It was a select group sprint finish that would decide the outcome of the GP Nobili today. Simone Ponzi (Neri Sottli) would be the fastest finisher with Cristian Delle Selle (Team Idea) taking 2nd and Fran Ventoso (Movistar) in 3rd. The race got off to a fast start, so fast in fact that a break could not be established until well over 100km of racing. Eventually 5 riders would go clear but with the finish not all that far away, they were kept on a short leash by the peloton. With around 50km to go, Alejandro Valverde (MOV) would attack the peloton, bridge the gap to.