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PROTAGONISTS IN THE FIRST STAGE OF THE TIRRENO-ADRIATICO
The beginning of Tirreno-Adriatico for Androni Giocattoli Sidermec has the face and name of Simon Pellaud.
The Swiss rider, returning after his crash at the Giro dell’Emilia, was a great protagonist of the first stage of the race of the two seas, started today with the 133-kilometer Lido di Camaiore-Lido di Camaiore. Pellaud has promoted the escape of four atlethes after a handful of kilometers. Then became seven for a short distance, the fugitives thinned to two with the shot of the Swiss Androni Giocattoli Sidermec which, 90 kilometers from the end, saw only the Martens of the Jumbo Visma remain behind. The two traveled by mutual agreement with Pellaud first on the third passage to the GPM of Monte Pitoro. The action vanished only 19 kilometers from the finish with the comeback group launched by the sprinter teams.
The German Ackermann on Gaviria won the final sprint. Pellaud with today’s good action nearly won the leader’s jersey of the mountain grand prix, where he is second in the standings. The only negative note in the Androni Giocattoli Sidermec team is the withdrawal of Kevin Rivera, blocked by intestinal problems. Tomorrow second stage from Camaiore to Follonica of 201 kilometers.