Belated birthday present for Bongiorno

One day after celebrating his 30th birthday, Ruben Guillermo Bongiorno (CSF Group-Navigare) gave...

One day after celebrating his 30th birthday, Ruben Guillermo Bongiorno (CSF Group-Navigare) gave himself the present of a stage victory at the Tour of Denmark by winning the 175km stage one sprint. Swiss champion Markus Zberg finishes second while Sebastian Siedler ended up third.

"I launched my sprint just a little before 200 metres to the finish line in anticipation of the other sprinters. I'm very happy because I have missed winning for a long time and losing the sprint in a photo finish to (Alessandro) Petacchi in Turkey was a real shame."

With his win, the Argentinean sprinter leads the GC and points classification going into stage two.

Unfortunately, Bongiorno's team-mate Mauro Abel Richeze didn't start after being involved in an accident involving a motorcycle during training before the race.

"We were at 30 km/h speed but we were in a corner and I didn't have time to brake," said Richeze. "The others could start today, but not me, because I can't clasp my handlebars. I have pain in my left arm, ribs, leg and knee."

CSF Group Navigare also announced its rosters for the Giro dell’Appenino races on August 1 to 3.

CSF Group Navigare for GP Industria e Commercio Artigianato Carnaghese: Domenico Pozzovivo, Emanuele Sella, Fortunato Baliani, Julio Alberto Pérez Cuapio, Federico Canuti, Andrea Pagoto under DS Roberto Reverberi

CSF Group Navigare for G.P. Nobili Rubinetterie: Domenico Pozzovivo, Emanuele Sella, Fortunato Baliani, Julio Alberto Pérez Cuapio, Federico Canuti, Andrea Pagoto under DS Roberto Reverberi.

CSF Group Navigare for Giro dell'Appennino: Domenico Pozzovivo, Emanuele Sella, Fortunato Baliani, Julio Alberto Pérez Cuapio, Federico Canuti, Andrea Pagoto under DS .Roberto Reverberi

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