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Settimana Internazionale di Coppi e Bartali

The Settimana Internazionale di Coppi e Bartali (English: International Week of Coppi and Bartali), also known as Coppi e Bartali,[1] is an Italian cycle road race. It is run typically in late March over five days in the Emilia-Romagna region of Italy.

Settimana Ciclistica Internazionale di Coppi e Bartali
DateLate March
RegionEmilia-Romagna, Italy
English nameInternational Week of Coppi and Bartali
Local name(s)Settimana Internazionale di Coppi e Bartali (in Italian)
DisciplineRoad
TypeStage race
OrganiserGruppo Sportivo Emilia
Web sitewww.gsemilia.it Edit this at Wikidata
First edition1984 (1984)
Editions34 (as of 2019)
First winner Moreno Argentin (ITA)
Most wins Moreno Argentin (ITA)
 Damiano Cunego (ITA)
(2 wins)
Most recent Lucas Hamilton (AUS)

HistoryEdit

Between 1999 and 2000 it was called Memorial Cecchi Gori while it was also previously held as Giro di Sardegna and Giro di Sicilia. The race is named after Italian cyclists Gino Bartali and Fausto Coppi.

Since 2005, the race has been organised as a 2.1 event on the UCI Europe Tour. It is considered one of the most important stage races in Italy and is organized by Gruppo Sportivo Emilia.

In 2004 the organization of the race retired the number 145, worn by Marco Pantani in 2003 when he placed tenth and finished second in one stage after Ruslan Ivanov, allowing him to stand on the podium for the last time in his life. At the start of the race a flock of white doves was also released to remember him.

In 2009 at the 24th edition of the race, Damiano Cunego was the overall victor after two stage wins and a second place on the last day.

Damiano Cunego won by 24 seconds over Cadel Evans in 2nd place and by 38 seconds over Massimo Giunti in 3rd place.

Both Damiano Cunego and Cadel Evans said this was an important part of their training lead up to both Giro d'Italia 2009 for Cunego and Tour de France 2009 for Cadel Evans.

List of winnersEdit

Year Country Rider Team
1984   Italy Moreno Argentin Sammontana
1985   France Laurent Fignon Renault-Elf
1986   Italy Giuseppe Saronni Del Tongo
1987   Italy Maurizio Rossi Ecoflam-B.F.B.
1988   Italy Adriano Baffi GIS-Ecoflam-Jolly
1989   Italy Bruno Leali Gewiss-Bianchi
1990   Denmark Rolf Sørensen Ariostea
1991   Australia Phil Anderson Motorola
1992   Italy Moreno Argentin Ariostea
1993   Italy Michele Bartoli Mercatone Uno–Zucchini–Medeghini
1994   Italy Rodolfo Massi Amore & Vita–Galatron
1995 No race
1996   Italy Gabriele Colombo Gewiss Playbus
1997   Italy Roberto Petito Saeco
1998 No race
1999   Latvia Romāns Vainšteins Vini Caldirola
2000   Italy Paolo Bettini Mapei–Quick-Step
2001   Moldova Ruslan Ivanov Alessio
2002   Italy Francesco Casagrande Fassa Bortolo
2003   Italy Mirko Celestino Saeco Macchine per Caffè
2004   Italy Giuliano Figueras Ceramica Panaria–Margres
2005   Italy Franco Pellizotti Liquigas–Bianchi
2006   Italy Damiano Cunego Lampre–Fondital
2007   Italy Michele Scarponi Acqua & Sapone–Caffè Mokambo
2008   Australia Cadel Evans Silence–Lotto
2009   Italy Damiano Cunego Lampre–NGC
2010   Italy Ivan Santaromita Liquigas–Doimo
2011   Italy Emanuele Sella Androni Giocattoli
2012   Czech Republic Jan Bárta Team NetApp
2013   Italy Diego Ulissi Lampre–Merida
2014   Great Britain Peter Kennaugh Team Sky
2015   South Africa Louis Meintjes MTN–Qhubeka
2016   Russia Sergey Firsanov Gazprom–RusVelo
2017   France Lilian Calmejane Direct Énergie
2018   Italy Diego Rosa Team Sky
2019   Australia Lucas Hamilton Mitchelton–Scott

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