Luis Leon Sanchez has taken the victory at the Gran Premio Bruno Beghelli after the Astana rider escaped from the peloton with 5 kilometres to go and crossed the finish line on his own.
Simone Bernardini (Sangemini Mg K Vis), Pavel Brutt (Gazprom Rusvelo), Sebastian Lander (GM Europa Ovini) and Mattia Viel (Unieuro Trevigiani) were part of the 4-man breakaway of the day, which established over 6-minute lead.
They were brought back in early, with 62km to go and that sparked new attacks. Despite many attempts no one was able to go clear for a long time. Eventually, a winning move was made inside final 10km of racing when Louis Leon Sanchez (Astana) pulled away solo. He held off chasers and secured a victory.
Sonny Colbrelli (Behrain-Merida) was the fastest from the bunch, which came in 5 seconds behind the winner. Elia Viviani (Team Sky) rounded out the podium.
Gran Premio Bruno Beghelli 2017 results:
|1||Luis Leon Sanchez (Astana)|
|2||Sonny Colbrelli (Bahrain Merida)|
|3||Elia Viviani (Team Sky)|
|4||Michael Albasini (Orica-Scott)|
|5||Alberto Bettiol (Cannondale-Drapac)|
|6||Andrea Pasqualon (Wanty – Groupe Gobert)|
|7||Marco Canola (Nippo – Vini Fantini)|
|8||Julien Simon (Cofidis)|
|9||Simone Consonni (UAE Team Emirates)|
|10||Jérémy Roy (FDJ)|