Kloden wins Giro del Trentino opener

Tue, 19 Apr 17:51:00 2011

RadioShack's Andreas Kloden out-paced Adriano Malori and team-mate Tiago Machado for victory in the opening time trial of the Giro del Trentino.

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Kloden, who had already picked up four stage victories this season as well as taking overall honours at the Tour of the Basque Country earlier in April, finished a second ahead of Malori over the 13.4 kilometre course on the shores of Lake Garda.

Vincenzo Nibali finished fourth, nine seconds off the pace, in his first competitive race since the Milan-San Remo in mid-March.

Nibali, last year's Vuelta a Espana winner, is using the Giro del Trentino to prepare for the Giro d'Italia, in which he finished third last year.

However, the Italian's compatriot, Michele Scarponi, struggled despite recent altitude training in Sicily and could only manage 12th place, 26 second adrift.


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