Magnus Cort Nielsen marks ‘O Camiño’ in Vigo

Magnus Cort Nielsen struck the first blow in Vigo. The Education First cyclist won the first stage of ‘O Gran Camiño’, which also served him well to dress as a leader and give his team the second victory in 2022. The Dane was the great favorite to prevail and he asserted that poster after a somewhat disorganized volata. Movistar controlled in the final moments to get Alejandro Valverde well placed, one of the main names for the final victory. The Murcian, who returned after an 18-day competitive break, was third and scratched bonus, something that could be key on Sunday if everything is adjusted.

The tour showed very clearly, from the beginning, what Galicia is. Broken terrain, continuous up and down. There was no rain, something that allowed the cyclists to ride with less stress. The day was controlled by Education First and Movistar, who did not want surprises and were temporizing the efforts. With 20 kilometers to go, the peloton was neutralized. Vigo seemed a favorable arrival for the sprint. He tried to break the logic an Aeolus-Kometa, but Movistar dispelled any doubts and left everything ready for the sprinters. Magnus Cort, the fastest imposed his law.

The day marked the return of a great international return to Galicia after 20 years. The organizers of ‘O Gran Camiño’ have wanted to make four very attractive stages, and after the nervous day of this Thursday, this Friday will be the time to climb one of the hardest ports of the peninsula: The Mirador de Ézaro (it has ramps of almost 28%) and more than 2000 meters of unevenness. It will be time for the general favorites to show their real status.

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Classification of the 1st stage of ‘O Gran Camiño’

1st Magnus Cort Nielsen (Education First) – 3h 56’59”

2nd Giovanni Lonardi (Eolo Kometa) – mt

3rd Alexander Valverde (Movistar) – mt

4º Orluis Aular (Caja Rural) – mt

5th Daniel Freitas (Radio Popular Boavista) – mt

General classification of ‘O Gran Camiño’

1st Magnus Cort Nielsen (Education First) – 3h 56’59”

2nd Giovanni Lonardi (Eolo Kometa) – at 4″

3rd Alexander Valverde (Movistar) – 6″

4th Jose Gonçalvez (W52) – 7″

5th Adrian Moreno (Burgos BH) – mt

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