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Camaño wins prologue at GP Internacional Torres Vedras
Iker Camaño won the prologue at the GP Internacional Torres Vedras - Troféu Joaquim Agostinho (UCI 2.1) in Portgual on Thursday evening.
Held on a technical 8km circuit in the city of Torres Vedras and Iker, fourth in the Spanish Time Time Championships, scorched round in 11 minutes 24 seconds to take a five second lead into Friday's 184km road stage.
Zak Dempster was our next best placed rider in 12th at +24 seconds with Rene Mandri a couple of seconds further back in 26th. Ian Bibby was unlucky to suffer a crash whilst heading for a top 20 finish.
I'm very happy with this victory, particularly as it's in a prologue and I've not won of those before, despite winning full time trials. Everything went as planned this morning when we trained on the circuit. I'm looking forward to tomorrow in the leader's jersey which will give the team and myself great motivation over the coming days.
Alex Sans Vega (Sporting Director):
The prologue was a goal for us before we arrived here in Portugal. With a strong prologue, you can place a number of riders well in the overall classification and we had four riders in the top 20 and could have had Ian there too. I'm especially happy for Iker he's been close to a win, but for one reason or another it's escaped him. He got it today and I'm sure it won't be the last of the season.
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