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Petacchi wins GP degli Etruschi sprint

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February 6, 15:27,
February 6, 22:08

Italian veteran wins for a sixth consecutive year

Alberto Loddo (2nd, Androni-Giocatolli), Alessandro Petacchi (1st, Lampre) and Fabio Sabatini (3rd, Liquigas-Doimo)

Alberto Loddo (2nd, Androni-Giocatolli), Alessandro Petacchi (1st, Lampre) and Fabio Sabatini (3rd, Liquigas-Doimo)

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Alessandro Petacchi (Lampre-Farnese Vini) won the GP degli Etruschi race in Tuscany on Saturday for the sixth consecutive season.

Petacchi recently turned 36 but won two stages at the Giro della Provincia di Reggio Calabria last week and shows no sign of slowing down.

He used his trademark long sprint to win again, beating fellow Italians Alberto Loddo (Androni-Diquigiovanni) and Fabio Sabatini (Liquigas-Doimo). Mattia Gavazzi (Colnago-CSF Inox) and Oscar Gatto (ISD-Neri) were fourth and fifth.

Petacchi's Lampre teammates gave him a perfect lead out on the flat and fast finish. He accelerated away along the barriers but Loddo and Sabatini went on his left and almost beat him. Petacchi had to throw his bike at the line but got it by a few inches. Only then could he celebrate the third win of his 2010 season.

"I wanted to win again what is becoming a bit of a tradition for me and I wanted to win in front of lots of my friends. Yet again my new teammates worked really well and I only had to worry about the sprint," Petacchi said.

"I went a bit early but I had the strength to get it. Now I've got two more days at a training camp and then some time at home before my next race: the Trofeo Laigueglia (on February 20)."


# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Alessandro Petacchi (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini 4:53:00  
2 Alberto Loddo (Ita) Androni Giocattoli    
3 Fabio Sabatini (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo    
4 Mattia Gavazzi (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox    
5 Oscar Gatto (Ita) ISD - Neri    
6 Enrico Rossi (Ita) Ceramica Flaminia    
7 Giogrio Brambilla (Ita) De Rosa - Stac Plastic    
8 Claudio Cucinotta (Ita) De Rosa - Stac Plastic    
9 Andrea Piechele (Ita) Carmiooro NGC    
10 Alessandro Maserati (Ita) Ceramica Flaminia    
11 Filippo Baggio (Ita) Ceramica Flaminia    
12 Baptiste Plackaert (Bel) Landbouwkrediet    
13 Luca Paolini (Ita) Acqua & Sapone    
14 Manuel Belletti (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox    
15 Peter Sagan (Svk) Liquigas-Doimo    
16 Davy Commeyne (Bel) Landbouwkrediet    
17 Claudio Corioni (Ita) De Rosa - Stac Plastic    
18 Josef Benetseder (Aut) Vorarlberg - Corratec    
19 Andreas Dietziker (Swi) Vorarlberg - Corratec    
20 Mariusz Wiesiak (Pol) Team Nippo    
21 Kevin Neirynck (Bel) Landbouwkrediet    
22 Andi Bajc (Slo) Zheroquadro Radenska    
23 Roberto Cesaro (Ita) Miche    
24 Alessandro Fantini (Ita) Acqua & Sapone    
25 Marcello Pavarin (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox    
26 Manuele Caddeo (Ita) Zheroquadro Radenska    
27 Danilo Hondo (Ger) Lampre-Farnese Vini    
28 Francesco Di Paolo (Ita) Acqua & Sapone 0:00:04  
29 Alessandro Donati (Ita) Acqua & Sapone    
30 Piergiorgio Camussa (Ita) Vorarlberg - Corratec    
31 Marco Frapporti (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox    
32 Giuseppe Palumbo (Ita) Acqua & Sapone    
33 Francesco Ginanni (Ita) Androni Giocattoli    
34 Sacha Modolo (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox    
35 David Tratnik (Slo) Zheroquadro Radenska 0:00:07  
36 Luka Mezgec (Slo) Zheroquadro Radenska    
37 Cayetano José Sarmiento Tunarrosa (Col) Acqua & Sapone    
38 Tom Van Den Haute (Bel) Landbouwkrediet    
39 Lorenzo Bernucci (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini 0:00:11  
40 Klemen Stimulak (Slo) Zheroquadro Radenska 0:00:15  
41 Fabio Taborre (Ita) Androni Giocattoli    
42 Geert Verheyen (Bel) Landbouwkrediet    
43 Dirk Bellemakers (Ned) Landbouwkrediet    
44 Enrico Zen (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox    
45 Hubert Schwab (Swi) Vorarlberg - Corratec    
46 Junya Sano (Jpn) Team Nippo    
47 Reto Hollenstein (Swi) Vorarlberg - Corratec    
48 Pier Paolo De Negri (Ita) ISD - Neri    
49 Bernhard Oberholzer (Swi) Price - Custom Bikes    
50 Denys Kostyuk (Ukr) ISD - Neri 0:00:17  
51 Giovanni Visconti (Ita) ISD - Neri    
52 Thomas Bertolini (Ita) Androni Giocattoli    
53 Alessandro Bertolini (Ita) Androni Giocattoli    
54 Massimo Codol (Ita) Acqua & Sapone    
55 Paolo Ciavatta (Ita) Acqua & Sapone    
56 Tiziano Dall'antonia (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo    
57 Alessio Signego (Ita) Team Nippo    
58 Oleg Berdos (Mda) De Rosa - Stac Plastic    
59 Paolo Longo Borghini (Ita) ISD - Neri    
60 Jonathan Bertrand (Bel) Landbouwkrediet    
61 Mauro Finetto (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo    
62 Alan Marangoni (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox    
63 Alessandro Vanotti (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo    
64 Jan Tratnik (Slo) Zheroquadro Radenska    
65 Jure Golcer (Slo) De Rosa - Stac Plastic    
66 Diego Caccia (Ita) ISD - Neri    
67 Federico Canuti (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox    
68 Leonardo Pinizzotto (Ita) Miche    
69 Rubens Bertogliati (Swi) Androni Giocattoli    
70 Francesco Bellotti (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo    
71 Edwin Carvajal Jaramillo (Col) Miche    
72 Stefano Borchi (Ita) De Rosa - Stac Plastic    
73 Vincenzo Garofolo (Ita) Team Nippo    
74 Aristide Ratti (Ita) Carmiooro NGC    
75 Emanuel Vona (Ita) ISD - Neri 0:00:31  
76 Emanuele Sella (Ita) Carmiooro NGC 0:00:32  
77 Dario Andriotto (Ita) Acqua & Sapone 0:00:35  
78 Mauro Da Dalto (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini    
79 Luigi Gitto (Ita) Miche    
80 Raivis Belohvosciks (Lat) Ceramica Flaminia    
81 G. Luca Mirenda (Ita) ISD - Neri 0:00:41  
82 Samuel Horstmann (Swi) Price - Custom Bikes    
83 Nicolas Schnyder (Swi) Price - Custom Bikes    
84 Diego Ulissi (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini 0:00:42  
85 Valerio Agnoli (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo    
86 Damiano Cunego (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini    
87 Benjamin Gourgue (Bel) Landbouwkrediet    
88 Bostjan Rezman (Slo) Zheroquadro Radenska    
89 Edoardo Girardi (Ita) Ceramica Flaminia    
90 Fabrizio Lucciola (Ita) Ceramica Flaminia    
91 Robert Kiserlovski (Cro) Liquigas-Doimo    
92 Damiano Caruso (Ita) De Rosa - Stac Plastic    
93 Daniele Pietropolli (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini    
94 Kristijan Koren (Slo) Liquigas-Doimo    
95 Carlo Scognamiglio (Ita) ISD - Neri    
96 Leonardo Scarselli (Ita) ISD - Neri    
97 Francesco Tizza (Ita) Carmiooro NGC    
98 Diego Genovesi (Ita) Carmiooro NGC    
99 Alberto Contoli (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox    
100 Stefano Pirazzi (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox    
101 Mirco Lorenzetto (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini 0:01:00  
102 Andrea Noe (Ita) Ceramica Flaminia 0:01:20  
103 Adriano Malori (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini    
104 Elias Schmaeh (Swi) Price - Custom Bikes 0:02:00  
105 Andreas Rutishauser (Swi) Price - Custom Bikes 0:02:30