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Giro di Sicilia: Stacchiotti wins opening sprint

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Riccardo Stacchiotti (Giotti Victoria-Palomar) had time to celebrate

Riccardo Stacchiotti (Giotti Victoria-Palomar) had time to celebrate
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Siclian rider Giovanni Visconti (Neri Sottoli) at the start in Catania

Siclian rider Giovanni Visconti (Neri Sottoli) at the start in Catania
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UAE Team Emirates on the sign-on podium

UAE Team Emirates on the sign-on podium
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Stage 1 of the Giro di Sicilia finished in a furious sprint

Stage 1 of the Giro di Sicilia finished in a furious sprint
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Riccardo Stacchiotti (Giotti Victoria-Palomar) hits the finish line first

Riccardo Stacchiotti (Giotti Victoria-Palomar) hits the finish line first
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Here comes Riccardo Stacchiotti (Giotti Victoria-Palomar)

Here comes Riccardo Stacchiotti (Giotti Victoria-Palomar)
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Juan Sebastián Molano (UAE Team Emirates)

Juan Sebastián Molano (UAE Team Emirates)
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Riccardo Stacchiotti (Giotti Victoria-Palomar) in the Giro di Sicilia leader's jersey

Riccardo Stacchiotti (Giotti Victoria-Palomar) in the Giro di Sicilia leader's jersey
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Riccardo Stacchiotti (Giotti Victoria-Palomar)

Riccardo Stacchiotti (Giotti Victoria-Palomar)
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Riccardo Stacchiotti (Giotti Victoria-Palomar) left his sprint rivals behind

Riccardo Stacchiotti (Giotti Victoria-Palomar) left his sprint rivals behind
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Riccardo Stacchiotti (Giotti Victoria-Palomar) on the podium

Riccardo Stacchiotti (Giotti Victoria-Palomar) on the podium
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Alberto Contador's Kometa Cycling Team is riding the Giro di Sicilia

Alberto Contador's Kometa Cycling Team is riding the Giro di Sicilia
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The Israel Cycling Academy on stage

The Israel Cycling Academy on stage
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Riccardo Stacchiotti (Giotti Victoria-Palomar) enjoys his moment

Riccardo Stacchiotti (Giotti Victoria-Palomar) enjoys his moment
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 Mount Etna smokes in the background as the riders leave out of Catania

Mount Etna smokes in the background as the riders leave out of Catania
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Giovanni Visconti (Neri Sottoli) signs on

Giovanni Visconti (Neri Sottoli) signs on
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Svein Tuft (Rally UHC)

Svein Tuft (Rally UHC)
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The Amore e Vita-Prodir team is riding the Giro di Sicilia

The Amore e Vita-Prodir team is riding the Giro di Sicilia
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The Giro di Sicilia rolls out of Catania

The Giro di Sicilia rolls out of Catania
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Mount Etna smokes in the background as the riders leave out of Catania

Mount Etna smokes in the background as the riders leave out of Catania
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The sun was out for the start in Catania

The sun was out for the start in Catania
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The Giro di Sicilia peloton lines up for the roll-out

The Giro di Sicilia peloton lines up for the roll-out
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A great view across the Straight of Messina

A great view across the Straight of Messina
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The Androni Giocattoli team on stage

The Androni Giocattoli team on stage
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UAE Team Emirates lead the peloton

UAE Team Emirates lead the peloton
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Riccardo Stacchiotti of the Giotti Victoria-Palomar Continental team won the opening stage of the Giro di Sicilia in a high-speed sprint and so pulled on the first and yellow leader’s jersey.

UAE Team Emirates tried to lead out for their young sprinter Juan Sebastián Molano but he was passed by Belletti and then Stacchiotti in the final 200 metres.

Luca Pacioni (Neri Sottoli) was third, Sergey Shilov (Gazprom) fourth, with Molano finished fifth.

It was Stacchiotti’s third professional win after taking two stages at the 2018 Volta a Portugal.

The 165km stage was shaped by a six-rider breakaway, with Krister Hagen (Riwal Readynez) the last to be caught 16km from the finish.

Rally Cycling and then Androni Giocattoli led the peloton on the fast descent to the finish in Milazzo but Stacchiotti emerged to take the win.

Thursday’s second stage offers a long 236km in the saddle between Capo d'Orlando and Palermo.

Full Results

#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Riccardo Stacchiotti (Ita) Giotti Victoria3:48:02
2Manuel Belletti (Ita) Androni Giocattoli - Sidermec
3Luca Pacioni (Ita) Neri Sottoli Selle Italia Ktm
4Sergei Shilov (Rus) Gazprom - Rusvelo
5Juan Sebastian Molano (Col) UAE Team Emirates
6Iuri Filosi (Ita) Delko Marseille Provence
7Marco Tizza (Ita) Amore & Vita - Prodir
8Vincenzo Albanese (Ita) Bardiani CSF
9Damiano Cima (Ita) Nippo - Vini Fantini - Faizane'
10Colin Joyce (USA) Rally UHC Cycling
11Simone Velasco (Ita) Neri Sottoli Selle Italia Ktm
12Wesley Kreder (Ned) Wanty - Gobert Cycling Team
13Ivan Rovny (Rus) Gazprom - Rusvelo
14Antonio Puppio (Ita) Kometa Cycling Team
15Marco Bernardinetti (Ita) Amore & Vita - Prodir
16Luca Wackermann (Ita) Bardiani CSF
17Dayer Quintana (Col) Neri Sottoli Selle Italia Ktm
18Brandon Mcnulty (USA) Rally UHC Cycling
19Paolo Totò (Ita) Sangemini - Trevigiani - Mg.K Vis
20Marco Maronese (Ita) Bardiani CSF
21Jan Polanc (Slo) Uae Team Emirates
22Guy Sagiv (Isr) Israel Cycling Academy
23Andreas Nielsen (Den) Riwal Readynez Cycling Team
24Aleksandr Vlasov (Rus) Gazprom - Rusvelo
25Filippo Zaccanti (Ita) Nippo - Vini Fantini - Faizane'
26Johnatan Cañaveral Vargas (Col) Coldeportes Bicicletas Strongman
27Andrea Toniatti (Ita) Team Colpack
28Fabien Doubey (Fra) Wanty - Gobert Cycling Team
29Joan Bou Company (Spa) Nippo-Vini Fantini-Faizane
30Alexander Porsev (Rus) Gazprom - Rusvelo
31Igor Boev (Rus) Gazprom - Rusvelo
32Guillaume Martin (Fra) Wanty - Gobert Cycling Team
33Simone Petilli (Ita) Uae Team Emirates
34Sebastian Schönberger (Aut) Neri Sottoli Selle Italia Ktm
35Ivo Oliveira (Por) Uae Team Emirates
36Jacopo Mosca (Ita) D'Amico Um Tools
37Francesco Gavazzi (Ita) Androni Giocattoli - Sidermec
38Oscar Adalberto Quiroz Ayala (Col) Coldeportes Bicicletas Strongman
39Umberto Orsini (Ita) Bardiani CSF
40Hamish Schreurs (NZl) Israel Cycling Academy
41Gavin Mannion (USA) Rally UHC Cycling
42Kristian Sbaragli (Ita) Israel Cycling Academy
43Andrea Bagioli (Ita) Team Colpack
44Hideto Nakane (Jpn) Nippo - Vini Fantini - Faizane'
45Matteo Montaguti (Ita) Androni Giocattoli - Sidermec
46Manuel Senni (Ita) Bardiani CSF
47Marco Minnaard (Ned) Wanty - Gobert Cycling Team
48Roberto Ferrari (Ita) Uae Team Emirates
49Krister Hagen (Nor) Riwal Readynez Cycling Team
50Miguel Eduardo Florez Lopez (Col) Androni Giocattoli-Sidermec
51Fausto Masnada (Ita) Androni Giocattoli - Sidermec
52Mattia Cattaneo (Ita) Androni Giocattoli - Sidermec
53Pierpaolo Ficara (Ita) Amore & Vita - Prodir
54Viesturs Luksevics (Lat) Amore & Vita - Prodir
55Giovanni Visconti (Ita) Neri Sottoli Selle Italia Ktm
56Petr Rikunov (Rus) Gazprom - Rusvelo
57Ivan Martinelli (Ita) D'Amico Um Tools
58Edoardo Zardini (Ita) Neri Sottoli Selle Italia Ktm
59Francesco Romano (Ita) Bardiani CSF
60Alejandro Osorio Carvajal (Col) Nippo-Vini Fantini-Faizane
61Davide Gabburo (Ita) Neri Sottoli Selle Italia Ktm
62Lucas Eriksson (Swe) Riwal Readynez Cycling Team
63Michel Ries (Lux) Kometa Cycling Team
64Diego Fernando Cano Malaver (Col) Coldeportes Bicicletas Strongman
65Federico Zurlo (Ita) Giotti Victoria
66Denis-Marian Vulcan (Rom)
67Aleksei Rybalkin (Rus) Gazprom - Rusvelo
68Emanuele Onesti (Ita) Giotti Victoria
69Alessandro Tonelli (Ita) Bardiani CSF
70Andreas Lorentz Kron (Den) Riwal Readynez Cycling Team
71Antonio Di Sante (Ita) Sangemini - Trevigiani - Mg.K Vis
72Mauro Finetto (Ita) Delko Marseille Provence
73Stefano Oldani (Ita) Kometa Cycling Team
74Odd Christian Eiking (Nor) Wanty - Gobert Cycling Team
75Sindre Skjøstad Lunke (Nor) Riwal Readynez Cycling Team
76Niccolo' Salvietti (Ita) Sangemini - Trevigiani - Mg.K Vis
77Juan Pedro Lopez Perez (Spa) Kometa Cycling Team
78Danilo Celano (Ita) Amore & Vita - Prodir
79Bart De Clercq (Bel) Wanty - Gobert Cycling Team
80Lucas De Rossi (Fra) Delko Marseille Provence
81Jonnathan Toussaint Orjuela (Col)
82Robert Britton (Can) Rally UHC Cycling
83Javier Moreno Bazan (Spa) Delko Marseille Provence KTM
84Sho Hatsuyama (Jpn) Nippo - Vini Fantini - Faizane'
85Dario Puccioni (Ita) Sangemini - Trevigiani - Mg.K Vis
86Matteo Badilatti (Swi) Israel Cycling Academy
87Riccardo Ciuccarelli (Ita) Sangemini - Trevigiani - Mg.K Vis0:00:12
88Ramunas Navardauskas (Ltu) Delko Marseille Provence
89Rémy Rochas (Fra) Delko Marseille Provence
90Paul Double (GBr) Team Colpack
91Jesus David Peña Jimenez (Col) Coldeportes Bicicletas Strongman0:00:29
92Kristijan Đurasek (Cro) Uae Team Emirates0:00:32
93Simone Sterbini (Ita) Giotti Victoria0:00:44
94Marco Frapporti (Ita) Androni Giocattoli - Sidermec0:00:50
95Isaac Canton Serrano (Spa) Kometa Cycling Team0:00:52
96Michele Scartezzini (Ita) Sangemini - Trevigiani - Mg.K Vis0:00:53
97Delio Fernandez Cruz (Spa) Delko Marseille Provence KTM
98Diego Pablo Sevilla Lopez (Spa) Kometa Cycling Team
99Federico Burchio (Ita) D'Amico Um Tools0:03:33
100Davide Baldaccini (Ita) Team Colpack
101Franco Gabriel Orocito (Arg) D'Amico Um Tools0:04:43
102William David Muñoz Perez (Col) Coldeportes Bicicletas Strongman
103Daniel Crista (Rom) Giotti Victoria0:06:26
104Svein Tuft (Can) Rally UHC Cycling0:07:44
105Kyle Murphy (USA) Rally UHC Cycling
106Edwin Avila (Col) Israel Cycling Academy
107Angelo Raffaele (Ita) D'Amico Um Tools0:08:29
108Johan Moreno Ramirez (Col) Coldeportes Bicicletas Strongman
109Alfdan De Decker (Bel) Wanty - Gobert Cycling Team0:12:18
110Yousif Mirza Al-Hammadi (UAE) UAE Team Emirates
111Kaspars Sergis (Lat) Amore & Vita - Prodir
112Roman Kustadinchev (Rus) D'Amico Um Tools
113Benjamin Perry (Can) Israel Cycling Academy
114Freek Van Rossem (Ned) D'Amico Um Tools
115Jose Antonio Garcia Martin (Spa) Kometa Cycling Team
116Evan Huffman (USA) Rally UHC Cycling
117Jalel Duranti (Ita) Team Colpack
118Paolo Baccio (Ita) Team Colpack
119Marino Kobayashi (Jpn) Giotti Victoria
120Riccardo Minali (Ita) Israel Cycling Academy
121Filippo Rocchetti (Ita) Team Colpack
DNFFederico Nicolas Vivas (Arg) Amore & Vita - Prodir
DNFRasmus Christian Quaade (Den) Riwal Readynez Cycling Team

General classification after stage 1
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Riccardo Stacchiotti (Ita) Giotti Victoria3:47:52
2Manuel Belletti (Ita) Androni Giocattoli - Sidermec0:00:04
3Luca Pacioni (Ita) Neri Sottoli Selle Italia Ktm0:00:06
4Krister Hagen (Nor) Riwal Readynez Cycling Team0:00:07
5Sergei Shilov (Rus) Gazprom - Rusvelo0:00:10
6Juan Sebastian Molano (Col) UAE Team Emirates
7Iuri Filosi (Ita) Delko Marseille Provence
8Marco Tizza (Ita) Amore & Vita - Prodir
9Vincenzo Albanese (Ita) Bardiani CSF
10Damiano Cima (Ita) Nippo - Vini Fantini - Faizane'
11Colin Joyce (USA) Rally UHC Cycling
12Simone Velasco (Ita) Neri Sottoli Selle Italia Ktm
13Wesley Kreder (Ned) Wanty - Gobert Cycling Team
14Ivan Rovny (Rus) Gazprom - Rusvelo
15Antonio Puppio (Ita) Kometa Cycling Team
16Marco Bernardinetti (Ita) Amore & Vita - Prodir
17Luca Wackermann (Ita) Bardiani CSF
18Dayer Quintana (Col) Neri Sottoli Selle Italia Ktm
19Brandon Mcnulty (USA) Rally UHC Cycling
20Paolo Totò (Ita) Sangemini - Trevigiani - Mg.K Vis
21Marco Maronese (Ita) Bardiani CSF
22Jan Polanc (Slo) Uae Team Emirates
23Guy Sagiv (Isr) Israel Cycling Academy
24Andreas Nielsen (Den) Riwal Readynez Cycling Team
25Aleksandr Vlasov (Rus) Gazprom - Rusvelo
26Filippo Zaccanti (Ita) Nippo - Vini Fantini - Faizane'
27Johnatan Cañaveral Vargas (Col) Coldeportes Bicicletas Strongman
28Andrea Toniatti (Ita) Team Colpack
29Fabien Doubey (Fra) Wanty - Gobert Cycling Team
30Joan Bou Company (Spa) Nippo-Vini Fantini-Faizane
31Alexander Porsev (Rus) Gazprom - Rusvelo
32Igor Boev (Rus) Gazprom - Rusvelo
33Guillaume Martin (Fra) Wanty - Gobert Cycling Team
34Simone Petilli (Ita) Uae Team Emirates
35Sebastian Schönberger (Aut) Neri Sottoli Selle Italia Ktm
36Ivo Oliveira (Por) Uae Team Emirates
37Jacopo Mosca (Ita) D'Amico Um Tools
38Francesco Gavazzi (Ita) Androni Giocattoli - Sidermec
39Oscar Adalberto Quiroz Ayala (Col) Coldeportes Bicicletas Strongman
40Umberto Orsini (Ita) Bardiani CSF
41Hamish Schreurs (NZl) Israel Cycling Academy
42Gavin Mannion (USA) Rally UHC Cycling
43Kristian Sbaragli (Ita) Israel Cycling Academy
44Andrea Bagioli (Ita) Team Colpack
45Hideto Nakane (Jpn) Nippo - Vini Fantini - Faizane'
46Matteo Montaguti (Ita) Androni Giocattoli - Sidermec
47Manuel Senni (Ita) Bardiani CSF
48Marco Minnaard (Ned) Wanty - Gobert Cycling Team
49Roberto Ferrari (Ita) Uae Team Emirates
50Miguel Eduardo Florez Lopez (Col) Androni Giocattoli-Sidermec
51Fausto Masnada (Ita) Androni Giocattoli - Sidermec
52Mattia Cattaneo (Ita) Androni Giocattoli - Sidermec
53Pierpaolo Ficara (Ita) Amore & Vita - Prodir
54Viesturs Luksevics (Lat) Amore & Vita - Prodir
55Giovanni Visconti (Ita) Neri Sottoli Selle Italia Ktm
56Petr Rikunov (Rus) Gazprom - Rusvelo
57Ivan Martinelli (Ita) D'Amico Um Tools
58Edoardo Zardini (Ita) Neri Sottoli Selle Italia Ktm
59Francesco Romano (Ita) Bardiani CSF
60Alejandro Osorio Carvajal (Col) Nippo-Vini Fantini-Faizane
61Davide Gabburo (Ita) Neri Sottoli Selle Italia Ktm
62Lucas Eriksson (Swe) Riwal Readynez Cycling Team
63Michel Ries (Lux) Kometa Cycling Team
64Diego Fernando Cano Malaver (Col) Coldeportes Bicicletas Strongman
65Federico Zurlo (Ita) Giotti Victoria
66Denis-Marian Vulcan (Rom)
67Aleksei Rybalkin (Rus) Gazprom - Rusvelo
68Emanuele Onesti (Ita) Giotti Victoria
69Alessandro Tonelli (Ita) Bardiani CSF
70Andreas Lorentz Kron (Den) Riwal Readynez Cycling Team
71Antonio Di Sante (Ita) Sangemini - Trevigiani - Mg.K Vis
72Mauro Finetto (Ita) Delko Marseille Provence
73Stefano Oldani (Ita) Kometa Cycling Team
74Odd Christian Eiking (Nor) Wanty - Gobert Cycling Team
75Sindre Skjøstad Lunke (Nor) Riwal Readynez Cycling Team
76Niccolo' Salvietti (Ita) Sangemini - Trevigiani - Mg.K Vis
77Juan Pedro Lopez Perez (Spa) Kometa Cycling Team
78Danilo Celano (Ita) Amore & Vita - Prodir
79Bart De Clercq (Bel) Wanty - Gobert Cycling Team
80Lucas De Rossi (Fra) Delko Marseille Provence
81Jonnathan Toussaint Orjuela (Col)
82Robert Britton (Can) Rally UHC Cycling
83Javier Moreno Bazan (Spa) Delko Marseille Provence KTM
84Sho Hatsuyama (Jpn) Nippo - Vini Fantini - Faizane'
85Dario Puccioni (Ita) Sangemini - Trevigiani - Mg.K Vis
86Matteo Badilatti (Swi) Israel Cycling Academy
87Riccardo Ciuccarelli (Ita) Sangemini - Trevigiani - Mg.K Vis0:00:22
88Ramunas Navardauskas (Ltu) Delko Marseille Provence
89Rémy Rochas (Fra) Delko Marseille Provence
90Paul Double (GBr) Team Colpack
91Jesus David Peña Jimenez (Col) Coldeportes Bicicletas Strongman0:00:39
92Kristijan Đurasek (Cro) Uae Team Emirates0:00:42
93Simone Sterbini (Ita) Giotti Victoria0:00:54
94Marco Frapporti (Ita) Androni Giocattoli - Sidermec0:01:00
95Isaac Canton Serrano (Spa) Kometa Cycling Team0:01:02
96Michele Scartezzini (Ita) Sangemini - Trevigiani - Mg.K Vis0:01:03
97Delio Fernandez Cruz (Spa) Delko Marseille Provence KTM
98Diego Pablo Sevilla Lopez (Spa) Kometa Cycling Team
99Davide Baldaccini (Ita) Team Colpack0:03:42
100Federico Burchio (Ita) D'Amico Um Tools0:03:43
101William David Muñoz Perez (Col) Coldeportes Bicicletas Strongman0:04:51
102Franco Gabriel Orocito (Arg) D'Amico Um Tools0:04:53
103Daniel Crista (Rom) Giotti Victoria0:06:36
104Svein Tuft (Can) Rally UHC Cycling0:07:54
105Kyle Murphy (USA) Rally UHC Cycling
106Edwin Avila (Col) Israel Cycling Academy
107Angelo Raffaele (Ita) D'Amico Um Tools0:08:39
108Johan Moreno Ramirez (Col) Coldeportes Bicicletas Strongman
109Alfdan De Decker (Bel) Wanty - Gobert Cycling Team0:12:28
110Yousif Mirza Al-Hammadi (UAE) UAE Team Emirates
111Kaspars Sergis (Lat) Amore & Vita - Prodir
112Roman Kustadinchev (Rus) D'Amico Um Tools
113Benjamin Perry (Can) Israel Cycling Academy
114Freek Van Rossem (Ned) D'Amico Um Tools
115Jose Antonio Garcia Martin (Spa) Kometa Cycling Team
116Evan Huffman (USA) Rally UHC Cycling
117Jalel Duranti (Ita) Team Colpack
118Paolo Baccio (Ita) Team Colpack
119Marino Kobayashi (Jpn) Giotti Victoria
120Riccardo Minali (Ita) Israel Cycling Academy
121Filippo Rocchetti (Ita) Team Colpack

 

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