Tour of Britain Stage 1: Cannondale's Elia Viviani takes win and race lead
Italian outsprinrs Alessandro Petacchi, crash behind brings down some riders
Cannondale's Elia Viviani is the first leader of the 2013 Tour of Britain, the 24-year-old Italian taking the win at Drumlanrig Castle in Scotland ahead of one of his compatriots who is at the other end of his career, Omega Pharma-Quick Step's Alessandro Petacchi.
On a narrow finishing straight to the 209.9km stage from Peebles, Viviani fought to keep his bike upright, with the road damp from earlier rain and fallen leaves not helping with the traction. Behind, other riders were less fortunate as a big crash brought down several men.
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