Elia wins stage one of Mumbai Cyclothon

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Mumbai, Feb 11 (PTI) Viviani E Elia of Italian teamLiquigas today won the stage I of the Tour de Mumbai and alsobagged both the yellow and blue Jerseys for mannaging besttiming and most points respectively in Nashik.

RadioShack''s Robbie McEwen finished second, followed byBonitas ride''s Tyler Day.

The Elite International Men''s race saw 108 top cyclists,with three other countries sending in their national cyclingteams, riding across the 175.5 km route.

Sabu Gangar from Karnataka won the Elite National Racecategory (63kms), that saw the participation by 68 cyclistshandpicked by the Cycling Federation of India from across 22states.

Sachin Kumar from Delhi was the first runner-up whileSridhar Savanur from Karnataka was the second runner-up.

The second leg of the international race, offering USD50,000 to the winner, will be held in Mumbai on February 13.

The score card and the point ranking is based on UCI''sinternational ranking system.

David McQuaid, Race Director, ''Tour de Mumbai I

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