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11th Giro delle Regioni - 2.2

Italy, April 26-May 1, 2006

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Stage 1 - April 26: Cassino - Fiuggi, 107 km

Goss wins first stage Giro dele Regioni rider Matthew Goss has scored his second win in as many days with victory in stage one of the Giro delle Regioni in Italy. The 19 year old Australian, who yesterday won the prestigious GP Liberazione in Rome, today was again the strongest of the 150 international riders from 25 countries on the 107.5km stage from Cassino to the medieval town of Fiuggi, in the hills south of Rome.

"The course wasn't very hilly but there were a couple of climbs which stretched out the race towards the end but not enough to split it apart," said Goss. "The Ukraine controlled it in the early part as they are trying to set up their U23 World Champion (Dmytro Grabovskyy) for the overall."

An early break of three riders gained more than two minutes on the bunch but by the time the race reached the top of the Category 3 climb at the 79 kilometre mark it was all together.

"The boys were unbelievable," said Team Director, Brian Stephens. "They were in every single move from then on and there were a lot of them. Simon Clarke went in one, Wes Sulzberger was in another and Gossy was in a few as well."

Eventually at around ten kilometres remaining a group of four, including Goss, rode clear. Five kilometres from home Goss launched a solo attack but abandoned the move soon after.

"I thought if I keep going by myself I might get caught in the last kilometre and not have much left for the sprint," explained Goss. "I knew I was probably the fastest sprinter in there so I opted to drop back to the group."

Five hundred metres from the line Grabovskyy bridged the gap to put five riders in contention for stage honours.

"I started my sprint at 250m to go because I was confident I could hold them off," said Goss who ended up winning by a good bike length. "It's great that I've had a good couple of weeks and I'll try and keep it going."

Goss' win also gives him the overall lead in the six day race which tomorrow heads 167.8 kilometres from Villanova di Guidonia to Guidonia Montecelio north east of Rome.


1 Matthew Goss (Aus) Australia               2.37.50
2 Oscar Gatto (Ita) Italy                           
3 Anders Lund (Den) Denmark                         
4 Dymytriy Grabovskiy (Ukr) Ukraine                 
5 Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) Belgium                   
6 Andre Steensen (Den) Denmark                      
7 Francesco Gavazzi (Ita) Italy                     
8 Mickael Larpe (Fra) France                        
9 Bolat Raimbekov (Kaz) Kazakhstan                  
10 Clemens Fankhauser (Aut) Austria                 
11 Michal Golas (Pol) Poland                        
12 Jelle Vanendert (Bel) Belgium                    
13 Andrey Solomennikov (Rus) Russia                 
14 Romain Feillu (Fra) France                       
15 Pieter Jacobs (Bel) Belgium                      
16 Aldoino Ilesic (Slo) Slovenia                    
17 Marco Oreggia (Aut) Austria                      
18 Geraint Thomas (GBr) Great Britain               
19 Albert Timmer (Ned) Netherlands                  
20 Josef Kugler (Aut) Austria                       
21 Yukiya Arashiro (Jpn) Japan                      
22 Guillaume Levarlet (Fra) France                  
23 Dirk Bellemakers (Ned) Netherlands               
24 Stefan Hristov (Bul) Bulgaria                    
25 Simon Clarke (Aus) Australia                     
26 Avery Clinton (NZl) New Zealand                  
27 Aurelien Passeron (Fra) France                   
28 Maxim Belkov (Rus) Russia                        
29 Marco Giuseppe Baro (Ita) Italy                  
30 Christoph Sokol (Aut) Austria                    
31 Gauma Byron (Ecu) Ecuador                        
32 Roman Kireyev (Kaz) Kazakhstan                   
33 Yann Huguet (Fra) France                         
34 Wesley Sultzberger (Aus) Australia               
35 Mitsunari Mitaki (Jpn) Japan                     
36 Ermanno Capelli (Ita) Italy                      
37 Tom Leezer (Ned) Netherlands                     
38 Benoit Sinner (Fra) France                       
39 Piotr Osinski (Pol) Poland                       
40 Stun Ennekens (Bel) Belgium                      
41 Alexander Gottfried (Ger) Germany                
42 Andrey Zeits (Kaz) Kazakhstan                    
43 Gavin Darwin (Ecu) Ecuador                       
44 Shalin Higgerson (Aus) Australia                 
45 Ben Greenwood (GBr) Great Britain                
46 Thomas Kvist (Den) Denmark                       
47 Peter Kusztor (Hun) Hungary                      
48 Milos Velickovic (SCG) Serbia Montenegro         
49 Andrims Buividas (Ltu) Lituania                  
50 Daniel Mc Connell (Aus) Australia                
51 Steven Kruswijk (Ned) Netherlands                
52 Jose Ragonessi (Ecu) Ecuador                     
53 Michael Muck (Ger) Germany                       
54 Matthew Haydock (NZl) New Zealand                
55 Georg Hausbacher (Aut) Austria                   
56 Soren Nissen (Den) Denmark                       
57 Segundo Navarrete (Ecu) Ecuador                  
58 Enrique Moreno (Ecu) Ecuador                     
59 Ivan Blinov (Rus) Russia                         
60 Aleksei Polushkyn (Blr) Belarus                  
61 Greca Bole (Slo) Slovenia                        
62 So Tanaka (Jpn) Japan                            
63 Jure Kocjan (Slo) Slovenia                       
64 Braulio Acosta (Ecu) Ecuador                     
65 Chad Beyer (USA) USA                             
66 Pavel Kochetkov (Rus) Russia                     
67 Damian Walczak (Pol) Poland                      
68 Thomas Berkhout (Ned) Netherlands                
69 Keith Jennings (USA) USA                         
70 Zachary Bolian (USA) USA                         
71 Yury Yazepchyk (Blr) Belarus                     
72 Jonathan Clarke (Aus) Australia                  
73 Christoph Pfingesten (Ger) Germany               
74 Siarhei Klintsou (Blr) Belarus                   
75 Mathias Belka (Ger) Germany                      
76 Sergey Renev (Kaz) Kazakhstan                    
77 Yusuke Hatanaka (Jpn) Japan                      
78 Akos Haiszer (Hun) Hungary                       
79 Stefan Schafer (Ger) Germany                     
80 Vitaly Kondrut (Ukr) Ukraine                     
81 Kevin Seeldraeyers (Bel) Belgium                 
82 Thijs Van Amerongen (Ned) Netherlands            
83 Dmitry Samokhvalov (Rus) Russia                  
84 Ben Swift (GBr) Great Britain                    
85 Vladimir Kerkez (Slo) Slovenia                   
86 Michiel Van Aelbroeck (Bel) Belgium              
87 Simone Stortoni (Ita) Italy                      
88 Filippo Savini (Ita) Italy                       
89 Norihide Murayama (Jpn) Japan                0.20
90 Kristjan Koren (Slo) Slovenia                0.38
91 Anton Samokhvalov (Rus) Russia               1.41
92 Abdelrrahmane Bonrrezza (Alg) Algeria        3.11
93 Mindaugas Striska (Ltu) Lituania                 
94 Joze Senekovic (Slo) Slovenia                    
95 Spas Gyurov (Bul) Bulgaria                       
96 Andrew Tennant (GBr) Great Britain               
97 Stefan Freivolt (Svk) Slovakia                   
98 Andrew Thompson (NZl) New Zealand                
99 Andrey Labutin (Kaz) Kazakhstan                  
100 Stefan Poll (Aut) Austria                       
101 Istvan Cziraki (Hun) Hungary                    
102 Nabil Baz (Alg) Algeria                         
103 Romas Sinicinas (Ltu) Lituania                  
104 Joshua England (NZl) New Zealand                
105 Ian Stannard (GBr) Great Britain                
106 Oleg Oprishko (Ukr) Ukraine                 3.35
107 Radoslaw Kwiatkowski (Pol) Poland           5.11
108 Mateusz Czapla (Pol) Poland                     
109 Michael Franzl (Ger) Germany                    
110 Hideya Akiyama (Jpn) Japan                  5.24
111 Ivan Viglassky (Svk) Slovakia               5.30
112 Mohamed Larbi Aoun Serghir (Alg) Algeria    5.33
113 Martin Grashev (Bul) Bulgaria               5.58
114 Daniel Zsombok (Hun) Hungary                    
115 Alexander Boyd (USA) USA                        
116 Ross Sander (GBr) Great Britain             6.05
117 Kristoffer Gudmund Nielsen (Den) Denmark        
118 Sam Bewey (NZl) New Zealand                     
119 Todd Henriksen (USA) USA                        
120 Branislav Zachar (Svk) Slovakia             7.32
121 Jakub Kasidlo (Svk) Slovakia                    
122 Dmytro Ratushniy (Ukr) Ukraine              8.04
123 Njegos Blagojevic (SCG) Serbia Montenegro       
124 Jakub Slotta (Svk) Slovakia                     
125 Aleksandar Dukic (SCG) Serbia Montenegro        
126 Petar Panayotov (Bul) Bulgaria                  
127 Abdellah Ben Youchef (Alg) Algeria              
128 Dejah Stefanovic (SCG) Serbia Montenegro        
129 Aleksandar Jugivuc (SCG) Serbia Montenegro      
130 Pawel Mikulicz (Pol) Poland                     
131 Georgi Georgiev (Bul) Bulgaria                  
132 Walid Bachir Kebaili (Alg) Algeria              
133 Edvard Kovalenko (Ltu) Lituania                 
134 Siarhei Zatonenka (Blr) Belarus                 
135 Mark Mobius (Hun) Hungary                       
136 Jan Almblad (Den) Denmark                       
137 Okacha Bonanani (Alg) Algeria                   
138 Damir Murzagaliyev (Kaz) Kazakhstan             
139 Darren Shea (NZl) New Zealand                   
140 Oleksander Surutkovych (Ukr) Ukraine            
141 Evgen Nicolenko (Ukr) Ukraine