally arrived,” said a delighted Colbrelli. “I didn’t win for some time and this success is like a liberation. I thank all the team and especially Niccolò Bonifazio who helped me a lot in the final part of the race. I decided to launch the sprint with 250 meters to go. Maybe it was early, but I was fine and behind me my direct rivals were a little stretched.
“I feel pretty good and this victory is also the result of the high-altitude training camp. I’m ready for the worlds challenge”.
The race featured a long breakaway by Patrick Gamper (Radland Tirol), Filippo Ganna (UAE Team Emirates) and Mehdi El Chokri (Team Dimension Data/Qhubeka). The latter was the first to drop back, while Gamper went solo and held on until 800 metres to go.
Bahrain-Merida directeur sportif Alberto Volpi underlined the work the squad did. “Sonny was perfect, but I want to emphasize all the work and commitment made by his teammates from the start to the finish line. It’s an important victory: only ten days are left to the World Championship in Bergen.”
— World Cycling Stats (@wcstats) September 14, 2017
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