Breakaway surprises the sprinters at Tirreno-Adriatico

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Frenchman Julien El Fares (Cofidis) was the surprise winner of the opening stage of Tirreno-Adriatico after being part of a two-rider breakaway that held off the sprinters.

The 23 year-old second year professional broke away with Vladimir Duma (Flaminia) after 30km of the 145km and then beat the Ukraine rider to take the first win of his career.

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