Viviani wins Tour of Mumbai

Elia Viviani of Liquigas -Cannondale has won the first stage of the Tour of Mumbai. The Italian outpaced Robbie McEwen (RadioShack) and Tyler Day (Team Bonitas) in the mass sprint after 180 km in the Indian city of Nashik.

It was the second win of the season for the 22-year-old, who last week won the GP Costa degli Etruschi.

“The finale today was not easy,” Viviani said. Only in the last km did RadioShack take charge to set up the sprint, but it was unable to maintain control.”

“I knew that McEwen was the made to beat and, fearing his explosiveness, I tried to stay on his wheel. With 50 metres to go I took off on the left and 20 metres from the line, I managed to pass him. I won but it was an effort.”

The younger sprinter said this condition is improving with every race, as is his “wealth of experience, which is essential in the sprints. But the best signal is the confidence I send to my teammates. Today they pulled the field for 180 km, believing in my ability. It is a sign of respect which motivates me a lot.”

McEwen was able to come back from a mechanical near the finish to take second place. “I punctured 3km from the finish. I jumped on the bike of (teammate Michal) Kwiatkowski and so I got back.”

Full Results

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#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Elia Viviani (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale4:12:27
2Robbie Mcewen (Aus) Team RadioShackRow 1 - Cell 2
3Tyler Day (RSA) Team BonitasRow 2 - Cell 2
4Robert Hunter (RSA) Team RadioShackRow 3 - Cell 2
5Ian Wilkinson (GBr) Endura RacingRow 4 - Cell 2
6Hossein Nateghi (IRI)Row 5 - Cell 2
7Jaan Kirsipuu (Est) Champion SystemRow 6 - Cell 2
8Malcolm Lange (RSA) Team BonitasRow 7 - Cell 2
9Johann Rabie (RSA) Team BonitasRow 8 - Cell 2
10Martijn Verschoor (Ned) Team Type 1 - Sanofi AventisRow 9 - Cell 2
11Jonathan Mcevoy (GBr) MotorpointRow 10 - Cell 2
12Anthony Giacoppo (Aus) Genesys Wealth AdvisersRow 11 - Cell 2
13Florian Bissinger (Ger) ARBÖ Gebrüder Weiss - OberndorferRow 12 - Cell 2
14Dmitriy Gruzdev (Kaz)Row 13 - Cell 2
15Marcin Bialoblocki (Pol) MotorpointRow 14 - Cell 2
16Andrew Magnier (GBr) MotorpointRow 15 - Cell 2
17Alexey Shmidt (Rus) Team Type 1 - Sanofi AventisRow 16 - Cell 2
18Andrea Grendene (Ita) Team Type 1 - Sanofi AventisRow 17 - Cell 2
19Periklis Ilias (Gre) SP TablewareRow 18 - Cell 2
20Christoph Springer (Ger) SP Tableware0:00:05
21Jason Rigg (Aus) Genesys Wealth AdvisersRow 20 - Cell 2
22Ian Bibby (GBr) MotorpointRow 21 - Cell 2
23Georgios Karatzios (Gre) SP TablewareRow 22 - Cell 2
24Fabio Calabria (Aus) Team Type 1 - Sanofi AventisRow 23 - Cell 2
25Yusuf Abrekov (Uzb)Row 24 - Cell 2
26Lars Pria (Rom) ARBÖ Gebrüder Weiss - OberndorferRow 25 - Cell 2
27Man Chau Wai (HKg) Champion SystemRow 26 - Cell 2
28Abdullojon Akparov (Uzb)Row 27 - Cell 2
29Christoph Täubel (Aut) ARBÖ Gebrüder Weiss - OberndorferRow 28 - Cell 2
30Ablay Shugaipov (Kaz)Row 29 - Cell 2
31James Sampson (GBr) MotorpointRow 30 - Cell 2
32Mart Ojavee (Est) Champion SystemRow 31 - Cell 2
33Gabriel Combrinck (RSA) Team BonitasRow 32 - Cell 2
34Guillaume Pont (Fra) SP TablewareRow 33 - Cell 2
35Nazar Jumabekov (Kaz)Row 34 - Cell 2
36Joris Boillat (Swi) Champion SystemRow 35 - Cell 2
37Magkoyras Neofytos Sakellaridis (Gre) SP TablewareRow 36 - Cell 2
38Johannes Jakobus Kachelhoffer (RSA) Team BonitasRow 37 - Cell 2
39Evan Oliphant Endura RacingRow 38 - Cell 2
40Mark O'brien (Aus) SP TablewareRow 39 - Cell 2
41Saeed Nateghi (IRI) Vali Asr KermanRow 40 - Cell 2
42Alan Marangoni (Ita) Liquigas-CannondaleRow 41 - Cell 2
43Sam Bewley (NZl) Team RadioShackRow 42 - Cell 2
44James Moss (GBr) Endura RacingRow 43 - Cell 2
45Mauro Finetto (Ita) Liquigas-CannondaleRow 44 - Cell 2
46Muradjan Khalmuratov (Uzb)0:01:15
47Tiziano Dall'antonia (Ita) Liquigas-CannondaleRow 46 - Cell 2
48Seyed Mostafa Seyed Rezaei Khormizi (IRI) Vali Asr KermanRow 47 - Cell 2
49Kane Walker (Aus) Genesys Wealth AdvisersRow 48 - Cell 2

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