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Maremma Cup - 2

Italy, March 7-8, 2009

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Race 1 - March 7: Day 1

Näf repeats last weekend's success

By Sue George

Swiss Ralph Näf repeated his success of last weekend's Maremma cup opener with a win again in the kermesse. Näf Multivan Merida teammate Jochen Kass brought further success to his squad by taking second place. Italians Martino Fruet (l'Arcobaleno Carraro Team ) and Tony Longo (Team Full Dynamix) finished third and fourth.

The kermesse ran along the streets of the Tuscan town, starting from the Duomo's steps. Näf put in a strong comeback from third place at the end of the first lap.

Favorites Marco Aurelio Fontana and world champion Nino Schurter were eliminated in the quarterfinals.


1 Ralph Naf (Swi) Multivan Merida Biking Team         
2 Jochen Kass (Ger) Multivan Merida Biking Team       
3 Martino Fruet (Ita) l'Arcobaleno Carraro Team       
4 Tony Longo (Ita) Team Full Dynamix                  
5 Rudi Van Houts (Ned) Multivan Merida Biking Team    
6 Florian Vogel (Swi) Scott Swisspower Team           
7 Michele Casagrande (Ita) ADV Corratec               
8 Jurg Graf (Swi) Felt International Team MTB