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Davide Rebellin 4th in the Tre Valli Varesine

Davide Rebellin finished in 4th place the Italian one-day race Tre Valli Varesine, which was won by Michael Albasini (Orica GreenEdge).

Tre Valli Varesine (cat. UCI 1.HC) was the last race of Tríptico Lombardo. The course of the 94th edition was different than in previous years. The start was set in Luino and the finish in Varese, where usually start was located. The final part of the 200-kilometer route consisted of ten laps in Varese, with steep hill in Montello.


Nikolay Mihaylov (CCC Polsat Polkowice) was involved in one of the first breakaway attempts which led to establishing 6-man group: Aleksandr Dyachenko (Astana), Thomas Sprengers (Topsport Vlaanderen – Baloise), Marcos Garcia (Caja Rural – RGA), David De La Cruz (NetAPP-Endura) and Giovanni Carboni (Area Zero – D’Amico). Their lead increased up to 4 minutes, but the closer it got to the circuits in Varese smaller it was. Eventually they were caught around 70km from the finish.

The decisive move came from the favorites with 15km to go. Davide Rebellin was a part of 10-man group that was fighting for the victory. Francesco Bongiorno, Edoardo Zardini, Sonny Colbrelli (all Bardiani-CSF), Michael Albasini (Orica GreenEdge), Mauro Finetto (Neri Sottoli), Enrico Gasparotto (Astana Pro Team) and Filippo Pozzato (Lampre-Merida) were also present in the front. On the slippery road Bongiorno and Gasparotto crashed and the winner came from the 8-man group.

Albasini positioned himself very well in the final sprint and passed Colbrelli close from the finish line. Filippo Pozzato came in in 3rd and Davide Rebellin finished 4th.

Another CCC Polsat Polkowice rider, Maciej Paterski, was one of the fastest riders from the bunch and took 12th place.