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Coppe dell Nazioni - Memorial Fausto Coppi (ITT) - 1.4
Italy, June 16, 2001
Rebellin too strong
World number one Davide Rebellin (Liquigas) overcame a strong field to win the Coppe dell Nazioni (Memorial Fausto Coppi) in Italy today. He beat the favourite Marco Velo (Mercatone Uno) by 47 seconds, with Dario Andriotto (Alexio) finishing third, 52 seconds back.
Ziliute back to form
1998 World Road Champion, Diana Ziliute has returned to her outstanding form of the past, after a slow start to the European road season, and taken the Coppa del Nazioni Time Trial convincingly from A.I.S. Australian cyclist Alison Wright.
A flat 20 km, out-and-back course, with very little wind showed Ziliute's real strength and speed at the moment.
All the major contenders were using this as a hit-out before the Giro d'Italia Femminile starting in 2 weeks, with the last stage on July 15 a 26km flat time trial in the north of Italy.
Today also doubled as the Italian Women's National Championship, with 1997 World Road Champion Allessandra Cappellotto taking out the Italian championship, and finishing 3rd overall, separating A.I.S. Australian's Alison Wright in 2nd and Sara Carrigan in 4th place
Men 1 Davide Rebellin (Ita) Liquigas Pata 46.18 2 Marco Velo (Ita) Mercatone Uno 0.47 3 Dario Andriotto (Ita) Alexia Alluminio 0.52 4 Fabian Cancellara (Swi) Mapei Quickstep 1.18 Women - 20 km 1 Diana Ziliute (Ltu) Acca Due O - HP Lorena Camicie 25.02.27 (47 km/h) 2 Alison Wright (Aus) A.I.S. Australia 1.10 3 Allessandra Cappellotto (Ita) GAS Sport team 1.24 4 Sara Carrigan (Aus) A.I.S. Australia 1.38 5 Vera Carrara (Ita) Carpe Diem - Itera C.T. 1.54 6 Lara Ruthven (USA) Carpe Diem - Itera C.T. 1.56 7 Luisa Tamanini (Ita) Edil Savino 2.07 8 Gitana Groudite (Ltu) Rosa dei Venti 2.12 9 Monica Ceccon (Ita) Michela Fanini 2.28 10 Kerry Hellmuth (USA) Carpe Diem - Itera C.T. 2.48 U23 1 Davide Silvestri (Iota) 2 Antonio Bucciero (Ita)
Men 2001 Davide Rebellin (Ita) Liquigas-Pata 2000 (2) Serguei Gontchar (Ukr) Liquigas-Pata 1999 Serguei Gontchar (Ukr) Vini Caldirola-Sidermec 1998 Marco Velo (Ita) Mercatone-Bianchi 1997 Jewgeni Berzin (Rus) Batik-Del Monte 1996 Federico De Beni (Ita) Brescialat Past winners by Mario Stiehl, Berlin Women 2000 Kristy Scrymgeour (Aus)