HTC-Highroad wins Giro's opening team time trial

Marco Pinotti in the lead, Giro d'Italia 2011, stage one TTT

Marco Pinotti pulled on the first pink jersey of this year's Giro d'Italia after leading HTC-Highroad to the win in the race's opening team time trial. 

The Italian national time trial champion lead just four of his HTC team mates over the line as they decided to sacrifice riders for a fast time. Just not that many riders. The plan was to finish with six, but Frantisek Rabon punctured, leaving them with just five.

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