It was the same story for Samuel Sanchez like in the World Championships. He was in a small group behind the leaders but instead of working together they looked at eachother. Here Ricco and Cunego rode in front with 8 seconds advantage and at 1km they start looking at eachother. Everybody thought that this was their end but no... What did the group with Samu, Rebellin and Evans do ? Stop :X Cunego sprints for the victory and wins his second title before Ricco, Samuel takes the sprint for the third place.
Not only Samuel was good today. We also got to see a very strong Alan Perez in the early escape but when Tosatto made the pace, no one could follow. Igor Anton was very strong too, he lead the group with all the favourites and looked very impressive.
1 Damiano Cunego (Ita) Lampre-Fondital 5.52.48 (41.16 km/h)
2 Riccardo Riccò (Ita) Saunier Duval-Prodir ST
3 Samuel Sánchez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi +0.10
12. Igor Anton +0.19
38. Alan Perez +5.17
47. Dionisio Galparsoro +8.20
92. Juan Jose Oroz +12.37
96. Iñaki Isasi +12.37