Kennaugh wins Girobio stage and closes in on overall lead

Peter Kennaugh Girobio 2009

Great Britain Under 23 Academy rider Peter Kennaugh will be 20 on Monday but celebrated his birthday a day early by winning stage three of the Girobio and moving up to second overall on Sunday.

Kennaugh, who shares his Isle of Man roots with Mark Cavendish, rode a perfect race during the hilly 166km stage from Lonato del Garda to Asiago. He formed the move that decided the stage, won the final mountain sprint, chased the attacks and then dominated the sprint. He celebrated with arms raised in victory after beating Matteo Busato (Fausto Coppi).

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