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88th Milano-Torino - 1.1

Italy, October 15, 2003

2002 Results    Results    Past winners

Celestino solo in tight finish

Golden boy
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A late attack by Saeco's Mirko Celestino has given him his second victory in Milan-Turin, after winning two years ago. The 29 year old Italian from Liguria could hardly believe it when he crossed the line in front of Davide Rebellin (Gerolsteiner) and Miguel Angel Martin Perdiguero (Domina Vacanze-Elitron) to win the first of the "Trittico d'Autunno".

Due to bad weather the previous night, the 88th edition of the race could not finish in the motovelodromo Fausto Coppi as planned, however the streets of Turin sufficed well. The race was not particularly animated until the Colle di Superga with 16 km to go, where the main selection was made by the Italians and the Spaniards.

World's silver medalist Alejandro Valverde (Kelme) stirred things up, taking Carlos Sastre (CSC), Miguel Martin Perdiguero (Domina), Leonardo Piepoli (iBanesto) and Angelo Lopeboselli (Cofidis) with him. Michele Bartoli gave chase alone, but the small group was recaptured by the peloton on the descent. Following that, Davide Rebellin (Gerolsteiner) attacked with Juan Antonio Flecha and José Ivan Gutierrez (iBanesto) and Dmitri Fofonov (Cofidis), but this too met with failure.

The winning move from Celestino came with 4 km to go, when he escaped with Pablo Lastras. The pair could only get a small gap and it looked like the 50 rider peloton would swallow them up before the line, but somehow Celestino managed to stay clear and took a very satisfying victory. He now hopes to crown his season in Sunday's Giro di Lombardia, a race which he won in 1999.


Images by Fotoreporter Sirotti

Results - 198 km

1 Mirko Celestino (Ita) Team Saeco                              4.56.52 (40.018 km/h)
2 Davide Rebellin (Ita) Gerolsteiner                                   
3 Miguel Angel Martin Perdiguero (Spa) Domina Vacanze-Elitron          
4 Pablo Lastras Garcia (Spa)                              
5 Gerrit Glomser (Aut) Team Saeco                                      
6 Frank Schleck (Lux) Team CSC                                         
7 Angel Vicioso Arcos (Spa) O.N.C.E.-Eroski                            
8 Matthias Kessler (Ger) Team Telekom                                  
9 Dmitri Fofonov (Kaz) Cofidis, Le Crédit par Téléphone                
10 José Ivan Gutierrez Palacios (Spa)                     
11 Michele Bartoli (Ita) Fassa Bortolo                                 
12 Robert Sassone (Fra) Cofidis, Le Crédit par Téléphone               
13 Wladimir Belli (Ita) Lampre                                         
14 Leonardo Giordani (Ita) De Nardi-Colpack                            
15 Daniele Righi (Ita) Lampre                                          
16 Angelo Lopeboselli (Ita) Cofidis, Le Crédit par Téléphone           
17 Serhiy Honchar (Ukr) De Nardi-Colpack                               
18 Fabrizio Guidi (Ita) Team Bianchi                                   
19 Alessandro Vanotti (Ita) De Nardi-Colpack                           
20 Alexandre Moos (Swi) Phonak Hearing Systems                         
21 Juan Antonio Flecha Giannoni (Spa)                     
22 Daniel Schnider (Swi) Phonak Hearing Systems                        
23 Joaquin Rodriguez Oliver (Spa) O.N.C.E.-Eroski                      
24 Simone Masciarelli (Ita) Vini Caldirola-SO.DI                       
25 Santiago Perez Fernandez (Spa) Phonak Hearing Systems               
26 Marcus Zberg (Swi) Gerolsteiner                                     
27 Guido Trentin (Ita) Cofidis, Le Crédit par Téléphone                
28 Lorenzo Bernucci (Ita) Landbouwkrediet-Colnago                      
29 Marius Sabaliauskas (Ltu) Team Saeco                                
30 Francisco Vila Errandonea (Spa) Lampre                              
31 Bingen Fernandez Bustinza (Spa) Cofidis, Le Crédit par Téléphone    
32 Michael Rasmussen (Den) Rabobank                                    
33 Marcos A. Serrano Rodriguez (Spa) O.N.C.E.-Eroski                   
34 Oskar Camenzind (Swi) Phonak Hearing Systems                        
35 Marco Fertonani (Ita) Phonak Hearing Systems                        
36 Giuliano Figueras (Ita) Ceramiche Panaria-Fiordo                    
37 Alejandro Valverde Belmonte (Spa) Kelme-Costa Blanca                
38 Massimo Giunti (Ita) Domina Vacanze-Elitron                         
39 Leonardo Piepoli (Ita)                                 
40 Oscar Sevilla Ribera (Spa) Kelme-Costa Blanca                       
41 Aitor Garmendia Arbilla (Spa) Team Bianchi                          
42 Massimo Codol (Ita) Mercatone Uno - Scanavino                       
43 Daniel Atienza (Spa) Cofidis, Le Crédit par Téléphone               
44 Leonardo Bertagnolli (Ita) Team Saeco                               
45 Andrea Peron (Ita) Team CSC                                         
46 Felix M. Garcia Casas (Spa) Team Bianchi                            
47 Isidro Nozal Vega (Spa) O.N.C.E.-Eroski                             
48 Filippo Simeoni (Ita) Domina Vacanze-Elitron                        
49 Carlos Sastre Candil (Spa) Team CSC                                 
50 Igor Gonzalez De Galdeano (Spa) O.N.C.E.-Eroski                     
51 Ruben Lobato Elvira (Spa) Domina Vacanze-Elitron                    
52 Alessandro Bertolini (Ita) Alessio                              1.00
53 Constantino Zaballa Gutierez (Spa) Kelme-Costa Blanca               
54 Martin Elmiger (Swi) Phonak Hearing Systems                         
55 Roberto Petito (Ita) Fassa Bortolo                                  
56 Damiano Cunego (Ita) Team Saeco                                     
57 Ruggero Borghi (Ita) Mercatone Uno - Scanavino                      
58 Stefano Zanini (Ita) Team Saeco                                 2.01
59 Matteo Tosatto (Ita) Fassa Bortolo                                  
60 Jordi Riera Valls (Spa) Kelme-Costa Blanca                          
61 Massimo Cigana (Ita) Mercatone Uno - Scanavino                      
62 Gianni Faresin (Ita) Gerolsteiner                                   
63 Ronald Mutsaars (Ned) Rabobank                                      
64 Andrea Masciarelli (Ita) Vini Caldirola-SO.DI                       
65 Allan Davis (Aus) O.N.C.E.-Eroski                                   
66 Paolo Lanfranchi (Ita) Ceramiche Panaria-Fiordo                     
67 José Enrique Gutierrez Cataluna (Spa) Kelme-Costa Blanca            
68 Leonardo Zanotti (Ita) De Nardi-Colpack                             
69 Andrea Moletta (Ita) Mercatone Uno - Scanavino                      
70 Roberto Arroyo (Spa) Team CSC                                       
71 Oscar Pozzi (Ita) Tenax                                             
72 Pietro Zucconi (Swi) Vini Caldirola-SO.DI                           
73 Marek Galinski (Pol) CCC-Polsat                                     
74 Sergiy Avdyeyev (Ukr) Landbouwkrediet-Colnago                       
75 Nico Mattan (Bel) Cofidis, Le Crédit par Téléphone                  
76 Piotr Przydzial (Pol) CCC-Polsat                                    
77 Oscar Mason (Ita) Vini Caldirola-SO.DI                              
78 Manuel Calvente Gorbas (Spa) Team CSC                               
79 Andreas Klier (Ger) Team Telekom                                    
80 Volodymyr Bileka (Ukr) Landbouwkrediet-Colnago                      
81 Massimiliano Mori (Ita) Formaggi Pinzolo Fiave                      
82 Unai Osa Eizaguirre (Spa)                              
83 Rubens Bertogliati (Swi) Lampre                                     
84 Pietro Caucchioli (Ita) Alessio                                     
85 Vladimir Duma (Ukr) Landbouwkrediet-Colnago                         
86 Paolo Valoti (Ita) Domina Vacanze-Elitron                           
87 Denis Lunghi (Ita) Alessio                                      4.13
88 Lorenzo Cardellini (Ita) Domina Vacanze-Elitron                     
89 Marco Pinotti (Ita) Lampre                                      4.15
90 Stefan Adamsson (Swe) Team Bianchi                                  
91 Jan Hruska (Cze) O.N.C.E.-Eroski                                    
92 Rafael Nuritdinov (Uzb) De Nardi-Colpack                            
93 Jon Odriozola Mugarza (Spa)                            
94 Giuliano Sulpizi (Ita) Formaggi Pinzolo Fiave                       
95 Stefano Casagranda (Ita) Alessio                                    
96 Patrick Calcagni (Swi) Vini Caldirola-SO.DI                         
97 Jose Cayetano Julia Cegarra (Spa) Kelme-Costa Blanca                
98 David  Plaza Romero (Spa) Team Bianchi                              
99 Juan Manuel Cuenca Martinez (Spa) Kelme-Costa Blanca                
100 Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa) O.N.C.E.-Eroski                 6.03
101 Gian Paolo Cheula (Ita) Vini Caldirola-SO.DI                   6.22
102 Daniele Pietropolli (Ita) Tenax                                    
103 Davide Casarotto (Ita) Alessio                                 8.40
104 Antonio Tauler (Spa) Kelme-Costa Blanca                            
105 Marc Lotz (Ned) Rabobank                                           
106 Christian Werner (Ger) Team Telekom                                
107 Thorwald Veneberg (Ned) Rabobank                                   
108 Seweryn Kohut (Pol) CCC-Polsat                                     
109 Grischa Niermann (Ger) Rabobank                                    
110 Kevin De Weert (Bel) Rabobank                                      
111 Jaroslaw Zarebski (Pol) CCC-Polsat                                 
112 Radoslaw Romanik (Pol) CCC-Polsat                                  
113 Stephan Schreck (Ger) Team Telekom                                 
114 Rolf Aldag (Ger) Team Telekom                                      
115 Dariusz Baranowski (Pol) CCC-Polsat                                
116 Sergiy Matveyev (Ukr) Ceramiche Panaria-Fiordo                     
117 Cristiano Frattini (Ita) Tenax                                     
118 Tristan Hoffman (Ned) Team CSC                                     
119 Julian Dean (NZl) Team CSC                                         
120 Luis F. Laverde Jimenez (Col) Formaggi Pinzolo Fiave               
121 Crescenzo D'amore (Ita) Tenax                                      
122 Sebastian Lang (Ger) Gerolsteiner                              9.43
123 Marco Gili (Ita) Vini Caldirola-SO.DI                              
124 Nicola Loda (Ita) Fassa Bortolo                                    
125 Simone Bertoletti (Ita) Lampre                                     
126 Michael Rich (Ger) Gerolsteiner                                    
127 Marco Zanotti (Ita) Fassa Bortolo                                  
128 Marco Velo (Ita) Fassa Bortolo                                     
129 Thomas Liese (Ger) Team Bianchi                                    
130 Uwe Hardter (Ger) Gerolsteiner                                     
131 Raffaele Ferrara (Ita) Alessio                                     
132 Niki Aebersold (Swi) Phonak Hearing Systems                        
133 Gianluca Sironi (Ita) Vini Caldirola-SO.DI                         
134 Davide Frattini (Ita) Alessio                                      
135 Vladimir Miholievic (Cro) Alessio                                  
136 Marco Battiston (Ita) Tenax                                        
137 Grégory Rast (Swi) Phonak Hearing Systems                          
138 Dario David Cioni (Ita) Fassa Bortolo                              
139 Cristian Pepoli (Ita) Team Saeco                                   
140 David Mcpartland (Aus) Tenax                                       
141 Addy Engels (Ned) Rabobank                                         
142 Thorsten Rund (Ger) Team Bianchi                                   
143 Alessio Galletti (Ita) Team Saeco                                  
144 Marcus Knopfle (Ger) Tenax                                         
145 Santo Anza' (Ita) Landbouwkrediet-Colnago                          
146 Ruslan Gryschenko (Ukr) Landbouwkrediet-Colnago                    
147 Kyrylo Pospyeyev (Ukr) Domina Vacanze-Elitron                      
148 Gianluca Dal Cin (Ita) Tenax                                       
149 Francesco Chicchi (Ita) Fassa Bortolo                         10.10
150 Jakob  Piil (Den) Team CSC                                         
151 Claudio Lucchini (Ita) Landbouwkrediet-Colnago                     
152 Uwe Peschel (Ger) Gerolsteiner                                     
153 Domenico Gualdi (Ita) Formaggi Pinzolo Fiave                       
154 Michele Gobbi (Ita) De Nardi-Colpack                               
155 Filippo Perfetto (Ita) Ceramiche Panaria-Fiordo                    
156 Matteo Cappe' (Ita) Formaggi Pinzolo Fiave                         
157 Marco Villa (Ita) Formaggi Pinzolo Fiave                           
158 Scott Davis (Aus) Ceramiche Panaria-Fiordo                         
159 Alejandro Alberto Borrajo (Arg) Ceramiche Panaria-Fiordo           
160 Daniel Clavero (Spa) Mercatone Uno - Scanavino                     
161 Ellis Rastelli (Ita) Gerolsteiner                                  
162 Cristian Gasperoni (Ita) Mercatone Uno - Scanavino                 
163 Remmert Wielinga (Ned) Rabobank                                    
Starters: 175
Classified: 163 

Past winners

2002 Michele Bartoli (Ita) Fassa Bortolo 
2001 Mirko Celestino (Ita) Saeco-Longoni Sport
2000 Not held
1999 Marcus Zberg (Swi) Rabobank
1998 Niki Aebersold (Swi)
1997 Laurent Jalabert (Fra)
1996 Giovanni Moro (Ita)
1996 Daniele Nardello (Ita)
1995 Stefano Zanini (Ita)
1994 Francesco Casagrande (Ita)
1993 Rolf Sörensen (Den)
1992 Gianni Bugno (Ita)
1991 Davide Cassani (Ita)
1990 Mauro Gianetti (Swi)
1989 Rolf Gölz (Ger)
1988 Rolf Gölz (Ger)
1987 Phil Anderson (Aus)
1985 Daniele Caroli (Ita)
1984 Paolo Rosola (Ita)
1983 Francesco Moser (Ita)
1982 Giuseppe Saronni (Ita)
1981 Giuseppe Martinelli (Ita)
1980 Giovanni Battaglin (Ita)
1979 Alfio Vandi (Ita)
1978 Pierino Gavazzi (Ita)
1977 Rik Van Linden (Bel)
1976 Enrio Paolini (Ita)
1975 Wladimiro Panizza (Ita)
1974 Roger De Vlaeminck (Bel)
1973 Marcello Bergamo (Ita)
1972 Roger De Vlaeminck (Bel)
1971 Georges Pintens (Bel)
1970 Luciano Armani (Ita)
1969 Claudio Micheletto (Ita)
1968 Franco Bitossi (Ita)
1967 Gianni Motta (Ita)
1966 Marino Vigna (Ita)
1965 Vittorio Taccone (Ita)
1964 Valentin Uriona (Spa)
1963 Franco Cribiori (Ita)
1962 Franco Balmamion (Ita)
1961 Walter Martin (Ita)
1960 Arnaldo Pambianco (Ita)
1959 Nello Fabbri (Ita)
1958 Agostino Coletto (Ita)
1957 Miguel Poblet (Spa)
1956 Ferdi Kübler (Swi)
1955 Cleto Maule (Ita)
1954 Agostino Coletta (Ita)
1953 Luciano Maggini (Ita)
1952 Aldo Bini (Ita)
1951 Fiorenzo Magni (Ita)
1950 Adolfo Crosso (Ita)
1949 Luigi Casola (Ita)
1948 Sergio Maggini (Ita)
1947 Italo De Zan (Ita)
1946 Vito Ortelli (Ita)
1945 Vito Ortelli (Ita)
1942 Piero Chiappini (Ita)
1941 Piero Chiappini (Ita)
1940 Pierino Favalli (Ita)
1939 Pierino Favalli (Ita)
1938 Pierino Favalli (Ita)
1937 Giuseppe Martano (Ita)
1936 Cesare Del Cancia (Ita)
1935 Giovanni Gotti (Ita)
1934 Mario Cipriani (Ita)
1933 Giuseppe Graglia (Ita)
1932 Giuseppe Olmo (Ita)
1931 Giuseppe Graglia (Ita)
1925 Adriano Zanaga (Ita)
1924 Federico Gay (Ita)
1923 Costante Girardengo (Ita)
1922 Adriano Zanaga (Ita)
1921 Federico Gay (Ita)
1920 Costante Girardengo (Ita)
1919 Costante Girardengo (Ita)
1918 Gaetano Belloni (Ita)
1917 Oscar Egg (Swi)
1915 Costante Girardengo (Ita)
1914 Costante Girardengo (Ita)
1913 Giuseppe Azzini (Ita)
1911 Henri Pelissier (Fra)
1905 Giovanni Rossignoli
1903 Giovanni Gerbi (Ita)
1894 Luigi Airaldi (Ita)
1874 Paolo Magretti (Ita)

Past winners by Mario Stiehl,