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Marco Brenner Takes Solo Victory

The German rider wins stage 1 of Settimana Internazionale Coppi e Bartali.

Marco Brenner Tudor Pro Cycling Win Settimana Internazionale Coppi e Bartali


Today's win in stage 1 of Settimana Internazionale Coppi e Bartali goes to 22-year old Marco Brenner but is the result of a perfectly executed plan.

“The team was incredible today" he explained. "They did such a good job in keeping me in good position especially in the chaotic finale, so that I could save my legs. After trying the descent two times and discussing in the pre race meeting, we knew I needed to be in top 5 position to start the downhill. Hannes (Wilksch) did a super good last pull for me, and then I could take the wheel of a Visma rider, before placing my attack. What was said in the meeting worked out exactly to perfection."

DS Morgan Lamoisson confirmed: “The attack was planned some weeks ago already, when we saw that the finale would be for sprinters and we had none for this race. The riders did a recon of the final 25km twice, one yesterday and one this morning, and the plan was perfectly executed."

Marco Brenner is extremely happy with his first pro win which also comes with some relief:

"Since a junior, I have always liked climbs and technical downhills but among the pros you really need to be in top shape to perform well in climbs. This year I started feeling better and stronger in the final, and I had already tried these attacks in Bessèges and Ardèche, without success. This time, it worked and it is also a consequence of trying and getting experience.

I am so happy to get my first professional win with Tudor Pro Cycling, which believed so much in me. I was waiting so long for this victory, so it feels like a relief”.

Brenner also takes the lead of the five-day stage race and will ride the second stage in the leader jersey.


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