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Giro del Trentino 2015 Stage 1

photo credit @ Giro del Trentino

Bora-Argon 18 upset every prediction in today’s opening team time trial, and gave Cesare Benedetti the first leader’s jersey of this year’s Giro del Trentino.

“We made a sprint for the line, but my teammates were happy that I eventually won it – Benedetti told, – I always put my best effort to the team’s service, and this jersey is a great reward for many tough moments. It is great for me to take the start from Dro – where I started racing – tomorrow in the leader’s jersey, and wear it on my training roads…”

Meanwhile, Team Sky and Astana claimed second and third spots on the podium, albeit a bittersweet consolation for Team Sky, who clocked almost the same time as the winners – surrendering the lead by a matter of one hundredths of second.

Race Highlights

Bora-Argon 18 set the fastest time time around today’s 13.3 kilometer course on the shore of Lake Garda, with an average speed of 56.643kph.

However, despite being four seconds down on the German team at the mid-way point, Team Sky made up for lost time during the second half of the course, with the British team falling just short of the stage victory.

In the meantime, despite being down on man-power, Astana produced an impressive result, finishing just four seconds down on Bora-Argon 18 and Sky.

photo credits @ Twitter/Bora – Argon 18

Top 50 Riders

1 Cesare Benedetti (Ita) Bora-Argon 18 0:14:05
2 Patrick Konrad (Aut) Bora-Argon 18
3 Emanuel Buchmann (Ger) Bora-Argon 18
4 José Mendes (Por) Bora-Argon 18
5 Dominik Nerz (Ger) Bora-Argon 18
6 Paul Voss (Ger) Bora-Argon 18
7 David Lopez (Spa) Team Sky
8 Richie Porte (Aus) Team Sky
9 Ian Boswell (USA) Team Sky
10 Leopold Konig (Cze) Team Sky
11 Sebastian Henao (Col) Team Sky
12 Kanstantsin Siutsou (Blr) Team Sky
13 Bartosz Huzarski (Pol) Bora-Argon 18 0:00:02
14 Dario Cataldo (Ita) Astana Pro Team 0:00:04
15 Paolo Tiralongo (Ita) Astana Pro Team
16 Tanel Kangert (Est) Astana Pro Team
17 Diego Rosa (Ita) Astana Pro Team
18 Mikel Landa Meana (Spa) Astana Pro Team
19 Andrey Zeits (Kaz) Astana Pro Team
20 Patrick Gretsch (Ger) AG2R La Mondiale 0:00:07
21 Hugo Houle (Can) AG2R La Mondiale
22 Hubert Dupont (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale
23 Domenico Pozzovivo (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale
24 Romain Bardet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale
25 Jean-Christophe Peraud (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale
26 Mikel Nieve (Spa) Team Sky 0:00:14
27 Angel Madrazo Ruiz (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA 0:00:19
28 Amets Txurruka (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA
29 Ricardo Vilela (Por) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA
30 Omar Fraile (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA
31 Hugh Carthy (GBr) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA
32 David Arroyo (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA
33 Antonio Molina (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA
34 Mauro Finetto (Ita) Southeast Pro Cycling 0:00:22
35 Elia Favilli (Ita) Southeast Pro Cycling
36 Giuseppe Fonzi (Ita) Southeast Pro Cycling
37 Yonnatta Alejandro Monsalve (Ven) Southeast Pro Cycling
38 Mirko Tedeschi (Ita) Southeast Pro Cycling
39 Davide Malacarne (Ita) Astana Pro Team
40 Giorgio Cecchinel (Ita) Southeast Pro Cycling
41 Matteo Busato (Ita) Southeast Pro Cycling
42 Natnael Berhane (Eri) MTN – Qhubeka 0:00:24
43 Daniel Teklehaimanot (Eri) MTN – Qhubeka
44 Louis Meintjes (RSA) MTN – Qhubeka
45 Johann Van Zyl (RSA) MTN – Qhubeka
46 Merhawi Kudus Ghebremedhin (Eri) MTN – Qhubeka
47 Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Cannondale-Garmin Pro Cycling Team
48 Moreno Moser (Ita) Cannondale-Garmin Pro Cycling Team
49 Joseph Lloyd Dombrowski (USA) Cannondale-Garmin Pro Cycling Team
50 Lasse Norman Hansen (Den) Cannondale-Garmin Pro Cycling Team

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