Ben Healy (EF Schooling-EasyPost) launched a late-race assault to win the one-day GP Industria & Artigianato in Larciano. The Irishman attacked a big breakaway group on the climb situated on the final circuit of the race and held off lone chaser Amanuel Ghebreigzabhier (Trek-Segafredo), who completed second.
Mark Stewart (Bolton Equities Black Spoke) received the group dash for third place on the day.
GP Industria & Artigianato provided the sector a 199.8km race that ended with 4 massive circuits in Larciano. Every circuit included a decisive ascent over the Fornello (2.7km at 6.4%) adopted by a descent and undulating terrain into the end line.
An early breakaway was caught on the Fornello ascent, and the peloton was all along with 75km to go, with UAE Crew Emirates pulling the sector.
The sector cut up aside with a big group of roughly 16 riders breaking off the entrance to incorporate Diego Ulissi, Davide Formolo, Marc Hirschi and Felix Großschartner (UAE Crew Emirates), Christian Scaroni (Astana Qazaqstan), James Shaw, Georg Steinhauser and Ben Healy (EF Schooling-EasyPost), Amanuel Ghebreigzabhier, Tony Gallopin and Natnael Tesfatsion (Trek-Segafredo), Marco Tizza (Bingoal WB), Mark Stewart (Bolton Equities Black Spoke), Alessandro Tonelli (Inexperienced Venture-Bardiani CSF-Faizanè) and Alessandro Fedeli (Q36.5 Professional Biking).
Three riders struggled to hold onto the transfer with Alexis Guerin (Bingoal WB), Samuele Zoccarato, and Filippo Fiorelli (Inexperienced Venture-Bardiani CSF-Faizanè) distanced inside 20km to go.
The race headed up on the final ascent of the Fornello, the place Ulissi attacked, however Healy countered the transfer.
Healy opened a niche and pushed his lead out to 10 seconds on the descent with 14km out from the end line. There was little organisation within the chase group behind, which allowed Healy’s result in improve to twenty seconds.
On the flat to undulating run-in to Larciano, Healy continued to push on with 30 seconds forward of the chase as he raced into the final 3km.
The chase fell aside behind him as groups UAE Crew Emirates and Trek-Segafredo, the one squads with a number of riders left within the chase, led the diminished group.
Ghebreigzabhier attacked out of the chase group to bridge to Healy, however the hole was too huge to cross so late within the race.
The in-form Healy crossed the road to safe his second win of the season after additionally profitable a stage of Settimana Coppi e Bartali final week.
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