For the second year in a row Monia Baccaille has won the women's elite race in the Italian national championships. Giovanni Visconti also took his second Italian road tricolor jersey in the men's race, three years after taking his first in 2007.
The women raced 137 km and Baccaille (GS Fiamme Azzurre) won in sprint over Alessandra D'Ettorre (GS Forestale) and Lorena Foresi (Safi Pasta Zara). Video, in Italian:
Visconti (ISD Neri Giambenini) won going away after 259.6 km ahead of Ivan Santaromita (Liquigas-Doimo) and Alessandro Ballan (BMC Racing Team); he had enough time to celebrate before the finish line by grabbing an Italian flag from a spectator.
Video: courtesy of www.ciclismoinrosa.net; photo: Bettini
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