Valgren outsprints Colbrelli to win Coppa Sabatini


Michael Valgren (EF Education-Nippo) claimed his second victory in two days on Thursday, after he won Coppa Sabatini.

The Dane beat Sonny Colbrelli (Bahrain Victorious) on the uphill sprint finish. Mathieu Burgaudeau (DirectEnergies) was third at six seconds, with Filippo Baroncini taking fourth at 9 seconds.

“It’s a nice way to win against Colbrelli. He’s a big favourite for the World Championships and so to beat him in an uphill sprint, is a big thing, is nice. I’m super happy,” Valgren said.

“This win is for the whole team, they were amazing. We rode fantastic so thanks to all of them. I had some really good help from my teammate Neilson Powless, who was strong, so I could just sit in the wheel into the headwind section. I knew I was strong and so thought to make it as hard as possible on the climb to see how it goes. Luckily I made it to the line.”


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