Il Trofeo Costa Etrusca (Trophy Estruscan Coast)
2 day race - 11th edition 2007
Day 2 - 25 March Santa Luce - Castellina Marittima
24 - 25 March 2007
Nicole Cooke wins ahead of Italian Champion, Fabiana Luperini
Nicole Cooke (Raleigh Lifeforce Creation) put her seal on the second day of the Il Trofeo Costa Etrusca, beating Fabiana Luperini (Menikini Gysko) in the closing kilometres of the race, despite a spirited chase from the Italian Champion.
140 riders from 19 teams contested the second day of the Trofeo. As per the first day, conditions were wet.
The decisive move was made after just thirty kilometres, when a group of eight broke away. Cooke, Luperini, Cantelle, Leal Balderas (Team Frw Gauss Rdz), Brändli (Team Bigla), Worrack and Lutz (Équipe Nürnberger) and Ljungskog (Team Flexpoint) were together and gaining time. At kilometre 72, the group had over two and a half minutes advantage over the chasers.
kilometres to go, Cantele attacked, chased by Luperini. Cooke
Cooke (Team Raleigh
102km in 2h48’53” average 36,238 km/h
Luperini (Menikini Gysco)
Worrack (Équipe Nürnberger)
(Équipe Nürnberger) a
Leal Balderas (Team FRW Gauss Rdz) a1’39”
Baccaille (Saccarelli Emu
Sea) a 3’55”
Loës Gunnewijk (Team Flexpoint) s.t.
Image copyright Photo De Cola, 2007©
Cooke takes the win at Castelina Marittima
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