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Tour of Britain 2013

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September 15-22, 2013

September 15, Stage 1: Peebles - Drumlanrig Castle 201km

Tour of Britain: Elia Viviani wins stage one

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Cycling News
Published:
September 15, 2013, 16:44 BST,
Updated:
September 15, 2013, 23:18 BST

Cannondale rider takes opening stage

Elia Viviani won stage one of the Tour of Britain after a day of heavy rain and strong winds.

Elia Viviani won stage one of the Tour of Britain after a day of heavy rain and strong winds.

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Elia Viviani (Cannondale) won the opening stage of the Tour of Britain, beating Alessandro Petacchi (Omega Pharma QuickStep) and Gerald Ciolek (MTN-Qhubeka) to the line after 201km of racing from Peebles to Drumlanrig Castle.

The Italian timed his sprint to perfection, coming through to take the win as a number of sprinters found themselves either boxed in or too slow to react.

Britain's Mark Cavendish (Omega Pharma-Quickstep) was too far back to contest the sprint for the win but finished safely in the main back. However a crash on the line did take down a number of riders.

Kristian House (Rapha Condor), Christophe Laborie (Sojasun), Aaron Gate (AN Post Chain Reaction), Peter Hawkins (IG Sigma Sport) and Ben Greenwood (IG Sigma Sport) formed the earlier stage move.

They built up a lead of over five minutes over the undulating terrain. Weather conditions played their part, with rain and blustery winds hammering the riders and with 100km to go the five riders had lost almost half of their lead.

Sky and Omega Pharma-QuickStep commanded the head of the peloton for much of the stage but when the leaders were closed to within 50 seconds with 44km of racing remaining Sojasun played their second card, with Anthony Delaplace skipping away from the bunch and then the break.

The Frenchman was not on the original start list for the race but his intent was a clear indication of why his team had brought him as he built up a lead approaching 45 seconds. Out of the saddle through the Scottish countryside, Omega ushered Iljo Keisse into position at the front of the peloton. The Belgian track specialist was given reinforcements in the form of Bernhard Eisel and his Sky teammates but Delaplace’s urgency through the tight, twisting road meant that his advantage reached 1:32 with less than 30km remaining.

As he approached Drumlanrig Castle, Sky’s efforts had reduced the Frenchman’s lead to just over a minute. However as the Frenchman began to lose his momentum his lead dropped to 28 seconds with 15km remaining.

When Delaplace was caught, Alex Dowsett (Movistar) launched a surprising attack with 12km to go. The British time trial champion was reeled in soon after but his move brought a number of teams into play, with Garmin and Cannondale moving to the front.

It was Garmin who dominated the front of the field inside the final 5km, perhaps well aware of how their sprinter Tyler Farrar crashed out of the race last year.

Results

# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Elia Viviani (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling 6:04:43  
2 Alessandro Petacchi (Ita) Omega Pharma-Quick-Step Cycling Team    
3 Gerald Ciolek (Ger) MTN-Qhubeka    
4 Marco Coledan (Ita) Bardiani Valvole-CSF Inox    
5 Matteo Pelucchi (Ita) IAM Cycling    
6 Evaldas Siskevicius (Ltu) Sojasun    
7 Shane Archbold (NZl) An Post-Chainreaction    
8 Jonathan Dibben (GBr) Great Britain    
9 Steele Von Hoff (Aus) Garmin-Sharp    
10 James Williamson (NZl) Node 4-Giordana Racing    
11 Andrew Tennant (GBr) Madison Genesis    
12 Mark Cavendish (GBr) Omega Pharma-Quick-Step Cycling Team    
13 Dean Downing (GBr) Madison Genesis    
14 Scott Thwaites (GBr) Team NetApp-Endura    
15 Ian Wilkinson (GBr) Team UK Youth    
16 Ian Stannard (GBr) Sky Procycling    
17 Nicolas Vereecken (Bel) An Post-Chainreaction    
18 Evan Oliphant (GBr) Team Raleigh    
19 Yanto Barker (GBr) Team UK Youth    
20 Michael James Northey (NZl) Node 4-Giordana Racing    
21 Giovanni Visconti (Ita) Movistar Team    
22 Owain Doull (GBr) Great Britain    
23 Thomas Scully (NZl) Team Raleigh    
24 Angel Madrazo Ruiz (Spa) Movistar Team    
25 Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) Movistar Team    
26 David Lopez Garcia (Spa) Sky Procycling    
27 Alex Dowsett (GBr) Movistar Team    
28 Andreas Stauff (Ger) MTN-Qhubeka    
29 Robert Partridge (GBr) Team UK Youth    
30 Michael Cuming (GBr) RCJ    
31 Mark Mcnally (GBr) An Post-Chainreaction    
32 Lachlan Norris (Aus) Team Raleigh    
33 Simon Yates (GBr) Great Britain    
34 Nicola Boem (Ita) Bardiani Valvole-CSF Inox    
35 Sergio Pardilla Bellon (Spa) MTN-Qhubeka    
36 Mathew Hayman (Aus) Sky Procycling    
37 Bradley Wiggins (GBr) Sky Procycling    
38 Sean Downey (Irl) An Post-Chainreaction    
39 Cesare Benedetti (Ita) Team NetApp-Endura    
40 Francesco Manuel Bongiorno (Ita) Bardiani Valvole-CSF Inox    
41 Jimmy Engoulvent (Fra) Sojasun    
42 Steven Lampier (GBr) Node 4-Giordana Racing    
43 Sébastien Reichenbach (Swi) IAM Cycling    
44 David Lelay (Fra) Sojasun    
45 Blaz Jarc (Slo) Team NetApp-Endura    
46 Nairo Alexander Quintana Rojas (Col) Movistar Team    
47 Martin Velits (Svk) Omega Pharma-Quick-Step Cycling Team    
48 Michal Golas (Pol) Omega Pharma-Quick-Step Cycling Team    
49 Jonathan Mould (GBr) Team UK Youth    
50 Peter Williams (GBr) Team IG-Sigma Sport    
51 Marc De Maar (AHo) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team    
52 Richard Handley (GBr) RCJ    
53 Enrique Sanz (Spa) Movistar Team    
54 Daniel Martin (Irl) Garmin-Sharp    
55 Cristiano Salerno (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling    
56 Thomas Moses (GBr) Team Raleigh    
57 Julien Vermote (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick-Step Cycling Team    
58 Marcin Bialoblocki (Pol) Team UK Youth    
59 Adam Yates (GBr) Great Britain    
60 Jacob Rathe (USA) Garmin-Sharp    
61 Liam Holohan (GBr) Madison Genesis    
62 Shem Rodger (NZl) Node 4-Giordana Racing    
63 Matthias Krizek (Aut) Cannondale Pro Cycling    
64 Alan Marangoni (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling 0:00:52  
65 Nicolò Martinello (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling    
66 Philip Deignan (Irl) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team    
67 Marcel Wyss (Swi) IAM Cycling    
68 Stefano Pirazzi (Ita) Bardiani Valvole-CSF Inox    
69 Heinrich Haussler (Aus) IAM Cycling 0:00:54  
70 James Moss (GBr) Team IG-Sigma Sport    
71 Wouter Sybrandy (Ned) Team IG-Sigma Sport    
72 Sacha Modolo (Ita) Bardiani Valvole-CSF Inox    
73 Mathew Cronshaw (GBr) Team IG-Sigma Sport    
74 Martin Elmiger (Swi) IAM Cycling    
75 Thomas Lövkvist (Swe) IAM Cycling 0:01:26  
76 Nathan Haas (Aus) Garmin-Sharp    
77 Jack Bauer (NZl) Garmin-Sharp    
78 Kristian House (GBr) RCJ 0:01:30  
79 Will Stephenson (GBr) RCJ 0:01:31  
80 Meran Russan (Eri) MTN-Qhubeka    
81 Jérémie Galland (Fra) Sojasun 0:01:34  
82 Erick Rowsell (GBr) Team NetApp-Endura    
83 Alexander Wetterhall (Swe) Team NetApp-Endura    
84 Alexandre Blain (Fra) Team Raleigh    
85 Hugh Carthy (GBr) RCJ 0:01:55  
86 Ian Bibby (GBr) Madison Genesis 0:01:56  
87 Christopher Jones (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team    
88 Alessandro Bazzana (Ita) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team    
89 Marco Canola (Ita) Bardiani Valvole-CSF Inox    
90 Lucas Euser (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team    
91 Robert Hunter (RSA) Garmin-Sharp    
92 Peter Hawkins (Irl) Team IG-Sigma Sport    
93 Juraj Sagan (Svk) Cannondale Pro Cycling    
94 Alistair Slater (GBr) Great Britain    
95 Roman Van Uden (NZl) Node 4-Giordana Racing    
96 Ferekalsi Debesay Abrha (Eri) MTN-Qhubeka    
97 Dominic Jelfs (Irl) Madison Genesis    
98 Andreas Schillinger (Ger) Team NetApp-Endura    
99 Alex Peters (GBr) Madison Genesis    
100 John Murphy (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team    
101 Joshua Edmondson (GBr) Sky Procycling    
102 George Atkins (GBr) Great Britain    
103 Aaron Gate (NZl) An Post-Chainreaction    
104 Iljo Keisse (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick-Step Cycling Team    
105 Bernhard Eisel (Aut) Sky Procycling    
106 Mark Christian (GBr) Team Raleigh    
107 Anthony Delaplace (Fra) Sojasun    
108 Christophe Laborie (Fra) Sojasun    
109 Luke Grivell-Mellor (GBr) RCJ    
110 Chris Opie (GBr) Team UK Youth    
111 Ben Greenwood (GBr) Team IG-Sigma Sport    
112 Sam Bennett (Irl) An Post-Chainreaction    
113 Daniel Barry (NZl) Node 4-Giordana Racing    
114 Jim Songezo (RSA) MTN-Qhubeka    
General classification after stage 1
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Elia Viviani (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling 6:04:33  
2 Alessandro Petacchi (Ita) Omega Pharma-Quick-Step Cycling Team 0:00:04  
3 Gerald Ciolek (Ger) MTN-Qhubeka 0:00:06  
4 Aaron Gate (NZl) An Post-Chainreaction    
5 Christophe Laborie (Fra) Sojasun    
6 Anthony Delaplace (Fra) Sojasun 0:00:07  
7 Nathan Haas (Aus) Garmin-Sharp 0:00:08  
8 Peter Hawkins (Irl) Team IG-Sigma Sport    
9 Bradley Wiggins (GBr) Sky Procycling 0:00:09  
10 Marco Coledan (Ita) Bardiani Valvole-CSF Inox 0:00:10  
11 Matteo Pelucchi (Ita) IAM Cycling    
12 Evaldas Siskevicius (Lit) Sojasun    
13 Shane Archbold (NZl) An Post-Chainreaction    
14 Jonathan Dibben (GBr) Great Britain    
15 Steele Von Hoff (Aus) Garmin-Sharp    
16 James Williamson (NZl) Node 4-Giordana Racing    
17 Andrew Tennant (GBr) Madison Genesis    
18 Mark Cavendish (GBr) Omega Pharma-Quick-Step Cycling Team    
19 Dean Downing (GBr) Madison Genesis    
20 Scott Thwaites (GBr) Team NetApp-Endura    
21 Ian Wilkinson (GBr) Team UK Youth    
22 Ian Stannard (GBr) Sky Procycling    
23 Nicolas Vereecken (Bel) An Post-Chainreaction    
24 Evan Oliphant (GBr) Team Raleigh    
25 Yanto Barker (GBr) Team UK Youth    
26 Michael James Northey (NZl) Node 4-Giordana Racing    
27 Giovanni Visconti (Ita) Movistar Team    
28 Owain Doull (GBr) Great Britain    
29 Thomas Scully (NZl) Team Raleigh    
30 Angel Madrazo Ruiz (Spa) Movistar Team    
31 Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) Movistar Team    
32 David Lopez Garcia (Spa) Sky Procycling    
33 Alex Dowsett (GBr) Movistar Team    
34 Andreas Stauff (Ger) MTN-Qhubeka    
35 Robert Partridge (GBr) Team UK Youth    
36 Michael Cuming (GBr) RCJ    
37 Mark Mcnally (GBr) An Post-Chainreaction    
38 Lachlan Norris (Aus) Team Raleigh    
39 Simon Yates (GBr) Great Britain    
40 Nicola Boem (Ita) Bardiani Valvole-CSF Inox    
41 Sergio Pardilla Bellon (Spa) MTN-Qhubeka    
42 Mathew Hayman (Aus) Sky Procycling    
43 Sean Downey (Irl) An Post-Chainreaction    
44 Cesare Benedetti (Ita) Team NetApp-Endura    
45 Francesco Manuel Bongiorno (Ita) Bardiani Valvole-CSF Inox    
46 Jimmy Engoulvent (Fra) Sojasun    
47 Steven Lampier (GBr) Node 4-Giordana Racing    
48 Sébastien Reichenbach (Swi) IAM Cycling    
49 David Lelay (Fra) Sojasun    
50 Blaz Jarc (Slo) Team NetApp-Endura    
51 Nairo Alexander Quintana Rojas (Col) Movistar Team    
52 Martin Velits (Svk) Omega Pharma-Quick-Step Cycling Team    
53 Michal Golas (Pol) Omega Pharma-Quick-Step Cycling Team    
54 Jonathan Mould (GBr) Team UK Youth    
55 Peter Williams (GBr) Team IG-Sigma Sport    
56 Marc De Maar (Ant) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team    
57 Richard Handley (GBr) RCJ    
58 Enrique Sanz (Spa) Movistar Team    
59 Daniel Martin (Irl) Garmin-Sharp    
60 Cristiano Salerno (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling    
61 Thomas Moses (GBr) Team Raleigh    
62 Julien Vermote (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick-Step Cycling Team    
63 Marcin Bialoblocki (Pol) Team UK Youth    
64 Adam Yates (GBr) Great Britain    
65 Jacob Rathe (USA) Garmin-Sharp    
66 Liam Holohan (GBr) Madison Genesis    
67 Shem Rodger (NZl) Node 4-Giordana Racing    
68 Matthias Krizek (Aut) Cannondale Pro Cycling    
69 Marcel Wyss (Swi) IAM Cycling    
70 Stefano Pirazzi (Ita) Bardiani Valvole-CSF Inox    
71 James Moss (GBr) Team IG-Sigma Sport    
72 Wouter Sybrandy (Ned) Team IG-Sigma Sport    
73 Sacha Modolo (Ita) Bardiani Valvole-CSF Inox    
74 Mathew Cronshaw (GBr) Team IG-Sigma Sport    
75 Martin Elmiger (Swi) IAM Cycling    
76 Erick Rowsell (GBr) Team NetApp-Endura    
77 Alexander Wetterhall (Swe) Team NetApp-Endura    
78 Alexandre Blain (Fra) Team Raleigh    
79 Christopher Jones (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team    
80 Alessandro Bazzana (Ita) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team    
81 Marco Canola (Ita) Bardiani Valvole-CSF Inox    
82 Lucas Euser (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team    
83 Robert Hunter (RSA) Garmin-Sharp    
84 Juraj Sagan (Svk) Cannondale Pro Cycling    
85 Alistair Slater (GBr) Great Britain    
86 Roman Van Uden (NZl) Node 4-Giordana Racing    
87 Ferekalsi Debesay Abrha (Eri) MTN-Qhubeka    
88 Dominic Jelfs (Irl) Madison Genesis    
89 Andreas Schillinger (Ger) Team NetApp-Endura    
90 Alex Peters (GBr) Madison Genesis    
91 John Murphy (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team    
92 Joshua Edmondson (GBr) Sky Procycling    
93 George Atkins (GBr) Great Britain    
94 Iljo Keisse (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick-Step Cycling Team    
95 Bernhard Eisel (Aut) Sky Procycling    
96 Mark Christian (GBr) Team Raleigh    
97 Luke Grivell-Mellor (GBr) RCJ    
98 Chris Opie (GBr) Team UK Youth    
99 Ben Greenwood (GBr) Team IG-Sigma Sport    
100 Sam Bennett (Irl) An Post-Chainreaction    
101 Daniel Barry (NZl) Node 4-Giordana Racing    
102 Jim Songezo (RSA) MTN-Qhubeka    
103 Jack Bauer (NZl) Garmin-Sharp 0:00:30  
104 Alan Marangoni (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling 0:01:02  
105 Nicolò Martinello (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling    
106 Philip Deignan (Irl) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team    
107 Heinrich Haussler (Aus) IAM Cycling 0:01:04  
108 Thomas Lövkvist (Swe) IAM Cycling 0:01:36  
109 Kristian House (GBr) RCJ 0:01:38  
110 Will Stephenson (GBr) RCJ 0:01:41  
111 Meran Russan (Eri) MTN-Qhubeka    
112 Jérémie Galland (Fra) Sojasun 0:01:44  
113 Hugh Carthy (GBr) RCJ 0:02:05  
114 Ian Bibby (GBr) Madison Genesis 0:02:06  
Points classification
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Elia Viviani (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling    
Mountains classification
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Kristian House (GBr) RCJ    
Sprint classification
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Aaron Gate (NZl) An Post-Chainreaction    
Best young rider classification
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Jonathan Dibben (GBr) Great Britain