Settimana Internazionale di Coppi e Bartali

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
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 (in Italian)
Discipline Road
Type Stage race
Organiser Gruppo Sportivo Emilia
History
First edition 1984 (1984)
Editions 33 (as of 2018)
First winner  Moreno Argentin (ITA)
Most wins  Moreno Argentin (ITA)
 Damiano Cunego (ITA)
(2 wins)
Most recent  Diego Rosa (ITA)

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.

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

References[edit]

External links[edit]