Trofeo Arancia Rossa - 1.3

Italy, March 10, 2002

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Two from two for Baldato

Fassa Bortolo's captain Fabio Baldato performed the double when he won the Trofeo Arancia Rossa, the second of the three Sicilian races. Baldato was the quickest of the 100 riders that contested the bunch sprint in Scordia, beating home Mario Manzoni (Alexia) and Mykhaylo Khalilov (Colombia-Selle Italia) in a time of 4:15.11.

The 180 kilometre race started in Ramacca with all riders taking part save for Cavagnis, Wegelius and Gronqvist. The first part saw attacks by Claudio Astolfi, Gobbi, Giordani and then a group with Tiralongo, Gronqvist and Scarponi. All of these were neutralised, and the average speed for the first hour was 40.1 km/h.

The pace picked up after that an the peloton was strong out single file, with constant attacks still the order of the day. The bunch reached Scordia (km 108) for the first of four 17.5 kilometre laps, with no-one managing to get clear. Astolfi tried again with Gajicic on the second lap, but they were caught with 6 km to go on the same lap. 4 kilometres later, and Astolfi was at it again, building a 25 second lead as he crossed the line in Scordia with two laps (35 km) to go. The Acqua e Sapone rider was chased by the Tacconi Sport team, who caught him three kilometres later.

Caucchioli, Petito and Ferrari were next to attack, but were caught through the efforts of Cage Maglierie and De Nardi-Pasta Montegrappa. The last lap saw the bunch all together again, with Landbouwkrediet-Colnago taking over the pace making. Curiously the sprinters' teams did not get organised to lead out their respective men in any sort of a train, and the finish was quite chaotic.

Fassa Bortolo did manage to get it together in time to lead out Baldato for his second sprint win in two days, and his third win of the year.

"On Saturday I rode really well to stay with the best riders on the final climb," said a happy Baldato after. "My legs felt heavy and I wasn't sure I could make a move against the other fast finishers...but my teammates helped me; Velo went to the front to ride hard tempo on the flats and then Bartoli led me out until the last 200 meters. He yelled at me when he pulled off; "go ! you're alone in front..."

The third and final race in the Sicilian series is the Trofeo dell'Etna on Tuesday, March 12.

Results

1 Fabio Baldato (Ita) Fassa Bortolo                   4.15.11 (42.323 km/h)
2 Mario Manzoni (Ita) Alexia Alluminio 
3 Mykhaylo Khalilov (Ukr) Colombia-Selle Italia 
4 Alberto Ongarato (Ita) De Nardi-Pasta Montegrappa 
5 Moreno Di Biase (Ita) Mobilvetta Design/Formaggi Trentini 
6 Mauro Zinetti (Ita) Alexia Alluminio 
7 Massimiliano Gentili (Ita) Acqua & Sapone-Cantina Tollo 
8 Simone Masciarelli (Ita) Acqua & Sapone-Cantina Tollo 
9 Enrico Degano (Ita) Ceramiche Panaria-Fiordo 
10 Alberto Vinale (Ita) Alessio 
11 Crescenzo D'amore (Ita) Cage Maglierie 
12 Raimondas Rumsas (Ltu) Lampre-Daikin 
13 Giuseppe Palumbo (Ita) De Nardi-Pasta Montegrappa 
14 Cristian Pepoli (Ita) Saeco-Longoni Sport 
15 Serguei Ivanov (Rus) Fassa Bortolo 
16 Michele Bartoli (Ita) Fassa Bortolo 
17 Jan Bratkowski (Ger) Cage Maglierie 
18 Mauro Radaelli (Ita) Tacconi Sport 
19 Gianluca Bortolami (Ita) Tacconi Sport 
20 Gerhard Trampusch (Aut) Mapei-Quick Step 
21 Rolf Sorensen (Den) Landbouwkrediet-Colnago 
22 John Freddy Garcia (Col) Colombia-Selle Italia 
23 Vladimir Smirnov (Ltu) Team Colpack-Astro 
24 Thomas Gronquist (Swe) Amore & Vita Beretta 
25 Elio Aggiano (Ita) Mapei-Quick Step 
26 Patrick Calcagni (Swi) Tacconi Sport 
27 Sergiy Adyeyev (Ukr) Landbouwkrediet-Colnago 
28 Roberto Sgambelluri (Ita) Mercatone Uno 
29 Volodymyr Bileka (Ukr) Landbouwkrediet-Colnago 
30 Roberto Petito (Ita) Fassa Bortolo 
31 Diego Ferrari (Ita) Tacconi Sport 
32 Balazs Rohtmer (Hun) Amore & Vita Beretta 
33 Pietro Zucconi (Swi) Tacconi Sport 
34 Paolo Savoldelli (Ita) Alexia Alluminio 
35 Stefano Casagranda (Ita) Alessio 
36 Slawomir Kohut (Pol) Amore & Vita Beretta 
37 Giuseppe Di Grande (Ita) Alexia Alluminio 
38 Eddy Mazzoleni (Ita) Tacconi Sport 
39 Andris Nauduzs (Lat) Colombia-Selle Italia 
40 Leonardo Giordani (Ita) Team Colpack-Astro 
41 Stefano Guerrini (Ita) Ceramiche Panaria-Fiordo 
42 Luca Mazzanti (Ita) Mercatone Uno 
43 Sergei Lelekin (Rus) Cage Maglierie 
44 Pedro Horrillo Munoz (Spa) Mapei-Quick Step 
45 Alessandro Cortinovis (Ita) Lampre-Daikin 
46 Brad Davidson (Aus) Saeco-Longoni Sport 
47 Ondrej Fadrny (Cze) De Nardi-Pasta Montegrappa 
48 Stefan Rutimann (Swi) Tacconi Sport 
49 Roberto Savoldi (Ita) Mercatone Uno 
50 Marco Velo (Ita) Fassa Bortolo 
51 Michele Scarponi (Ita) Acqua & Sapone-Cantina Tollo 
52 Kyrylo Pospyeyev (Ukr) Acqua & Sapone-Cantina Tollo 
53 Ruben Lobato Elvira (Spa) Acqua & Sapone-Cantina Tollo 
54 Francesco Secchiari (Ita) Mercatone Uno 
55 Sylvester Szmyd (Pol) Tacconi Sport 
56 Sergio Barbero (Ita) Lampre-Daikin 
57 Paolo Tiralongo (Ita) Fassa Bortolo 
58 Francesco Casagrande (Ita) Fassa Bortolo 
59 Lorenzo Bernucci (Ita) Landbouwkrediet-Colnago 
60 Antonio Varriale (Ita) Ceramiche Panaria-Fiordo 
61 Jamie Burrow (GBr) Amore & Vita Beretta 
62 Yaroslav Popovych (Ukr) Landbouwkrediet-Colnago 
63 Jonas Ljungblad (Swe) Amore & Vita Beretta 
64 Davide Casarotto (Ita) Alessio 
65 Rodolfo Massi (Ita) Amore & Vita Beretta 
66 SajÓ Gajicic (Yug) Mobilvetta Design/Formaggi Trentini 
67 Bo Hamburger (Den) Alexia Alluminio 
68 Ruggero Marzoli (Ita) Mobilvetta Design/Formaggi Trentini 
69 Alessandro Brendolin (Ita) Mobilvetta Design/Formaggi Trentini 
70 Rinaldo Nocentini (Ita) Fassa Bortolo 
71 Denis Bondarenko (Rus) Mobilvetta Design/Formaggi Trentini 
72 Andrea Noe (Ita) Mapei-Quick Step 
73 Matteo Carrara (Ita) Team Colpack-Astro 
74 Leonardo Bertagnolli (Ita) Saeco-Longoni Sport 
75 Alexandr Kolobnev (Rus) Acqua & Sapone-Cantina Tollo 
76 Lorenzo Cardellini (Ita) Acqua & Sapone-Cantina Tollo 
77 Rafael Nuritdinov (Uzb) Team Colpack-Astro 
78 Rossano Brasi (Ita) De Nardi-Pasta Montegrappa 
79 Sergiy Matveyev (Ukr) Ceramiche Panaria-Fiordo 
80 Davide Frattini (Ita) Alessio 
81 Mauro Zanetti (Ita) Alessio 
82 Cristiano Frattini (Ita) Cage Maglierie 
83 Kjell Carlstrom (Fin) Amore & Vita Beretta 
84 Fabio Bulgarelli (Ita) De Nardi-Pasta Montegrappa 
85 Devis Miorin (Ita) De Nardi-Pasta Montegrappa 
86 Roberto Conti (Ita) Acqua & Sapone-Cantina Tollo 
87 Oscar Pozzi (Ita) Fassa Bortolo 
88 Massimiliano Mori (Ita) Mercatone Uno 
89 Sebastiano Scotti (Ita) Alexia Alluminio 
90 Alberto Elli (Ita) Alexia Alluminio 
91 Luca Scinto (Ita) Mapei-Quick Step 
92 Mirko Marini (Ita) Cage Maglierie 
93 Paolo Valoti (Ita) Alexia Alluminio 
94 Eddy Ratti (Ita) Mapei-Quick Step 
95 Raffaele Ferrara (Ita) Alessio 
96 Pietro Caucchioli (Ita) Alessio 
97 Nicola Chesini (Ita) Ceramiche Panaria-Fiordo 
98 Marco Fincato (Ita) Mercatone Uno 
99 Uros Murn (Slo) Mobilvetta Design/Formaggi Trentini 
100 Gorazd Stangelj (Slo) Fassa Bortolo 
101 Domenico Passuello (Ita) Colombia-Selle Italia           5.43
102 Raffaele Illiano (Ita) Colombia-Selle Italia  
103 Csaba Szekeres (Hun) Colombia-Selle Italia 
104 Aldo Zanetti (Ita) Cage Maglierie 
105 Salvatore Scamardella (Ita) Landbouwkrediet-Colnago 
106 Claudio Astolfi (Ita) Acqua & Sapone-Cantina Tollo 
107 Domenico Romano (Ita) Landbouwkrediet-Colnago 
108 Vitali Kokorine (Rus) De Nardi-Pasta Montegrappa 
    
Starters: 147    
Classified: 108    
Abandons: 39    

Past winners

2001  Mario Cipollini (Ita) Saeco            181 kms in 4.49.11 (37.554 km/h)
2000  Marco Zanotti (Ita) Liquigas           185 kms in 5.08.49 (36 km/h)
1999  Alessandro Baronti (Ita) Cantina Tollo 204 kms in 5.24.34 (37.712 km/h)
1998  Nicola Minali (Ita) Riso Scotti        184 kms in 4.40.10 (39.405 km/h)
1997  Biagio Conte (Ita)
1996  Fabiano Fontanelli (Ita)
1995  Stefano Colage (Ita)
1994  Stefano Zanini (Ita)
1992  Stefano Colage (Ita)
1991  Mario Cipollini (Ita)
1990  Adriano Baffi (Ita)
1989  Rolf S÷rensen (Den)
1988  Paolo Cimini (Ita)
1987  Adriano Baffi (Ita)
1986  Francesco Moser (Ita)
1985  Francesco Moser (Ita)
1984  Francesco Moser (Ita)
1983  Giovanni Mantovani (Ita)
1982  Wladimiro Panizza (Ita)
1981  Giuseppe Saronni (Ita)

Past winners by Mario Stiehl, Berlin