Slovenian’s Jure Kocjan gave Colnago yet another vic­tory in France and took the first race leader’s jer­sey at the Tour du Limousin with another aggres­sive ride in the sum­mer heat. Kocjan used his fin­ish­ing speed to beat French sprinter Julian Simon and new sta­giaire rider Eduardo Speulveda, with the rest of the pelo­ton all behind them.

It was Kocjan’s first vic­tory of the 2012 sea­son but con­firmed the tal­ent and con­sis­tency he showed in 2011, when he scored a long series of top-ten plac­ing. The Team Type 1 – Sanofi rider showed his form by fin­ish­ing sev­enth in Saturday’s GP di Camaiore in Italy and will now try to defend the race leader’s yel­low jersey.

Team Type 1 –Sanofi also won the team prize ahead of the Ag2r-La Mondiale WorldTour team, thanks to excel­lent plac­ings from Julien Antomarchi and Vegard Stake Laengen. Team Type 1 – Sanofi has a strong team to help defend Kocjan’s leader’s jer­sey in the three remain­ing stages of the French stage race. These include Laszlo Bodrogi, Daniele Callegarin, Remi Cusin, Filippo Fortin and Type 1 dia­betes rider Martijn Verschoor, while Massimo Podenzana expertly guides the rid­ers from the team car as directeur sportif.

Source: Colnago