Marco Frapporti ( Colnago CSF) out-sprinted his breakaway partner to take a surprise victory on stage one of the Brixia Tour !

23 Jul

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Marco Frapporti out-sprinted his breakaway partner to take a surprise victory on stage one of the Brixia Tour.


The Italian combined to great effect with compatriot Fortunato Baliani (d’Angelo & Antenucci) to out-fox the bunch and arrive into Edolo with an advantage of 1:46 over anyone else.

At the finish local boy Frapporti (Colnago-CSF) out-sprinted Baliani to put a second between the two riders and take an early race lead after an epic break that had lasted 110km.

The plucky duo escaped early on during a circuit that contained the Zoanno Chiesa climb and would not be seen again by a baffled peloton.

Peter Kennaugh led Team Sky home in 10th place on stage one, the 22–year-old finishing at the sharp end of a bunch that came home two minutes and three seconds down on stage winner Frapporti.

The Manxman snatched a top-10 on a tougher-than-expected day with team-mates Lars-Petter Nordhaug, Morris Possoni and Chris Froome all finishing in the same group of a peloton that fractured to pieces over the 158km route.

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