GP Cerami: Boonen 4th, Serry Goes up the Road
A four-rider lead group, including Etixx - Quick-Step rider Pieter Serry, was caught by several riders out of an original lead group of more than 40 men with 700m remaining in the 211km GP Cerami on Wednesday.
Philippe Gilbert (BMC Racing Team) won the race. Danny van Poppel (Trek Factory Racing) was 2nd, and Tom Devriendt (Wanty-Groupe Gobert) finished 3rd. Tom Boonen of Etixx - Quick-Step was 4th, and teammate Nikolas Maes finished 13th. There were small gaps out of the original lead group.
The Serry group had less than 30" on the chasers going into the final kilometers, so the finish was going to be close before those riders were caught heading into the sprint.