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Giro finale
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GP Costa degli Etruschi, Italy, February 9 2008

Alessandro Petacchi (Milram) starts the year well
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Petacchi is all smiles
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Yep, I won it four times already!
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Petacchi on the podium
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World Champion Paolo Bettini
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Riccardo Ricc˛ (Saunier Duval-Scott) also swaps
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The peloton in the early, early spring.
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Time to catch up with old friends
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Even early season racing has its fast moments
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A slight uphill can cause trouble
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Shadows are a good sign in early season racing
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The Donoratico area is pretty
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The peloton lost in the alley.
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Liquigas showed off their 2008 kit.
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A peloton in single file
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Liquigas put the hammer down.
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The Italian team wanted to test their rivals
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Damiano Cunego (Lampre) is still wrapped up
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Alessandro Petacchi loves this racing
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Mauricio Soler (Barloworld) also enjoys the early season
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The peloton rides through sunny Italy.
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Some riders still preferred leg warmers
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Ale-jet flies again!
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Petacchi had enough time
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Then the Italian could sit up
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Petacchi has won four in a row
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A happy Petacchi starts 2008
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Paolo Bettini (Quick Step) takes out the headphones
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Petacchi is all smiles.
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Petacchi waves to the crowd
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World Champion Bettini had a quiet day
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Now, where is the champagne?
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The podium with Balducci, Petacchi and Chicchi
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Visconti and Soler catching up
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Liquigas rode on the front a lot.
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Damiano Cunego (Lampre) used the race
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Petacchi on the line.
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The Italian could be happy
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Ale-jet lifts his left arm in victory.
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The other sprinters did not stand a chance
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Petacchi on the podium.
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Four victories in a row
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Balducci on the left and Chicchi on the right
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Baldini says hi to Bettini
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Bettini adjusts his helmet straps.
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Even a World Champ needs to do some maintenance
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The World Champion and the Italian Champion
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Bettini and Visconti share a smile
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Team-mates drafting of each other.
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