For second-place Alessandro Ballan, the race was a successful one. The tall, lanky Italian made the decisive attack on the way to the finish line, taking both himself and Cancellera away from a break of six. Unfortunately, Ballan lacked a finishing kick to take the day, but still showed that he is once again going strong heading into his biggest targets of the season.
Cozza placed 16th in his first attempt at L'Eroica
Thor was mighty once again in a prologue, taking the leader's jersey at Paris-Nice