Nizzolo outsprints Gaviria to win Giro del Piemonte

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Giacomo Nizzolo powered to victory in the uphill sprint at the 100th edition of GranPiemonte. Having made it into a 37-rider group at the end of a very fast race, he beat Fernando Gaviria (EtixxQuickStep) and Daniele Bennati (Tinkoff).

The mostly flat race turned out to be a brutal affair as a strong 38-rider group forced the peloton to chase hard for more than two hours during which they averaged more than 50km/h. After a brief lull, the pace went up again on the final climb with 30km to go and when the dust had settled, only 37 riders had survived. While Viviani was left behind, Nizzolo was still there and in the uphill sprint, he beat Fernando Gaviria who had crashed earlier in the race, Daniele Bennati, Juan Jose Lobato and the in-form Sonny Colbrelli.

With the GranPiemonte done and dusted, attention turns to the final monument of the season, Saturday’s Il Lombardia, that should see the climbers come to the fore.

Giro del Piemonte 2016 results:

1 Giacomo Nizzolo (Italy)

4:25:21

2 Fernando Gaviria (Etixx – Quick-Step)

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3 Daniele Bennati (Tinkoff)

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4 Juan Jose Lobato (Movistar)

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5 Sonny Colbrelli (Bardiani CSF)

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6 Philippe Gilbert (BMC)

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7 Ben Swift (Sky)

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8 Zdenek Stybar (Etixx – Quick-Step)

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9 Filippo Pozzato (Wilier Triestina-Southeast)

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10 Alberto Bettiol (Cannondale-Drapac)

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