[KMC Riders] Marcato wins Paris-Tours, with his KMC X10SL Gold
Marco Marcato won his first classic at Paris-Tours! He resisted to a solo counter-attack by race favourite John Degenkolb and outsprinted Topsport Vlaanderen's Laurens de Vreese. Dutch champion Niki Terpstra of Omega Pharma-Quick Step was the third man of the winning breakaway. A group of seven counter-attackers (Marcato, Terpstra, Roy Curvers (Argos-Shimano), Julien Bérard (AG2R-La Mondiale), De Vreese, Sébastien Turgot (Europcar) and Laurent Pichon (Bretagne-Schuller) managed to pull away in the last hills of the course and caught up with the leader. A second decisive move occurred in the final 10kms when Marcato pulled away, taking with him De Vreese and Terpstra.The 28 year old Italian from Padova will put an end to his 2012 season at the Tour de Vendée next week, a race he won last year.