Viviani sprints to Beijing victory
Sat, 08 Oct 11:05:00 2011
Italian sprinter Elia Viviani won the penultimate stage of the Tour of Beijing.
The Liquigas-Cannondale rider beat Peter Sagan (Liquigas-Cannondale), Juan Josè Haedo (Saxo Bank) and Denis Galimzyanov (Katusha) to the line at the end of a 185km stage from Yan Quing Chuna Square to Shunyi.
It was a seventh win of the year for the 22-year-old.
A six-man break featuring Damiano Cunego (Lampre), Tiago Machado (RadioShack), Iljo Keisse (Quick-Step), Frederik Veuchelen (Vacansoleil), Julien Bérard (AG2R) and Meiyin Wang (China) opened up an advantage of over five minutes.
But they were reeled back inside the final 10km to set up a bunch gallop for the line.
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