Attacking Dunbar second in Riccione

22 Mar 2022

Attacking Dunbar second in Riccione

Coppi e Bartali Stage 1: Riccione › Riccione, 164.6km.

Eddie Dunbar put in an excellent, attacking performance as he finished second, with Ethan Hayter third, on the opening stage of Coppi e Bartali.

Dunbar was edged to the stage victory by Mauro Schmid (Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team), with the pair having attacked the bunch in the closing stages. 

The duo worked well together after Dunbar escaped the peloton, attacking on the Montefiore Conca climb, to create an unassailable lead heading towards the finish. 

Schmid then was able to out-sprint the Irish rider in the closing metres, with Hayter bringing home a small chase group behind to make it two Grenadiers in the top three.