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90th Milano-Torino - 1.HC

Italy, March 5, 2005

2004 Results    Results    Past winners

Sacchi wins Milan-Turin

Fabio Sacchi (Fassa Bortolo, L)
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Fassa Bortolo's Fabio Sacchi, normally a hard working member of Alessandro Petacchi's leadout train, has won the 90th edition of Milan-Turin. In a small group sprint, Sacchi beat two-time winner Mirko Celestino (Domina Vacanze) with Paolo Tiralongo (Ceramica Panaria-Navigare) finishing third.

"This was good for the morale," said Sacchi after his 14th career victory. "I knew I was going strong, but winning is always nice. The fast men in this team are often called upon to work for our sprinter Petacchi. We do it very willingly, in view of the results and his kind attitude towards us. However, every so often it is nice to put oneself in front of everyone. For once, I can thank my fantastic teammates for what they did.

"This morning our director Giannelli decided that myself, Nibali and Petito should race properly and if we were together in the finale, to help me in the sprint. It went like this: on the last climb we had nine in front; myself, Nibali and Petito were all there. In the final kilometres, my teammates helped me and in the end I succeeded in taking home this big race."

The race, which has been moved from its traditional October date to March, started with 153 riders at 11:40am in Novate Milanese. Daniel Schnider (Phonak) was the only non starter. The first two hours were raced at a moderately brisk 41.25 km/h, with plenty of attacks but none successful. After 108 km, Radoslav Rogina attacked and took 18 others with him. The group managed a 40 second lead but was caught by the bunch at km 116. Four kilometres later, another large group of 24 split off the front, but after reaching a lead of 23 seconds, it came back together after 128 km. The average after three hours was 41.8 km/h.

A more successful move came from Kristjan Fajt (Tenax), who attacked after 142 km and quickly gained a lead of over a minute. After 150 km, Ignacio Gutierrez (Phonak) countered and caught Fajt in only two kilometres. The Slovenian quickly went back to the bunch, and Gutierrez suffered the same fate shortly afterwards.

The podium (L to R):
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The next riders to go clear were Matthew White (Cofidis) and Luis Felipe Laverde (Panaria) at km 158. These two managed a maximum lead of 46 seconds with 30 km to go, but on the Colle di Superga, the pair were recaptured. With 17 km left, the winning breakaway went: Emanuele Sella, Lucca Mazzanti, Paolo Tiralongo (all Panaria), Mirko Celestino (Domina Vacanze), Fabio Sacchi, Roberto Petito, Vincenzo Nibali (all Fassa Bortolo), Danilo Di Luca and Andrea Noč (Liquigas-Bianchi), with Przemslaw Niemec (Miche) managing to get across 2 km later. Ivan Basso (CSC) and Serguei Gonchar (Domina Vacanze) were chasing at 14 seconds, but didn't make it across.

Celestino attacked on the descent with 5 km to go, gaining half a minute before he was caught by the group behind with 2 km to go. Nevertheless, he had the strength to finish second behind Fabio Sacchi in the sprint, with Tiralongo placing third.


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Results - 199 km

1 Fabio Sacchi (Ita) Fassa Bortolo                                          4.47.41 (41.5 km/h)
2 Mirko Celestino (Ita) Domina Vacanze                                             
3 Paolo Tiralongo (Ita) Ceramica Panaria-Navigare                                  
4 Emanuele Sella (Ita) Ceramica Panaria-Navigare                                   
5 Danilo Di Luca (Ita) Liquigas-Bianchi                                        0.01
6 Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Fassa Bortolo                                          0.03
7 Andrea Noe' (Ita) Liquigas-Bianchi                                           0.04
8 Roberto Petito (Ita) Fassa Bortolo                                           0.07
9 Luca Mazzanti (Ita) Ceramica Panaria-Navigare                                0.15
10 Przemyslaw Niemec (Pol) Miche                                               0.16
11 Mikhaylo Khalilov (Ukr) Team L.P.R.                                         0.46
12 Stuart O'grady (Aus) Cofidis, Le Credit Par Telephone                           
13 Serguei Gonchar (Ukr) Domina Vacanze                                            
14 Massimo Codol (Ita) Fassa Bortolo                                               
15 Johann Tschopp (Swi) Phonak Hearing Systems                                 0.47
16 Vladimir Miholjevic (Cro) Liquigas-Bianchi                                      
17 Valery Kobzarenko (Ukr) Acqua & Sapone-Adria Mobil                              
18 Giuseppe Palumbo (Ita) Acqua & Sapone-Adria Mobil                               
19 Ivan Basso (Ita) Team CSC                                                       
20 Mauro Santambrogio (Ita) Team L.P.R.                                        1.07
21 Cédric Vasseur (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit Par Telephone                           
22 Giairo Ermeti (Ita) Miche                                                       
23 Brian Vandborg (Den) Team CSC                                                   
24 Aitor Galdos Alonso (Spa) Ceramica Panaria-Navigare                         1.08
25 Daniele Contrini (Ita) Team L.P.R.                                              
26 Massimiliano Mori (Ita) Naturino-Sapore di Mare                                 
27 Sergio Marinangeli (Ita) Naturino-Sapore di Mare                                
28 Paolo Longo Borghini (Ita) Team Barloworld-Valsir                               
29 Martin Elmiger (Swi) Phonak Hearing Systems                                     
30 Michael Blaudzun (Den) Team CSC                                                 
31 Daniele Pietropolli (Ita) Tenax-Nobili Rubinetterie                             
32 Slawomir Kohut (Pol) Miche                                                      
33 Pasquale Muto (Ita) Miche                                                       
34 Raffaele Ferrara (Ita) Team Androni Giocattoli-3C Casalinghi                    
35 Valerio Agnoli (Ita) Naturino-Sapore di Mare                                    
36 Marco Osella (Ita) Team Androni Giocattoli-3C Casalinghi                        
37 Ignacio Gutierrez Cataluna (Spa) Phonak Hearing Systems                         
38 Massimo Giunti (Ita) Fassa Bortolo                                              
39 Pavel Tonkov (Rus) Team L.P.R.                                              1.09
40 Bert Grabsch (Ger) Phonak Hearing Systems                                       
41 Manuel Calvente Gorbas (Spa) Team CSC                                           
42 Leonardo Bertagnolli (Ita) Cofidis, Le Credit Par Telephone                     
43 Michele Gobbi (Ita) Domina Vacanze                                          1.10
44 Daniel Atienza Urendez (Spa) Cofidis, Le Credit Par Telephone                   
45 Filippo Simeoni (Ita) Naturino-Sapore di Mare                               1.13
46 Enrico Franzoi (Ita) Lampre-Caffita                                         1.30
47 Davide Vigano (Ita) Team Androni Giocattoli-3C Casalinghi                       
48 Stefan Adamsson (Swe) Team Barloworld-Valsir                                    
49 Alexandre Bazhenov (Rus) Naturino-Sapore di Mare                            1.31
50 Andrea Masciarelli (Ita) Acqua & Sapone-Adria Mobil                         1.32
51 Antonio Bucciero (Ita) Acqua & Sapone-Adria Mobil                               
52 Raffaele Illiano (Ita) Colombia-Selle Italia                                    
53 Gianluca Bortolami (Ita) Lampre-Caffita                                     1.33
54 Moises Aldape Chavez (Mex) Ceramica Panaria-Navigare                            
55 Maurizio Varini (Ita) Ceramica Flaminia                                     1.40
56 Alessandro Bertolini (Ita) Domina Vacanze                                   2.18
57 Alessandro Bertuola (Ita) Naturino-Sapore di Mare                           2.19
58 Francesco Failli (Ita) Naturino-Sapore di Mare                                  
59 Steve Zampieri (Swi) Phonak Hearing Systems                                     
60 Aitor Hernandez Gutierrez (Spa) Team L.P.R.                                     
61 Fabrizio Guidi (Ita) Phonak Hearing Systems                                     
62 Andrea Peron (Ita) Team CSC                                                 2.20
63 Radoslav Rogina (Cro) Tenax-Nobili Rubinetterie                                 
64 Alessandro Vanotti (Ita) Domina Vacanze                                         
65 Nicolas Inaudi (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit Par Telephone                           
66 Ruslan Ivanov (Mda) Domina Vacanze                                          2.21
67 Nicola Scattolin (Ita) Team Androni Giocattoli-3C Casalinghi                    
68 Ruslan Pidgornyy (Ukr) Tenax-Nobili Rubinetterie                                
69 Paolo Bailetti (Ita) Team Androni Giocattoli-3C Casalinghi                      
70 Blazej Janiaczyk (Pol) Team Androni Giocattoli-3C Casalinghi                    
71 Sean Sullivan (Aus) Team Barloworld-Valsir                                      
72 David Mcpartland (Aus) Tenax-Nobili Rubinetterie                                
73 Tom Southam (GBr) Team Barloworld-Valsir                                    2.22
74 Oleksandr Kvachuk (Ukr) Lampre-Caffita                                      2.48
75 Stefano Boggia (Ita) Ceramica Flaminia                                      3.54
76 Marlon Alirio Perez Arango (Col) Colombia-Selle Italia                      3.57
77 Niki Aebersold (Swi) Phonak Hearing Systems                                 4.34
78 Konstantin Klyuev (Rus) Team Androni Giocattoli-3C Casalinghi               4.37
79 Juan Pablo Magallanes Aranda (Mex) Team Androni Giocattoli-3C Casalinghi    4.40
80 Wladimir Belli (Ita) Domina Vacanze                                             
81 Antonio D'aniello (Ita) Miche                                                   
82 Leonardo Moser (Ita) Acqua & Sapone-Adria Mobil                                 
83 Vladimir Efimkin (Rus) Team Barloworld-Valsir                                   
84 Eddy Serri (Ita) Team Barloworld-Valsir                                         
85 Andreas Matzbacher (Aut) Lampre-Caffita                                     5.10
86 Peter Luttenberger (Aut) Team CSC                                               
87 Marco Marcato (Ita) Team Androni Giocattoli-3C Casalinghi                       
88 Murilo Fischer (Bra) Naturino-Sapore di Mare                                    
89 Francesco Chicchi (Ita) Fassa Bortolo                                           
90 Ivan Degasperi (Ita) Team L.P.R.                                            5.11
91 Luca De Angeli (Ita) Colombia-Selle Italia                                      
92 Alessandro Maserati (Ita) Team L.P.R.                                           
93 Leonardo Caneschi (Ita) Miche                                                   
94 Ivailo Gabrovski (Bul) Miche                                                    
95 Paride Grillo (Ita) Ceramica Panaria-Navigare                                   
96 Daniele Masolino (Ita) Team L.P.R.                                              
97 Brett Lancaster (Aus) Ceramica Panaria-Navigare                             5.12
98 Cristiano Frattini (Ita) Tenax-Nobili Rubinetterie                              
99 Gabriele Bosisio (Ita) Tenax-Nobili Rubinetterie                                
100 Marco Righetto (Ita) Liquigas-Bianchi                                          
101 Gustav Erik Larsson (Swe) Fassa Bortolo                                        
102 Matej Mugerli (Slo) Liquigas-Bianchi                                           
103 Giosuč Bonomi (Ita) Lampre-Caffita                                             
104 Andris Nauduzs (Lat) Naturino-Sapore di Mare                               5.13
105 Sascha Urweider (Swi) Phonak Hearing Systems                                   
106 Grégory Rast (Swi) Phonak Hearing Systems                                      
107 Kristjan Fajt (Slo) Tenax-Nobili Rubinetterie                                  
108 Luca Celli (Ita) Team Barloworld-Valsir                                        
109 Stefano Cavallari (Ita) Team Barloworld-Valsir                                 
110 Moreno Di Biase (Ita) Colombia-Selle Italia                                5.14
111 Alessio Galletti (Ita) Naturino-Sapore di Mare                                 
112 Thierry Marichal (Bel) Cofidis, Le Credit Par Telephone                        
113 Matthew White (Aus) Cofidis, Le Credit Par Telephone                           
114 Gianluca Tonetti (Ita) Tenax-Nobili Rubinetterie                               
115 Devis Miorin (Ita) Liquigas-Bianchi                                            
116 Alberto Tacconi (Ita) Miche                                                6.45
117 Philippe Schnyder (Swi) Colombia-Selle Italia                                  
118 Fabio Borghesi (Ita) Miche                                                 6.46
119 0 Davis Scott (Aus) Tenax-Nobili Rubinetterie                                  
120 Manuel Mattiuz (Ita) Miche                                                     
121 Stefano Guerrini (Ita) Ceramica Flaminia                                   6.47
122 Krzysztof Szczawinski (Pol) Ceramica Flaminia                              7.18
123 Dmitri Konyshev (Rus) Team L.P.R.                                          8.06
124 Paolo Fornaciari (Ita) Lampre-Caffita                                          
125 Andrus Aug (Est) Fassa Bortolo                                                 
126 Zoran Klemencic (Slo) Tenax-Nobili Rubinetterie                                
127 Mirco Lorenzetto (Ita) Domina Vacanze                                      8.07
128 Claudio Corioni (Ita) Fassa Bortolo                                        8.08
129 Enrico Gasparotto (Ita) Liquigas-Bianchi                                   8.09
130 Danilo Napolitano (Ita) Team L.P.R.                                            
131 Claudio Astolfi (Ita) Acqua & Sapone-Adria Mobil                               
132 Samuele Marzoli (Ita) Lampre-Caffita                                           
133 Massimiliano Martella (Ita) Ceramica Flaminia                                  
134 Andrea Ferrigato (Ita) Acqua & Sapone-Adria Mobil                          8.10
135 Guido Trombetta (Ita) Ceramica Flaminia                                        
136 Gabriele Balducci (Ita) Acqua & Sapone-Adria Mobil                             
137 Manuele Spadi (Ita) Ceramica Flaminia                                      8.11
138 Francesco Cipolletta (Ita) Ceramica Flaminia                                   
139 Leonardo Scarselli (Ita) Colombia-Selle Italia                            10.48
140 Simone Masciarelli (Ita) Acqua & Sapone-Adria Mobil                       11.40
141 Alessandro Donati (Ita) Acqua & Sapone-Adria Mobil                             
142 Cristian Bonfanti (Ita) Domina Vacanze                                         
143 Luis Felipe Laverde Jimenez (Col) Ceramica Panaria-Navigare               11.41
144 Dario Pieri (Ita) Lampre-Caffita                                          11.42
145 Ivan Quaranta (Ita) Domina Vacanze                                        11.43
146 Fabio Boccialoni (Ita) Ceramica Flaminia                                       
147 Enrico Degano (Ita) Team Barloworld-Valsir                                12.23
148 Graeme Brown (Aus) Ceramica Panaria-Navigare                                   
149 Mariano Giallorenzo (Ita) Colombia-Selle Italia                           12.46
DNF Dmitri Gaynitdinov (Rus) Ceramica Flaminia                                     
DNF Alejandro Alberto Borrajo (Arg) Ceramica Panaria-Navigare                      
DNF José Rujano Guillen (Ven) Colombia-Selle Italia                                
DNF Lars Michaelsen (Den) Team CSC                                                 
DNS Daniel Schnider (Swi) Phonak Hearing Systems                                   

Past winners

2004 Marcos A. Serrano Rodriguez (Spa) Liberty Seguros
2003 Mirko Celestino (Ita) Saeco
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,