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34th Giro d'Italia U26 e U23 - 2.6

Italy, June 11-20, 2004

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Stage 9 - June 19: Fabriano (An) - Terminillo (Ri), 167.0 km

Marzano wins and takes pink jersey

By Augusto Rosati, Il Mondo del Ciclismo

Marco Marzano (VC Ceramiche Pagnoncelli)
Photo ©: Gianni Nava
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Marco Marzano (VC Ceramiche Pagnoncelli) has won the crucial ninth stage of the Giro d'Italia U26 from Fabriano to Monte Terminillo (1700m) over 167 km, beating Domenico Pozzovivo (GS Zalf Desire' Fior) by 0'03 and Irish Philip Deignan (V.C. La Pomme Marseille) by 0'17. Marzano took over the pink jersey after overnight leader Alessandro Bertuola (IMA Moro Brugnotto Zotta) only finished 12th at 2'15 from the winner. However, the gap between the two is a mere second, setting things up for an interesting finale tomorrow.

The last stage is a 117 km circuit race that starts and finishes in Rieti. Given the difference between the top two riders on GC, this will be a big battle between VC Ceramiche Pagnoncelli and IMA Moro Brugnotto Zotta.

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Images by Gianni Nava/Il Mondo del Ciclismo

Results

1 Marco Marzano (Ita) VC Ceramiche Pagnoncelli           4.38.40 (36.602 km/h)
2 Domenico Pozzovivo (Ita) GS Zalf Desirče Fior             0.03
3 Philip Deignan (Irl) VC La Pmme Marseille                 0.16
4 Luca Zanasca (Ita) Palazzago                              0.17
5 Ivan Buoso (Ita)  Camel Brunero Boeris                    0.40
6 Massimiliano Maisto (Ita) VC Podenzano                    0.47
7 Micula Dematteis (Ita) GS Bottoli Artoni Zoccorinese      1.07
8 David Betts (Aus) Australia                               1.48
9 Marco Osella (Ita) GS Resine Ragnoli                      2.11
10 Denis Shkarpeta (Yug) VC Ceramiche Pagnoncelli           2.13
...
12 Alessandro Bertuola (Ita) Ima Moro Brugnotto Zotta       2.15

General classification after stage 9

1 Marco Marzano (Ita) VC Ceramiche Pagnoncelli          30.41.30
2 Alessandro Bertuola (Ita) Ima Moro Brugnotto              0.01
3 Domenico Pozzovivo (Ita) GS Zalf Desirče Fior             1.17
4 Micula Dematteis (Ita) GS Bottoli Artoni Zoccorinese      2.01
5 Riccardo Riccň (Ita) GC Fausto Coppi Grassi               3.18
6 Paolo Bailetti (Ita) Camel Brunero Boeris                 3.51
7 Dainius Kairelis (Ltu) Cyber Team Faresin                 4.08
8 Alexandr Sabalin (Mda) VC La Pomme Marseille              4.19
9 Hrvoje Miholjevic (Cro) Promociclo                        4.27
10 Denis Shkarpeta (Yug) VC Ceramiche Pagnoncelli           5.13