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Tour of Croatia Stage 1 Results, Photos – Canada’s Boivin Makes Bold Attack

by pedalmag.com
Guillaume Boivin  ©  Cor Vos
April 19, 2016 (Varaždin, Croatia) – A bold attack by Canada’s Guillaume Boivin (Cycling Academy) came up short on Stage 1 from Osijek to Varaždin, 235.1km, at the Tour of Croatia. Boivin escaped early on with teammate Guy Sagiv along with Alexey Kurbatov (Rus) Gazprom-Rusvelo and Matej Drinovec (Slo) Adria Mobil, gaining a 10-min. lead over the pack.

Cav vs Nizzolo  ©  Cor Vos

The reigning Canadian road champ attacked with 40km to go take the only KOM points of the day but was caught with 3km to go as Giacomo Nizzolo (Ita) Trek-Segafredo took the win over Mark Cavendish (Gbr) Dimension Data in the bunch sprint to the line. Boivin finished 158th with the KOM jersey in hand.

Nizzolo  ©  Cor Vos
 ©  Cor Vos

Results (brief)

1. Giacomo Nizzolo (Ita) Trek-Segafredo    5:27:47
2. Mark Cavendish (Gbr) Dimension Data
3. Timothy Dupont (Bel) Veranda’s Willems Cycling Team
4. Chris Opie (Gbr) ONE Pro Cycling
5. Erik Baska (Svk) Tinkoff Team
6. Coen Vermeltfoort (Ned) Continental Team Join-S de Rijke
7. Nicola Ruffoni (Ita) Bardiani CSF
8. Pawel Franczak (Pol) Verva ActiveJet Pro Cycling Team
9. Ioannis Tamouridis (Gre) Synergy Baku Cycling Project
10. Jure Miskulin (Slo) Radenska – Ljubljana

158. Guillaume Boivin (Can) Cycling Academy    2:27

Mountain Classification
1. Guillaume Boivin (Can) Cycling Academy

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