VIDEO: Which Italian rider won this Gran Fondo after crashing on the line?
After four hours of racing the Gran Fondo dei Due Santuari del Fermano, two Italian riders battled it out in a sprint finish, with unexpected results
The Gran Fondo dei Due Santuari del Fermano saw two Italian riders crash out on the finish line, leaving shocked fans and officials wondering who won the race?
Taking place on September 23 in Italy, the Gran Fondo dei Due Santuari del Fermano, is 130 miles on the Adriatic coast.
Two riders Damiano Trovarelli from team Levante and Stefano Zoppi with Cicli Copparo broke away in the race.
Colli, on the left (in black / green) pulled ahead in the final metres.
But, Trovarelli (in red) began to catch up after the pair had ridden for over four hours.
Colli tried to block Trovarelli, with the pair crashing and flying past the finish line without their bikes?
After much deliberation and video replay, Trovarelli was announced the winner, and the rivals shook hands and made up.
However, judging by the expression of Colli (left) on the podium in the picture below the video, in second place - he was not very happy!