Philippe Gilbert wins, Coppa Sabatini 2009

Belgium's Philippe Gilbert (Silence-Lotto) won the Coppa Sabatini race in Italy on Thursday, with a perfectly-timed surge on the uphill finish.

Italians Giovanni Visconti (ISD-Neri) and Leonardo Bertagnolli (Diquigiovanni) finished second and third but never troubled Gilbert in the sprint to the line.

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