Russian Aleksander Vlasov wins the Giro de Emilia

Aleksander Vlasov (Astana) has won the 103rd edition of the Giro de Emilia. The Russian jumped in the absence of two kilometers and surpassed the Portuguese Joao Almeida.


Russian Aleksander Vlasov (Astana) won the 103rd edition of the Giro de Emilia, an Italian race held this Tuesday on a 199.7-kilometer route between the towns of Casalecchio di Reno and San Luca. Vlasov made a great comeback in the last two kilometers to catch up with the Portuguese Joao Almeida (Deceuninck Quick Step) and appear at the top of San Luca as the winner of the test, while the Italian Diego Ulissi (UAE Emirates) entered the third position .

This is the third victory of the season for Vlasov, one of the revelations of the peloton, with triumphs this year at the Mont Ventoux Challenge and at the Tour of Provence, where he took a stage. He also made the podium last Sunday at Il Lombardía, where his Danish teammate Jakob Fuglsang won. The test began with the loss of Ecuadorian Richard Carapaz, urgently called by Ineos to join the group that must compete in the Tour de France, and with the possibility of starting on the 29th in Nice despite the fact that his initial goal of the season is the Giro.

Without the winner of the 2019 Giro, the test went off the test with an escape of 8 riders that included Wyss (NTT), Visconti and Garosio (Vini Zabù), Walsleben (Alpecin - Fenix), Senni (Bardiani), Dopchie (Bingoal ), Quiroz (Colombia - GW) and Puccioni (Work Service - Dynatek). The squad and the group of candidates did not worry too much, who had indicated as the scene of battle for victory the final circuit with 5 ascents to the Cota de San Luca, next to the Sanctuary located near Bolonia. The escape arrived worn down at the feet of San Luca, although Garosio and Visconti, the two men from the Vini Zabú, resisted under the pressure of persecution groups.

In one of them the favorites marched, and included Ciccone, Fulgsang, Vlasov and Nibali, with 17 kilometers to go to the finish line. The young Portuguese Joao Ameida also appeared with a head duo in the penultimate ascent, threatening to the voracity of the illustrious. Almeida arrived to try something big. The 22-year-old Deceunink Quick Step rider from Portugal strained his fellow leaders and leapt in a solo flight to victory. More than half a minute seemed like enough income to reach glory with 1000 meters to the final banner, but Vlasov sped up in search of the Portuguese, caught up with him and riveted him mercilessly.

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