Peter Kennaugh wins opening stage of Tour of Austria

Manxman Peter Kennaugh takes stage one win in Austria after late attack

Peter Kennaugh (Sky) won the opening stage of the Tour of Austria on Sunday after launching a solo attack.

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Resplendent in his British national champion’s jersey, Kennaugh crossed the line solo after breaking free in the final two kilometres.

Olivier Zaugg (Tinkoff-Saxo) and Javier Moreno (Movistar) came home for second and third, 11 seconds adrift of Kennaugh.

Kennaugh missed out on a spot in Sky’s Tour de France team, despite claiming the national road race title.

The eight-stage Tour of Austria concludes on Sunday, July 13.