3/25/2013 12:00:00 AM - TEAM NEWS!
Caruso wins final stage of Settimana Coppi e Bartali
Settimana Internazionale Coppi e Bartali 2013
Cannondale breaks Lampre stranglehold
The Cannondale team's Damiano Caruso claimed the final stage of the Settimana Internazionale Coppi e Bartali on a freezing, rainy final stage which was shortened by the organisers.
Caruso rode clear of the chasing breakaway which left the peloton early in the stage, which was reduced to 125km due to the weather. He left behind Alessandro Mazzi (Utensilnord Ora24.eu), Marco Coledan (Bardiani Valvole-CSF Inox), Simon Pavlin (Adria Mobil), Carlos Julian Quintero (Colombia), Diego Rosa (Androni Giocattoli), Simone Ponzi (Astana), Sergey Shilov and Boris Shpilevsky (Lokosphinx) and Sergei Chernetski (Katusha) to win by a handful of seconds over Mazzi.
However, the race organisation called the race on general classification one lap earlier when the peloton was still 3:40 behind the breakaway, with Lampre-Merida's Diego Ulissi keeping the overall victory. His teammate Damiano Cunego remained second, while Miguel Angel Rubiano (Androni Giocattoli) was third.
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