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92nd Giro d'Italia - GT

Italy, May 9-31, 2009

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Stage 2 - Sunday, May 10: Jesolo - Trieste, 156km

Petacchi is back!

"Lazy" Cavendish learns the hard way, but keeps maglia rosa

By Anthony Tan in Trieste, Italy

Alessandro Petacchi (LPR Brakes-Farnese Vini) wins Giro d'Italia stage two
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Mark Cavendish can be beaten.

With the gorgeous seaside town of Trieste providing the backdrop to the 156-kilometre opening road stage of the 2009 Giro d'Italia, LPR's Alessandro Petacchi - once considered the top sprinter in the world - beat the man who many consider to be the best sprinter in the world.

On the long, wide-open, Riva III Novembre boulevard, it was vintage Petacchi: the 35-year-old from La Spezia choosing to jump a massive 300 metres from the line, arms bent, torso still, chin almost touching the stem, and powering his massive 11-cog down the right-side barriers. Cavendish tried to overtake him, but it was useless: Petacchi 1, Cavendish 0.

"Today [Sunday] was the first real win of the year," said Petacchi, whose victory punch - his 24th at the Giro - would have delivered a knockout blow, had he been in the ring with the Anglophone.

Speaking of Anglophones, a trio of English speakers rounded out Stage 2's top five, British rider Ben Swift (Katusha), Aussie Allan Davis (Quick Step) and American Tyler Farrar (Garmin-Slipstream) third to fifth, respectively.

"Sprints at the Giro, Tour de France and Vuelta are totally different," said Petacchi. "I didn't know much about Cavendish; I saw him win Qatar, I saw him win in Milano-Sanremo, but again, Sanremo is very different to stage races. I wanted to see if he was that fast.

"I started my sprint really far out," he continued, describing the finale. "I took a risk doing so but I knew [long sprints] don't suit his characteristics. Sure, I won easily, but it's not certain that tomorrow or the next time will be the same."

Said fifth-placed Farrar, "To be honest, I was just thinking about winning the stage; today, winning and taking the pink jersey were going to be one and the same thing.

"Unfortunately I didn't quite have the right positioning. It was very wide between about four and two kilometres to go, then there were a few bends and your finishing position was pretty much the position in which you went into those bends. And it was chaotic even before that, coming off the climb. I think that's perhaps why Columbia went too early, just as we hit the front too early with around three kilometres to go."

It may have been Petacchi's 164th career win, but it's been a long time coming.

"I wasn't happy watching the Giro on TV last year," he said, referring to his suspension last year by the Court of Arbitration for Sport for testing non-negative to asthma medication Salbutamol (which Petacchi has clearance to use), resulting in him being fired from his previous team, Milram. "So to win the first stage at the Giro [after my suspension] is very important to me. I'm really happy to be back."

Sprinting 101: Do your own thing, and don't be lazy

Alessandro Petacchi ( LPR Brakes - Farnese Vini)
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At the 2006 Scheldeprijs Vlaanderen, Tom Boonen, who at present is battling demons of a different kind, said at the height of his powers the only person he fears when sprinting is Alessandro Petacchi.

Said Boonen, "Every time I take the race in my own hands and take my own responsibility, I succeed; every time I look at another guy, I fail. The best example is Alessandro Petacchi: every time I lose, I say to myself, 'You dumbass!' And every time I know: you shouldn't look at Petacchi; he's the only guy that gets me in situations like that."

It seems the same thing happened to Cavendish. He wasn't doing his own sprint.

"I was delivered perfectly by my team. My team was perfect; everything was perfect, except for me at the finish. Normally, I should have jumped earlier. I was lazy. I left it too late to make the sprint easier for myself, but Alessandro got the jump on me - you can't beat him when he gets the jump," Cavendish lamented.

Showing such dominance until now, could it be a case of suffering some sort of superiority complex, he was asked.

"Yeah. Probably, yeah. Serves me right."

There was some consolation for the man from the Isle of Man - the maglia rosa for another day - but on the podium his face said it all. Visibly annoyed at himself, Cavendish shook the champagne with such nonchalance, he would have probably preferred if it was a giant can of Coke and it sprayed on his face as punishment.

"Sure, it's a consolation wearing the pink," said Cavendish, "but the guys rode the whole day for me. I think that [keeping the maglia rosa] was going to happen anyway.

"That's why it's so hard to accept. Normally I deliver; today I didn't. With an ego like mine, for sure losing is going to hurt my pride," he said, who has a 14-second buffer over four of his teammates on GC: Mark Renshaw, Michael Rogers, Thomas Lövkvist and Edvald Boasson Hagen.

Mused Petacchi, "In one or two years, when I've lost my speed, I would like to be part of a train of a great sprinter."

For now, Cavendish will have to match him.

Lone Ranger

Leonardo Scarselli (ISD) went on a solo attack
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The short though savage torture test, otherwise known as yesterday's 20.5km team time trial, possibly had something to do with Sunday's unhurried start in Jesolo.

Out of the 198-strong peloton, the only rider with any ambition was ISD's Leonardo Scarselli, who skipped away very early in the peace and by default, became that guy - the suicidal breakaway that 99.999% of the time, never succeeds on a flat, mountain or undulating course.

Nevertheless, despite those unenviable 0.001% odds of success, the recently-turned 34-year-old chose to back himself over the 156-kilomtetre, mostly flat stage, enjoying a maximum 8:20 advantage after 51 kilometres.

From there, Scarselli, whose biggest claim to fame was his overall victory in the 2003 Tour of Senegal, found his situation out on the road turn south. With the team of the maglia rosa intent on delivering Cav' another win and another day in pink, the Italian found himself dying a slow death, caught just before the crest of the day's only categorised mountain, its crest coming after 140.6 kilometres and won by David Garcia of Xacobeo Galicia.

As often happens when racing in Italy, things began to get sketchy in the closing kilometres. Milram's Matthias Russ crashed out on the descent, while a subsequent pile-up in the peloton prompted Philippe Gilbert of Silence-Lotto to try his hand inside the final 7 kilometres, taking Enrico Gasparotto (Lampre-NGC) and Filippo Pozzato (Katusha) with him.

Despite such promise, the move didn't last as LPR and Columbia shut it down, and with two kilometres remaining, the two words "gruppo compatto" blasted over the loudspeakers in Trieste led to what many believed was a foregone conclusion: a sprint it was, but not the man most thought it would be...

Photography

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Results

1 Alessandro Petacchi (Ita) LPR Brakes - Farnese Vini                       3.43.07  (41.951 km/h)
2 Mark Cavendish (GBr) Team Columbia - Highroad                                    
3 Ben Swift (GBr) Team Katusha                                                     
4 Allan Davis (Aus) Quick Step                                                     
5 Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin - Slipstream                                           
6 Oscar Gatto (Ita) ISD                                                            
7 Francesco Gavazzi (Ita) Lampre - N.G.C.                                          
8 Davide Vigano (Ita) Fuji-Servetto                                                
9 Manuele Mori (Ita) Lampre - N.G.C.                                               
10 Dries Devenyns (Bel) Quick Step                                                 
11 Thomas Fothen (Ger) Team Milram                                                 
12 Paolo Longo Borghini (Ita) Barloworld                                           
13 Jackson Rodriguez (Ven) Serramenti PVC Diquigiovanni-Androni Giocattoli         
14 Steve Chainel (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom                                       
15 Mauricio Ardila (Col) Rabobank                                                  
16 Stefano Garzelli (Ita) Acqua & Sapone - Caffe Mokambo                           
17 Philip Deignan (Irl) Cervelo Test Team                                          
18 Jens Voigt (Ger) Team Saxo Bank                                                 
19 Thomas Rohregger (Aut) Team Milram                                              
20 Tadej Valjavec (Slo) AG2R La Mondiale                                           
21 Eduard Vorganov (Rus) Xacobeo Galicia                                           
22 Marzio Bruseghin (Ita) Lampre - N.G.C.                                          
23 Dmytro Grabovskyy (Ukr) ISD                                                     
24 Mark Renshaw (Aus) Team Columbia - Highroad                                     
25 Dario Cataldo (Ita) Quick Step                                                  
26 Damiano Cunego (Ita) Lampre - N.G.C.                                            
27 Juan José Haedo (Arg) Team Saxo Bank                                            
28 Andriy Grivko (Ukr) ISD                                                         
29 Michael Rogers (Aus) Team Columbia - Highroad                                   
30 Denis Menchov (Rus) Rabobank                                                    
31 Franco Pellizotti (Ita) Liquigas                                                
32 Matteo Montaguti (Ita) LPR Brakes - Farnese Vini                                
33 Mauro Da Dalto (Ita) Lampre - N.G.C.                                            
34 Ruggero Marzoli (Ita) Acqua & Sapone - Caffe Mokambo                            
35 Thomas Lövkvist (Swe) Team Columbia - Highroad                                  
36 Gilberto Simoni (Ita) Serramenti PVC Diquigiovanni-Androni Giocattoli           
37 Christian Vande Velde (USA) Garmin - Slipstream                                 
38 Markus Fothen (Ger) Team Milram                                                 
39 Carlos Sastre (Spa) Cervelo Test Team                                           
40 Danilo Di Luca (Ita) LPR Brakes - Farnese Vini                                  
41 José Luis Rubiera (Spa) Astana                                                  
42 Lance Armstrong (USA) Astana                                                    
43 Filippo Pozzato (Ita) Team Katusha                                              
44 Bradley Wiggins (GBr) Garmin - Slipstream                                       
45 Philippe Gilbert (Bel) Silence-Lotto                                            
46 Enrico Gasparotto (Ita) Lampre - N.G.C.                                         
47 Riccardo Chiarini (Ita) LPR Brakes - Farnese Vini                               
48 Laurens Ten Dam (Ned) Rabobank                                                  
49 Evgeny Petrov (Rus) Team Katusha                                                
50 Félix Cardenas (Col) Barloworld                                                 
51 Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Team Columbia - Highroad                             
52 Jure Golcer (Slo) LPR Brakes - Farnese Vini                                 0.10
53 Ivan Basso (Ita) Liquigas                                                   0.13
54 Bram De Groot (Ned) Rabobank                                                    
55 Jeremy Hunt (GBr) Cervelo Test Team                                             
56 Dario David Cioni (Ita) ISD                                                     
57 Yuriy Krivtsov (Ukr) AG2R La Mondiale                                           
58 Renaud Dion (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale                                              
59 Jonas Ljungblad (Swe) Silence-Lotto                                             
60 Yaroslav Popovych (Ukr) Astana                                                  
61 Pablo Lastras (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne                                            
62 Thomas Danielson (USA) Garmin - Slipstream                                      
63 Fredrik Kessiakoff (Swe) Fuji-Servetto                                          
64 Michele Scarponi (Ita) Serramenti PVC Diquigiovanni-Androni Giocattoli          
65 Pedro Horrillo (Spa) Rabobank                                                   
66 Massimo Codol (Ita) Acqua & Sapone - Caffe Mokambo                              
67 Kevin Seeldrayers (Bel) Quick Step                                              
68 Vladimir Miholjevic (Cro) Liquigas                                              
69 Daniel Lloyd (GBr) Cervelo Test Team                                            
70 Daniele Pietropolli (Ita) LPR Brakes - Farnese Vini                             
71 Davide Malacarne (Ita) Quick Step                                               
72 John-Lee Augustyn (RSA) Barloworld                                              
73 Angel Gomez (Spa) Fuji-Servetto                                                 
74 David Garcia Da Pena (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia                                      
75 Yohann Gene (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom                                         
76 Lars Ytting Bak (Den) Team Saxo Bank                                            
77 Joaquin Rodriguez (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne                                        
78 Janez Brajkovic (Slo) Astana                                                    
79 Francis De Greef (Bel) Silence-Lotto                                            
80 Ricardo Serrano (Spa) Fuji-Servetto                                             
81 Thomas Voeckler (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom                                     
82 Iban Mayoz (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia                                                
83 David Arroyo (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne                                             
84 Simon Gerrans (Aus) Cervelo Test Team                                           
85 Ian Stannard (GBr) ISD                                                          
86 Rubens Bertogliati (Swi) Serramenti PVC Diquigiovanni-Androni Giocattoli        
87 Gorazd Stangelj (Slo) Liquigas                                                  
88 Leonardo Bertagnolli (Ita) Serramenti PVC Diquigiovanni-Androni Giocattoli      
89 Dmitry Kozontchuk (Rus) Rabobank                                                
90 Valerio Agnoli (Ita) Liquigas                                                   
91 Christopher Froome (GBr) Barloworld                                             
92 Marco Pinotti (Ita) Team Columbia - Highroad                                    
93 Guillaume Bonnafond (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale                                      
94 Gabriele Bosisio (Ita) LPR Brakes - Farnese Vini                                
95 Matthew Goss (Aus) Team Saxo Bank                                               
96 Volodymir Gustov (Ukr) Cervelo Test Team                                        
97 Levi Leipheimer (USA) Astana                                                    
98 Mauro Facci (Ita) Quick Step                                                    
99 Francisco Perez Sanchez (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne                                  
100 Iker Camano (Spa) Fuji-Servetto                                                
101 Julien Belgy (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom                                       
102 Blaise Sonnery (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale                                          
103 Delio Ferandez (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia                                           
104 Serguei Klimov (Rus) Team Katusha                                              
105 Francesco Reda (Ita) Quick Step                                                
106 Matteo Bono (Ita) Lampre - N.G.C.                                              
107 Tom Stamsnijder (Ned) Rabobank                                                 
108 Francesco Bellotti (Ita) Barloworld                                            
109 Alessandro Spezialetti (Ita) LPR Brakes - Farnese Vini                         
110 Alessandro Vanotti (Ita) Liquigas                                          0.31
111 Kevin Hulsmans (Bel) Quick Step                                                
112 Fabian Cancellara (Swi) Team Saxo Bank                                         
113 Julian Dean (NZl) Garmin - Slipstream                                      0.33
114 Ruslan Pidgornyy (Ukr) ISD                                                 0.47
115 Serge Pauwels (Bel) Cervelo Test Team                                          
116 Christophe Brandt (Bel) Silence-Lotto                                          
117 Matthieu Sprick (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom                                    
118 Gonzalo Rabunal (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia                                          
119 Christopher Horner (USA) Astana                                                
120 Luca Mazzanti (Ita) Team Katusha                                               
121 Bartosz Huzarski (Pol) ISD                                                 0.49
122 Francesco Masciarelli (Ita) Acqua & Sapone - Caffe Mokambo                     
123 Sébastien Hinault (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale                                       
124 Manuel Quinziato (Ita) Liquigas                                                
125 Giovanni Visconti (Ita) ISD                                                    
126 Paolo Tiralongo (Ita) Lampre - N.G.C.                                          
127 Pavel Brutt (Rus) Team Katusha                                                 
128 Pieter Jacobs (Bel) Silence-Lotto                                              
129 Kanstantsin Siutsou (Blr) Team Columbia - Highroad                             
130 Eros Capecchi (Ita) Fuji-Servetto                                              
131 Gustavo Cesar Veloso (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia                                     
132 Jos Van Emden (Ned) Rabobank                                                   
133 Mauricio Soler (Col) Barloworld                                                
134 Sylvester Szmyd (Pol) Liquigas                                                 
135 Andrea Masciarelli (Ita) Acqua & Sapone - Caffe Mokambo                    0.54
136 David Millar (GBr) Garmin - Slipstream                                     1.01
137 Anthony Charteau (Fra) Caisse d'Epargne                                    1.04
138 Andrey Zeits (Kaz) Astana                                                      
139 Nikita Eskov (Rus) Team Katusha                                                
140 Alexander Serov (Rus) Team Katusha                                             
141 Giuseppe Palumbo (Ita) Acqua & Sapone - Caffe Mokambo                          
142 Luca Barla (Ita) Team Milram                                                   
143 Alexander Efimkin (Rus) AG2R La Mondiale                                        
144 Vasili Kiryienka (Blr) Caisse d'Epargne                                        
145 Carlos José Ochoa (Ven) Serramenti PVC Diquigiovanni-Androni Giocattoli        
146 Björn Schröder (Ger) Team Milram                                               
147 Jose Serpa (Col) Serramenti PVC Diquigiovanni-Androni Giocattoli               
148 Maarten Tjallingii (Ned) Rabobank                                              
149 Daniel Navarro (Spa) Astana                                                    
150 Ronny Scholz (Ger) Team Milram                                                 
151 Anders Lund (Den) Team Saxo Bank                                               
152 Mikhail Ignatiev (Rus) Team Katusha                                            
153 Marco Marzano (Ita) Lampre - N.G.C.                                            
154 Saďd Haddou (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom                                        
155 David Lopez Garcia (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne                                      
156 Arnold Jeannesson (Fra) Caisse d'Epargne                                       
157 Francesco De Bonis (Ita) Serramenti PVC Diquigiovanni-Androni Giocattoli       
158 Marcos Garcia (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia                                            
159 Charles Wegelius (GBr) Silence-Lotto                                           
160 Ignatas Konovalovas (Ltu) Cervelo Test Team                                    
161 Guillaume Le Floch (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom                                 
162 Ted King (USA) Cervelo Test Team                                               
163 Kasper Klostergaard (Den) Team Saxo Bank                                       
164 Diego Caccia (Ita) Barloworld                                                  
165 Francesco Failli (Ita) Acqua & Sapone - Caffe Mokambo                          
166 Vladimir Isaichev (Rus) Xacobeo Galicia                                        
167 Giairo Ermeti (Ita) LPR Brakes - Farnese Vini                                  
168 Jelle Vanendert (Bel) Silence-Lotto                                            
169 Robert Forster (Ger) Team Milram                                               
170 Giampaolo Cheula (Ita) Barloworld                                              
171 Jason McCartney (USA) Team Saxo Bank                                           
172 Jurgen Van Goolen (Bel) Team Saxo Bank                                     1.19
173 David Zabriskie (USA) Garmin - Slipstream                                  1.30
174 Olivier Kaisen (Bel) Silence-Lotto                                         2.12
175 Jean-Charles Senac (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale                                  2.19
176 Julien Loubet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale                                           
177 Jesus Del Nero (Spa) Fuji-Servetto                                             
178 Johann Tschopp (Swi) BBox Bouygues Telecom                                     
179 Serafin Martinez (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia                                         
180 Martin Müller (Ger) Team Milram                                                
181 Evgeny Sokolov (Rus) BBox Bouygues Telecom                                     
182 Michael Barry (Can) Team Columbia - Highroad                                   
183 Danny Pate (USA) Garmin - Slipstream                                           
184 Cameron Meyer (Aus) Garmin - Slipstream                                        
185 Alessandro Donati (Ita) Acqua & Sapone - Caffe Mokambo                         
186 Addy Engels (Ned) Quick Step                                               3.09
187 Bart Dockx (Bel) Silence-Lotto                                                 
188 Steve Morabito (Swi) Astana                                                    
189 Robert Hunter (RSA) Barloworld                                             3.15
190 Dario Andriotto (Ita) Acqua & Sapone - Caffe Mokambo                           
191 Alberto Fernandez (Spa) Fuji-Servetto                                          
192 Hector Gonzalez (Spa) Fuji-Servetto                                            
193 Morris Possoni (Ita) Team Columbia - Highroad                                  
194 Alessandro Bertolini (Ita) Serramenti PVC Diquigiovanni-Androni Giocattoli     
195 Kjell Carlström (Fin) Liquigas                                                 
196 Mathieu Perget (Fra) Caisse d'Epargne                                      5.32
197 Leonardo Scarselli (Ita) ISD                                              10.35
DNF  Matthias Russ (Ger) Team Milram                                               
 
Points
 
1 Alessandro Petacchi (Ita) LPR Brakes - Farnese Vini                            26 pts
2 Mark Cavendish (GBr) Team Columbia - Highroad                                  24
3 Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin - Slipstream                                         18
4 Ben Swift (GBr) Team Katusha                                                   16
5 Allan Davis (Aus) Quick Step                                                   14
6 Oscar Gatto (Ita) ISD                                                          10
7 Francesco Gavazzi (Ita) Lampre - N.G.C.                                         9
8 Davide Vigano (Ita) Fuji-Servetto                                               8
9 Leonardo Scarselli (Ita) ISD                                                    8
10 Manuele Mori (Ita) Lampre - N.G.C.                                             7
11 Dries Devenyns (Bel) Quick Step                                                6
12 Thomas Fothen (Ger) Team Milram                                                5
13 Paolo Longo Borghini (Ita) Barloworld                                          4
14 Jackson Rodriguez (Ven) Serramenti PVC Diquigiovanni-Androni Giocattoli        3
15 Robert Hunter (RSA) Barloworld                                                 3
16 Steve Chainel (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom                                      2
17 Giovanni Visconti (Ita) ISD                                                    2
18 Mauricio Ardila (Col) Rabobank                                                 1
 
Mountains
 
1 David Garcia Da Pena (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia                                      3 pts
2 Eros Capecchi (Ita) Fuji-Servetto                                               2
3 Andriy Grivko (Ukr) ISD                                                         1
 
T.V.
 
1 Leonardo Scarselli (Ita) ISD                                                    5 pts
2 Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin - Slipstream                                          4
3 Mark Cavendish (GBr) Team Columbia - Highroad                                   3
4 Robert Hunter (RSA) Barloworld                                                  2
5 Giovanni Visconti (Ita) ISD                                                     1
6 Alessandro Petacchi (Ita) LPR Brakes - Farnese Vini                              
 
Most combative
 
1 Mark Cavendish (GBr) Team Columbia - Highroad                                   8 pts
2 Alessandro Petacchi (Ita) LPR Brakes - Farnese Vini                             6
3 Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin - Slipstream                                          6
4 Leonardo Scarselli (Ita) ISD                                                    5
5 Ben Swift (GBr) Team Katusha                                                    4
6 Allan Davis (Aus) Quick Step                                                    3
7 David Garcia Da Pena (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia                                      2
8 Robert Hunter (RSA) Barloworld                                                  2
9 Oscar Gatto (Ita) ISD                                                           1
10 Giovanni Visconti (Ita) ISD                                                    1
11 Eros Capecchi (Ita) Fuji-Servetto                                              1
 
Azzurri d'Italia
 
1 Alessandro Petacchi (Ita) LPR Brakes - Farnese Vini                             4 pts
2 Mark Cavendish (GBr) Team Columbia - Highroad                                   2
3 Ben Swift (GBr) Team Katusha                                                    1
 
Trofeo Fuga Cervelo
 
1 Leonardo Scarselli (Ita) ISD                                                  120 pts
 
Trofeo Fast Team
 
1 Lampre - NGC                                                             11.09.21
2 Quickstep                                                                        
3 Team Columbia - Highroad                                                         
4 ISD                                                                              
5 Team Milram                                                                      
6 LPR Brakes - Farnese Vini                                                        
7 Garmin - Slipstream                                                              
8 Rabobank                                                                         
9 Team Katusha                                                                     
10 Cervelo TestTeam                                                            0.13
11 Serramenti PVC Diquigiovanni-Androni Giocattoli                                 
12 Acqua & Sapone - Caffe Mokambo                                                  
13 Team Saxo Bank                                                                  
14 Barloworld                                                                      
15 Astana                                                                          
16 AG2R La Mondiale                                                            0.26
17 Fuji - Servetto                                                                 
18 Liquigas                                                                        
19 Bbox Bouygues Telecom                                                           
20 Xacobeo Galicia                                                                 
21 Silence - Lotto                                                                 
22 Caisse d'Epargne                                                            0.39
 
Trofeo Super Team
 
1 Quickstep                                                                      28 pts
2 Lampre - NGC                                                                   26
3 LPR Brakes - Farnese Vini                                                      20
4 Team Columbia - Highroad                                                       19
5 Team Katusha                                                                   18
6 Garmin - Slipstream                                                            16
7 ISD                                                                            15
8 Fuji - Servetto                                                                13
9 Team Milram                                                                    12
10 Barloworld                                                                     9
11 Serramenti PVC Diquigiovanni-Androni Giocattoli                                8
12 Bbox Bouygues Telecom                                                          7
13 Rabobank                                                                       6
14 Acqua & Sapone - Caffe Mokambo                                                 5
15 Cervelo TestTeam                                                               4
16 Team Saxo Bank                                                                 3
17 AG2R La Mondiale                                                               1
18 Xacobeo Galicia                                                                 
19 Liquigas-Doimo                                                                  
20 Astana                                                                          
21 Silence - Lotto                                                                 
22 Caisse d'Epargne                                                                
 
General classification after stage 2
 
1 Mark Cavendish (GBr) Team Columbia - Highroad                             4.04.43
2 Mark Renshaw (Aus) Team Columbia - Highroad                                  0.14
3 Michael Rogers (Aus) Team Columbia - Highroad                                    
4 Thomas Lövkvist (Swe) Team Columbia - Highroad                                   
5 Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Team Columbia - Highroad                              
6 Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin - Slipstream                                       0.16
7 Alessandro Petacchi (Ita) LPR Brakes - Farnese Vini                              
8 Christian Vande Velde (USA) Garmin - Slipstream                              0.20
9 Bradley Wiggins (GBr) Garmin - Slipstream                                        
10 Lance Armstrong (USA) Astana                                                0.27
11 José Luis Rubiera (Spa) Astana                                                  
12 Marco Pinotti (Ita) Team Columbia - Highroad                                    
13 Thomas Danielson (USA) Garmin - Slipstream                                  0.33
14 Danilo Di Luca (Ita) LPR Brakes - Farnese Vini                              0.36
15 Riccardo Chiarini (Ita) LPR Brakes - Farnese Vini                               
16 Yaroslav Popovych (Ukr) Astana                                              0.40
17 Janez Brajkovic (Slo) Astana                                                    
18 Levi Leipheimer (USA) Astana                                                    
19 Oscar Gatto (Ita) ISD                                                       0.41
20 Dmytro Grabovskyy (Ukr) ISD                                                     
21 Andriy Grivko (Ukr) ISD                                                         
22 Filippo Pozzato (Ita) Team Katusha                                          0.49
23 Evgeny Petrov (Rus) Team Katusha                                                
24 Daniele Pietropolli (Ita) LPR Brakes - Farnese Vini                             
25 Gabriele Bosisio (Ita) LPR Brakes - Farnese Vini                                
26 Mauricio Ardila (Col) Rabobank                                              0.52
27 Denis Menchov (Rus) Rabobank                                                    
28 Laurens Ten Dam (Ned) Rabobank                                                  
29 Franco Pellizotti (Ita) Liquigas                                            0.54
30 Dario David Cioni (Ita) ISD                                                     
31 Francesco Gavazzi (Ita) Lampre - N.G.C.                                     0.56
32 Manuele Mori (Ita) Lampre - N.G.C.                                              
33 Damiano Cunego (Ita) Lampre - N.G.C.                                            
34 Marzio Bruseghin (Ita) Lampre - N.G.C.                                          
35 Enrico Gasparotto (Ita) Lampre - N.G.C.                                         
36 Thomas Fothen (Ger) Team Milram                                             1.03
37 Thomas Rohregger (Aut) Team Milram                                              
38 Philip Deignan (Irl) Cervelo Test Team                                          
39 Markus Fothen (Ger) Team Milram                                                 
40 Carlos Sastre (Spa) Cervelo Test Team                                           
41 Kanstantsin Siutsou (Blr) Team Columbia - Highroad                              
42 Ian Stannard (GBr) ISD                                                      1.04
43 Bram De Groot (Ned) Rabobank                                                1.05
44 Tom Stamsnijder (Ned) Rabobank                                                  
45 Ivan Basso (Ita) Liquigas                                                   1.07
46 Valerio Agnoli (Ita) Liquigas                                                   
47 Serguei Klimov (Rus) Team Katusha                                               
48 Félix Cardenas (Col) Barloworld                                             1.08
49 Juan José Haedo (Arg) Team Saxo Bank                                        1.09
50 Matteo Bono (Ita) Lampre - N.G.C.                                               
51 Christopher Horner (USA) Astana                                             1.14
52 Steve Chainel (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom                                   1.15
53 Jeremy Hunt (GBr) Cervelo Test Team                                         1.16
54 Simon Gerrans (Aus) Cervelo Test Team                                           
55 Volodymir Gustov (Ukr) Cervelo Test Team                                        
56 Jackson Rodriguez (Ven) Serramenti PVC Diquigiovanni-Androni Giocattoli     1.20
57 Gilberto Simoni (Ita) Serramenti PVC Diquigiovanni-Androni Giocattoli           
58 John-Lee Augustyn (RSA) Barloworld                                          1.21
59 Christopher Froome (GBr) Barloworld                                             
60 Francesco Bellotti (Ita) Barloworld                                             
61 Lars Ytting Bak (Den) Team Saxo Bank                                        1.22
62 Matthew Goss (Aus) Team Saxo Bank                                               
63 Pablo Lastras (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne                                        1.25
64 Alessandro Vanotti (Ita) Liquigas                                               
65 Joaquin Rodriguez (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne                                        
66 David Arroyo (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne                                             
67 Francisco Perez Sanchez (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne                                  
68 Matteo Montaguti (Ita) LPR Brakes - Farnese Vini                            1.27
69 Allan Davis (Aus) Quick Step                                                1.28
70 Dries Devenyns (Bel) Quick Step                                                 
71 Ruslan Pidgornyy (Ukr) ISD                                                      
72 Dario Cataldo (Ita) Quick Step                                                  
73 Vladimir Miholjevic (Cro) Liquigas                                              
74 Thomas Voeckler (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom                                     
75 Gorazd Stangelj (Slo) Liquigas                                                  
76 Giovanni Visconti (Ita) ISD                                                 1.30
77 Bartosz Huzarski (Pol) ISD                                                      
78 Daniel Navarro (Spa) Astana                                                 1.31
79 Julien Belgy (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom                                        
80 Alessandro Spezialetti (Ita) LPR Brakes - Farnese Vini                          
81 Eduard Vorganov (Rus) Xacobeo Galicia                                       1.33
82 Michele Scarponi (Ita) Serramenti PVC Diquigiovanni-Androni Giocattoli          
83 Leonardo Bertagnolli (Ita) Serramenti PVC Diquigiovanni-Androni Giocattoli      
84 Rubens Bertogliati (Swi) Serramenti PVC Diquigiovanni-Androni Giocattoli        
85 Stefano Garzelli (Ita) Acqua & Sapone - Caffe Mokambo                       1.35
86 Ruggero Marzoli (Ita) Acqua & Sapone - Caffe Mokambo                            
87 Luca Mazzanti (Ita) Team Katusha                                            1.36
88 Philippe Gilbert (Bel) Silence-Lotto                                            
89 Pavel Brutt (Rus) Team Katusha                                              1.38
90 Ben Swift (GBr) Team Katusha                                                1.40
91 Giairo Ermeti (Ita) LPR Brakes - Farnese Vini                                   
92 Fabian Cancellara (Swi) Team Saxo Bank                                          
93 Kevin Seeldrayers (Bel) Quick Step                                          1.41
94 Mauro Facci (Ita) Quick Step                                                    
95 Sylvester Szmyd (Pol) Liquigas                                              1.43
96 Paolo Tiralongo (Ita) Lampre - N.G.C.                                       1.45
97 Daniel Lloyd (GBr) Cervelo Test Team                                            
98 David Garcia Da Pena (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia                                  1.46
99 Iban Mayoz (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia                                                
100 Francesco Reda (Ita) Quick Step                                                
101 Massimo Codol (Ita) Acqua & Sapone - Caffe Mokambo                         1.48
102 Tadej Valjavec (Slo) AG2R La Mondiale                                      1.49
103 Jonas Ljungblad (Swe) Silence-Lotto                                            
104 Francis De Greef (Bel) Silence-Lotto                                           
105 David Zabriskie (USA) Garmin - Slipstream                                  1.50
106 Serge Pauwels (Bel) Cervelo Test Team                                          
107 Mauro Da Dalto (Ita) Lampre - N.G.C.                                           
108 Davide Vigano (Ita) Fuji-Servetto                                          1.51
109 Alexander Serov (Rus) Team Katusha                                         1.53
110 Nikita Eskov (Rus) Team Katusha                                                
111 Mikhail Ignatiev (Rus) Team Katusha                                            
112 Maarten Tjallingii (Ned) Rabobank                                          1.56
113 Mauricio Soler (Col) Barloworld                                            1.57
114 Kevin Hulsmans (Bel) Quick Step                                            1.59
115 Pedro Horrillo (Spa) Rabobank                                              2.00
116 Yuriy Krivtsov (Ukr) AG2R La Mondiale                                      2.02
117 Renaud Dion (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale                                             
118 Guillaume Bonnafond (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale                                     
119 Blaise Sonnery (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale                                          
120 Manuel Quinziato (Ita) Liquigas                                            2.04
121 Fredrik Kessiakoff (Swe) Fuji-Servetto                                         
122 Angel Gomez (Spa) Fuji-Servetto                                                
123 Ricardo Serrano (Spa) Fuji-Servetto                                            
124 Iker Camano (Spa) Fuji-Servetto                                                
125 Matthieu Sprick (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom                                2.05
126 Luca Barla (Ita) Team Milram                                               2.07
127 Ronny Scholz (Ger) Team Milram                                                 
128 Ignatas Konovalovas (Ltu) Cervelo Test Team                                    
129 Robert Forster (Ger) Team Milram                                               
130 Giampaolo Cheula (Ita) Barloworld                                          2.12
131 Jason McCartney (USA) Team Saxo Bank                                       2.13
132 Anthony Charteau (Fra) Caisse d'Epargne                                    2.16
133 Vasili Kiryienka (Blr) Caisse d'Epargne                                        
134 David Lopez Garcia (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne                                      
135 Arnold Jeannesson (Fra) Caisse d'Epargne                                       
136 Yohann Gene (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom                                        
137 Guillaume Le Floch (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom                             2.19
138 Gonzalo Rabunal (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia                                      2.20
139 Saďd Haddou (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom                                        
140 Gustavo Cesar Veloso (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia                                 2.22
141 Christophe Brandt (Bel) Silence-Lotto                                      2.23
142 Jose Serpa (Col) Serramenti PVC Diquigiovanni-Androni Giocattoli           2.24
143 Francesco Masciarelli (Ita) Acqua & Sapone - Caffe Mokambo                     
144 Francesco De Bonis (Ita) Serramenti PVC Diquigiovanni-Androni Giocattoli       
145 Julian Dean (NZl) Garmin - Slipstream                                          
146 Pieter Jacobs (Bel) Silence-Lotto                                          2.25
147 Carlos José Ochoa (Ven) Serramenti PVC Diquigiovanni-Androni Giocattoli    2.26
148 Björn Schröder (Ger) Team Milram                                               
149 Ted King (USA) Cervelo Test Team                                           2.28
150 Andrea Masciarelli (Ita) Acqua & Sapone - Caffe Mokambo                    2.31
151 Michael Barry (Can) Team Columbia - Highroad                               2.33
152 Marco Marzano (Ita) Lampre - N.G.C.                                            
153 Dmitry Kozontchuk (Rus) Rabobank                                           2.37
154 Marcos Garcia (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia                                            
155 Vladimir Isaichev (Rus) Xacobeo Galicia                                        
156 Sébastien Hinault (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale                                   2.38
157 Jurgen Van Goolen (Bel) Team Saxo Bank                                     2.39
158 Giuseppe Palumbo (Ita) Acqua & Sapone - Caffe Mokambo                          
159 Francesco Failli (Ita) Acqua & Sapone - Caffe Mokambo                          
160 Eros Capecchi (Ita) Fuji-Servetto                                          2.40
161 Charles Wegelius (GBr) Silence-Lotto                                           
162 Jelle Vanendert (Bel) Silence-Lotto                                        2.44
163 Jure Golcer (Slo) LPR Brakes - Farnese Vini                                2.51
164 Alexander Efimkin (Rus) AG2R La Mondiale                                   2.53
165 Cameron Meyer (Aus) Garmin - Slipstream                                    3.02
166 Davide Malacarne (Ita) Quick Step                                          3.08
167 Jos Van Emden (Ned) Rabobank                                               3.13
168 Martin Müller (Ger) Team Milram                                            3.22
169 Morris Possoni (Ita) Team Columbia - Highroad                              3.29
170 David Millar (GBr) Garmin - Slipstream                                     3.31
171 Johann Tschopp (Swi) BBox Bouygues Telecom                                 3.34
172 Evgeny Sokolov (Rus) BBox Bouygues Telecom                                     
173 Jens Voigt (Ger) Team Saxo Bank                                            3.43
174 Olivier Kaisen (Bel) Silence-Lotto                                         3.48
175 Serafin Martinez (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia                                     3.52
176 Andrey Zeits (Kaz) Astana                                                  4.04
177 Julien Loubet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale                                       4.08
178 Kjell Carlström (Fin) Liquigas                                             4.09
179 Jesus Del Nero (Spa) Fuji-Servetto                                         4.10
180 Diego Caccia (Ita) Barloworld                                              4.13
181 Robert Hunter (RSA) Barloworld                                             4.23
182 Paolo Longo Borghini (Ita) Barloworld                                      4.27
183 Delio Ferandez (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia                                       4.35
184 Danny Pate (USA) Garmin - Slipstream                                       4.49
185 Dario Andriotto (Ita) Acqua & Sapone - Caffe Mokambo                       4.50
186 Jean-Charles Senac (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale                                  4.55
187 Anders Lund (Den) Team Saxo Bank                                           5.00
188 Alberto Fernandez (Spa) Fuji-Servetto                                      5.06
189 Hector Gonzalez (Spa) Fuji-Servetto                                            
190 Addy Engels (Ned) Quick Step                                               6.04
191 Steve Morabito (Swi) Astana                                                6.09
192 Alessandro Bertolini (Ita) Serramenti PVC Diquigiovanni-Androni Giocattoli     
193 Mathieu Perget (Fra) Caisse d'Epargne                                      6.44
194 Alessandro Donati (Ita) Acqua & Sapone - Caffe Mokambo                     6.49
195 Kasper Klostergaard (Den) Team Saxo Bank                                   7.14
196 Bart Dockx (Bel) Silence-Lotto                                             7.36
197 Leonardo Scarselli (Ita) ISD                                              11.14
 
Points classification
 
1 Alessandro Petacchi (Ita) LPR Brakes - Farnese Vini                            26 pts
2 Mark Cavendish (GBr) Team Columbia - Highroad                                  24
3 Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin - Slipstream                                         18
4 Ben Swift (GBr) Team Katusha                                                   16
5 Allan Davis (Aus) Quick Step                                                   14
6 Oscar Gatto (Ita) ISD                                                          10
7 Francesco Gavazzi (Ita) Lampre - N.G.C.                                         9
8 Leonardo Scarselli (Ita) ISD                                                    8
9 Davide Vigano (Ita) Fuji-Servetto                                               8
10 Manuele Mori (Ita) Lampre - N.G.C.                                             7
11 Dries Devenyns (Bel) Quick Step                                                6
12 Thomas Fothen (Ger) Team Milram                                                5
13 Paolo Longo Borghini (Ita) Barloworld                                          4
14 Jackson Rodriguez (Ven) Serramenti PVC Diquigiovanni-Androni Giocattoli        3
15 Robert Hunter (RSA) Barloworld                                                 3
16 Steve Chainel (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom                                      2
17 Giovanni Visconti (Ita) ISD                                                    2
18 Mauricio Ardila (Col) Rabobank                                                 1
 
Mountains classification
 
1 David Garcia Da Pena (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia                                      3 pts
2 Eros Capecchi (Ita) Fuji-Servetto                                               2
3 Andriy Grivko (Ukr) ISD                                                         1
 
Young rider classification
 
1 Mark Cavendish (GBr) Team Columbia - Highroad                             4.04.43
2 Thomas Lövkvist (Swe) Team Columbia - Highroad                               0.14
3 Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Team Columbia - Highroad                              
4 Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin - Slipstream                                       0.16
5 Riccardo Chiarini (Ita) LPR Brakes - Farnese Vini                            0.36
6 Oscar Gatto (Ita) ISD                                                        0.41
7 Dmytro Grabovskyy (Ukr) ISD                                                      
8 Francesco Gavazzi (Ita) Lampre - N.G.C.                                      0.56
9 Ian Stannard (GBr) ISD                                                       1.04
10 Tom Stamsnijder (Ned) Rabobank                                              1.05
11 Valerio Agnoli (Ita) Liquigas                                               1.07
12 Jackson Rodriguez (Ven) Serramenti PVC Diquigiovanni-Androni Giocattoli     1.20
13 John-Lee Augustyn (RSA) Barloworld                                          1.21
14 Christopher Froome (GBr) Barloworld                                             
15 Matthew Goss (Aus) Team Saxo Bank                                           1.22
16 Matteo Montaguti (Ita) LPR Brakes - Farnese Vini                            1.27
17 Dario Cataldo (Ita) Quick Step                                              1.28
18 Ben Swift (GBr) Team Katusha                                                1.40
19 Kevin Seeldrayers (Bel) Quick Step                                          1.41
20 Francis De Greef (Bel) Silence-Lotto                                        1.49
21 Davide Vigano (Ita) Fuji-Servetto                                           1.51
22 Mikhail Ignatiev (Rus) Team Katusha                                         1.53
23 Guillaume Bonnafond (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale                                  2.02
24 Blaise Sonnery (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale                                           
25 Luca Barla (Ita) Team Milram                                                2.07
26 Ignatas Konovalovas (Ltu) Cervelo Test Team                                     
27 Arnold Jeannesson (Fra) Caisse d'Epargne                                    2.16
28 Guillaume Le Floch (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom                              2.19
29 Gonzalo Rabunal (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia                                       2.20
30 Francesco Masciarelli (Ita) Acqua & Sapone - Caffe Mokambo                  2.24
31 Pieter Jacobs (Bel) Silence-Lotto                                           2.25
32 Dmitry Kozontchuk (Rus) Rabobank                                            2.37
33 Marcos Garcia (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia                                             
34 Vladimir Isaichev (Rus) Xacobeo Galicia                                         
35 Eros Capecchi (Ita) Fuji-Servetto                                           2.40
36 Jelle Vanendert (Bel) Silence-Lotto                                         2.44
37 Cameron Meyer (Aus) Garmin - Slipstream                                     3.02
38 Davide Malacarne (Ita) Quick Step                                           3.08
39 Jos Van Emden (Ned) Rabobank                                                3.13
40 Morris Possoni (Ita) Team Columbia - Highroad                               3.29
41 Evgeny Sokolov (Rus) BBox Bouygues Telecom                                  3.34
42 Serafin Martinez (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia                                      3.52
43 Andrey Zeits (Kaz) Astana                                                   4.04
44 Julien Loubet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale                                        4.08
45 Delio Ferandez (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia                                        4.35
46 Jean-Charles Senac (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale                                   4.55
47 Anders Lund (Den) Team Saxo Bank                                            5.00
48 Alberto Fernandez (Spa) Fuji-Servetto                                       5.06
49 Hector Gonzalez (Spa) Fuji-Servetto                                             
50 Mathieu Perget (Fra) Caisse d'Epargne                                       6.44
 
T.V. classification
 
1 Leonardo Scarselli (Ita) ISD                                                    5 pts
2 Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin - Slipstream                                          4
3 Mark Cavendish (GBr) Team Columbia - Highroad                                   3
4 Robert Hunter (RSA) Barloworld                                                  2
5 Giovanni Visconti (Ita) ISD                                                     1
 
Most combative classification
 
1 Mark Cavendish (GBr) Team Columbia - Highroad                                   8 pts
2 Alessandro Petacchi (Ita) LPR Brakes - Farnese Vini                             6
3 Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin - Slipstream                                          6
4 Leonardo Scarselli (Ita) ISD                                                    5
5 Ben Swift (GBr) Team Katusha                                                    4
6 Allan Davis (Aus) Quick Step                                                    3
7 David Garcia Da Pena (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia                                      2
8 Robert Hunter (RSA) Barloworld                                                  2
9 Oscar Gatto (Ita) ISD                                                           1
10 Giovanni Visconti (Ita) ISD                                                    1
11 Eros Capecchi (Ita) Fuji-Servetto                                              1
 
Azzurri d'Italia classification
 
1 Alessandro Petacchi (Ita) LPR Brakes - Farnese Vini                             4 pts
2 Mark Cavendish (GBr) Team Columbia - Highroad                                   2
3 Ben Swift (GBr) Team Katusha                                                    1
 
Trofeo Fuga Cervelo classification
 
1 Leonardo Scarselli (Ita) ISD                                                  120 pts
 
Trofeo Fast Team classification
 
1 Team Columbia - Highroad                                                 11.31.11
2 Garmin - Slipstream                                                          0.06
3 LPR Brakes - Farnese Vini                                                    0.22
4 Astana                                                                       0.26
5 ISD                                                                          0.27
6 Team Katusha                                                                 0.35
7 Rabobank                                                                     0.38
8 Lampre - NGC                                                                 0.42
9 Team Milram                                                                  0.49
10 Cervelo TestTeam                                                            1.02
11 Liquigas                                                                    1.06
12 Barloworld                                                                  1.07
13 Team Saxo Bank                                                              1.08
14 Quickstep                                                                   1.14
15 Serramenti PVC Diquigiovanni-Androni Giocattoli                             1.19
16 Bbox Bouygues Telecom                                                       1.27
17 Acqua & Sapone - Caffe Mokambo                                              1.34
18 Caisse d'Epargne                                                            1.37
19 Xacobeo Galicia                                                             1.45
20 Silence - Lotto                                                             1.48
21 AG2R La Mondiale                                                            2.01
22 Fuji - Servetto                                                             2.03
 
Trofeo Super Team classification
 
1 Quickstep                                                                      28 pts
2 Lampre - NGC                                                                   26
3 Lpr Brakes - Farnese Vini                                                      20
4 Team Columbia - Highroad                                                       19
5 Team Katusha                                                                   18
6 Garmin - Slipstream                                                            16
7 ISD                                                                            15
8 Fuji - Servetto                                                                13
9 Team Milram                                                                    12
10 Barloworld                                                                     9
11 S.Diquigiovanni - Androni Gioc.                                                8
12 Bbox Bouygues Telecom                                                          7
13 Rabobank                                                                       6
14 Acqua & Sapone - Caffe Mokambo                                                 5
15 Cervelo TestTeam                                                               4
16 Team Saxo Bank                                                                 3
17 AG2R La Mondiale                                                               1
18 Astana                                                                          
19 Liquigas                                                                        
20 Caisse d'Epargne                                                                
21 Xacobeo Galicia                                                                 
22 Silence - Lotto                                                           

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