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Roglic wins Tre Valli Varesine

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Primož Roglič (Jumbo-Visma) capitalised on his late season form with victory in Tre Valli Varesine. The Vuelta a Espana winner attacked with 500m to go after Luis León Sánchez’s (Astana) late move was nullified with just under a kilometer to go.

There was no response when Roglič immediately countered, with the Slovenian finishing clear of Giovanni Visconti and last year’s winner Toms Skujinš to take his second win in three days after claiming the Giro dell’Emilia last weekend.

The race was overshadowed when a chase group were sent the wrong way on the finishing circuit as they clawed back time Sánchez with just over 10km to go. The group contained a host of pre-race favourites including Vincenzo Nibali (Bahrain-Merida), Davide Formolo (Bora-Hansgrohe) and Daniel Martin (UAE Team Emirates), but by the time they had realized the error and turned back it was too late, with the main field replacing them as Sánchez’s closest rivals on the road.

The controversy didn’t stop there with Sánchez forced to bunny hop a traffic island after a moto and race vehicle inexplicably blocked the road soon after. The Astana rider survived the incident and bravely hung on before vicious accelerations from Pierre Latour (AG2R La Mondiale) and Gianni Moscon (Team Ineos) finally brought him to heel.

Latour, Moscon and Jakob Fuglsang (Astana) were quickly joined by Roglič, but the Vuelta winner used his momentum, and his obvious form, to draw out an insurmountable lead. By the time Fuglsang began to give a half-hearted chase Roglič was sitting up to celebrate his late season form and ahead of this weekend’s Il Lombardia he looks like the rider to beat.

“Again I’m happy with the finish and that I won. The team did again a great job controlling the race for me from the very beginning. And then in the end I was lucky with the guys who went the wrong way,” the Jumbo Visma rider said at the finish.

“It’s amazing. Like I said in the Giro dell’Emilia. I’m just enjoying it. It would be nice to go on holiday but we have Lombardia. We’ll see about that race. I’m relaxed and I’m enjoying things. We’ll see how it goes.”

How it unfolded

Michael Gogl (Trek-Segafredo), Umberto Marengo (Neri Sottoli), Jose Herrada (Cofidis), and Davide Ballerini (Astana) formed the day’s main break, but on a newly devised finishing circuit Herrada was the first to yield on the third ascent of the Via Montello climb. 

Marengo was the next rider to lose contact as the peloton increased their pace and the break began to splinter further. Only Gogl and Ballerini and remained with 40km to go, but soon enough Ballerini was alone as David Gaudu (FDJ) attacked from the peloton and brought George Bennett and a string of riders with him.

By the time Ballerini was caught the new lead group contained Gaudo, Rudy Mollard (FDJ), Diego Ulissi, Dan Martin (UAE Team Emirates), Eddie Dunbar (Team Ineos), Bennett, Sanchez (Astana), Michael Woods (EF Education First), Formolo, Dylan Teuns (Bahrain-Merida), Wilco Kelderman (Team Sunweb), and Mathias Frank (A2GR La Mondiale).

The group held the main field at 28 seconds, but on the Montello climb Sanchez took flight as Roglic and his Jumbo-Visma team struggled to remain on terms. By the time the Dutch squad had brought the chase group to within sight, Sanchez had established a near 40-second lead but the race changed dramatically when Formolo followed a race moto through the wrong turn at a roundabout. 

The move cost him and his companions the chance to compete for the win but left Team Ineos and Jumbo-Visma with numbers to play in the final.

With Fuglsang marking everything in sight, Sanchez looked on course to take the win but he buckled in the last two kilometres after an excellent stint on the front from Salvatore Puccio. 

When Latour and then Moscon accelerated, it looked as though Fuglsang would have the measure of both riders as he loomed on their shoulders, but Roglic – the last rider to make contact in the four-man move – dove past the trio before soloing to another win.

Results
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult1Primoz Roglic (Slo) Team Jumbo-Visma 4:40:462Giovanni Visconti (Ita) Neri Sottoli Selle Italia Ktm 0:00:033Toms Skujins (Lat) Trek-Segafredo 4Andrea Vendrame (Ita) Androni Giocattoli-Sidermec 5Sergio Andres Higuita Garcia (Col) Ef Education First 6Tiesj Benoot (Bel) Lotto Soudal 7Kristian Sbaragli (Ita) Israel Cycling Academy 8Tao Geoghegan Hart (GBr) Team Ineos 9Damiano Caruso (Ita) Bahrain-Merida 10Tim Wellens (Bel) Lotto Soudal 11Pierre Latour (Fra) Ag2r la Mondiale 12Carlos Verona Quintanilla (Spa) Movistar Team 13Lawrence Warbasse (USA) Ag2r la Mondiale 14Lorenzo Rota (Ita) Bardiani Csf 15Rafal Majka (Pol) Bora-Hansgrohe 16Simone Ravanelli (Ita) Biesse Carrera 17Tanel Kangert (Est) Ef Education First 18Gianni Moscon (Ita) Team Ineos 19Jakob Fuglsang (Den) Astana pro Team 20Mattia Bais (Ita) Cycling Team Friuli Asd 21Rob Power (Aus) Team Sunweb 22Hugh John Carthy (GBr) Ef Education First 0:00:3323Luis Leon Sanchez (Spa) Astana pro Team 0:00:4524Salvatore Puccio (Ita) Team Ineos 0:00:5425Jonathan Lastra Martinez (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros Rga 0:01:3526Simone Velasco (Ita) Neri Sottoli Selle Italia Ktm 27Miguel Eduardo Florez Lopez (Col) Androni Giocattoli-Sidermec 28Eduard Prades Reverter (Spa) Movistar Team 29Simone Petilli (Ita) Uae Team Emirates 30Cristian Rodriguez Martin (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros Rga 31Anthony Perez (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits 32Clement Champoussin (Fra) Ag2r la Mondiale 0:01:3833Sebastian Schoenberger (Aut) Neri Sottoli Selle Italia Ktm 0:01:4634Ivan Rovny (Rus) Gazprom-Rusvelo 35Robert Gesink (Ned) Team Jumbo-Visma 0:02:4036Sepp Kuss (USA) Team Jumbo-Visma 37Kilian Frankiny (Swi) Groupama-Fdj 38Patrick Konrad (Aut) Bora-Hansgrohe 39Jai Hindley (Aus) Team Sunweb 40Christopher Hamilton (Aus) Team Sunweb 41Michael Storer (Aus) Team Sunweb 42Hugo Houle (Can) Astana pro Team 43Nathan Brown (USA) Ef Education First 44Jan Polanc (Slo) Uae Team Emirates 45Diego Ulissi (Ita) Uae Team Emirates 0:04:1346Louis Meintjes (RSA) Team Dimension Data 0:04:5847Davide Gabburo (Ita) Neri Sottoli Selle Italia Ktm 48Maximilian Schachmann (Ger) Bora-Hansgrohe 0:05:1949Simon Clarke (Aus) Ef Education First 50Cesare Benedetti (Ita) Bora-Hansgrohe 51Francois Bidard (Fra) Ag2r la Mondiale 52Rudy Molard (Fra) Groupama-Fdj 0:07:1553Bauke Mollema (Ned) Trek-Segafredo 54Mikael Cherel (Fra) Ag2r la Mondiale 55Valentin Madouas (Fra) Groupama-Fdj 56Alexander Aranburu Deba (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros Rga 57Dylan Teuns (Bel) Bahrain-Merida 58George Bennett (NZl) Team Jumbo-Visma 59Niklas Eg (Den) Trek-Segafredo 60David Gaudu (Fra) Groupama-Fdj 61Daniel Martin (Irl) Uae Team Emirates 62Wilco Kelderman (Ned) Team Sunweb 0:07:3263Jon Aberasturi Izaga (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros Rga 0:08:2064Luis Angel Mate Mardones (Spa) Cofidis, Solutions Credits 65Francesco Romano (Ita) Bardiani Csf 66Francesco Manuel Bongiorno (Ita) Neri Sottoli Selle Italia Ktm 67Sergei Chernetskii (Rus) Caja Rural-Seguros Rga 68Edoardo Zardini (Ita) Neri Sottoli Selle Italia Ktm 69Ben Gastauer (Lux) Ag2r la Mondiale 70Amanuel Gebreigzabhier (Eri) Team Dimension Data 71Ben Swift (GBr) Team Ineos 72Tomasz Marczynski (Pol) Lotto Soudal 73Danilo Wyss (Swi) Team Dimension Data 74Steve Morabito (Swi) Groupama-Fdj 75Michal Golas (Pol) Team Ineos 76Stéphane Rossetto (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits 77Marco Canola (Ita) Nippo-Vini Fantini-Faizane’ 78Carlos Barbero (Spa) Movistar Team 79Edwin Alcibiades Avila Vanegas (Col) Israel Cycling Academy DNFMads Pedersen (Den) Trek-Segafredo DNFJulien Bernard (Fra) Trek-Segafredo DNFGianluca Brambilla (Ita) Trek-Segafredo DNFMichael Gogl (Aut) Trek-Segafredo DNFLeonardo Basso (Ita) Team Ineos DNFEdward Dunbar (Irl) Team Ineos DNFRichard Carapaz (Ecu) Movistar Team DNFJaime Castrillo Zapater (Spa) Movistar Team DNFJasha Sütterlin (Ger) Movistar Team DNFAlejandro Valverde (Spa) Movistar Team DNFKoen Bouwman (Ned) Team Jumbo-Visma DNFLaurens De Plus (Bel) Team Jumbo-Visma DNFSteven Kruijswijk (Ned) Team Jumbo-Visma DNFDavide Formolo (Ita) Bora-Hansgrohe DNFEmanuel Buchmann (Ger) Bora-Hansgrohe DNFGregor Mühlberger (Aut) Bora-Hansgrohe DNFVincenzo Nibali (Ita) Bahrain-Merida DNFValerio Agnoli (Ita) Bahrain-Merida DNFSonny Colbrelli (Ita) Bahrain-Merida DNFIvan Garcia Cortina (Spa) Bahrain-Merida DNFMark Padun (Ukr) Bahrain-Merida DNFDavide Ballerini (Ita) Astana pro Team DNFManuele Boaro (Ita) Astana pro Team DNFDario Cataldo (Ita) Astana pro Team DNFYevgeniy Gidich (Kaz) Astana pro Team DNFValerio Conti (Ita) Uae Team Emirates DNFManuele Mori (Ita) Uae Team Emirates DNFAleksandr Riabushenko (Blr) Uae Team Emirates DNFMathias Frank (Swi) Ag2r la Mondiale DNFSander Armee (Bel) Lotto Soudal DNFRemy Mertz (Bel) Lotto Soudal DNFBrent Van Moer (Bel) Lotto Soudal DNFJelle Vanendert (Bel) Lotto Soudal DNFJohannes Fröhlinger (Ger) Team Sunweb DNFMartin Alexander Salmon (Ger) Team Sunweb DNFWilliam Bonnet (Fra) Groupama-Fdj DNFSebastien Reichenbach (Swi) Groupama-Fdj DNFSean Bennett (USA) Ef Education First DNFMichael Woods (Can) Ef Education First DNFRoman Kreuziger (Cze) Team Dimension Data DNFMichael Valgren Andersen (Den) Team Dimension Data DNFReinardt Janse van Rensburg (RSA) Team Dimension Data DNFGino Mader (Swi) Team Dimension Data DNFJon Irisarri Ricon (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros Rga DNFMatteo Malucelli (Ita) Caja Rural-Seguros Rga DNFAwet Andemeskel (Eri) Israel Cycling Academy DNFNathan Earle (Aus) Israel Cycling Academy DNFOmer Goldstein (Isr) Israel Cycling Academy DNFRuben Plaza (Spa) Israel Cycling Academy DNFEnrico Barbin (Ita) Bardiani Csf DNFGiovanni Carboni (Ita) Bardiani Csf DNFLuca Covili (Ita) Bardiani Csf DNFUmberto Orsini (Ita) Bardiani Csf DNFVincenzo Albanese (Ita) Bardiani Csf DNFJhon Darwin Atapuma Hurtado (Col) Cofidis, Solutions Credits DNFNicolas Edet (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits DNFJesper Hansen (Den) Cofidis, Solutions Credits DNFJose Herrada (Spa) Cofidis, Solutions Credits DNFArtem Nych (Rus) Gazprom-Rusvelo DNFIgor Boev (Rus) Gazprom-Rusvelo DNFPetr Rikunov (Rus) Gazprom-Rusvelo DNFAleksei Rybalkin (Rus) Gazprom-Rusvelo DNFEvgeny Shalunov (Rus) Gazprom-Rusvelo DNFSergei Shilov (Rus) Gazprom-Rusvelo DNFFrancesco Gavazzi (Ita) Androni Giocattoli-Sidermec DNFMattia Cattaneo (Ita) Androni Giocattoli-Sidermec DNFMattia Frapporti (Ita) Androni Giocattoli-Sidermec DNFUmberto Marengo (Ita) Neri Sottoli Selle Italia Ktm DNFRuben Dario Acosta Ospina (Col) Nippo-Vini Fantini-Faizane’ DNFJoan Bou Company (Spa) Nippo-Vini Fantini-Faizane’ DNFNicola Bagioli (Ita) Nippo-Vini Fantini-Faizane’ DNFHideto Nakane (Jpn) Nippo-Vini Fantini-Faizane’ DNFAlejandro Osorio Carvajal (Col) Nippo-Vini Fantini-Faizane’ DNFFilippo Zaccanti (Ita) Nippo-Vini Fantini-Faizane’ DNFAlexander Cataford (Can) Israel Cycling Academy