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Italian Championships - CN

Genova, Italy, June 26-July 1, 2007

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Day 6 - July 1: Elite men road race, 262 km

Visconti victorious

Giovanni Visconti of Quickstep won the Italian championships in a four-up sprint over Paolo Bossoni (Lampre) and Davide Rebellin (Gerolsteiner).

Those three, along with Cristian Murro (Tenax), formed an escape group that was able to stay away in the last lap. Murro was the one who lost his cool and guided the others to the finish while the peloton came dangerously close in the end.

It was Visconti then, who sprinted past the others while Bossoni hung on to second and Rebellin got third. Murro just made it into the finish before the field for fourth.


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1 Giovanni Visconti (Quick Step - Innergetic)    6.57.15 (37.388km/h)
2 Paolo Bossoni (Lampre - Fondital)                     
3 Davide Rebellin (Gerolsteiner)                        
4 Cristian Murro (Tenax - Menikini)                    
5 Filippo Pozzato (Liquigas)                            
6 Daniele Bennati (Lampre - Fondital)                   
7 Christian Moreni (Cofidis Le Credit Par Telephone)    
8 Matteo Carrara (Unibet.Com)                           
9 Antonio D'Aniello (Ceramica Flaminia)                 
10 Raffaele Ferrara (Team LPR)                          
11 Daniele Pietropolli (Tenax - Menikini)               
12 Mirko Celestino (Milram)                             
13 Domenico Quagliarello (Ceramica Flaminia)            
14 Francesco Chicchi (Liquigas)                         
15 Alessandro Bertolini (Diquigiovanni Selle Italia)    
16 Enrico Rossi (OTC - Doors - Lauretana)               
17 Luca Solari (Team LPR)                               
18 Alberto Ongarato (Milram)                            
19 Paolo Longo Borghini (Barloworld)                    
20 Gabriele Bosisio (Tenax - Menikini)                  
21 Andrea Tonti (Quick Step - Innergetic)               
22 Marco Marcato (Team LPR)                             
23 Adriano Angeloni (Ceramica Flaminia)                 
24 Alessandro Ballan (Lampre - Fondital)                
25 Marco Osella (Kio - Ene - Tonazzo)