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Viviani wins Tour of Mumbai

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Liquigas -Cannondale sprinter takes race in India

Elia Viviani of Liquigas -Cannondale has won the first stage of the Tour of Mumbai. The Italian outpaced Robbie McEwen (RadioShack) and Tyler Day (Team Bonitas) in the mass sprint after 180 km in the Indian city of Nashik.

It was the second win of the season for the 22-year-old, who last week won the GP Costa degli Etruschi.

“The finale today was not easy,” Viviani said. Only in the last km did RadioShack take charge to set up the sprint, but it was unable to maintain control.”

“I knew that McEwen was the made to beat and, fearing his explosiveness, I tried to stay on his wheel. With 50 metres to go I took off on the left and 20 metres from the line, I managed to pass him. I won but it was an effort.”

The younger sprinter said this condition is improving with every race, as is his “wealth of experience, which is essential in the sprints. But the best signal is the confidence I send to my teammates. Today they pulled the field for 180 km, believing in my ability. It is a sign of respect which motivates me a lot.”

McEwen was able to come back from a mechanical near the finish to take second place. “I punctured 3km from the finish. I jumped on the bike of (teammate Michal) Kwiatkowski and so I got back.”

Full Results

# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Elia Viviani (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale 4:12:27  
2 Robbie Mcewen (Aus) Team RadioShack    
3 Tyler Day (RSA) Team Bonitas    
4 Robert Hunter (RSA) Team RadioShack    
5 Ian Wilkinson (GBr) Endura Racing    
6 Hossein Nateghi (IRI)    
7 Jaan Kirsipuu (Est) Champion System    
8 Malcolm Lange (RSA) Team Bonitas    
9 Johann Rabie (RSA) Team Bonitas    
10 Martijn Verschoor (Ned) Team Type 1 - Sanofi Aventis    
11 Jonathan Mcevoy (GBr) Motorpoint    
12 Anthony Giacoppo (Aus) Genesys Wealth Advisers    
13 Florian Bissinger (Ger) ARBÖ Gebrüder Weiss - Oberndorfer    
14 Dmitriy Gruzdev (Kaz)    
15 Marcin Bialoblocki (Pol) Motorpoint    
16 Andrew Magnier (GBr) Motorpoint    
17 Alexey Shmidt (Rus) Team Type 1 - Sanofi Aventis    
18 Andrea Grendene (Ita) Team Type 1 - Sanofi Aventis    
19 Periklis Ilias (Gre) SP Tableware    
20 Christoph Springer (Ger) SP Tableware 0:00:05  
21 Jason Rigg (Aus) Genesys Wealth Advisers    
22 Ian Bibby (GBr) Motorpoint    
23 Georgios Karatzios (Gre) SP Tableware    
24 Fabio Calabria (Aus) Team Type 1 - Sanofi Aventis    
25 Yusuf Abrekov (Uzb)    
26 Lars Pria (Rom) ARBÖ Gebrüder Weiss - Oberndorfer    
27 Man Chau Wai (HKg) Champion System    
28 Abdullojon Akparov (Uzb)    
29 Christoph Täubel (Aut) ARBÖ Gebrüder Weiss - Oberndorfer    
30 Ablay Shugaipov (Kaz)    
31 James Sampson (GBr) Motorpoint    
32 Mart Ojavee (Est) Champion System    
33 Gabriel Combrinck (RSA) Team Bonitas    
34 Guillaume Pont (Fra) SP Tableware    
35 Nazar Jumabekov (Kaz)    
36 Joris Boillat (Swi) Champion System    
37 Magkoyras Neofytos Sakellaridis (Gre) SP Tableware    
38 Johannes Jakobus Kachelhoffer (RSA) Team Bonitas    
39 Evan Oliphant Endura Racing    
40 Mark O'brien (Aus) SP Tableware    
41 Saeed Nateghi (IRI) Vali Asr Kerman    
42 Alan Marangoni (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale    
43 Sam Bewley (NZl) Team RadioShack    
44 James Moss (GBr) Endura Racing    
45 Mauro Finetto (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale    
46 Muradjan Khalmuratov (Uzb) 0:01:15  
47 Tiziano Dall'antonia (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale    
48 Seyed Mostafa Seyed Rezaei Khormizi (IRI) Vali Asr Kerman    
49 Kane Walker (Aus) Genesys Wealth Advisers