Albasini Wins Coppa Agostoni

Michael Albasini (Switzerland) wins the Coppa Agostoni

Michael Albasini won the Coppa Agostoni in a reduced bunch finish in Lissone. The Orica-Scott rider was racing in the colours of the Swiss national team, and he delivered a fine sprint to beat Marco Canola (Nippo-Vini Fantini) and Francesco Gavazzi (Androni-Sidermec). "I thought the finale would be more animated without the sprinters, but it was quite controlled," Albasini said afterwards. "I put myself on the wheel of the Androni team because there were three or four of them. I was sure they'd do a good lead-out and that's how it played out. I got to the finish quite fresh. It was a bit of a long sprint but it went well." The race was animated by a seven-man move that forged clear in the opening hour of racing. Shane Archbold (Bora-Hansgrohe), Mark Padun (Bahrain-Merida), Pierre-Luc Perichon (Fortuneo-Oscaro), Luca Wackermann (Bardiani-CSF), Angel Ruiz Madrazo (Delko Marseille), Samuel Mugisha (Dimension Data) ...

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