Diego Ulissi wins Tour of Poland opener

Italian Diego Ulissi (Lampre-Merida) took the opening stage of the 2013 Tour of Poland atop Madonna di Campiglio in Italy.

Ulissi won out of a select final group that had been whittled down on the tough final ascent. Colombian Darwin Atapuma (Colombia) came home in second, with Rafal Majka (Saxo-Tinkoff) in third.

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Pieter Weening (Orica-GreenEdge) had led the charge up the final climb with a solo move but was reeled in by the chasers in the final few kilometres.

Bradley Wiggins (Sky), making his racing return after missing the Tour de France with knee injury, placed 58th on the stage, nine minutes and 13 seconds down on Ulissi. Wiggins’ Sky team-mate Sergio Henao, third overall last year, was part of the lead group.

Tour of Poland 2013, stage one: Rovereto to Madonna di Campiglio (Italy), 184.5km

1. Diego Ulissi (Ita) Lampre-Merida
2. Darwin Atapuma (Col) Colombia
3. Rafal Majka (Pol) Saxo-Tinkoff
4. Eros Capecchi (Ita) Movistar
5. Ivan Basso (Ita) Cannondale
6. Domenico Pozzovivo (Ita) Ag2r
7. Jon Izaguirre (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi
8. Alex Howes (USA) Garmin-Sharp
9. Ben Hermans (Bel) RadioShack-Leopard
10. Pieter Weening (Ned) Orica-GreenEdge at same time
58. Bradley Wiggins (GBr) Sky at 9-13

Overall classificaion after stage one
1. Diego Ulissi (Ita) Lampre-Merida
2. Darwin Atapuma (Col) Colombia at 4 secs
3. Rafal Majka (Pol) Saxo-Tinkoff at 6 secs
4. Eros Capecchi (Ita) Movistar at 10 secs
5. Ivan Basso (Ita) Cannondale at 10 secs
6. Domenico Pozzovivo (Ita) Ag2r  at 10 secs
7. Jon Izaguirre (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi at 10 secs
8. Alex Howes (USA) Garmin-Sharp at 10 secs
9. Ben Hermans (Bel) RadioShack-Leopard at 10 secs
10. Pieter Weening (Ned) Orica-GreenEdge at 10 secs
58. Bradley Wiggins (GBr) Sky at 9-23

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