Tuesday, April 16, 2013

2013 Giro del Trentino, Stage 1 Results

Today's first stage in Lienz, Austria, was in two parts.

The first half-stage, Lienz-Lienz (Road, km 128.5km) crowned Frenchman Maxime Bouet as the surprise winner and first overall leader of the race. Bouet, who was in the early 8 man breakaway, is a teammate of Domenico Pozzovivo, winner of last year’s edition. "Pozzovivo is our leader, and we will work for him," said Bouet.

In the second half of the stage (TTT, Km 14.1km) the Team Sky train delivered a strong victory ahead of Astana and Lampre. Bradley Wiggins earned 12 seconds on Nibali, 16 on Scarponi, 44 on Pellizotti, 49 on both Basso and Evans. “But the most important thing is that I felt good and confident," said Wiggins. "Tomorrow’s test to Vetriolo will be really tough." After the TTT, Josef Cerny (CCC Polsat) took over the leader’s jersey from Bouet.

Tomorrow, on Wednesday, the race heads back to Italy: 224,8 km from Sillian, Austria to Vetriolo Terme, Italy,with the Passo Lavazè to be climbed on the way to the final ascent.

At the end of the day the GC top 20 were:
1 Josef Cerny (Cze) CCC Polsat Polkowice 3:05:07
2 Maxime Bouet (Fra) Ag2r La Mondiale 0:00:11
3 Michael Rodriguez Galindo (Col) Colombia 0:00:16
4 Jacques Janse Van Rensburg (RSA) MTN - Qhubeka 0:00:44
5 Pavel Kochetkov (Rus) Rusvelo 0:00:49
6 Enzo Moyano (Arg) Caja Rural - Seguros RGA 0:00:50
7 Nicola Dal Santo (Ita) Ceramica Flaminia - Fondriest 0:00:59
8 Gang Xu (Chn) Champion System Pro Cycling Team 0:02:05
9 Peter Kennaugh (GBr) Sky Procycling 0:06:03
10 Christian Knees (Ger) Sky Procycling
11 Kanstantin Siutsou (Blr) Sky Procycling
12 Bradley Wiggins (GBr) Sky Procycling
13 Dario Cataldo (Ita) Sky Procycling
14 Xabier Zandio Echaide (Spa) Sky Procycling
15 Tanel Kangert (Est) Astana Pro Team 0:06:16
16 Paolo Tiralongo (Ita) Astana Pro Team
17 Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Astana Pro Team
18 Valerio Agnoli (Ita) Astana Pro Team
19 Fredrik Kessiakoff (Swe) Astana Pro Team
20 Alexsandr Dyachenko (Kaz) Astana Pro Team

Photos: Giro del Trentino

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