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82nd Giro di Toscana - 1.1

Italy, May 3, 2009

2008 Results    Results    Past winners

Petacchi scores six days before Giro

Alessandro Petacchi ready to face Cavendish at Giro d'Italia
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Italian sprinter Alessandro Petacchi put another win into his books one week prior to his season objective at the Giro d'Italia. The Team LPR Brakes rider won the Giro di Toscana Sunday in Sansepolcro, Italy, over Manuel Belletti (Diquigiovanni) and Ruggero Marzoli (Acqua & Sapone-Caffè Mokambo).

"It is a great pleasure to get a win only a few days before the Corsa Rosa. This year it will be a great Giro and we will have a great team," he said to La Gazzetta dello Sport.

The win came at the end of a 194-kilometre race that featured an early escape of 12 with Franco Pellizotti (Liquigas) and Filippo Simeoni (Ceramica Flaminia-Bossini Docce). LPR Brakes took the race under control for the 26-kilometre closing circuit to give Petacchi his seventh win of the season.

"It was a great win and it was not easy, we pulled hard through the last climb, even if that did not work out in Larciano [the day before]."

The team effort was a test for the first of the Giro d'Italia sprint stages: stages two (Trieste) and three (Valdobbiadene). Petacchi will need to have all eight of his LPR men in order if he can beat the strongest sprinter in the peloton, Mark Cavendish – "He's a cannibal."

The team of Petacchi and general classification leader Danilo Di Luca will be without Lorenzo Bernucci, who crashed in training Thursday. Team Manager Fabio Bordinali said that they will be ready, and can count on second-year professional Matteo Montaguti. (GB)

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Results - 193.4

1 Alessandro Petacchi (Ita) LPR Brakes-Farnese Vini                        4.30.00 (43.11km/h)
2 Manuel Belletti (Ita) Serramenti PVC Diquigiovanni-Androni Giocattoli           
3 Ruggero Marzoli (Ita) Acqua & Sapone-Caffè Mokambo                              
4 Enrico Rossi (Ita) Ceramica Flaminia-Bossini Docce                              
5 Francesco Gavazzi (Ita) Lampre-NGC                                              
6 Miguel Rubiano Chávez (Col) Centri della Calzatura                              
7 Félix Rafael Cárdenas (Col) Barloworld                                          
8 Pasquale Muto (Ita) Miche-Silver Cross                                          
9 Gabriele Bosisio (Ita) LPR Brakes-Farnese Vini                                  
10 Massimo Giunti (Ita) Miche-Silver Cross                                        
11 Manuele Mori (Ita) Lampre-NGC                                                  
11 Mauro Santambrogio (Ita) Lampre-NGC                                            
11 Ivan Santaromita (Ita) Liquigas                                                
11 Gorazd Stangelj (Slo) Liquigas                                                 
11 Francesco Failli (Ita) Acqua & Sapone-Caffè Mokambo                            
11 Massimo Codol (Ita) Acqua & Sapone-Caffè Mokambo                               
11 Giuseppe Palumbo (Ita) Acqua & Sapone-Caffè Mokambo                            
11 Robert Kiserlovski (Cro) Amica Chips-Knauf                                     
11 John-Lee Augustyn (RSA) Barloworld                                             
11 Mauro Finetto (Ita) CSF Group-Navigare                                         
11 Marco Frapporti (Ita) CSF Group-Navigare                                       
11 Daniele Pietropolli (Ita) LPR Brakes-Farnese Vini                              
11 Marco Cattaneo (Ita) LPR Brakes-Farnese Vini                                   
11 Bartosz Huzarski (Pol) ISD                                                     
11 Dmitry Grabovskiy (Ukr) ISD                                                    
11 Edwin Andrés Carvajal Jaramillo (Col) Miche-Silver Cross                       
11 Tomaz Nose (Slo) Adria Mobil                                                   
11 Donato Cannone (Ita) Betonexpressz 2000 - Limonta                              
11 Peter Kusztor (Hun) Atlas - Romer's Hausbäckerei                               
11 Nico Schneider (Ger) Atlas - Romer's Hausbäckerei                              
11 Fabio Terrenzio (Ita) CarmioOro - A-Style                                      
11 Julian David Muñoz Giraldo (Col) Nazionale Elettronica - New Slot - Hadimec    
11 Elias Schmäh (Swi) Vorarlberg-Corratec                                         
34 Yauhen Sobal (Blr) Centri della Calzatura                                      
35 Mauro Da Dalto (Ita) Lampre-NGC                                                
36 Dario Cioni (Ita) ISD                                                          
37 Matija Kvasina (Cro) Amica Chips-Knauf                                         
38 Robert Vrecer (Slo) Adria Mobil                                                
39 Przemyslaw Niemec (Pol) Miche-Silver Cross                                     
40 Riccardo Chiarini (Ita) LPR Brakes-Farnese Vini                                
41 Davide Torosantucci (Ita) Centri della Calzatura                               
42 Alan Marangoni (Ita) CSF Group-Navigare                                        
43 Ruslan Pidgornyy (Ukr) ISD                                                     
44 Francesco Bellotti (Ita) Barloworld                                            
45 Luca Fioretti (Ita) Centri della Calzatura                                     
46 Leonardo Bertagnolli (Ita) Amica Chips-Knauf                                   
47 Franco Pellizotti (Ita) Liquigas                                               
48 Domenico Pozzovivo (Ita) CSF Group-Navigare                                    
49 Vladimir Miholjevic (Cro) Liquigas                                             
50 Filippo Savini (Ita) CSF Group-Navigare                                        
51 Mauricio Soler (Col) Barloworld                                                
52 Giampaolo Caruso (Ita) Ceramica Flaminia-Bossini Docce                         
53 Alessandro Donati (Ita) Acqua & Sapone-Caffè Mokambo                           
54 Daniele Righi (Ita) Lampre-NGC                                                 
55 Andriy Grivko (Ukr) ISD                                                        
56 Alberto Loddo (Ita) Serramenti PVC Diquigiovanni-Androni Giocattoli        5.00
57 Alessandro Bertolini (Ita) Serramenti PVC Diquigiovanni-Androni Giocattoli     
58 Nazareno Rossi (Swi) Serramenti PVC Diquigiovanni-Androni Giocattoli           
59 Sante Di Nizio (Ita) Nazionale Elettronica - New Slot - Hadimec                

Past winners

2008 Mattia Gavazzi (Ita) Preti Mangimi       
2007 Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Liquigas           210km in 4.41.52 (42.640 km/h)
2006 Przemyslaw Niemiec (Pol) Miche           198km in 5.02.05
2005 Daniele Bennati (Ita) Lampre - Caffita   196km in 5.03.53
2004 Matteo Tosatto (Ita) Fassa Bortolo                3.56.00
2003 Rinaldo Nocentini (Ita) Formaggi Pinzolo 194km in 4.57.23
2002 Aleksandr Shefer (Kaz) Alessio           194km in 4.44.58 (40.85 km/h)
2001 Gorazd Stangelj (Slo) Liquigas           199km in 4.50.45 (40 km/h)
2000 Ruslan Ivanov (Mda) Amica Chips          199km in 5.06.00 (39.216 km/h)
1999 Luca Scinto (Ita) Mapei-Quick Step	      199km in 5.18.10 (37.565 km/h)
1998 Francesco Secchiari (Ita) Scrigno-Gaerne 175km in 5.11.00
1997 Sergio Barbero (Ita)
1996 No event
1995 Massimo Podenzana (Ita)
1994 Francesco Casagrande (Ita)
1993 Massimiliano Lelli (Ita)
1992 Giorgio Furlan (Ita)
1991 Massimiliano Lelli (Ita)
1990 Marco Saligari (Ita)
1989 Maurizo Fondriest (Ita)
1988 Ron Kiefel (USA)
1987 Piccolo
1986 Corti
1985 Moroni
1984 Baronchelli