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  1. Davide Ballerini (Androni-Sidermec) won the Memorial Pantani from an 18-rider group in Cesenatico. David Gaudu (Groupama-FDJ) finished second ahead of Francesco Gavazzi (Androni-Sidermec).

    The finale of the race saw a late solo attack from Vincenzo Nibali (Bahrain-Merida), who was riding in his last race before next Sunday’s World Championships in Innsbruck. Nibali attacked with 3km remaining but was caught in the final kilometre.

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    The elite group that disputed the victory also included Nairo Quintana (Movistar), Eddie Dunbar (Team Sky), Guillaume Martin (Wanty-Groupe Gobert) and Serge Pauwels (Dimension Data).

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  2. Maghalie Rochette (CX Fever p/b Specialized) took the hole shot in RenoCross and never looked back: benefitting from a bobble by Katerina Nash (Luna), the Canadian opened a gap and never relinquished her lead, coming to the line with the victory nearly a full minute ahead of Nash, with Sofia Gomez Villafane (Pivot) in third just behind.

    "I know Katerina really, really well and I know she's a fighter, I know she's strong and I know that she's one of the best riders in the world. I was expecting a really tough battle against her," Rochette said. "I knew that I had to bring my A-game if I wanted to have a chance against her. I think something happened to her at the start and that's how I got away."

    Nash said she tripped on a barrier just after the start on the opening lap and was unable to get back on terms with Rochette.

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    "That was not only very embarrassing because it was right in front of everybody but definitely not a good start to a race. I went way back and I had to work my way up. I think I tried a little too hard and just had to settle in a manageable pace," Nash said.

    Nash did, however, make her way through the rest of the field, holding off a chasing group led by Gomez Villafane (Maxxis pb Stans/DNA Cycling), with Crystal Anthony, (LIV Cycling) and Samantha Runnels (Squid Squad). Clara Honsinger (Team S&M Pro CX) bridged up to the chasing group, spurring an attack from Gomez Villafane that led to her podium placing.

    "I think when we made it into four, I wanted to split it, and then I just wanted to go a little bit faster, see if we could catch Katerina, the race had just started and I didn't want to settle already for third," Gomez Villafane said. "I ended just just riding off the front. I rode my own race, pedaled my little butt out on the flats and got to recover on the turns."

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  3. Lance Haidet (Donnelly Cycling) won the first UCI C1 cyclo-cross race of his career in RenoCross, attacking out of a leading group with Jamey Driscoll (Pivot Maxxis) and then leaving Driscoll behind to seal the victory. Bjorn Selander (Donkey Label) was third.

    "First 'Cross win of the year. First C1 win ever. It feels awesome, I'm quite happy," Haidet said, adding that he is aiming to put in some good performances in the upcoming World Cups in Iowa and Wisconsin and then "Just try to hold the form through Pan Ams and through Nationals."

    Haidet and Driscoll made a late move to leave behind a group of 10 riders who separated themselves from the bunch early in the race. The relatively high altitide in Reno turned the race into one of attrition, with riders putting in attacks then dropping back on the slow, windy sections.

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    "All day, it would get strung out when guys would go hard on the front, and then the slow grass and the headwind would just neutralize it. It was sort of a yo-yo all day," Haidet explained.

    "When everyone would swarm, it would definitely get stressful, the fight for position was pretty gnarly sometimes. There were a couple of rubbing of wheels, and I think a couple of guys went down which is a bummer."

    The crash came with three laps to go when Allen Krughoff tangled with Anthony Clark, causing Driscoll to lose contact briefly, then having to chase back on.

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