Kennaugh is King of Mountains in amateur Giro

Peter Kennaugh Girobio 2009

Great Britain's Peter Kennaugh is the first leader of the King of the Mountains competition at the Girobio - the Under 27 Giro d'Italia - after launching the first attack of the nine-day race on the climb near the Great Britain's team base in Quarrata.

Kennaugh's attack after just 12km, sparked the break of the race and the talented Manx rider finished eighth in Modena after a tough opening stage under a scorching Italian sun. The stage was won by 21 year-old Italian Patrick Facchini (CC Cremonese - Arvedi) who attacked in the final kilometre.

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