Under the grey skies of the Coppa Agostoni today, the veteran Davide Rebellin (CCC Sprandi) would ride to victory ahead of breakaway partner Vincenzo Nibali (Astana). Niccolo Bonifazio (Lampre-Merida) led the bunch sprint home for 3rd place. On a cool and gloomy day that saw the riders having to race 198km in wet conditions, 8 riders would form the break of the day after around an hour of racing. They soon became 7 though as a mechanical would eliminate 1 fugitive from the front group. MTN-Qhubeka p/b Samsung had all our riders positioned in the peloton as we headed out onto the undulating course. The.
During the course of this week MTN-Qhubeka p/b Samsung will be taking part in a series of UCI 1.1 events that take place in Italy. The first event will be the Coppa Agostoni on Wednesday 16 September. The Coppa Agostoni is a 198km event from Monza to Lissone which would typically suit a puncheur. The three tough climbs that come in the final 70km of the race provide for the perfect attacking opportunity before the gradual descent into Lissone. On Thursday 17 September our African team will start the Coppa Bernocchi. This event which starts and finishes in Legnano has proven to be one for.