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Wed Apr 23 08:43:29 SAST 2014

Albasini wins Tour of Catalonia first stage

Sapa-AFP | 20 March, 2012 07:210 Comments
Team GreenEdge rider Michael Albasini of Switzerland rides to win the first stage of the 92th Volta a Catalunya cycling race in Calella March 19, 2012
Image by: Gustau Nacarino / REUTERS

Switzerland’s Michael Albasini of the GreenEdge team won the first stage of the Tour of Catalonia on Monday.

The 31-year-old finished ahead of French riders Anthony Delaplace (Saur-Sojasun) and Nicolas Edet (Cofidis) after the 138.9km race at Calella.

Britain’s Bradley Wiggins of Team Sky came home towards the back of the pack along with Andy Schleck and Alejandro Valverde, with all 1min 32sec behind Albasini.

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