Tre Valli Varesine - Race Overview

Vuelta a España stage winner Jens Keukeleire had an impressive ride today to finish in a respectable seventh place, in what was a hard and aggressive one-day race, Tre Valli Varesine. 

The 27-year-old Belgian displayed his top form, able to follow many moves to stay in contention in the hectic unpredictable finale.

Keukeleire followed an attack with just 2.5kilometres to go however, the race eventually came down to a reduced group sprint.

Sonny Colbrelli (Bardiani-CSF) proved to be the fastest on the day taking the race victory with Keukeleire fighting hard to claim seventh place.

Sport director Dave McPartland was impressed with Keukeleire’s showing and his aggression in the final kilometres.

“Today really showed Jen’s top condition at the moment,” said McPartland. “He is really motivated and only a year or two ago we would have said this course isn’t for him but today he showed that he is capable.” 

Read the full report here.

Place Rider/Team Time
1 Sonny Colbrelli (ITA) - Bardiani CSF 4:48:18
2 Diego Ulissi (ITA) - Lampre - Merida ST
3 Francesco Gavazzi (ITA) - Androni Giocattoli - Sidermec ST
4 Tom Jelte Slagter (NED) - Cannondale-Drapac ST
5 Giovanni Visconti (ITA) - Movistar Team ST
6 Philippe Gilbert (BEL) - BMC Racing Team ST
7 Jens Keukeleire (BEL) - ORICA-BikeExchange ST
8 Gianluca Brambilla (ITA) - Italy ST
9 Fabio Aru (ITA) - Astana Pro Team ST
10 Kristian Sbaragli (ITA) - Dimension Data ST
Place Mitchelton-SCOTT Riders Time
7 Jens Keukeleire (BEL) - ORICA-BikeExchange ST
17 Magnus Cort Nielsen (DEN) - ORICA-BikeExchange 0:00:16
55 Amets Txurruka (SPA) - ORICA-BikeExchange 0:01:35
58 Jack Haig (AUS) - ORICA-BikeExchange 0:01:35
73 Ruben Plaza Molina (SPA) - ORICA-BikeExchange 0:02:35