Louis Meintjes (Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux) won the Giro dell’Appennino for his first victory of the season. He broke free of a small breakaway group to win solo in Genoa.
Natnael Tesfazion (Drone Hopper-Androni Giocattoli) won the bunch sprint for second while Meintjes' teammate Georg Zimmermann took third.
Both Meintjes and Zimmermann were in a leading group of five riders, accompanied by Alessandro Verre and Michel Ries for Arkéa-Samsic and Tesfatsion, on the fifth and final categorised climb of the long 191.7km route. On the winding path towards Bolzaneto, four riders bridged to the front to make it nine riders with 10km to go - Paul Double (Mg K Vis), Alessio Martinelli (Bardiani CSF Faizanè), Simon Clarke (Israel-Premier Tech) and Ivan Moreno (Equipo Kern Pharma).