Astana wins the team time trial in Giro del Trentino

Astana put in a perfect performance in the opening team time trial of the Giro del Trentino. The Kazakh team put no less than 14 seconds into Mikel Landa’s Sky team and Domenico Pozzovivo’s Ag2r team.

Valerio Agnoli was the first Astana rider across the line and so he takes the first leader’s jersey. He is in the same time as six of his teammates as he goes into the first mountain stage of the race. Stage 2 is a long 220km trek into Austria along gradually rising roads, with just a small category 2 climb along the way. However, it will all come to an exciting conclusion on a real wall of 3.63km in the end. It includes several sections of double-digit gradients and will be a perfect chance for the punchy climbers to make a difference.

Giro del Trentino 2016 – stage 1 results (TTT Riva – Torbole):

1 Astana


2 Team Sky


3 AG2R La Mondiale


4 Bora-Argon 18


5 Gazprom-Rusvelo


6 Nippo – Vini Fantini


7 Bardiani CSF


8 Southeast-Venezuela


9 Androni-Sidermec


10 Italy