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“Kind Giant” wins GP Camaiore

It was a very hard race thanks to the continued heat wave across Europe, but Marco Serpellini baked himself a victory in Italy. In the first 140kms there was a solo escape of “Andreone” Tafi (CSC), and he was been caught by a group with some big names: Casagrande (Lampre), Basso (Fassa Bortolo) and Bettini (Quick Step). But it was Luca Mazzanti (Panaria) who made the selection in the last hills, and only Di Luca (Saeco), Serpellini (Lampre) and Tonetti (Tenax) were able to keep his wheel.

Until the last 2kms they worked together, but then Serpellini tried to play his card, with an escape in the last 1500metres. Behind him the other components of the group watched each other, and he won easily.
Di Luca was 2nd at the sprint, in front of Mazzanti and a tired Tonetti.

Riders Comment
Di Luca: “This isn’t a lucky season for me, we were controlling too much in the final and I haven’t been lucky. I was the faster, for sure. I can say that my best condition is near, but I need a result for confirm it. Also
because I want to take part at the World Championship, and I know that I must merit it” .

Serpillini: “Today the best riders at climbing were Casagrande, Bettini and Basso. Me and Di Luca did a great performance, and came back to Mazzanti and
then we worked until the end. I knew that Di Luca was the favourite number 1 at the sprint, so I wanted to try my chance. I come from one year very bad, with ever little problems, and this help me to be more calm. I hope to confirm myself again soon” .

Mazzanti: “Today there weren’t Figueras and Perez, so I could run for myself, as road captain of my team. In the final I arrived really tired, and so I couldn’t do better than a 3rd position. I hope my captains will come back soon, so we will be stronger”.

Results
1. Marco Serpellini (Ita-Lam) 4.37.31
2. Danilo Di Luca (Ita-Sae) 3″
3. Luca Mazzanti (Ita-Pan) 4″

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