Bagioli shines in Sogliano al Rubicone

Bagioli shines in Sogliano al Rubicone

Wednesday 02 September 2020 - 17:17

The Italian takes the leader’s jersey after a powerful attack inside the last kilometer of Wednesday’s stage.

Another day at Settimana Internazionale Coppi e Bartali, another victory for Deceuninck – Quick-Step. After smashing Tuesday’s team time trial in Gatteo a Mare and propelling Mikkel Honoré to the top of the general classification, the Wolfpack enjoyed another success, this time netted by neo-pro Andrea Bagioli, who showed a clean pair of wheels to the rest behind and surged to his second victory in four weeks.

Pieter Serry and Mauri Vansevenant took over the front of the bunch as the race rolled out from Riccione working tirelessly and holding the five-man breakaway on a short leash, before deciding to reel them in with less than 20 kilometers to go. On the penultimate lap of the local circuit in Sogliano al Rubicone, Honoré leaped away from the now reduced peloton and took Jacopo Mosca (Trek-Segafredo) with him for company, but their action was a short-lived one, as the others reacted almost immediately.

Into the business end of the stage, on the flat run-in to the second-to-last climb, João Almeida punctured and had to chase hard, while at the front the fight for victory was beginning to take shape after a series of strong accelerations. A short but viciously steep cobbled climb with some double-digit gradients at times eventually caused cracks in the group, from where Andrea Bagioli shook everyone off his slipstream and powered to victory.  A handful of seconds later, Almeida crossed the line after a remarkable comeback, which put him into third overall.

“It’s incredible, two victories in two days for our team makes it a perfect start to the race, something we could have only dreamed of. Our strategy was to keep the break in check and the guys did a perfect job, I can’t stress enough how important the team was in today’s result. The climb was very steep, but I like this type of ascents, so I just remained calm on the last climb when the tempo went up and made my move with 150 meters from the finish.”

“At the beginning of August, I took my first pro victory and topped the Tour de l’Ain GC for a day, but today also feels special, because everything happened in my home country”, continued Bagioli, who now leads the overall, points and youth classifications at Settimana Internazionale Coppi e Bartali. “We are two days away from the conclusion of the race and I hope to enjoy more good moments with this fantastic team.”

 

Photo credit: ©Justin Setterfield / Getty Images

Race details

1 Andrea Bagioli
Deceuninck - Quick Step
4:21:58
2 Jhonatan Narváez Prado
INEOS Grenadiers
0:01
3 Nicola Conci
Trek - Segafredo
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4 Diego Ulissi
UAE-Team Emirates
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5 Mauro Finetto
NIPPO DELKO One Provence
0:06
6 João Almeida
Deceuninck - Quick Step
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7 Jacopo Mosca
Trek - Segafredo
0:09
8 Jan Bakelants
Circus - Wanty Gobert
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9 Gavin Mannion
Rally Cycling
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10 Luca Wackermann
Vini Zabù - KTM
,,
16 James Knox
Deceuninck - Quick Step
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50 Mikkel Frølich Honoré
Deceuninck - Quick Step
3:16
106 Mauri Vansevenant
Deceuninck - Quick Step
14:09
140 Pieter Serry
Deceuninck - Quick Step
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1 Andrea Bagioli
Deceuninck - Quick Step
6:44:46
2 Jhonatan Narváez Prado
INEOS Grenadiers
0:13
3 João Almeida
Deceuninck - Quick Step
0:16
4 Nicola Conci
Trek - Segafredo
0:29
5 Diego Ulissi
UAE-Team Emirates
0:30
6 James Knox
Deceuninck - Quick Step
,,
7 Iván Ramiro Sosa Cuervo
INEOS Grenadiers
0:34
8 Jacopo Mosca
Trek - Segafredo
0:41
9 Merhawi Kudus Ghebremedhin
Astana Pro Team
0:42
10 Mauro Finetto
NIPPO DELKO One Provence
0:46
48 Mikkel Frølich Honoré
Deceuninck - Quick Step
3:26
104 Mauri Vansevenant
Deceuninck - Quick Step
14:22
109 Pieter Serry
Deceuninck - Quick Step
16:54
1 Andrea Bagioli
Deceuninck - Quick Step
10 pt
2 Olav Kooij
Jumbo-Visma Development Team
10 pt
3 Jhonatan Narváez Prado
INEOS Grenadiers
8 pt
4 Ethan Hayter
INEOS Grenadiers
8 pt
5 Nicola Conci
Trek - Segafredo
6 pt
6 Phil Bauhaus
Bahrain - McLaren
6 pt
7 Diego Ulissi
UAE-Team Emirates
5 pt
8 Gianni Vermeersch
Alpecin-Fenix
5 pt
9 Mauro Finetto
NIPPO DELKO One Provence
4 pt
10 Davide Persico
Team Colpack Ballan
4 pt
11 João Almeida
Deceuninck - Quick Step
3 pt
1 Andrea Bagioli
Deceuninck - Quick Step
6:44:46
2 Jhonatan Narváez Prado
INEOS Grenadiers
0:13
3 João Almeida
Deceuninck - Quick Step
0:16
4 Nicola Conci
Trek - Segafredo
0:29
5 Iván Ramiro Sosa Cuervo
INEOS Grenadiers
0:34
6 Ide Schelling
BORA - hansgrohe
0:52
7 Pascal Eenkhoorn
Jumbo-Visma Development Team
0:55
8 Einer Augusto Rubio Reyes
Movistar Team
0:59
9 Kevin Inkelaar
Bahrain - McLaren
1:06
10 Biniam Ghirmay Hailu
NIPPO DELKO One Provence
1:08
16 Mikkel Frølich Honoré
Deceuninck - Quick Step
3:26
32 Mauri Vansevenant
Deceuninck - Quick Step
14:22
1 Johan Jacobs
Movistar Team
18 pt
2 Jon Irisarri Rincón
Caja Rural - Seguros RGA
13 pt
3 Jesús Ezquerra Muela
Burgos-BH
9 pt
4 Jan Bakelants
Circus - Wanty Gobert
6 pt
5 Umberto Marengo
Vini Zabù - KTM
6 pt
6 Jacopo Mosca
Trek - Segafredo
5 pt
7 Domen Novak
Bahrain - McLaren
4 pt
8 Mikkel Frølich Honoré
Deceuninck - Quick Step
3 pt
9 Pieter Serry
Deceuninck - Quick Step
3 pt
10 Raffaele Radice
Sangemini Trevigiani Mg.k Vis
3 pt
1 Deceuninck - Quick Step 19:46:10
2 Astana Pro Team 1:08
3 Androni Giocattoli - Sidermec 1:27
4 Caja Rural - Seguros RGA 1:55
5 INEOS Grenadiers 2:03
6 Vini Zabù - KTM 2:36
7 Burgos-BH 4:52
8 Movistar Team 5:10
9 NIPPO DELKO One Provence 5:46
10 Jumbo-Visma Development Team 6:30

Top results

1 Andrea Bagioli
Deceuninck - Quick Step
4:21:58
2 Jhonatan Narváez Prado
INEOS Grenadiers
0:01
3 Nicola Conci
Trek - Segafredo
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