Tinkoff's Daniele Bennati sprints to his first victory of the season in stage 1 of Ruta del Sol in Spain.
World champ Peter Sagan, feeling a bit run-down from post-Richmond travel and events, chose to work for Bennati on Thursday.
The Astana rider wins the stage in a high-speed bunch sprint in the desert heat.
The Italian received a solid leadout from Martin, who retained the overall race lead with three stages left
The Saxo-Tinkoff speedsters hope to leave the other sprinters' trains in the station
The rumor mill churns, but team boss Johan Bruyneel insists that all is well
Daniele Bennati says the Cancellara's injury has damaged the motivation for RadioShack-Nissan at Paris-Roubaix
Daniele Bennati (Leopard-Trek) dashed to victory Saturday just in time to confirm his candidacy for leadership of the hyper-competitive
Leopard-Trek's Daniele Bennati sprinted to victory on Saturday in the 20th stage of the 2011 Vuelta a España. Juan Jose Cobo (Geox-TMC)
Chris Sutton sprints to victory in Vuelta's 2nd stage; Daniele Bennati takes lead.