67th Coppa Cita Asti - 1.7.1

Italy, May 8, 2001


By Brian Stephens, Australian U23 coach

The course of the Coppa Cita Asti consists of 7 laps of a pretty tough circuit and a total distance of 158 km. It is on the UCI calender as an Under 23 World Cup event.

After a pretty negative race in the early stages the event came alive in the closing stages. A group of four was well clear as Scott Davis left the main group and crossed to the next and then the next group. After a couple of attacks he finally got clear of that group to run fifth behind the breakaway group won by Luca Solari. Scott also won best foreign rider.

Results - 158 km

1 Luca Solari (Ita) San Pelligrino        3.54.25 (40.441 km/h)
2 Andrea Sanvido (Ita) Parolin               0.55
3 Manuel Quinziato (Ita) Zalf
4 Alessandro Delfatti (Ita) Sintofarm
5 Scott Davis (Aus) AIS Australia            1.21

172 starters
43 finishers