El Farès succeeds from escape for Tirreno-Adriatico win

Julien El Farès of Cofidis won the first stage of the Tirreno-Adriatico Wednesday in Capannori, Italy. The Frenchman out-sprinted his breakaway companion Ukrainian Vladimir Duma (Ceramica Flaminia-Bossini Docce) at the end of the 147-kilometre day, finishing just seconds ahead of the main group led by Daniele Bennati (Liquigas).

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