Tom Skujins of Trek
Segafredo has won the 98th Tre Valli Varesine race in Northern
The race was over a
209.8km course from Saronno to Varese which included six laps of a 12.8km circuit + the
final two 21.3 km-long laps around Varese, which included the mountain climbs of
Montello and Morosolo and included the new World Champion Alejandro Valverde,
who said that he plans to enjoy the jersey.
Storer (SUN), Tonelli (BAR), Zardini (WIL) and Totò (MGK) formed the break and
were 1.25 ahead after forty kilometres of racing.
fifty-five kilometres and that lead had gone out to eight minutes.
However, onto the local
circuits and the lead was down to five minutes and at 1.35 with 70kms to before
it was caught by a counter attacking group.
With fifty kilometres
later, this fourteen-rider group was 25 seconds ahead.
Everyone was back together
with 28kms left and on the descent of the Morosolo, three riders including Rob
Power were in front and took the bell for the final 21kms of racing.
They were brought back and
the World Champion hit the front with 16.5kms left.
Nine riders then took over
as they approached the final climb. Rob Power of Mitchelton-Scott led on the Morosolo
climb and then opened up a bit of a gap before Peter Kennaugh and Rigoberto
Uran did the same.
Uran shot past the Manx
Man and started on the run towards the finish line until the chasing group
brought him back and Valverde’s group joined them.
Thibaut Pinot attacked
with Woods before Latvian Tom Skujins of Trek Segfredo got on the front and
took the sprint in 4.55.50 with Thibaut Pinto second and Peter Kennaugh third.
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