Battling trio miss out in lively GP Montreal

10 Sep 2017

Battling trio miss out in lively GP Montreal

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Sergio Henao led home Team Sky in a demanding GP Montreal race which was won from a late breakaway by Diego Ulissi (UAE Team Emirates).

Henao spearheaded the last of three lively attacks from Team Sky, attempting to bridge to a lead group from a selective peloton, only to see Ulissi and his fellow escapees break free from a large break and evade their pursuers and decide a six-up sprint between themselves.

After an early break was allowed to stay away for the opening 100km of the stage, Ian Boswell capitalised on an indecisive peloton to attempt a long range solo effort with 65km to go. 

He was able to create and maintain a gap and he was joined by Natnael Behane (Team Dimension Data) then a host of other contenders before the break was brought back 20km later.

A sprint finish looked to be on the cards until Peter Kennaugh sparked a large move with 12 kilometres remaining to move clear, but as Sergio Henao and Tim Wellens (Lotto Soudal) attempted to bridge the gap from the ever-dwindling peloton, Ulissi and his fellow escapees, Bauke Mollema (Trek-Segafredo), Tony Gallopin (Lotto-Soudal), Jesus Herrada (Movistar), Tom-Jelte Slagter (Cannondale-Drapac), Jan Bakelants (Ag2r La Mondiale), went clear in the decisive move.

Despite a late push by the chasing pack, the sprint finish came down to a six-man sprint which saw Ulissi come out on top, with Sergio Henao finishing inside the top 20.
Kennaugh helped initiate the break that would decide the race

Kennaugh helped initiate the break that would decide the race

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