When this group has been caught with 60 km to go, a new group went away from the peloton with Astana’s Davide Ballerini among the escapers. This group worked really well, still leading the race entering the final lap. However, with just 4 km to go the group of Ballerini was caught back by the peloton. A few moments later Manuele Boaro launched a late attack, but, finally, everything ended with a bunch sprint, won by Pascal Ackermann.
Magnus Cort was the best Astana’s performer with 18th position.
- The race was very hard and fast. I felt quite good today, so, when I saw an opportunity, I attacked with a few more riders to go in a break with 60 km to go. We worked very well in front, we did our best, but with only 4 km to go the peloton caught us. It’s a pity, because, it was a good chance to fight for the victory. Anyway, I am quite happy with my form and my feelings after the long and exhausting classic’s season, - said Davide Ballerini.
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