Geniez outsprints Pinot and Nibali to win Tre Valli Varesine

Tre Valli Varesine

Alexandre Geniez (AG2R) emerged victorious in a four-man sprint to win 2017 Tre Valli Varesine. Thibaut Pinot (FDJ) was second, with Vincenzo Nibali (Bahrain Merida) third.

“It’s a great feeling to win a race like this at the end of the season,” Geniez said. “We looked at the start list this morning and realised it’s a real race, but we said we wanted to win it.”

The last remaining riders from the day’s break were caught inside the final eight kilometres, then Nibali played his hand when he accelerated fiercely on the final climb, slightly under three kilometres from the finish. Pinot was able to go with him and the duo pushed on, but chasing by others behind kept the gap manageable.

Geniez then jumped across in the final kilometre, with Ulissi bridging soon afterwards. However despite his normal brisk finish, he was had nothing left and Geniez was best in the four man gallop.

Tre Valli Varesine 2017 results:

1Alexandre Geniez (AG2R)


2Thibaut Pinot (FDJ)


3Vincenzo Nibali (Bahrain Merida)


4Diego Ulissi (UAE Team Emirates)


5Davide Villella (Cannondale-Drapac)


6Sam Oomen (Team Sunweb)


7Gianni Moscon (Team Sky)


8Fabio Aru (Astana)


9Daniel Martinez (Wilier Triestina)


10Michael Albasini (Orica-Scott)



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