Giovanni Visconti wins first stage in Giro della Toscana
Sep 21 2016 05:45 am CET

Giovanni Visconti wins first stage in Giro della Toscana

Giovanni Visconti of Movistar has won the opening stage of the Giro della Toscana. Compatriots Sonny Colbrelli and Daniele Bennati completed the top three.

The category 2.1 Italian race, which consists of just two stages, began with a 174km route from Arezzo to Montecatini Terme in the famous region of Tuscany.

Italians dominated the stage with no less than seven home riders making an appearance in the stage's top ten, with Visconti taking the victory and therefore the leader's jersey. It is the second win for the Movistar rider this season, following his Klasika Primavera victory in April.

Bardiani-CSF rider Colbrelli took second place ahead of Bennati who rather than riding for Tinkoff represents an Italian selection in this race. Last year's Vuelta a España winner Fabio Aru of Astana finished in fourth position at three seconds from the top three.

The race finishes with a 185km stage from Montecatini Terme to Pontedera on Wednesday.
Photo of Giovanni Visconti (cropped) by Movistar Team





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