Diego Ulissi wins GP Montréal from late breakaway group

The Italian thwarted the sprinters by beating Jesus Herrada and Tom-Jelte Slagter from a breakaway group in the Canadian race

Diego Ulissi (UAE Team Emirates). Credit: Sunada

(Image credit: Yuzuru SUNADA)

Diego Ulissi took victory in the second Canadian WorldTour race of the weekend, the GP Montréal, sprinting to the line ahead of rivals from a late breakaway group.

The Italian, who took third in the race behind Greg Van Avermaet and Peter Sagan in last year's edition, made no mistake this year as he jumped into a move of 16 riders that broke clear with around 16km to go.

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Richard Windsor

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Richard is digital editor of Cycling Weekly. Joining the team in 2013, Richard became editor of the website in 2014 and coordinates site content and strategy, leading the news team in coverage of the world's biggest races and working with the tech editor to deliver comprehensive buying guides, reviews, and the latest product news.

An occasional racer, Richard spends most of his time preparing for long-distance touring rides these days, or getting out to the Surrey Hills on the weekend on his Specialized Tarmac SL6 (with an obligatory pub stop of course).