First win for Kreder in Angers

Wed, 06 Apr 15:35:00 2011

Michel Kreder (Garmin-Cervelo) outsprinted Daniele Bennati (Leopard-Trek) to take the first professional win of his career in stage two of the Circuit Cycliste Sarthe in Angers.

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The Dutch rider was able to take the victory despite not being noted as a sprint specialist and it continued a mixed start to the season for Garmin-Cervelo.

The recently merged team now have 10 wins to their name already in 2011 despite their disappointing performances in the major classics.

The stage came down to a sprint after a breakaway group of Kevin Reza (Europcar), Arnaud Gerard (FDJ), Cyril Bessy (Saur-Sojasun) and Matthieu Sprick (Skil-Shimano) were chased down inside the final 5km.

Bennati, who won the opening stage, holds a four second lead over Samuel Dumoulin in general classification.

Stage three of five is a 6.8km time trial around Angers takes place later on Wednesday.

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