Astana win team time trial to kick off Giro del Trentino

Astana put in a perfect winning performance in the opening team time trial of the Giro del Trentino, putting Valerio Agnoli into the race leader's jersey. The Italian team put 14 seconds into Team Sky, giving Vincenzo Nibali an advantage over rival Mikel Landa of Sky. AG2R La Mondiale were third on the same time as Sky, while Bora Argon 18 finished two seconds back.

Their team time trial victory puts a series of Astana riders in the top places in the overall classification, led by Agnoli. More importantly, Nibali has a 14-second advantage over his potentially nearest rival Landa heading into a 220km stage that ends on a summit in Anras (Austria). The climb is a new addition to the race and features a four-kilometre, 7 per cent drag to the finish line.

The Giro del Trentino kicked off with a 12.1km team time trial overlooking Lake Garda in Riva del Garda and travelled along the breezy coastline before turning inland for a fast a technical section of the course. Each team then lit it up for long straight roads back to Lake Garda for the finish in Torbole.

The event started with the two headlining teams in the race: Team Sky with their leader Landa and Astana with Nibali.

Team Sky were the first team off the starting ramp and finished with an opening time of 13:44, setting up Landa for a good start to the four-day stage race. Their roster for the event is Phil Deignan, Christian Knees, Ian Boswell, David Lopez, Alex Peters, Xabier Zandio and local resident and neo-pro Gianni Moscon.

Although it was good performance, Astana stormed through 14 seconds faster, giving Nibali the early edge over Landa in the general classification at the end of the day. Nibali’s support crew for the race includes Valerio Agnoli, Eros Capecchi, Jakob Fuglsang, Tanel Kangert, Bakhtiyar Kozhatayev, Davide Malacarne and Michele Scarponi.

An unfortunate crash for Drapac saw them lose two riders after they overcooked one of the sharp corners. Most of the riders got back up and carried on and they clocked in with 14:24.

The next overall favourites to start were with team AG2R La Mondiale: Domenico Pozzovivo and Roman Bardet. The team slotted in third place 14 seconds behind Astana and with the same time as Team Sky.

Bora-Argon 18, surprise winners of the previous year’s team time trial, had a strong ride with 13:46, two seconds slower than AG2R La Mondiale and Team Sky, and just off the podium in fourth.

There were several Italian teams out on course with Amore & Vita, Androni Giocattoli, Nippo-Vini Fantini, d'Amico Bottecchia, Bardiani-CSF and Southeast-Venezuela. The big Italian stage race is an important event for them to show their colours and strength.

Of the Italian teams, Nippo-Vini Fantini and Bardiani-CSF were the highest placed in the team time trial, in sixth and seventh, both at 34 seconds back. Southeast-Venezuela was only one second off their mark in eighth.

Gazprom-Rusvelo started as the last team of the day with several top riders that could upset for a stage win or a top GC place, including Sergey Firsanov. The team did not disappoint, finishing in fifth place at 22 seconds behind Astana.

The racing will continue with 220km second stage from Lienz to Arco-Anras. It will be the first test for the climbers with two Category 2 ascents over Vigolo Vattaro mid-stage, followed by a final Category 1 climb to Anras in Austria.

Full Results

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#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
2Team Sky0:00:14
3AG2R La MondialeRow 2 - Cell 2
4Bora-Argon 180:00:16
6Nippo - Vini Fantini0:00:34
7Bardiani CSFRow 6 - Cell 2
8Southeast-VenezuelaRow 7 - Cell 2
9Androni Giocattoli-Sidermec0:00:36
11Norda-MG.Kvis VegaRow 10 - Cell 2
12Skydive Dubai Racing0:00:45
13Drapac Professional Cycling0:00:54
14Caja Rural-Seguros RGARow 13 - Cell 2
15Triol Cycling Team0:01:02
16BrasilRow 15 - Cell 2
18Amore&Vita-Selle SMP0:01:10
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General classification after stage 1
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Valerio Agnoli (Ita) Astana Pro Team0:13:30
2Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Astana Pro TeamRow 1 - Cell 2
3Jakob Fuglsang (Den) Astana Pro TeamRow 2 - Cell 2
4Eros Capecchi (Ita) Astana Pro TeamRow 3 - Cell 2
5Tanel Kangert (Est) Astana Pro TeamRow 4 - Cell 2
6Michele Scarponi (Ita) Astana Pro TeamRow 5 - Cell 2
7Bakhtiyar Kozhatayev (Kaz) Astana Pro TeamRow 6 - Cell 2
8Gianni Moscon (Ita) Team Sky0:00:14
9Mikel Landa Meana (Spa) Team SkyRow 8 - Cell 2
10Philip Deignan (Irl) Team SkyRow 9 - Cell 2
11Alex Peters (GBr) Team SkyRow 10 - Cell 2
12Ian Boswell (USA) Team SkyRow 11 - Cell 2
13Christian Knees (Ger) Team SkyRow 12 - Cell 2
14David Lopez Garcia (Spa) Team SkyRow 13 - Cell 2
15Romain Bardet (Fra) AG2R La MondialeRow 14 - Cell 2
16Domenico Pozzovivo (Ita) AG2R La MondialeRow 15 - Cell 2
17Hubert Dupont (Fra) AG2R La MondialeRow 16 - Cell 2
18Jean-Christophe Peraud (Fra) AG2R La MondialeRow 17 - Cell 2
19Axel Domont (Fra) AG2R La MondialeRow 18 - Cell 2
20Gregor Muhlberger (Aut) Bora-Argon 180:00:16
21José Mendes (Por) Bora-Argon 18Row 20 - Cell 2
22Emanuel Buchmann (Ger) Bora-Argon 18Row 21 - Cell 2
23Cesare Benedetti (Ita) Bora-Argon 18Row 22 - Cell 2
24Patrick Konrad (Aut) Bora-Argon 18Row 23 - Cell 2
25Dominik Nerz (Ger) Bora-Argon 18Row 24 - Cell 2
26Paul Voss (Ger) Bora-Argon 18Row 25 - Cell 2
27Bartosz Huzarski (Pol) Bora-Argon 180:00:18
28Alexander Serov (Rus) Gazprom-Rusvelo0:00:21
29Evgeny Shalunov (Rus) Gazprom-RusveloRow 28 - Cell 2
30Sergey Firsanov (Rus) Gazprom-RusveloRow 29 - Cell 2
31Ildar Arslanov (Rus) Gazprom-RusveloRow 30 - Cell 2
32Alexander Kolobnev (Rus) Gazprom-RusveloRow 31 - Cell 2
33Alexander Foliforov (Rus) Gazprom-RusveloRow 32 - Cell 2
34Artem Nych (Rus) Gazprom-Rusvelo0:00:26
35Pier Paolo De Negri (Ita) Nippo - Vini Fantini0:00:34
36Damiano Cunego (Ita) Nippo - Vini FantiniRow 35 - Cell 2
37Iuri Filosi (Ita) Nippo - Vini FantiniRow 36 - Cell 2
38Giacomo Berlato (Ita) Nippo - Vini FantiniRow 37 - Cell 2
39Antonio Nibali (Ita) Nippo - Vini FantiniRow 38 - Cell 2
40Alessandro Bisolti (Ita) Nippo - Vini FantiniRow 39 - Cell 2
41Sonny Colbrelli (Ita) Bardiani CSFRow 40 - Cell 2
42Giulio Ciccone (Ita) Bardiani CSFRow 41 - Cell 2
43Stefano Pirazzi (Ita) Bardiani CSFRow 42 - Cell 2
44Lorenzo Rota (Ita) Bardiani CSFRow 43 - Cell 2
45Luca Chirico (Ita) Bardiani CSFRow 44 - Cell 2
46Francesco Manuel Bongiorno (Ita) Bardiani CSFRow 45 - Cell 2
47Matteo Busato (Ita) Southeast - Venezuela0:00:35
48Giuseppe Fonzi (Ita) Southeast - VenezuelaRow 47 - Cell 2
49Julen Amezqueta (Spa) Southeast - VenezuelaRow 48 - Cell 2
50Daniel Martínez (Col) Southeast - VenezuelaRow 49 - Cell 2
51Samuele Conti (Ita) Southeast - VenezuelaRow 50 - Cell 2
52Simone Andreetta (Ita) Bardiani CSFRow 51 - Cell 2
53Tomas Aurelio Gil Martinez (Ven) Southeast - VenezuelaRow 52 - Cell 2
54Marco Frapporti (Ita) Androni Giocattoli - Sidermec0:00:36
55Egan Arley Bernal (Col) Androni Giocattoli - SidermecRow 54 - Cell 2
56Rodolfo Andres Torres (Col) Androni Giocattoli - SidermecRow 55 - Cell 2
57Mirko Selvaggi (Ita) Androni Giocattoli - SidermecRow 56 - Cell 2
58Franco Pellizotti (Ita) Androni Giocattoli - SidermecRow 57 - Cell 2
59Serghei Tvetcov (Rom) Androni Giocattoli - SidermecRow 58 - Cell 2
60Mirko Trosino (Ita) Southeast - VenezuelaRow 59 - Cell 2
61Giorgio Cecchinel (Ita) Androni Giocattoli - Sidermec0:00:38
62Xabier Zandio (Spa) Team Sky0:00:43
63Stefano Nardelli (Ita) Norda-MG.Kvis Vega0:00:44
64Niccolo Salvietti (Ita) Norda-MG.Kvis VegaRow 63 - Cell 2
65Evgeny Zverkov (Rus) Norda-MG.Kvis VegaRow 64 - Cell 2
66Michele Gazzara (Ita) Norda-MG.Kvis VegaRow 65 - Cell 2
67Gian Marco Di Francesco (Ita) Norda-MG.Kvis VegaRow 66 - Cell 2
68Seid Lizde (Ita) Italian National TeamRow 67 - Cell 2
69Luca Wackermann (Ita) Italian National TeamRow 68 - Cell 2
70Mauro Finetto (Ita) Italian National TeamRow 69 - Cell 2
71Edward Ravasi (Ita) Italian National TeamRow 70 - Cell 2
72Matteo Fabbro (Ita) Italian National TeamRow 71 - Cell 2
73Michele Scartezzini (Ita) Norda-MG.Kvis VegaRow 72 - Cell 2
74Nicola Gaffurini (Ita) Norda-MG.Kvis VegaRow 73 - Cell 2
75Francisco Mancebo (Spa) Skydive Dubai Pro Cycling Team0:00:45
76Edgar Lemos Pinto (Por) Skydive Dubai Pro Cycling TeamRow 75 - Cell 2
77Meher Hasnaoui (Tun) Skydive Dubai Pro Cycling TeamRow 76 - Cell 2
78Ivan Santaromita (Ita) Skydive Dubai Pro Cycling TeamRow 77 - Cell 2
79Marlen Zmorka (Ukr) Skydive Dubai Pro Cycling TeamRow 78 - Cell 2
80Andrea Palini (Ita) Skydive Dubai Pro Cycling TeamRow 79 - Cell 2
81Marco Tecchio (Ita) Italian National Team0:00:46
82Soufiane Haddi (Mar) Skydive Dubai Pro Cycling Team0:00:50
83Francesco Gavazzi (Ita) Androni Giocattoli - Sidermec0:00:52
84Adam Phelan (Aus) Drapac Professional Cycling0:00:54
85Samuel Spokes (Aus) Drapac Professional CyclingRow 84 - Cell 2
86Peter Koning (Ned) Drapac Professional CyclingRow 85 - Cell 2
87Jens Mouris (Ned) Drapac Professional CyclingRow 86 - Cell 2
88Gavin Mannion (USA) Drapac Professional CyclingRow 87 - Cell 2
89Angel Madrazo Ruiz (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGARow 88 - Cell 2
90Eduard Prades (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGARow 89 - Cell 2
91Hugh Carthy (GBr) Caja Rural-Seguros RGARow 90 - Cell 2
92Sergio Pardilla (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGARow 91 - Cell 2
93Miguel Angel Benito (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGARow 92 - Cell 2
94Diego Rubio (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGARow 93 - Cell 2
95Antonio Molina (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGARow 94 - Cell 2
96Blel Kadri (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:00:56
97Fabricio Ferrari Barcelo (Uru) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA0:00:58
98Davide Malacarne (Ita) Astana Pro Team0:01:01
99Genki Yamamoto (Jpn) Nippo - Vini Fantini0:01:02
100João Gaspar (Bra) Brazil National TeamRow 99 - Cell 2
101Andre Eduardo Gohr (Bra) Brazil National TeamRow 100 - Cell 2
102Caio Godoy Ormenese (Bra) Brazil National TeamRow 101 - Cell 2
103Flavio Cardoso (Bra) Brazil National TeamRow 102 - Cell 2
104Murilo Ferraz Affonso (Bra) Brazil National TeamRow 103 - Cell 2
105Clemens Fankhauser (Aut) Tirol Cycling Team0:01:04
106Martin Weiss (Aut) Tirol Cycling TeamRow 105 - Cell 2
107Sebastian Schönberger (Aut) Tirol Cycling TeamRow 106 - Cell 2
108Patrick Bosman (Aut) Tirol Cycling TeamRow 107 - Cell 2
109Benjamin Brkic (Aut) Tirol Cycling TeamRow 108 - Cell 2
110Luis Mora (Ven) d'Amico Bottecchia0:01:06
111Giorgio Bocchiola (Ita) d'Amico BottecchiaRow 110 - Cell 2
112Paolo Ciavatta (Ita) d'Amico BottecchiaRow 111 - Cell 2
113Davide Leone (Ita) d'Amico BottecchiaRow 112 - Cell 2
114Marco Tizza (Ita) d'Amico BottecchiaRow 113 - Cell 2
115Marco Zamparella (Ita) Amore & Vita - Selle SMP0:01:10
116Pierpaolo Ficara (Ita) Amore & Vita - Selle SMPRow 115 - Cell 2
117Volodymyr Kogut (Ukr) Amore & Vita - Selle SMPRow 116 - Cell 2
118Danilo Celano (Ita) Amore & Vita - Selle SMPRow 117 - Cell 2
119Redi Halilaj (Alb) Amore & Vita - Selle SMPRow 118 - Cell 2
120Dmytro Ponomarenko (Ukr) Amore & Vita - Selle SMPRow 119 - Cell 2
121Sandoval Uri Martins (Mex) Amore & Vita - Selle SMPRow 120 - Cell 2
122Daniel Gines Martin (Spa) d'Amico Bottecchia0:01:13
123Nazaret Magno (Bra) Brazil National Team0:01:33
124Aleksey Rybalkin (Rus) Gazprom-Rusvelo0:01:36
125Cristian Rodriguez (Spa) Southeast - Venezuela0:01:54
126Sergii Movchan (Ukr) Amore & Vita - Selle SMPRow 125 - Cell 2
127Lachlan Norris (Aus) Drapac Professional Cycling0:02:06
128Brendan Canty (Aus) Drapac Professional CyclingRow 127 - Cell 2
129Guillaume Bonnafond (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:02:14
130François Bidard (Fra) AG2R La MondialeRow 129 - Cell 2
131Travis Meyer (Aus) Drapac Professional Cycling0:02:15
132Andrea Marchi (Ita) Italian National Team0:02:17
133Fabio Chinello (Ita) d'Amico Bottecchia0:02:37
134Alexander Wachter (Aut) Tirol Cycling Team0:02:48
135Dennis Paulus (Aut) Tirol Cycling TeamRow 134 - Cell 2
136Enrico Anselmi (Ita) Italian National Team0:02:50
137Giacomo Giuliani (Ita) Norda-MG.Kvis Vega0:02:54
138Fabio Tommassini (Ita) d'Amico Bottecchia0:03:37
139Florian Schipflinger (Aut) Tirol Cycling Team0:03:39
140Otàvio Didier Bulgarelli (Bra) Brazil National Team0:03:43
141Kleber Ramos Da Silva (Bra) Brazil National TeamRow 140 - Cell 2
142Xhuliano Kamberaj (Alb) Skydive Dubai Pro Cycling Team0:04:20
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Young rider classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Gianni Moscon (Ita) Team Sky0:13:44
2Alex Peters (GBr) Team SkyRow 1 - Cell 2
3Gregor Muhlberger (Aut) Bora-Argon 180:00:02
4Ildar Arslanov (Rus) Gazprom-Rusvelo0:00:07
5Artem Nych (Rus) Gazprom-Rusvelo0:00:12
6Giulio Ciccone (Ita) Bardiani CSF0:00:20
7Lorenzo Rota (Ita) Bardiani CSFRow 6 - Cell 2
8Julen Amezqueta (Spa) Southeast - Venezuela0:00:21
9Daniel Martínez (Col) Southeast - VenezuelaRow 8 - Cell 2
10Simone Andreetta (Ita) Bardiani CSFRow 9 - Cell 2
11Egan Arley Bernal (Col) Androni Giocattoli - Sidermec0:00:22
12Stefano Nardelli (Ita) Norda-MG.Kvis Vega0:00:30
13Niccolo Salvietti (Ita) Norda-MG.Kvis VegaRow 12 - Cell 2
14Evgeny Zverkov (Rus) Norda-MG.Kvis VegaRow 13 - Cell 2
15Seid Lizde (Ita) Italian National TeamRow 14 - Cell 2
16Edward Ravasi (Ita) Italian National TeamRow 15 - Cell 2
17Matteo Fabbro (Ita) Italian National TeamRow 16 - Cell 2
18Marlen Zmorka (Ukr) Skydive Dubai Pro Cycling Team0:00:31
19Marco Tecchio (Ita) Italian National Team0:00:33
20Hugh Carthy (GBr) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA0:00:40
21Miguel Angel Benito (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGARow 20 - Cell 2
22Andre Eduardo Gohr (Bra) Brazil National Team0:00:48
23Caio Godoy Ormenese (Bra) Brazil National TeamRow 22 - Cell 2
24Sebastian Schönberger (Aut) Tirol Cycling Team0:00:50
25Patrick Bosman (Aut) Tirol Cycling TeamRow 24 - Cell 2
26Benjamin Brkic (Aut) Tirol Cycling TeamRow 25 - Cell 2
27Luis Mora (Ven) d'Amico Bottecchia0:00:52
28Davide Leone (Ita) d'Amico BottecchiaRow 27 - Cell 2
29Daniel Gines Martin (Spa) d'Amico Bottecchia0:00:59
30Aleksey Rybalkin (Rus) Gazprom-Rusvelo0:01:22
31Cristian Rodriguez (Spa) Southeast - Venezuela0:01:40
32Sergii Movchan (Ukr) Amore & Vita - Selle SMPRow 31 - Cell 2
33Andrea Marchi (Ita) Italian National Team0:02:03
34Alexander Wachter (Aut) Tirol Cycling Team0:02:34
35Dennis Paulus (Aut) Tirol Cycling TeamRow 34 - Cell 2
36Enrico Anselmi (Ita) Italian National Team0:02:36
37Giacomo Giuliani (Ita) Norda-MG.Kvis Vega0:02:40
38Florian Schipflinger (Aut) Tirol Cycling Team0:03:25
39Xhuliano Kamberaj (Alb) Skydive Dubai Pro Cycling Team0:04:06


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