Aleksandr Vlasov (Astana) won the Giro dell’Emilia after reeling a 30-second advantage of Joao Almeida (Deceuninck-Quick-Step) in the final kilometres.
The Russian attacked from an elite group of favorites with 1.5km of the final ascent on the San Luca climb remaining and he catched and passed Almeida with 600m to go in astonishing fashion.
“I am so happy about my win! First of all thanks to my team and also to our sponsor Samruk-Kazyna. I felt good today and the course suited me, so at the final part up to San Luca I gave it a try and as I had a small gap I just went on. Saturday was already amazing and now going home with a win here in Italy feels so good. I am absolutely happy.”
Diego Ulissi (UAE Team Emirates) beat Eddie Dunbar (Team Ineos) to third place.
🔥 @ale_vlasov #GiroDellEmilia pic.twitter.com/dl1QXUQPql
— País do Ciclismo (@DoCiclismo) August 18, 2020
Giro dell’Emilia 2020 results:
|1||Aleksandr Vlasov (Astana)||
|2||Joao Almeida (Deceuninck-Quick-Step)||
|3||Diego Ulissi (UAE Team Emirates)||
|4||Eddie Dunbar (Team Ineos)||
|5||Andrea Bagioli (Deceuninck-Quick-Step)||
|6||Jakob Fuglsang (Astana)||
|7||Vincenzo Nibali (Trek-Segafredo)||
|8||Giulio Ciccone (Trek-Segafredo)||
|9||Giovanni Visconti (Vini Zabu’ KTM)||
|10||Gianluca Brambilla (Trek-Segafredo)||