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Mauro Schmid wins first Quick-Step, 4 Van der Poel in opening stage Coppi and Bartali |  Kobe Bartali 2022

Mauro Schmid wins first Quick-Step, 4 Van der Poel in opening stage Coppi and Bartali | Kobe Bartali 2022

The 37th edition of International Cycling Week Coppi e Bartali can count on a field of participants licking your thumbs and fingers. Matthew van der Pol His fitness level will skyrocket for the rest of the spring, but for the rest, there are also superstar names like Nibali, Thomas, Petitol, Froome, Ulisy and Hershey.

The first stage, over the Emilia-Romagna hills between the starting and ending point, Riccione immediately offered many opportunities for adventurers and attackers.

One of them, Belgian Tom Backcott, saw his flight come to an unfortunate end due to a plane crash. When the traditional ride that day was taken over, I drove first Eddie Dunbar far and away Mauro Schmid

Peloton exploded in Montefiore Conca. Van der Poel made a big impression by whistling with his winged climbers. From the Belgian corner, Uijtdebroeks and De Tier also joined.

But with Schmid and Dunbar, two large blocks, Quick-Step and Ineos, were represented in the lead. The chase never really started. Dunbar tried to surprise Schmid at the enemy by going from afar, and the Swiss easily outperformed his comrade.

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