Tour of Britain Stage 1: Cannondale's Elia Viviani takes win and race lead

Italian outsprinrs Alessandro Petacchi, crash behind brings down some riders

by Simon_MacMichael   September 15, 2013  

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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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Oi, you lot. How's about not giving away the result in the facebook headline. That way we don't accidentally know what happened before we get a chance to see the highlights show.
Put what you want in the article, but please, no spoilers in the headline.

posted by thnurg [7 posts]
15th September 2013 - 20:06

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thnurg wrote:
Oi, you lot. How's about not giving away the result in the facebook headline. That way we don't accidentally know what happened before we get a chance to see the highlights show.
Put what you want in the article, but please, no spoilers in the headline.

+1

posted by Super Domestique [1598 posts]
15th September 2013 - 20:28

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or, stay away from the internet if you don't want to know things...

posted by andyp [860 posts]
15th September 2013 - 21:14

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Great idea Tongue

posted by Super Domestique [1598 posts]
15th September 2013 - 21:37

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andyp wrote:
or, stay away from the internet if you don't want to know things...

+1

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posted by giff77 [1048 posts]
15th September 2013 - 22:01

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andyp wrote:
or, stay away from the internet if you don't want to know things...

Velonation adopted this tactic and I can understand why people don't want to see it in their news feed. However, for those of us watching our newsfeed to find out the result, it can lead to some very cryptic headlines.

Just switch your newsfeed off if you don't want to know the result!

posted by Tom Amos [242 posts]
16th September 2013 - 12:30

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