Tour of the Alps 2021: Moscon takes race lead with late attack

Gianni Moscon alps - Tour of the Alps 2021 Route stage 1: Brixen – Innsbruckimage: Cor VosGianni Moscon strikes 4 kilometres before the line. Young Idar Andersen rejoins him in the last kilometre, but the Italian takes the win. Moscon is the first leader on the Tour of the Alps. (Slideshow route/profile)

Results 1st stage Tour of the Alps

1. Gianni Moscon (ita)
2. Idar Andersen (nor) s.t.
3. Alexandr Riabushenko (rus) s.t.
4. Fabio Felline (ita) s.t.
5. Nick Schultz (aus) s.t.
6. Enrico Battaglin (ita) s.t.
7. Gianluca Brambilla (ita) s.t.
8. Ruben Guerreiro (por) s.t.
9. Natnael Tesfatsion (eri) s.t.
10. Reinardt Janse van Rensburg (rsa) s.t.

GC after stage 1
1. Gianni Moscon (ita)
2. Idar Andersen (nor) + 0.04
3. Alexandr Riabushenko (rus) + 0.06
4. Fabio Felline (ita) s.t.
5. Nick Schultz (aus) s.t.
6. Enrico Battaglin (ita) s.t.
7. Gianluca Brambilla (ita) s.t.
8. Ruben Guerreiro (por) s.t.
9. Natnael Tesfatsion (eri) s.t.
10. Reinardt Janse van Rensburg (rsa) s.t.

Race report
De Marchi, Dina and Engelhardt are the fist attackers on the Tour of the Alps. The three carve out a lead of 5 minutes before De Marchi takes most KOM points at the Brenner Pass.

De Marchi goes solo on the first climb of the Innsbruck circuit. He cements his KOM lead at the top.

The peloton regroups just after the top of the last climb of the day before Bilbao, Jansen, Umba and Savini open up a gap in the descent. The four are brought back with 4 kilometres to go and Moscon counter attacks straight away.

Idar Andersen tracks the Italian down in the last kilometre. The two push on together and Moscon wins the sprint ahead of the chasing peloton. Andersen finishes in second, although Riabushenko comes close.

Another interesting read: route 1st stage 2021 Tour of the Alps.

Tour of the Alps 2021 stage 1: route, profile, more

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