Memorial Cimurri - Gran Premio Bioera
Italian Champion 'Pippo' Pozzato wins the 5th edition of the 191 kilometer
Reggio Emilia Fall Classic in Bologna...
Filippo Pozzato won the fifth edition of the race in Reggio Emilia a sprint
finish of about 40 riders. The Italian champion bested Luca Paolini of
Acqua Sapone and Daniele Colli of Carmiooro/Astyle. Mihaylo Khalilov (Ceramica
Flaminia) and Milram's Johannes Fröhlinger filled out the top five in the bunch
22 kilometers after leaving Parma was the launching pad for the break of the day on the first of
four 31 km circuits that included the 10 kilometer climb of the montagna di
Viano, a gravity test of 430 meters. The six raiders, Vladimir Duma (Flaminia Bossini), Hector
Gonzalez (Fuji/Servetto), Riccardo Chiarini (LPR/Farnese Vini) Alessandro Donati
(Acqua & Sapone/Caffè Mokambo), Vitaliy Kondrut (ISD/Neri) and Domenico Loria
(Centri della Calzatura) put in a strong assault for victory in the new Fall
Northern Italian classic.
Alessandro Ballan and team Lampre lead the chase. Photo © 2009 Fotoreporter
Working in perfect agreement the six opened up a gap of 9:28 by the 50
kilometer marker. A determined chase and the stiffness of the course worked
against the six leaders. The chase led by Lampre/NGC with 2008 world champion
Alessandro Ballan making his second appearance at the front without his rainbow
jersey. Acqua & Sapone and Katusha joined in the chase helping to close the gap
on the larger circuit.
Fuji/Servetto's Hector Baeza Gonzalez attacks the break.
On the final lap of the larger circuit Fuji/Servetto's Hector Baeza Gonzalez
attacked on the final climb of the Viano as the cooperation in the group
shattered; but the rider was caught on the climb and dropped. Behind Lampre
doubled their efforts to catch the now 5 leaders as the race approached the
final three 5 km circuits in Bologna. After 170 kilometers run, the sextet of
escapees approached the final three laps of the 5 km after circuit
lined by large crowds of the tifosi.
Riccardo Chiarini, Vitaly Kondrut, and Vladimir Duma lead the break.
Photo © 2009 Fotoreporter
Riccardo Chiarini was the last to evade capture, but his efforts came to an
end on the first of the local laps. Attacks followed first by Lampre launched an
attack by Paolo Tiralongo but with 'Pippo' Pozzato leading the chase he
escape was short lived.. Likewise Gabriele Bosisio made an tempt as well on the
closing laps; but his effort met with as little success as Tiralongo's.
Lampre launches Paolo Tiralongo's attack. Photo © 2009 Fotoreporter
Bosisio attacks through the finish area on the final circuits.
Photo © 2009 Fotoreporter
The lead group of 40 riders approached the finish in Bologna. It soon became
clear that the classic dedicated to Giannetto and Chiarino Cimurri would
be decided in a mass sprint.
Filippo Pozzato led around the final turn to the finish timed his attack for
the final 300 meters and coming around Mikhaylo Khalilov at 150 meters and
holding off his rivals for the victory by a commanding margin of two bike
The tifosi cheer as Filippo Pozzato, Mikhaylo Khalilov, Luca Paolini,
GiovanniVisconti approach the line... Photo © 2009 Fotoreporter
Filippo Pozzato after race comments:
"My victory is the result of a great team, I'm
going through a good period of form and today I proved to do well on the climbs,
with the help of my team mates Mazzanti, Karpets and Petrov we were able to sew
up the sprint.. I flew on the wheel Khalilov, the
winner of the Memorial Cimurri 2008. I managed to revive the pace near the
finish line. Right now I have a really great condition. As for the race I must
say that it was fast from the start."
Vittoria Filippo Pozzato! Photo © 2009 Fotoreporter
For the 28-year-old rider it is his fifth win of the season having won, E3 Prijs Harelbeke, a
stage in the Three Days of De Panne, the Italian road championship and the Giro
"In the center of Reggio Emilia so many people lining the roads and this is
the best proof that the organizers have worked well. The addition of the final
street circuits today is undoubtedly the best way to give the
public the 'opportunity to see their champions up close. "
"The words of Filippo Pozzato," said Giorgio Cimurri, "fills me with
joy. I want to propose once again the city circuit just because I remember when, as a
child, I attended the races with the desire to see the athletes and the whole
caravan passing several times; and today the public has crowded
the downtown streets on the route that the province has been the best answer... the public has responded beyond
expectations and the day was
wonderful. A real success. "
Filippo Pozzato arrives on the podium. Photo © 2009 Fotoreporter
5th Memorial Cimurri Grand Prix Bioera
Parma - Bologna
191.5 km - 4:20:21 - 44.133 km/h
1 Pozzato Filippo Kat Team Katusha 4.20.21
2 Paolini Luca Asa Acqua & Sapone/Caffe Mokambo 0:00
3 Colli Daniele Cmo Carmiooro/A Style 0:00
4 Khalilov Mikhaylo Flm Ceramica Flaminia/Bossini Docce 0:00
5 Fröhlinger Johannes Mrm Team Milram 0:00
2009 Memorial Cimurri podium: Luca Paolini, Filippo Pozzato and Daniele Colli
Photo © 2009 Fotoreporter
6 Visconti Giovanni Isd Isd Neri Sottoli 0:00
7 Starchyk Volodymyr Amo Amore & Vita/Mcdonald's 0:00
8 Gasparotto Enrico Lam Lampre/N.G.C St
9 Tosatto Matteo Qst Quick Step St
10 Clarke Simon Isd Isd Neri Sottoli St
11 Solari Luca Sda Serramenti Pvc Diquigiovanni-Androni
12 Carvajal Jaramileldowin Mie Miche/Silver Cros/Selle
13 Pozzovivo Domenico Csf Csf Group/Navigare St
14 Zen Enrico Csf Csf Group/Navigare St
15 Stangelj Gorazd Liq Liquigas St
16 Longo Borghini Paolo Bar Barloworld St
17 Kessiakoff Fredrik Fuj Fuji-Servetto St
18 Capecchi Eros Fuj Fuji-Servetto St
19 Fernandez De Laa Plbeebrtloa Ramos Fuj Fuji-Servetto St
20 Malacarne Davide Qst Quick Step St
21 Taborre Fabio Sda Serramenti Pvc Diquigiovanni-Androni
22 Huzarski Bartosz Isd Isd Neri Sottoli -
23 Cataldo Dario Qst Quick Step - 0:06"
24 Axelsson Niklas Ute Team Utensilnord St
25 Caccia Diego Bar Barloworld St
26 Mazzanti Luca Kat Team Katusha St
27 Bailetti Paolo Fuj Fuji-Servetto St
28 Failli Francesco Asa Acqua & Sapone/Caffe Mokambo St
29 Beuret Laurent Cmo Carmiooro/A Style St
30 Salerno Cristiano Lpr Lpr Brakes Farnese Vini St
31 Masciarelli Francesco Asa Acqua & Sapone/Caffe Mokambo St
32 Bellotti Francesco Bar Barloworld St
33 Soler Hernandez juan Mauricio Bar Barloworld St
34 Tiralongo Paolo Lam Lampre/N.G.C St
35 Bertagnolli Leonardo Sda Serramenti Pvc Diquigiovanni-Androni
36 Agnoli Valerio Liq Liquigas -0:14"
37 Anza Santo Isd Isd Neri Sottoli 25"
38 Caruso Giampaolo Flm Ceramica Flaminia/Bossini Docce 31"
39 Giordani Leonardo Flm Ceramica Flaminia/Bossini Docce 33"
40 Ballan Alessandro Lam Lampre/N.G.C 45"
41 Bosisio Gabriele Lpr Lpr Brakes Farnese Vini - 1:13"
42 Karpets Vladimir Kat Team Katusha 1'16"
43 Duma Vladimir Flm Ceramica Flaminia/Bossini Docce 1'18"
44 Pidgornyy Ruslan Isd Isd Neri Sottoli St
45 Marangoni Alan Csf Csf Group/Navigare 2'37"
46 Ginanni Francesco Sda Serramenti Pvc Diquigiovanni-Androni
47 Marczynski Tomasz Mie Miche/Silver Cros/Selle Italia St
48 Velo Marco Qst Quick Step St
49 Impey Daryl Bar Barloworld St
50 Marzoli Ruggero Asa Acqua & Sapone/Caffe Mokambo St
51 Corti Marco Bar Barloworld St
52 Nikandrov Dmitri Czp Centri Della Calzatura St
53 Giunti Massimo Mie Miche/Silver Cros/Selle Italia St
54 Gentili Massimiliano Flm Ceramica Flaminia/Bossini Docce St
55 D'angelo Davide Czp Centri Della Calzatura St
56 Rossi Enrico Flm Ceramica Flaminia/Bossini Docce St
57 Mori Manuele Lam Lampre/N.G.C St
58 Russ Matthias Mrm Team Milram 2'39"
59 Finetto Mauro Csf Csf Group/Navigare St
60 Cattaneo Marco Lpr Lpr Brakes Farnese Vini St
61 Montaguti Matteo Lpr Lpr Brakes Farnese Vini St
62 Reda Francesco Qst Quick Step St
63 Pagoto Andrea Ute Team Utensilnord St
64 Chiarini Riccardo Lpr Lpr Brakes Farnese Vini St
65 Pierfelici Luca Asa Acqua & Sapone/Caffe Mokambo St
66 Donati Alessandro Asa Acqua & Sapone/Caffe Mokambo St
67 Codol Massimo Asa Acqua & Sapone/Caffe Mokambo St
68 Kondrut Vitaliy Isd Isd Neri Sottoli St
69 Santaromita Ivan Liq Liquigas St
70 Fischer Murilo Antonio Liq Liquigas St
71 Vandborg Brian Liq Liquigas St
72 Canuti Federico Csf Csf Group/Navigare St
Organisateur Gruppo Sportivo Emilia
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