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Juan Pablo Magallanes of Mexico’s national squad won the opening stage of the Vuelta Mexico-TelMex, outsprinting his fellow breakaway companion, Francesco Rivera (Amica Chips Knauf).
The two left the field early in the day, building up to a lead of 4:15 before being reeled back over the final lap of a nine-kilometer circuit in Lunes del Cerro, in the province of Oaxaca.
The race is enjoying wide fan support after its resurrection following a ten-year absence. Crowds turned out in force to see the opening stage contested on a circuit that featured a tough 1.8km climb and even a stretch of cobbles through the start/finish area.
Stage Results – Vuelta Mexico1. Juan Pablo Magallanes (Mex) Mexican National, 93.6km in 2:23:35 (39.11kph)
2. Francesco Rivera (Ita) Amica Chips Knauf, same time
3. Denis Bertolini (Ita)Serramenti PVC Diquigiovanni-Androni Giocattoli, at 0:58
4. Karl Menzies (Aus) OUCH – Maxxis, at 0:58
5. Jackson Rodriguez (Ven) Serramenti PVC Diquigiovanni-Androni Giocattoli, at 0:58
6. Edgardo Lugo (Mex) Region 3 Estado, at 0:58
7. Joaquin Sobrino (Spa) Burgos Monumental, at 0:58
8. Cesar Vaquera (Mex) Orven, at 0:58
9. Daniel Holloway (USA) U.S. National, at 0:58
10. David Vitoria (Swi) Rock Racing, at 0:58
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GC after stage 1:
1. Juan Pablo Magallanes Selección Nacional Telmex in 2:23:35
2. Francesco Rivera Amica Chips –Knauf s.t.
3. Denis Bertolini Serramenti PVC Diquigiovanni at 58 secs
4. Karl Menzies Ouch presented by Maxxis at 58 sec
5. Jackson Rodríguez Serramenti PVC Diquigiovanni at 58 secs
1. Francesco Rivera Amica Chips?Knauf 10 points
2. Juan Pablo Magallanes Selección Nacional Telmex 6 points
3. Luis Fernando Macías Selección Nacional Telmex 2 points
3. Epifanio Cortés Arenas Tlaxcala 2 points
1. Juan Pablo Magallanes Selección Nacional Telmex 8 points
2. Francesco Rivera Amica Chips?Knauf 7 points
3. David Tanner Rock Racing 6 points