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Lobato triumphs after a turbulent winter in Coppa Sabatini, Moscon is already on the stage

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Juan José Lobato (Nipp-Vini Fantini) has Thursday’s Coppa Sabatini (Ita/1.1) to be written. The Spaniard took the after 201,8 km in Pecciolo for Sonny Colbrelli (Bahrain-Merida) and Gianni Moscon (Sky). He jumped away in the final kilometer and kept the pack tight.

The first breakaway of the day was the good in Italy. Six riders chose to run away: Fausto Masnada (Androni-Sidermec), Eduard Grosu (Nippo-Vini Fantini), Edoardo Zardini and Sebastian Wonderfully (Wilier Selle Italia), Emmanuel Morin (Cofidis) and Nikolai Cherkasov (Gazprom-Rusvelo). Up reason they have a bonus of 6:10 at each other, before the peloton, the race in the hands took, inspired by Groupama FDJ (for Roux) and Bahrain-Merida (Colbrelli).

With Masnada was the last vluchter 20 km from the end gripped, after which Giuseppe Fonzi the peloton tried to surprise, without success. In the finale, a piece of false flat where the riders several times over had to, but also Romain Bardet in the attack and the peloton broke into small pieces. He got Sergio Henao, Visconti and Xandro Meurisse. They went into the last 10 km in a handful of seconds bonus. That would not suffice. Just for the vod of the last kilometer ventured Vincenzo Albanian had his chance, but it was eventually Lobato that on the stretch of false flat some of the lengths it would take, and 400 metres further to the victory, he sprinted. Colbrelli came too late.

Affair with sleeping pills

Lobato follows the roll of honour of the Italian rider Andrea Pasqualon. It is for the Spaniard his first win of the season after a turbulent winter. The Spaniard was dismissed by his team LottoNL-Jumbo after having an affair with sleeping pills for a training camp and was looking for a new team.

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