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Alexey Lutsenko produces stunning solo ride to win Coppa Sabatini

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Alexey Lutsenko solos to victory to win Coppa Sabatini

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ByJames Gray
19/09/2019 at 13:30 | Updated 19/09/2019 at 14:45

Alexey Lutsenko laid down a marker for next week's Road World Championships as he won the Coppa Sabatini by over a minute.

There were 16 riders in total in the breakaway with Lutsenko among them but the Kazakh rider took the lead on his own with 75 kilometres to go.

The 27-year-old produced an impressive solo ride to hold off the four-man chasing group in the Tuscan hills - although it might have been a different story had Jhonatan Narvaez not stopped at the start-finish line a lap early.

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Kazakhstan's road race and time trial champion will now head to Yorkshire in top form, hoping to improve on a best ever result of ninth in the road race two years ago.

However, he does have some previous at the Worlds, having claimed the Under-23s title in Valkenburg in 2012.

Alexey Lutsenko rode on his own for much of the race

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The Italian trio of Sonny Cobrelli (second), Simone Velasco (third) and Kristian Sbaragli (fourth) had done the lion's share of the chasing work before contesting a mini-sprint for the remaining podium places.

Filippo Ganna of Team Ineos had also been in touch but he ended up finishing another minute behind the chasers in fifth.

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