Tour Poitou-Charentes en Nouvelle Aquitaine: Søren Wærenskjold (Uno-X Pro Cycling) wins stage 1 Søren Wærenskjold (Uno-X Pro Cycling) won the bunch sprint on stage 1 of Tour Poitou-Charentes en Nouvelle-Aquitaine on Tuesday. From a trio of riders to cross the line in Matha and separated by only half a wheel, Giovanni Lonardi (Eolo-Kometa) took second and Paul Penhoët (Groupama-FDJ) followed in third.
The 23-year-old Norwegian’s victory on the 193.1km opening stage replicated his start a week ago at the Tour of Denmark , where he took the leader’s jersey on that first day of racing, finishing fourth overall.
Tuesday’s victory was the fifth victory of the year for Wærenskjold, who took the first GC lead for the four-day race, one second over Scott McGill (Human Powered Health) and four seconds over the Eolo-Kometa duo of Lonardi and Diego Sevilla. McGill and Sevilla were part of a five-rider breakaway, McGill earning the sprint classification jersey.
Tour Poitou-Charentes en Nouvelle-Aquitaine features four road stages and one time trial. Stage 2 is a rolling 187.3km contest between Aulnay de Saintonge and Bressuire. Cycling News Results