News | Coppa Sabatini-GP Peccioli • September 28, 2017
Ulissi 4th in Peccioli
4th place for Diego Ulissi in Coppa Sabatini.
Diego Ulissi ended up just shy of the podium for the Coppa Sabatini-Gp Peccioli (195.9 km), behind the winner Pasqualon, Colbrelli and Gavazzi.
The final uphill stretch towards the finish line in Peccioli turned out to be decisive, with a crowded group challenging each other in a long climbing sprint.
This was the comment by UAE Team Emirates’ Sports Director, Daniele Righi: “Ulissi made it to Peccioli in good shape; we knew that to allow him go for the best result we had to make the race very selective.
We tried to keep a fast pace; however, we didn’t get much cooperation from the other teams. As a result, the group was still crowded as they headed to the approach for the final climb: at 500 metres Visconti and Cattaneo were breaking out ahead and since no other athletes were making a move, Ulissi tried to set up a long sprint. Diego caught up to the front runners, but Pasqualon, Colbrelli and Gavazzi came up from behind and passed them all.”
1 Andrea Pasqualon (Wanty-GobertAndroni) 4h44’04”
2 Sonny Colbrelli (Bahrain-Merida) s.t
3 Gavazzi Francesco (Androni – Sidermec – Bottecchia) s.t.
4 Diego Ulissi (UAE Team Emirates) s.t.