Scarponi sprints to win in style in Innsbruck

Astana Pro Team's Italian preceded Pinot and Thomas. "I knew I am in a good shape, the race give me the best possible answer" Scarponi commented

Michele Scarponi claimed victory in Tour of the Alps’ opener, 142,3 km from Kufstein to Innsbruck (Austria) on Monday, April 17th. On the final climb at 848 asl, Astana Pro Team’s rider outsprinted a few-man group including Thomas, Pinot, Formolo and Pozzovivo, taking the GC leader’s Fuchsia jersey.

UNOFFICIAL STAGE CLASSIFICATION:

1. Michele Scarponi (Astana), abb. 10”
2. Geraint Thomas (Team Sky), abb. 6”
3. Thibaut Pinot (Fdj), abb 4”
4. Davide Formolo (Cannondale-Drapac)
5. Domenico Pozzovivo (Ag2r La Mondiale)

UNOFFICIAL GC CLASSIFICATION

1. Michele Scarponi (Astana)

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(Credits Josef Vaishar – Cycling.Photography)