Kruopis wins stage one of Poitou-Charantes

Aidis Kruopis of Orica-GreenEdge outsprinted his rivals to win the first stage of the Tour du Poitou-Charentes.


Kruopis stormed through to take it in a thrilling finale on the 182km stage from Villebois-Lavalette to Royan.

The Lithuanian takes the leader’s jersey in the race, which ends on Friday.

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