Settimana Internazionale Coppi e Bartali

Stage 4) Forli - Forli

IT Italy, Friday 04 September 2020
166.2 km

A bitter second for Bagioli

A bitter second for Bagioli

Andrea Bagioli started the final day of the Italian race in command of the general classification, courtesy of the team’s TTT victory on the opening day and his solo win in Sogliano al Rubicone, twenty-four hours later. The 21-year-old had a small buffer, of three seconds, over Jhonatan Narvaez (Ineos), and was hoping to become the youngest winner in the history of the race created in 1984.

Our team rode again behind the large breakaway that went clear after ten kilometers, sheltering Bagioli while making sure the gap was kept within reach as they entered on the first of the seven circuits around Forli, which featured the demanding Rocca delle Caminate climb. A huge selection was made just 30 kilometers into the race, leaving around 80 riders in the main group, while those at the front fought for KOM points.

The breakaway lost several riders, but it still looked promising for the remaining leaders, until a cat and mouse game started that helped the bunch reabsorb them with just 300 meters to go. In the sprint, Pascal Eenkhoorn (Jumbo-Visma Academy) claimed the win, while Narvaez’s third place brought him four seconds that helped the Ecuadorian leap over Andrea in the overall standings.

Despite the bitter taste left by the fourth and final stage of the race, our team has plenty of reasons to see the glass half full after this 35th edition of Settimana Internazionale Coppi e Bartali: two stage victories, two riders on the podium (where Bagioli was joined by João Almeida) and the team classification is the Wolfpack’s crop after four days of intense racing.

“I would be lying if I’d say I wasn’t disappointed, as losing the race for a second is really fustrating, but that’s cycling. The team did again an incredible job, controlling the race and making sure I was in the best position at all times, but in the end bonifications made the difference and there’s nothing we can do about it. We still can be proud of how we raced and what he got out of this race, especially as we had a very young team here”, Andrea said at the finish.

 

Photo credit: ©Justin Setterfield / Getty Images

Race details

1 Pascal Eenkhoorn
Jumbo-Visma Development Team
3:54:05
2 Diego Ulissi
UAE-Team Emirates
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3 Jhonatan Narváez Prado
INEOS Grenadiers
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4 Viacheslav Kuznetsov
Gazprom - RusVelo
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5 Andrea Pasqualon
Circus - Wanty Gobert
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6 Gianni Vermeersch
Alpecin-Fenix
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7 Andrea Bagioli
Deceuninck - Quick Step
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8 Giovanni Visconti
Vini Zabù - KTM
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9 Arjen Livyns
Bingoal - Wallonie Bruxelles
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10 Gavin Mannion
Rally Cycling
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23 João Almeida
Deceuninck - Quick Step
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46 James Knox
Deceuninck - Quick Step
1:13
58 Mikkel Frølich Honoré
Deceuninck - Quick Step
5:50
DNF Mauri Vansevenant
Deceuninck - Quick Step
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DNF Pieter Serry
Deceuninck - Quick Step
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1 Jhonatan Narváez Prado
INEOS Grenadiers
15:15:54
2 Andrea Bagioli
Deceuninck - Quick Step
0:01
3 João Almeida
Deceuninck - Quick Step
0:17
4 Diego Ulissi
UAE-Team Emirates
0:25
5 Nicola Conci
Trek - Segafredo
0:30
6 Pascal Eenkhoorn
Jumbo-Visma Development Team
0:40
7 Jacopo Mosca
Trek - Segafredo
0:42
8 Merhawi Kudus Ghebremedhin
Astana Pro Team
0:43
9 Mauro Finetto
NIPPO DELKO One Provence
0:47
10 Gavin Mannion
Rally Cycling
0:53
21 James Knox
Deceuninck - Quick Step
2:51
51 Mikkel Frølich Honoré
Deceuninck - Quick Step
26:22
1 Jhonatan Narváez Prado
INEOS Grenadiers
24 pt
2 Pascal Eenkhoorn
Jumbo-Visma Development Team
18 pt
3 Diego Ulissi
UAE-Team Emirates
13 pt
4 Andrea Bagioli
Deceuninck - Quick Step
12 pt
5 Ethan Hayter
INEOS Grenadiers
12 pt
6 Olav Kooij
Jumbo-Visma Development Team
10 pt
7 Gianni Vermeersch
Alpecin-Fenix
10 pt
8 Nicola Conci
Trek - Segafredo
7 pt
9 Jacopo Mosca
Trek - Segafredo
7 pt
10 Andrea Pasqualon
Circus - Wanty Gobert
7 pt
14 João Almeida
Deceuninck - Quick Step
3 pt
1 Jhonatan Narváez Prado
INEOS Grenadiers
15:15:54
2 Andrea Bagioli
Deceuninck - Quick Step
0:01
3 João Almeida
Deceuninck - Quick Step
0:17
4 Nicola Conci
Trek - Segafredo
0:30
5 Pascal Eenkhoorn
Jumbo-Visma Development Team
0:40
6 Einer Augusto Rubio Reyes
Movistar Team
1:00
7 Kevin Inkelaar
Bahrain - McLaren
1:07
8 Ide Schelling
BORA - hansgrohe
1:39
9 Alessandro Covi
UAE-Team Emirates
4:33
10 Gino Mäder
NTT Pro Cycling
5:33
19 Mikkel Frølich Honoré
Deceuninck - Quick Step
26:22
1 Julen Amezqueta Moreno
Caja Rural - Seguros RGA
31 pt
2 Ben O'Connor
NTT Pro Cycling
26 pt
3 Johan Jacobs
Movistar Team
25 pt
4 Jon Irisarri Rincón
Caja Rural - Seguros RGA
13 pt
5 Iván Ramiro Sosa Cuervo
INEOS Grenadiers
12 pt
6 Jan Bakelants
Circus - Wanty Gobert
9 pt
7 Jesús Ezquerra Muela
Burgos-BH
9 pt
8 James Knox
Deceuninck - Quick Step
6 pt
9 Simone Petilli
Circus - Wanty Gobert
6 pt
10 Umberto Marengo
Vini Zabù - KTM
6 pt
15 Mikkel Frølich Honoré
Deceuninck - Quick Step
3 pt
17 João Almeida
Deceuninck - Quick Step
2 pt
1 Astana Pro Team 45:20:45
2 Deceuninck - Quick Step 0:05
3 Androni Giocattoli - Sidermec 0:19
4 NIPPO DELKO One Provence 5:55
5 UAE-Team Emirates 6:27
6 INEOS Grenadiers 10:59
7 Caja Rural - Seguros RGA 26:53
8 Vini Zabù - KTM 27:30
9 Movistar Team 28:22
10 Burgos-BH 30:22

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