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UIissi already winning: he conquers the 2nd stage

UIissi already winning: he conquers the 2nd stage

Diego Ulissi’s book of victories is immediately enriched by a success in 2014.
The captain from Team LAMPRE-MERIDA conquered the 2nd stage of Tour Down Under, preceding on Stierling arrival top riders such Gerrans, Evans, Gavazzi, Gesink and Porte.

He could perform a perfect sprint on a hilly arrival, starting in advance his action: he caught the proper moment, so he could cross the finish line celebrating the first seasonal victory for blue-fuchsia-green team (photo Bettini).

Sport director Vicino can be satisfied by the performance of all his riders, that supported Ulissi in a perfect way: they helped him to be in the head of the group and Wackermann led him to the best position to start the sprint.

Thanks to the victory, Ulissi is 2nd in the overall classification, at 7″ to the leader Gerrans.

The beautiful day for LAMPRE-MERIDA was wrecked by the crash of Rafael Valls, who suffered for a broken humerus. As Doctor De Grandi, LAMPRE-MERIDA’s physician, reported, the Spanish cyclists will undergo surgery in Adelaide.

“I’m so happy and I want to share my joy with the team and the sponsors and to dedicate it to my team mate Valls that was involved in a crash – Ulissi commented – Team performed a perfect race, so it was easy for me to approach the final kilometer in the best position in the group. I evaluated that it could have been good to anticipate the sprint: it works perfectly!”.

STAGE RESULTS
1- Ulissi 3h52’14″
2- Gerrans s.t.
3- Evans s.t.
4- Gavazzi s.t.
5- Gesink s.t.
25- Wackermann s.t., 62- Mori s.t., 106- Ferrari 4’40″, 107- Bono s.t., 116- Valls 4’54″, 129- Cimolai 7’48″

OVERALL CLASSIFICATION
1- Gerrans 7h12’31″
2- Ulissi 7″
3- Greipel 11″
4- Evans 13″
5- Von Hoff s.t.

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