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Simon Zahner was the BMC Racing Team's best finisher on Stage 1. (Tim de Waele photo.)
Simon Zahner was the BMC Racing Team's best finisher on Stage 1. (Tim de Waele photo.)

Tour of Austria, Stage 1: Setting Up The Sprint

4. July 2010

Bludenz, Austria

Simon Zahner delivered the BMC Racing Team a 13th-place finish Sunday as the opening stage of the Tour of Austria concluded with a bunch sprint.

Waiting For The Mountains
"The team placed me well in the last kilometer, but when (André) Greipel began his sprint I reacted a little bit too late," Zahner said. Greipel won the 158-kilometer stage ahead of Ben Swift (Team Sky). "As we had no sprinter here, the first stage was OK," BMC Racing Team Assistant Director René Savary said. "We are focusing on the mountain stage tomorrow." Monday's 174-km race features one of the race's two mountain-top finishes, a climb to the ski station at Kitzbüheler Horn.