Tre Valli Varesine - Race Overview

 2014 winner of Tre Valli Varesine, Michael Albasini, sprinted tenth place today for ORICA-SCOTT in this year’s edition of the one-day Italian race after four riders broke away to steal the victory in the closing stages of an action packed race.

After 77kilometres the race entered finishing circuits where Spaniard Carlos Verona bridged across to the original breakaway of the day before attacking once again and leading the race solo coming into the final 10kilometres.

Once Verona returned to the fast chasing reduced peloton, Albasini was in good position as the race strung out and more riders began to attack. In the end four riders challenged for the victory after Vincenzo Nibali (Bahrain-Merida) forced a move in the final kilometre but it was Alex Geniez (AG2R Mondale) who stole the win in a close photo finish.

“We had another good showing from the whole team again today,” explained sport director Dave McPartland. “Carlos Verona went across to the break and then had a great solo attack in the closing stages of the race which was what we wanted. The longer the breakaway stayed away the better it was for us and Albasini as there would be more control in the group.”

Read the full report here.

Place Rider/Team Time
1 Alexandre Geniez (FRA) - AG2R La Mondiale 4:49:08
2 Thibaut Pinot (FRA) - FDJ
3 Vincenzo Nibali (ITA) - Bahrain-Merida
4 Diego Ulissi (ITA) - UAE Team Emirates
5 Davide Villella (ITA) - Cannondale-Drapac 0:00:07
6 Sam Oomen (NED) - Team Sunweb
7 Gianni Moscon (ITA) - Team Sky
8 Fabio Aru (ITA) - Astana Pro Team
9 Daniel Martinez (COL) - Wilier Triestina 0:00:17
10 Michael Albasini (SWI) - ORICA-SCOTT 0:00:18
Place Mitchelton-SCOTT Riders Time
10 Michael Albasini (SWI) - ORICA-SCOTT 0:00:18
24 Jens Keukeleire (BEL) - ORICA-SCOTT 0:00:18
38 Carlos Verona (SPA) - ORICA-SCOTT 0:01:08
98 Christopher Juul Jensen (DEN) - ORICA-SCOTT 0:06:03
100 Rob Power (AUS) - ORICA-SCOTT 0:06:03
101 Magnus Cort Nielsen (DEN) - ORICA-SCOTT 0:06:03
104 Ruben Plaza (SPA) - ORICA-SCOTT 0:06:03