Magnus Cort Wins The Opening Stage Of Gran Camiño

"A win couldn't' be any better for me and the team. It's a nice area to race in. I've been here before in the Vuelta. Some beautiful roads and for me some nice hills, not too steep and I can still come over and sprint at the end. It suits me very well.
Magnus Cort

Magnus Cort has just emerged as the fastest sprinter when he dominated a disorganized Peloton and won the opening stage of Gran Camiño. The stage finished at Mirador do Ezaro and Cort earned his first yellow leader’s jacket.

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
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The final sprint of the race was riddled with chaos but the Dane managed it pretty well. He put behind Giovanni Lonardi (Eolo-Kometa) and Alejandro Valverde (Movistar) when it came to the final stretch of the sprint. The 165-km stage in Galicia was hard, but Cort managed to emerge victorious from the chaos.

After finishing the race, Magnus Cort said:

I feel amazing. A win couldn’t’ be any better for me and the team. It’s a nice area to race in. I’ve been here before in the Vuelta. Some beautiful roads and for me, some nice hills, not too steep, and I can still come over and sprint at the end. It suits me very well.

Very happy. The team really did a big job in supporting me. They believed in me and before the start, the plan was to go for me. Everybody did their job, and it was super nice to get so much support. Every single one of my teammates was working for me today and it’s quite special. I’m super happy that I could finish it off.

I think there are a lot of really strong climbers here. I’ll try [to defend my lead] but I don’t see myself as a favorite here.

This is an amazing win for not just Magnus Cort but also for the entire team. They showed amazing skills and discipline throughout the race.

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
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The first stage of the race mainly consisted of flat and rolling roads south of O Porriño. There were also two thrid-category climbs- Cuvi (2.2km at 3.2 percent) and Chandebrito (6.9km at 2.8 percent). Although they were supposed to be easy, many riders could not tackle the climb easily.

In the end, Cort managed to come out on top, for that he took the leader’s yellow jersey. Stay tuned for more updates!

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