2015 Settimana Internazionale di Coppi e Bartali

The 2015 Settimana Internazionale di Coppi e Bartali was the 30th edition of the Settimana Internazionale di Coppi e Bartali cycling stage race. It started on 26 March in Gatteo and ended on 29 March in Roccapelago.[1]

2015 Settimana Internazionale di Coppi e Bartali
2015 UCI Europe Tour
Race details
Dates26–29 March 2015
Stages5
Distance595.4 km (370.0 mi)
Winning time14hr 31' 42"
Results
Winner  Louis Meintjes (RSA) (MTN–Qhubeka)
  Second  Ben Swift (GBR) (Team Sky)
  Third  Matija Kvasina (CRO) (Team Felbermayr - Simplon Wels)

Points  Ben Swift (GBR) (Team Sky)
Mountains  Primož Roglič (SLO) (Adria Mobil)
Youth  Simone Petilli (ITA) (Unieuro–Wilier)
  Team Team Sky
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The race consisted of four stages. As in the 2014 edition, the first stage will be divided into two half-stages, with the second half of the first stage being a team time trial.

The race was won by South African rider Louis Meintjes (Team MTN–Qhubeka), who claimed the leader's jersey with his win on the final stage. Meintjes beat Ben Swift (Team Sky) in the general classification by only two seconds. The podium was completed by Matija Kvasina, a Croatian rider of Team Felbermayr - Simplon Wels.[2] Ben Swift won the second stage and the points classification, Slovenian rider and former sky jumper Primoz Roglic of Adria Mobil won the mountains classification and Unieuro–Wilier's Italian Simone Petilli finished first in the Young Rider classification for the second year in a row.[3] The team classification was won by Team Sky.[3]

Race overviewEdit

The 2015 race has four days of racing. The first of this is a split stage, with a road stage followed by a team time trial the same day. The following three days each had one stage, with the final stage a hill-top finish.[4]

Stage Date Course Distance Type Winner
1a 26 March Gatteo to Gatteo 99.5 km (61.8 mi)   Hilly stage   Manuel Belletti (ITA)[5][6]
1b Gatteo Mare to Gatteo 13.3 km (8.3 mi)   Team time trial CCC–Sprandi–Polkowice[7]
2 27 March Cesenatico to Sogliano al Rubicone 156.2 km (97.1 mi)   Intermediate stage   Ben Swift (GBR)[8]
3 28 March Calderara di Reno to Crevalcore 173.8 km (108.0 mi)   Flat stage   Francesco Chicchi (ITA)[9]
4 29 March Pavullo to Roccapelago 152.6 km (94.8 mi)   Mountain stage   Louis Meintjes (RSA)[3]
Total 595.4 km (370.0 mi)

TeamsEdit

The start list includes 25 teams (2 UCI WorldTeams, 10 Professional Continental Teams, 12 Continental Teams), and Italy National Team.[1]

World Teams

Professional Continental teams

Continental teams

National teams

  • Italy

StagesEdit

Stage 1aEdit

26 March 2015 – Gatteo—Gatteo (99.5 km (61.8 mi))

Result of stage 1a
Rank Rider Team Time
1   Manuel Belletti (ITA) Southeast Pro Cycling 2hr 20' 13"
2   Grega Bole (SLO) CCC–Sprandi–Polkowice +0"
3   Patrick Clausen (DEN) Team TreFor–Blue Water +0"
4   Asbjørn Kragh Andersen (DEN) Team TreFor–Blue Water +0"
5   Ben Swift (GBR) Team Sky +0"
6   Edwin Ávila (COL) Colombia +0"
7   Francesco Gavazzi (ITA) Southeast Pro Cycling +0"
8   Davide Viganò (ITA) Team Idea 2010 ASD +0"
9   Daniele Colli (ITA) Nippo–Vini Fantini +0"
10   Simone Ponzi (ITA) Southeast Pro Cycling +0"
General classification after stage 1a
Rank Rider Team Time
1   Manuel Belletti (ITA) Southeast Pro Cycling 2hr 20' 07"
2   Grega Bole (SLO) CCC–Sprandi–Polkowice +2"
3   Patrick Clausen (DEN) Team TreFor–Blue Water +4"
4   Asbjørn Kragh Andersen (DEN) Team TreFor–Blue Water +6"
5   Ben Swift (GBR) Team Sky +6"
6   Edwin Ávila (COL) Colombia +6"
7   Francesco Gavazzi (ITA) Southeast Pro Cycling +6"
8   Davide Viganò (ITA) Team Idea 2010 ASD +6"
9   Daniele Colli (ITA) Nippo–Vini Fantini +6"
10   Simone Ponzi (ITA) Southeast Pro Cycling +6"

Stage 1bEdit

26 March – Gatteo a mareGatteo (13.3 km (8.3 mi) TTT)

Stage 1a result
Rank Rider Team Time
1 CCC–Sprandi–Polkowice 14' 49"
2 Team Sky +1"
3 MTN–Qhubeka +4"
4 Androni Giocattoli +8"
5 Colombia +9"
6 RusVelo +11"
7 Team TreFor–Blue Water +16"
8 Italy +17"
9 Team Idea 2010 ASD +19"
10 CCC–Sprandi–Polkowice +20"
General classification after stage 1a
Rank Rider Team Time
1   Davide Rebellin (ITA) CCC–Sprandi–Polkowice 2hr 35' 02"
2   Tomasz Kiendys (POL) CCC–Sprandi–Polkowice +0"
3   Jarosław Marycz (POL) CCC–Sprandi–Polkowice +0"
4   Adrian Kurek (POL) CCC–Sprandi–Polkowice +0"
5   Ben Swift (GBR) Team Sky +1"
6   Philip Deignan (IRE) Team Sky +1"
7   Kanstantsin Sivtsov (BLR) Team Sky +1"
8   Louis Meintjes (RSA) MTN–Qhubeka +4"
9   Jacques Janse van Rensburg (RSA) MTN–Qhubeka +4"
10   Steve Cummings (GBR) MTN–Qhubeka +4"

Stage 2Edit

27 March – CesenaticoSogliano al Rubicone (156.2 km (97.1 mi)

Stage 2 result
Rank Rider Team Time
1   Ben Swift (GBR) Team Sky 4hr 28' 10"
2   Matija Kvasina (CRO) Team Felbermayr - Simplon Wels +16"
3   Francesco Bongiorno (ITA) Bardiani–CSF +21"
4   Valerio Agnoli (ITA) Italy +57"
5   Carlos Quintero (COL) Colombia +57"
6   Francesco Gavazzi (ITA) Southeast Pro Cycling +1' 01"
7   Søren Kragh Andersen (DEN) Team TreFor–Blue Water +1' 05"
8   Kanstantsin Sivtsov (BLR) Team Sky +1' 07"
9   Louis Meintjes (RSA) MTN–Qhubeka +1' 07"
10   Franco Pellizotti (ITA) Androni Giocattoli +1' 10"
General classification after stage 2
Rank Rider Team Time
1   Ben Swift (GBR) Team Sky 7hr 03' 03"
2   Matija Kvasina (CRO) Team Felbermayr - Simplon Wels +41"
3   Francesco Bongiorno (ITA) Bardiani–CSF +54"
4   Carlos Quintero (COL) Colombia +1' 15"
5   Kanstantsin Sivtsov (BLR) Team Sky +1' 17"
6   Louis Meintjes (RSA) MTN–Qhubeka +1' 20"
7   Valerio Agnoli (ITA) Italy +1' 23"
8   Franco Pellizotti (ITA) Androni Giocattoli +1' 27"
9   Søren Kragh Andersen (DEN) Team TreFor–Blue Water +1' 30"
10   Francesco Gavazzi (ITA) Southeast Pro Cycling +1' 35"

Stage 3Edit

28 March – Calderara di RenoCrevalcore (173 km (107 mi)

Stage 3 result
Rank Rider Team Time
1   Francesco Chicchi (ITA) Androni Giocattoli 3hr 33' 05"
2   Manuel Belletti (ITA) Southeast Pro Cycling s.t.
3   Daniele Colli (ITA) Nippo–Vini Fantini s.t.
4   Nicola Ruffoni (ITA) Bardiani–CSF s.t.
5   Bartłomiej Matysiak (POL) CCC–Sprandi–Polkowice s.t.
6   Rino Gasparrini (ITA) Unieuro–Wilier s.t.
7   Andrea Pasqualon (ITA) Roth–Škoda s.t.
8   Søren Kragh Andersen (DEN) Team TreFor–Blue Water s.t.
9   Filippo Fortin (ITA) GM Cycling Team s.t.
10   Sonny Colbrelli (ITA) Bardiani–CSF s.t.
General classification after stage 3
Rank Rider Team Time
1   Ben Swift (GBR) Team Sky 10hr 36' 08"
2   Matija Kvasina (CRO) Felbermayr–Simplon Wels +41"
3   Francesco Bongiorno (ITA) Bardiani–CSF +54"
4   Carlos Quintero (COL) Colombia +1' 15"
5   Kanstantsin Sivtsov (BLR) Team Sky +1' 17"
6   Louis Meintjes (RSA) MTN–Qhubeka +1' 20"
7   Valerio Agnoli (ITA) Italy +1' 23"
8   Franco Pellizotti (ITA) Androni Giocattoli +1' 27"
9   Søren Kragh Andersen (DEN) Team TreFor–Blue Water +1' 30"
10   Francesco Gavazzi (ITA) Southeast Pro Cycling +1' 35"

Stage 4Edit

29 March – PavulloRoccapelago (156.2 km (97.1 mi)

Stage 4 result
Rank Rider Team Time
1   Louis Meintjes (RSA) MTN–Qhubeka 3hr 54' 24"
2   Damiano Cunego (ITA) Nippo–Vini Fantini +1' 12"
3   Davide Rebellin (ITA) CCC–Sprandi–Polkowice +1' 12"
4   Ben Swift (GBR) Team Sky +1' 12"
5   Matija Kvasina (CRO) Team Felbermayr - Simplon Wels +1' 15"
6   Sergio Henao (COL) Team Sky +1' 17"
7   Francesco Bongiorno (ITA) Bardiani–CSF +1' 17"
8   Freddy Montana (COL) Movistar Team +1' 23"
9   Franco Pellizotti (ITA) Androni Giocattoli +2' 22"
10   Francesco Reda (ITA) Team Idea 2010 ASD +2' 30"
General classification after stage 4
Rank Rider Team Time
1   Louis Meintjes (RSA) MTN–Qhubeka 14hr 31' 42"
2   Ben Swift (GBR) Team Sky +2"
3   Matija Kvasina (CRO) Team Felbermayr - Simplon Wels +46"
4   Francesco Bongiorno (ITA) Bardiani–CSF +1' 01"
5   Davide Rebellin (ITA) CCC–Sprandi–Polkowice +2' 31"
6   Kanstantsin Sivtsov (BLR) Team Sky +2' 38"
7   Franco Pellizotti (ITA) Androni Giocattoli +2' 39"
8   Simone Stortoni (ITA) Androni Giocattoli +3' 12"
9   Valerio Agnoli (ITA) Italy +3' 33"
10   Carlos Quintero (COL) Colombia +3' 35"

Classifications leadership tableEdit

Stage Winner General classification
 
Points classification
 
Mountains classification
 
Young rider classification
 
Teams classification
1a Manuel Belletti Manuel Belletti Manuel Belletti Gianfranco Zilioli Davide Ballerini Southeast Pro Cycling
1b CCC-Sprandi-Polkowice Davide Rebellin Ildar Arslanov CCC–Sprandi–Polkowice
2 Ben Swift Ben Swift Ben Swift Nicola Gaffurini Søren Kragh Andersen Team Sky
3 Francesco Chicchi Manuel Belletti
4 Louis Meintjes Louis Meintjes Ben Swift Primož Roglič Simone Petilli
Final Louis Meintjes Ben Swift Primož Roglič Simone Petilli Team Sky

Final standingsEdit

General ClassificationEdit

General Classification
Rank Rider Team Time
1   Louis Meintjes (RSA) MTN–Qhubeka 14hr 31' 42"
2   Ben Swift (GBR) Team Sky +2"
3   Matija Kvasina (CRO) Team Felbermayr - Simplon Wels +46"
4   Francesco Bongiorno (ITA) Bardiani–CSF +1' 01"
5   Davide Rebellin (ITA) CCC–Sprandi–Polkowice +2' 31"
6   Kanstantsin Sivtsov (BLR) Team Sky +2' 38"
7   Franco Pellizotti (ITA) Androni Giocattoli +2' 39"
8   Simone Stortoni (ITA) Androni Giocattoli +3' 12"
9   Valerio Agnoli (ITA) Italy +3' 33"
10   Carlos Quintero (COL) Colombia +3' 35"

Points classificationEdit

Points Classification
Rank Rider Team Time
1   Ben Swift (GBR) Team Sky 19 points
2   Manuel Belletti (ITA) Southeast Pro Cycling 18
3   Matija Kvasina (CRO) Felbermayr–Simplon Wels 12

Mountains ClassificationEdit

Points Classification
Rank Rider Team Time
1   Primož Roglič (SLO) Adria Mobil 21 points
2   Nicola Gaffurini (ITA) MG.Kvis-Vega 20
3   Davide Ballerini (ITA) Unieuro–Wilier 14

Young Rider ClassificationEdit

Young Rider Classification
Rank Rider Team Time
1   Simone Petilli (ITA) Unieuro–Wilier 14hr 37' 15"
2   Domen Novak (SLO) Adria Mobil +3' 29"
3   Søren Kragh Andersen (DEN) Team TreFor–Blue Water +8' 27"

Team ClassificationEdit

ReferencesEdit

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