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Rebellin 27th at Tre Valli Varesine

Davide Rebellin finished the Italian HC event, Tre Valli Varesine in 27th place. Sonny Colbrelli took another victory late in the season.

Tre Valli Varesine ran through the region of Lombardy, on the course from Saranno to Varese. After covering opening 77 kilometers, the peloton did nine, undulating 12,8-kilometer laps. The route didn’t count out fast riders, as last year Simone Ponzi finished 4th. Davide Rebellin also enriched his palmeras there, by winning the race twice (1998,2011).

Eduard Grosu (NIPPO – Fantini), Zakkari Dempster (Bora – Argon18) and Igor Boev (Gazprom – Rusvelo) made the breakaway of the day, but despite gaining almost 10 minutes of advantage they were brought back in early, with 50km to go.

From that point the race saw multiple attacks, but nobody was able to create a bigger gap. Those attempts reduced the field to about 70 riders though. Heading into the last lap CCC Sprandi Polkowice was well represented in the front, with Davide Rebellin, Maciej Paterski, Simone Ponzi and Adrian Honkisz.

On the final climb, with 3km remaining the race exploded, as the race favorites started to launch their missiles. Fabio Aru (Astana), Diego Ulissi (Lampre-Merida), Rigoberto Uran (Cannondale-Drapac), Gianluca Brambilla (Italy) were all very aggressive in the finale, but at the end of the day the winner was selected from a 15-man group that was formed after those accelerations.

The fastest rider from that pack was Sonny Colbrelli (Bardiani-CSF) who outsprinted Ulissi and Francesco Gavazzi (Androni Giocattoli – Sidermec). CCC Sprandi Polkowice didn’t make the final cut and Davide Rebellin came in 16 seconds behind, in 27th place.