Francois Parisien (Spidertech-Planet Energy) powered away from a four-man breakaway in the final 300 meters of stage 2 at the Vuelta Mexico Telmex Monday to take his first UCI win of 2010. Parisien dropped his break companions, who included new overall leader Francisco Mancebo (Rock Racing) and Valeriy Kobzarenko (Team Type 1), on the upper reaches of the steep finish ramp in the town of Xalapa.
After a successful Tour of Morocco, Team Type 1’s Aldo Ilo Ilesic has taken the victory and yellow jersey in Stage One of the prestigious Vuelta Mexico. The stage was a humid, flat and fast 80 kilometer circuit race in the sea-level port city of Veracruz. Despite headwinds, crosswinds and rugged roads, the powerhouse team of Valery Kobzarenko, Shawn Milne, Scott Stewart, Javier Leal Megias, Chris Jones, and Davide Frattini were able to lead Aldo out to victory.