Coppi e Bartali: Ulissi won the race, Rebellin eight

Damiano Caruso (Cannondale) won the final, fifth stage of the race Settimana Internazionale Coppi e Bartali. The winner of the race was his compatriot, Italian Diego Ulissi of Lampre-Merida team.

During the last stage of the race Settimana Internazionale Coppi e Bartali, because of the bad weather reduced the distance of 20 kilometers. In short route stage of Monticelli Terme to Fiorano Modenese riders waited quite difficult, almost 3 kilometers uphill Montechcio (7.5% slope), which riders had to overcome four times, but the shorter route, pulls up only twice.

Immediately after the start of the peloton riders departed group of ten riders. They were: Damiano Caruso (Cannondale), Simone Ponzi (Astana), Sergey Chernetskiy (Katusha), Marco Coledan (Bardi-CSF), Diego Rosa (Androni-Venezuela), Carlos Quintero (Colombia), Alessandro Mazzi (Utensilnord ), Simon Pavlin (Adria Mobil), Sergey Shilov and Boris Shpilevsky (Lokosphinx). Group quickly gained an advantage over the peloton at kilometer and kilometer I gradually grow. No one in the peloton in no hurry to dispose of the escape and the remaining to the finish line about 20 kilometers fleeing advantage was almost 3 minutes. At that time it was already clear that among the refugees is a milestone winner. When you first enter the Montecchio to attack the groups decided to Damiano Caruso and Alessandro Mazzi and Shpilevsky behind them.
On the last kilometers alone Caruso attacked, and he was the winner of the last stage. Second place went to Alessandro Mazzi (Utensilnord, and the third was Boris Shpilevsky (Lokosphinx).
General classification was unchanged. Race won by Diego Ulissi (Lampre – Merida).
Davide Rebellin finished in eighth position with a loss to the winner 2 minutes. 41 sec.