Settimana Internazionale di Coppi e Bartali

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Settimana Ciclistica Internazionale di Coppi e Bartali
Race details
Date Late March
Region Emilia-Romagna, Italy
English name International Week of Coppi and Bartali
Local name(s) Settimana Internazionale di Coppi e Bartali (Italian)
Discipline Road
Type Stage race
Organiser Gruppo Sportivo Emilia
History
First edition 1984 (1984)
Editions 29 (as of 2014)
First winner  Moreno Argentin (ITA)
Most wins  Moreno Argentin (ITA)
 Damiano Cunego (ITA)
(2 wins)
Most recent  Peter Kennaugh (GBR)

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

History[edit]

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 winners[edit]

Rider Team
1984 Italy Argentin, MorenoMoreno Argentin (ITA) Sammontana
1985 France Fignon, LaurentLaurent Fignon (FRA) Renault-Elf
1986 Italy Saronni, GiuseppeGiuseppe Saronni (ITA) Del Tongo
1987 Italy Rossi, MaurizioMaurizio Rossi (ITA) Ecoflam-B.F.B.
1988 Italy Baffi, AdrianoAdriano Baffi (ITA) GIS-Ecoflam-Jolly
1989 Italy Leali, BrunoBruno Leali (ITA) Gewiss-Bianchi
1990 Denmark Sorensen, RolfRolf Sørensen (DEN) Ariostea
1991 Australia Anderson, PhilPhil Anderson (AUS) Motorola
1992 Italy Argentin, MorenoMoreno Argentin (ITA) Ariostea
1993 Italy Bartoli, MicheleMichele Bartoli (ITA) Mercatone Uno-Zucchini-Medeghini
1994 Italy Massi, RodolfoRodolfo Massi (ITA) Amore & Vita-Galatron
1995 No race
1996 Italy Colombo, GabrieleGabriele Colombo (ITA) Gewiss Playbus
1997 Italy Petito, RobertoRoberto Petito (ITA) Saeco
1998 No race
1999 Latvia Vainsteins, RomansRomāns Vainšteins (LAT) Vini Caldirola
2000 Italy Bettini, PaoloPaolo Bettini (ITA) Mapei-Quick Step
2001 Moldova Ivanov, RuslanRuslan Ivanov (MDA) Alessio
2002 Italy Casagrande, FrancescoFrancesco Casagrande (ITA) Fassa Bortolo
2003 Italy Celestino, MirkoMirko Celestino (ITA) Saeco Macchine per Caffè
2004 Italy Figueras, GiulianoGiuliano Figueras (ITA) Ceramica Panaria-Margres
2005 Italy Pellizotti, FrancoFranco Pellizotti (ITA) Liquigas-Bianchi
2006 Italy Cunego, DamianoDamiano Cunego (ITA) Lampre-Fondital
2007 Italy Scarponi, MicheleMichele Scarponi (ITA) Acqua & Sapone-Caffè Mokambo
2008 Australia Evans, CadelCadel Evans (AUS) Silence-Lotto
2009 Italy Cunego, DamianoDamiano Cunego (ITA) Lampre-NGC
2010 Italy Santaromita, IvanIvan Santaromita (ITA) Liquigas-Doimo
2011 Italy Sella, EmanueleEmanuele Sella (ITA) Androni Giocattoli
2012 Czech Republic Bárta, JanJan Bárta (CZE) Team NetApp
2013 Italy Ulissi, DiegoDiego Ulissi (ITA) Lampre-Merida
2014 United Kingdom Kennaugh, PeterPeter Kennaugh (GBR) Team Sky

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