Coppi e Bartali
Stage 2: Riccione to Sogliano al Rubicone - Stage Details

Australian neo-pro Lucas Hamilton produced a mature performance on stage two of Settimana Internazionale di Coppi e Bartali to take eighth on the stage for Mitchelton-SCOTT staying in the mix with an elite group of world class climbers.

Another fast and frantic road stage unfolded in Reggio-Emilia today over a challenging course that was full of relentless, short and steep climbs that was used to full advantage by eventual stage winner Bauke Mollema (Trek-Segafredo).

Once the earlier breakaway had been caught and passed by a reduced front group that included Hamilton and Chris Juul Jensen the race came alive.

Hamilton brilliantly matched the moves over the climbs, but lost contact on the final descent towards the line with Mollema taking the victory and Diego Rosa (Team-Sky) in second and moving into the race lead and Hamilton up to seventh on GC.

Read the full report here.

Results

Place Rider/Team Time
1 Bauke Mollema (NED) - Trek-Segafredo 03:36:23
2 Diego Rosa (ITA) - Team Sky 00:00:02
3 Giulio Ciccone (ITA) - Bardiani CSF 00:00:03
4 Guillaume Martin (FRA) - Wanty-Groupe Gobert
5 Richard Carapaz (ECU) - Movistar Team
6 Koen Bouwman (NED) - LottoNL-Jumbo 00:00:11
7 Ivan Sosa (COL) - Androni Giocattoli-Sidermec 00:00:13
8 Lucas Hamilton (AUS) - MITCHELTON-SCOTT 00:00:33
9 Davide Ballerini (ITA) - Androni Giocattoli-Sidermec 00:00:55
10 Neilson Powless (USA) - LottoNL-Jumbo
Place Mitchelton-SCOTT Riders Time
8 Lucas Hamilton (AUS) - MITCHELTON-SCOTT 00:00:33
16 Christopher Juul Jensen (DEN) - MITCHELTON-SCOTT 00:01:08
77 Michael Albasini (SWI) - MITCHELTON-SCOTT 00:14:30
133 Sam Bewley (NZL) - MITCHELTON-SCOTT 00:17:46
156 Svein Tuft (CAN) - MITCHELTON-SCOTT 00:27:15