Giovanni Visconti (Bahrain Merida) won the Giro dell’Emilia at the top of the steep 2km San Luca climb.
The Italian attacked with 16 kilometres remaining and held off a late chase from the peloton to claim the victory as teammate Vincenzo Nibali took the second place. Rigoberto Uran (Cannondale Drapac) completed the podium.
On the last descent, Esteban Chaves lost control of his bike and crashed. Visconti managed to keep a gap of 20 seconds with the rest and crossed the finish line on his own.
Giro dell’Emilia 2017 results:
|1||Giovanni Visconti (Bahrain Merida)|
|2||Vincenzo Nibali (Bahrain Merida)|
|3||Rigoberto Uran (Cannondale-Drapac)|
|4||Nicolas Roche (BMC)|
|5||Gianni Moscon (Team Sky)|
|6||Alexis Vuillermoz (AG2R)|
|7||Diego Ulissi (UAE Team Emirates)|
|8||Thibaut Pinot (FDJ)|
|9||Jack Haig (Orica-Scott)|
|10||Ben Hermans (BMC)|