Voeckler wins at Trentino

20 Apr

Voeckler out-smarted Italian ace Michele Scarponi to claim the stage finishing up an explosive final climb that saw the pack break up under pressure from the attacks. Scarponi slipped into the overall leader’s jersey while Voeckler moved into the top-5 overall after his sixth win on the 2011 campaign for the French nation champion. A four-man breakaway was swept up coming into the final decisive climb and Voeckler had the legs to follow the attacking Scarponi. The pair carved a 30-second lead on the chasing leaders and Voeckler kicked his way to another huge win for Colnago.

Colnago-CSF Inox had another strong outing as well, with Domenico Pozzovivo riding in with the front group to climb into seventh overall at 31 seconds back.

The four-day Trentino tour continues Thursday with the 170km third stage from Molino di Ledro to Fai della Paganella. The mountainous course includes three first-category climbs, with 11km final summit finish with ramps as steep as 7 percent.


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