MTN-Qhubeka train shows promise in Tirreno-Adriatico

The black and white stripes of the MTN-Qhubeka team kits were unmistakable from the overhead video on stage 1 of Tirreno-Adriatico as they formed an effective lead-out train coming into the finish at Cascina. With Norwegian Edvald Boasson Hagen at full steam ahead in the last kilometer, they seemed sure to capture the team's first big win of the year, but a roundabout scuttled their chances when young Italian sprinter Kristian Sbaragli lost the wheel and was unable to fight for the victory. American Tyler Farrar finished as the team's top rider in fifth.

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Laura Weislo
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Laura Weislo has been with Cyclingnews since 2006 after making a switch from a career in science. As Managing Editor, she coordinates coverage for North American events and global news. As former elite-level road racer who dabbled in cyclo-cross and track, Laura has a passion for all three disciplines. When not working she likes to go camping and explore lesser traveled roads, paths and gravel tracks. Laura specialises in covering doping, anti-doping, UCI governance and performing data analysis.