Danilo Napolitano wins Slovenia opener

"My teammates did an excellent job," confirmed Danilo Napolitano to La Gazzetta dello Sport after winning the opening stage of the Tour of Slovenia. It was an all Italian affair, with the winner of the Giro d'Italia stage to Lido di Camaiore stamping his dominance over compatriots Francesco Chicchi (Liquigas), Gabriele Balducci (Acqua & Sapone-Caffè Mokambo) and Enrico Rossi (OTC Doors-Lauretana).

"They put the gruppo in a long line for the finale. My last man was [Claudio] Corioni and he did great. I departed with 200 metres to go and I won clearly."

'Napo' took his first win after last week when the team re-signed him for two years. The 26 year-old from Sicily will not race the Tour de France with the team's main sprinter, Daniele Bennati, but will race in the Tour of Austria, July 8 - 15.

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