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91st Giro del Piemonte - 1.1

Italy, October 14, 2004

2003 Results    Results    Past winners

Davis takes biggest career win

Allan Davis (Liberty Seguros)
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Allan Davis (Liberty Seguros) has capitalised on his good late season form by winning the 91st Giro del Piemonte in a bunch sprint. Davis crossed the line ahead of Fassa Bortolo's Alberto Ongarato and Francesco Chicchi. It was Davis's fifth win of the season and certainly the biggest win of his career so far and the second in a row for Liberty after Marcos Serrano's success in Milano-Torino yesterday.

How it unfolded

152 riders left the start in Alba at 11:10am, with Gerolsteiner's Danilo Hondo the only non-starter. After four kilometres, Lotto-Domo's Thierry Marichal attacked, and was joined by his teammate Gorik Gardeyn a couple of kilometres later. By kilometre 38, the pair had a 3'10 lead over the peloton, even though the first hour was relatively slow at 34.2 km/h.

The gap grew quickly and by Salere (km 61) it was up to 9'15, with the average speed lifting to 36.1 km/h after two hours of racing. The peloton had already begun to chase and at km 88, Marichal was dropped by Gardeyn and went back to the bunch. Gardeyn only had 3'15 lead by that stage and his break concluded at km 102 when he was caught.

Allan Davis (Liberty Seguros)
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A series of tentative attacks and counter-attacks followed, but the Liberty Seguros led peloton did not let anything get away. The average had lifted to 37.3 km/h after three hours and got faster as the race neared its finish, as Fassa Bortolo also moved to the front to help Liberty Seguros set the pace. Fabian Jeker (Saunier Duval) and Steve Zampieri (Vini Caldirola) attacked with 16 km to go, but the pair could only stay away for 7 km until they were caught. Roberto Petito (Fassa Bortolo) also had a try with 2 km left, but he was swept up. The sprint saw Allan Davis repay the work of Liberty Seguros by taking a big win, several bike lengths ahead of Ongarato and Chicchi.


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Results - 186 km

1 Allan Davis (Aus) Liberty Seguros                            4.39.23 (39.945 km/h)
2 Alberto Ongarato (Ita) Fassa Bortolo                                
3 Francesco Chicchi (Ita) Fassa Bortolo                               
4 Steven De Jongh (Ned) Rabobank                                      
5 Roger Beuchat (Swi) Vini Caldirola-Nobili Rubinetterie              
6 Andreas Klier (Ger) T-Mobile Team                                   
7 René Haselbacher (Aut) Gerolsteiner                                 
8 Manuel Quinziato (Ita) Lampre                                       
9 Uros Murn (Slo) Phonak Hearing Systems                              
10 Patrick Calcagni (Swi) Vini Caldirola-Nobili Rubinetterie          
11 Francisco Josč Ventoso Alberdi (Spa) Saunier Duval-Prodir          
12 Bo Hamburger (Den) Acqua & Sapone-Caffe Mokambo                    
13 Lars Michaelsen (Den) Team CSC                                     
14 Asle Arvesen Kurt (Nor) Team CSC                                   
15 Daniele Righi (Ita) Lampre                                         
16 Martin Elmiger (Swi) Phonak Hearing Systems                        
17 Sergio Marinangeli (Ita) Domina Vacanze                            
18 Sebastian Lang (Ger) Gerolsteiner                                  
19 Yuri Mitlushenko (Ukr) Landbouwkrediet-Colnago                     
20 Mathew Hayman (Aus) Rabobank                                       
21 Karsten Kroon (Ned) Rabobank                                   0.05
22 Mikhail Timochine (Rus) Landbouwkrediet-Colnago                    
23 Massimo Giunti (Ita) Domina Vacanze                                
24 Bram De Groot (Ned) Rabobank                                       
25 Daniel Schnider (Swi) Phonak Hearing Systems                       
26 Claude Lebeau Jean (Bel) Gerolsteiner                              
27 Ruggero Marzoli (Ita) Acqua & Sapone-Caffe Mokambo                 
28 José Antonio Lopez Gil (Spa) Illes Balears-Banesto                 
29 Christophe Brandt (Bel) Lotto-Domo                                 
30 Matej Jurko (Svk) De Nardi                                         
31 Peter Farazijn (Bel) Cofidis, le credit par Telephone              
32 Thorwald Veneberg (Ned) Rabobank                                   
33 Rafael Nuritdinov (Uzb) De Nardi                                   
34 Sergiy Matveyev (Ukr) Ceramiche Panaria-Margres                    
35 Valery Kobzarenko (Ukr) Acqua & Sapone-Caffe Mokambo               
36 Giosuč Bonomi (Ita) Saeco                                          
37 José Vincente Garcia Acosta (Spa) Illes Balears-Banesto        0.11
38 Nicola Gavazzi (Ita) Saeco                                     0.13
39 Isidro Nozal Vega (Spa) Liberty Seguros                            
40 Thomas Ziegler (Ger) Gerolsteiner                                  
41 Manuel Calvente Gorbas (Spa) Team CSC                              
42 Andrea Tafi (Ita) Alessio-Bianchi                                  
43 Andrea Masciarelli (Ita) Vini Caldirola-Nobili Rubinetterie    0.16
44 Uwe Hardter (Ger) Gerolsteiner                                     
45 Cédric Vasseur (Fra) Cofidis, le credit par Telephone              
46 Fabio Baldato (Ita) Alessio-Bianchi                                
47 Alexandr Arekeev (Rus) Acqua & Sapone-Caffe Mokambo                
48 Juan Fuentes Angullo (Spa) Saeco                                   
49 Gianluca Bortolami (Ita) Lampre                                    
50 Marco Velo (Ita) Fassa Bortolo                                     
51 Paolo Bossoni (Ita) Lampre                                         
52 Ronald Mutsaars (Ned) Rabobank                                     
53 Nicki Sorensen (Den) Team CSC                                      
54 Michael Blaudzun (Den) Team CSC                                    
55 Sergiy Avdyeyev (Ukr) Landbouwkrediet-Colnago                      
56 Oliver Zaugg (Swi) Saunier Duval-Prodir                            
57 Chris Horner (USA) Saunier Duval-Prodir                            
58 Mikel Pradera Rodriguez (Spa) Illes Balears-Banesto                
59 Igor Astarloa (Spa) Lampre                                         
60 Unai Osa Eizaguirre (Spa) Illes Balears-Banesto                    
61 Dariusz Baranowski (Pol) Liberty Seguros                           
62 Marco Serpellini (Ita) Gerolsteiner                                
63 Paolo Lanfranchi (Ita) Ceramiche Panaria-Margres                   
64 Roberto Sgambelluri (Ita) Vini Caldirola-Nobili Rubinetterie       
65 Marco Cavallari (Ita) Vini Caldirola-Nobili Rubinetterie           
66 Alessandro Bertolini (Ita) Alessio-Bianchi                     0.25
67 Brian Vandborg (Den) Team CSC                                      
68 Luca De Angeli (Ita) Fassa Bortolo                                 
69 Mirko Celestino (Ita) Saeco                                        
70 Valerio Agnoli (Ita) Domina Vacanze                                
71 Sergio Barbero (Ita) Lampre                                        
72 Fabio Sacchi (Ita) Fassa Bortolo                                   
73 Tomaz Nose (Slo) Phonak Hearing Systems                            
74 Yaroslav Popovych (Ukr) Landbouwkrediet-Colnago                    
75 Johann Tschopp (Swi) Phonak Hearing Systems                        
76 Paolo Longo Borghini (Ita) Vini Caldirola-Nobili Rubinetterie      
77 Alex Zuelle (Swi) Phonak Hearing Systems                           
78 Peter Luttenberger (Aut) Team CSC                                  
79 Alessandro Donati (Ita) Acqua & Sapone-Caffe Mokambo               
80 Paolo Savoldelli (Ita) T-Mobile Team                               
81 Franco Pellizotti (Ita) Alessio-Bianchi                            
82 Frédéric Bessy (Fra) Cofidis, le credit par Telephone          0.31
83 Angelo Furlan (Ita) Alessio-Bianchi                                
84 David Canada Gracia (Spa) Saunier Duval-Prodir                     
85 Fabian Jeker (Swi) Saunier Duval-Prodir                            
86 Roberto Petito (Ita) Fassa Bortolo                             0.34
87 Massimiliano Gentili (Ita) Domina Vacanze                          
88 Manuel Garate Cepa Juan (Spa) Lampre                               
89 Gustav Larsson (Swe) Fassa Bortolo                                 
90 Gianpaolo Caruso (Ita) Liberty Seguros                             
91 Joost Posthuma (Ned) Rabobank                                      
92 Maarten Den Bakker (Ned) Rabobank                                  
93 Angel Gomez (Spa) Saunier Duval-Prodir                             
94 Josč Cobo Acebo Jaun (Spa) Saunier Duval-Prodir                    
95 Javier Ramirez Abeja (Spa) Liberty Seguros                         
96 Sergey Lagutin (Uzb) Landbouwkrediet-Colnago                       
97 Rinaldo Nocentini (Ita) Acqua & Sapone-Caffe Mokambo               
98 Devis Miorin (Ita) De Nardi                                        
99 Marcos Serrano Rodriguez (Spa) Liberty Seguros                     
100 Michele Gobbi (Ita) De Nardi                                  0.39
101 Rolf Aldag (Ger) T-Mobile Team                                    
102 Joan Horrach Rippoll (Spa) Illes Balears-Banesto                  
103 Alexandre Bazhenov (Rus) Domina Vacanze                           
104 Luca Celli (Ita) Vini Caldirola-Nobili Rubinetterie           0.43
105 Christophe Edaleine (Fra) Cofidis, le credit par Telephone        
106 Steve Zampieri (Swi) Vini Caldirola-Nobili Rubinetterie           
107 Joaquin Rodriguez Oliver (Spa) Saunier Duval-Prodir               
108 Guido Trentin (Ita) Cofidis, le credit par Telephone              
109 Paolo Tiralongo (Ita) Ceramiche Panaria-Margres               0.45
110 Sylvester Szmyd (Pol) Saeco                                       
111 Giuseppe Guerini (Ita) T-Mobile Team                              
112 Jan Hruska (Cze) Liberty Seguros                                  
113 Ondrej Sosenka (Cze) Acqua & Sapone-Caffe Mokambo                 
114 Leon Van Bon (Ned) Lotto-Domo                                 0.57
115 Scott Davis (Aus) Ceramiche Panaria-Margres                       
116 Mauro Facci (Ita) Fassa Bortolo                                   
117 Timothy Jones (Zim) Domina Vacanze                            1.00
118 Grégory Rast (Swi) Phonak Hearing Systems                     1.05
119 Brett Lancaster (Aus) Ceramiche Panaria-Margres               3.10

Past winners

2003 Alessandro Bertolini (Ita) Alessio
2002 Luca Paolini (Ita) Mapei-Quick Step
2001 Nico Mattan (Bel) Cofidis 
2000 Not held
1999 Andrea Tafi (Ita)
1998 Marco Serpellini (Ita)
1997 Gianluca Bortolami (Ita)
1996 Richard Virenque (Fra)
1995 Claudio Chiappucci (Ita)
1994 Nicola Miceli(Ita)
1993 Beat Zberg (Swi)
1992 Erik Breukink (Ned)
1991 Djamolidine Abdujaparov (Usb)
1990 Franco Ballerini (Ita)
1989 Claudio Chiappucci (Ita)
1988 Rolf Gölz (Ger)
1987 Adri Van der Poel (Ned)
1986 Gianni Bugno (Ita)
1985 Charly Mottet (Fra)
1984 Christian Jourdan (Fra)
1983 Guido Bontempi (Ita)
1982 Faustino Ruperez (Spa)
1981 Marino Amadori (Ita)
1980 Gianbattista Baronchelli (Ita)
1979 Silvano Contini (Ita)
1978 Gianbattista Baronchelli (Ita)
1977 Roger De Vlaeminck (Bel)
1974 Francesco Moser (Ita)
1973 Felice Gimondi (Ita)
1972 Eddy Merckx (Bel)
1971 Felice Gimondi (Ita)
1970 Italo Zilioli(Ita)
1969 Marino Basso (Ita)
1967 Guido De Rosso (Ita)
1966 Rudi Altig (Ger)
1965 Romeo Venturelli (Ita)
1964 Willy Bocklant (Bel)
1963 Adriano Durante (Ita)
1962 Vito Taccone (Ita)
1961 Angelo Conterno (Ita)
1960 Alfredo Sabbadin (Ita)
1959 Silvano Ciampi (Ita)
1958 Nino Defilippis (Ita)
1957 Silvano Ciampi (Ita)
1956 Fiorenzo Magni (Ita)
1955 Giuseppe Minardi (Ita)
1954 Nino Defilippis (Ita)
1953 Fiorenzo Magni (Ita)
1952 Giorgio Albani (Ita)
1951 Gino Bartali (Ita)
1950 Alfredo Martini (Ita)
1949 Adolfo Leoni (Ita)
1948 Renzo Soldani (Ita)
1947 Vito Ortelli (Ita)
1946 Sergio Maggini (Ita)
1945 Secondo Barisone (Ita)
1942 Fiorenzo Magni (Ita)
1941 Aldo Bini (Ita)
1940 Cino Cinelli (Ita)
1939 Gino Bartali (Ita)
1938 Pietro Rimoldi (Ita)
1937 Gino Bartali (Ita)
1936 Aldo Bini (Ita)
1935 Aldo Bini (Ita)
1934 Learco Guerra (Ita)
1933 Antonio Folco (Ita)
1932 Giuseppe Martano (Ita)
1931 Mario Cipriani (Ita)
1930 Ambrogio Morelli (Ita)
1929 Antonio Negrini (Ita)
1928 Marco Giuntelli (Ita)
1927 Alfredo Binda (Ita)
1926 Alfredo Binda (Ita)
1925 Gaetano Belloni (Ita)
1924 Costante Girardengo (Ita)
1923 Bartolomeo Aymo (Ita)
1922 Angelo Cremo (Ita)
1921 Giovanni Brunero (Ita)
1920 Costante Girardengo (Ita)
1919 Costante Girar-dengo (Ita)
1918 Ugo Bianchi (Ita)
1917 Domenico Schierano (Ita)
1916 Francesco Cerutti (Ita)
1915 Natale Bosco (Ita)
1914 Giuseppe Santhia (Ita)
1913 Romolo Verde (Ita)
1912 Costante Costa (Ita)
1911 Mario Bruchera (Ita)
1910 Vincenzo Borgarello (Ita)
1908 Giovanni Gerbi (Ita)
1907 Giovanni Gerbi (Ita)
1906 Giovanni Gerbi (Ita)

Past winners by Mario Stiehl,