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90th Giro del Piemonte - 1.1

Italy, October 16, 2003

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Bertolini's big win

Alessandro Bertolini is happy
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Alessio's Alessandro Bertolini scored his biggest win since the 1997 Paris-Brussels by taking the 90th edition of the Giro del Piemonte in a two man sprint with Thomas Liese (Bianchi). The pair, together with third placed Angelo Lopeboselli (Cofidis) pulled off a successful early breakaway, and the bunch led home by Julian Dean (CSC) could only finish within 1'41 of them.

The 189 km race began without top names such as Michele Bartoli (Fassa Bortolo) and Oscar Camenzind (Phonak), who no doubt are resting up for Saturday's Giro di Lombardia World Cup race. The first attack came after 18 km by Andrea Masciarelli (Vini Caldirola) who gained 54" lead and took the sprint at Canelli. Perfetto was second followed by Saeco's Cristian Pepoli. Shortly after the sprint, Angelo Lopeboselli (Cofidis) attacked in pursuit of Masciarelli, catching him at the 30 km mark. However the pair did not last long together and Masciarelli went back to the peloton.

In the meantime, two more riders attacked to bridge up to the leader: Thomas Liese (at km 30) and Alessandro Bertolini (at km 41). The breakaway was formed and set about building a substantial lead. At the sprint at Cremolino after 68 km, won by Lopeboselli, the trio had 4'40 lead on lone chaser Rafael Nuritdinov (De Nardi) and 6'00 over the peloton. The gaps continued to expand until the break had 9'50 at the 123 km mark (Nuritdinov had been caught by this stage).

That deserves a kiss
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A number of counter attacks started happening from the peloton at this stage, with Righi, Niermann, Tosatto, Vila Errandonea, Igor Gonzalez de Galdeano, Perez Fernandez and Sabaliauskas all trying to escape and failing. The peloton did finally organise itself to form a chase, led by ONCE and Fassa Bortolo, but it was too late. The gap came down quickly at first (6'15 with 50 km to go) but the leaders still had 5'12 at 30 km to go and that was enough to stay clear.

Bertolini and Liese dropped Lopeboselli with 3 km to the finish, and fought out the victory between them. The Italian proved to be too strong in the sprint for Liese, while Lopeboselli finished 49 seconds back for third.


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Results - 189 km

1 Alessandro Bertolini (Ita) Alessio                            4.35.29 (41.164 km/h)
2 Thomas Liese (Ger) Team Bianchi                                  0.01
3 Angelo Lopeboselli (Ita) Cofidis, Le Crédit par Téléphone        0.49
4 Julian Dean (NZl) Team CSC                                       1.41
5 Matteo Tosatto (Ita) Fassa Bortolo                                   
6 Lars Michaelsen (Den) Team CSC                                       
7 Juan Antonio Flecha Giannoni (Spa)                      
8 Stefano Zanini (Ita) Team Saeco                                      
9 Fabian Wegmann (Ger) Gerolsteiner                                    
10 Allan Davis (Aus) O.N.C.E.-Eroski                                   
11 Fabrizio Guidi (Ita) Team Bianchi                                   
12 Lorenzo Cardellini (Ita) Domina Vacanze-Elitron                     
13 Robert Sassone (Fra) Cofidis, Le Crédit par Téléphone               
14 Massimo Giunti (Ita) Domina Vacanze-Elitron                         
15 Patrick Calcagni (Swi) Vini Caldirola-SO.DI                         
16 Addy Engels (Ned) Rabobank                                          
17 Davide Casarotto (Ita) Alessio                                      
18 Jaroslaw Zarebski (Pol) CCC-Polsat                                  
19 Andrea Moletta (Ita) Mercatone Uno - Scanavino                      
20 Alexandr Kolobnev (Rus) Domina Vacanze-Elitron                      
21 Daniele Righi (Ita) Lampre                                          
22 Massimiliano Mori (Ita) Formaggi Pinzolo Fiave                      
23 Andreas Klier (Ger) Team Telekom                                    
24 Nico Mattan (Bel) Cofidis, Le Crédit par Téléphone                  
25 Michele Gobbi (Ita) De Nardi-Colpack                                
26 José Enrique Gutierrez Cataluna (Spa) Kelme-Costa Blanca            
27 Graziano Gasparre (Ita) De Nardi-Colpack                            
28 Daniele Pietropolli (Ita) Tenax                                     
29 Peter Luttenberger (Aut) Team CSC                                   
30 Simone Masciarelli (Ita) Vini Caldirola-SO.DI                       
31 Stefan Adamsson (Swe) Team Bianchi                                  
32 Santiago Perez Fernandez (Spa) Phonak Hearing Systems               
33 Francesco Bellotti (Ita) Mercatone Uno - Scanavino                  
34 Jose Cayetano Julia Cegarra (Spa) Kelme-Costa Blanca                
35 Martin Derganc (Slo) Domina Vacanze-Elitron                         
36 Gianluca Dal Cin (Ita) Tenax                                        
37 Pablo Lastras Garcia (Spa)                             
38 Constantino Zaballa Gutierez (Spa) Kelme-Costa Blanca               
39 Dmitri Fofonov (Kaz) Cofidis, Le Crédit par Téléphone               
40 Alessandro Vanotti (Ita) De Nardi-Colpack                           
41 Marc Weisshaupt (Ger) CCC-Polsat                                    
42 Stefano Casagranda (Ita) Alessio                                    
43 Martin Elmiger (Swi) Phonak Hearing Systems                         
44 Guido Trentin (Ita) Cofidis, Le Crédit par Téléphone                
45 Bingen Fernandez Bustinza (Spa) Cofidis, Le Crédit par Téléphone    
46 Gabriele Missaglia (Ita) Lampre                                     
47 Leonardo Zanotti (Ita) De Nardi-Colpack                             
48 Francisco Vila Errandonea (Spa) Lampre                              
49 Pietro Zucconi (Swi) Vini Caldirola-SO.DI                           
50 Sergiy Avdyeyev (Ukr) Landbouwkrediet-Colnago                       
51 Alexandre Moos (Swi) Phonak Hearing Systems                         
52 Joaquin Rodriguez Oliver (Spa) O.N.C.E.-Eroski                      
53 Rubens Bertogliati (Swi) Lampre                                     
54 Marcel Strauss (Swi) Gerolsteiner                                   
55 Rafael Nuritdinov (Uzb) De Nardi-Colpack                            
56 Daniel Atienza (Spa) Cofidis, Le Crédit par Téléphone               
57 Lorenzo Bernucci (Ita) Landbouwkrediet-Colnago                      
58 Sergio Barbero (Ita) Lampre                                         
59 Angel Vicioso Arcos (Spa) O.N.C.E.-Eroski                           
60 Alejandro Alberto Borrajo (Arg) Ceramiche Panaria-Fiordo            
61 Roberto Petito (Ita) Fassa Bortolo                                  
62 Ronald Mutsaars (Ned) Rabobank                                      
63 Luis F. Laverde Jimenez (Col) Formaggi Pinzolo Fiave                
64 Radoslaw Romanik (Pol) CCC-Polsat                                   
65 Giuliano Sulpizi (Ita) Formaggi Pinzolo Fiave                       
66 Mario Aerts (Bel) Team Telekom                                      
67 Davis Mcpartland (Aus) Tenax                                        
68 Oscar Sevilla Ribera (Spa) Kelme-Costa Blanca                       
69 Cristiano Frattini (Ita) Tenax                                      
70 Volodymyr Bileka (Ukr) Landbouwkrediet-Colnago                      
71 Andrea Masciarelli (Ita) Vini Caldirola-SO.DI                       
72 Piotr Przydzial (Pol) CCC-Polsat                                    
73 Felix M. Garcia Casas (Spa) Team Bianchi                            
74 Grischa Niermann (Ger) Rabobank                                     
75 Thorwald Veneberg (Ned) Rabobank                                    
76 Niki Aebersold (Swi) Phonak Hearing Systems                         
77 Ondrej Fadrny (Cze) De Nardi-Colpack                                
78 Jordi Riera Valls (Spa) Kelme-Costa Blanca                          
79 Vladimir Duma (Ukr) Landbouwkrediet-Colnago                         
80 Jon Odriozola Mugarza (Spa)                            
81 Santo Anza' (Ita) Landbouwkrediet-Colnago                           
82 Cristian Pepoli (Ita) Team Saeco                                    
83 Marius Sabaliauskas (Ltu) Team Saeco                                
84 Ruggero Borghi (Ita) Mercatone Uno - Scanavino                      
85 Christian Werner (Ger) Team Telekom                                 
86 Juan Manuel Cuenca Martinez (Spa) Kelme-Costa Blanca                
87 Kevin De Weert (Bel) Rabobank                                       
88 Marc Lotz (Ned) Rabobank                                            
89 Pietro Caucchioli (Ita) Alessio                                     
90 Rolf Aldag (Ger) Team Telekom                                       
91 Dario David Cioni (Ita) Fassa Bortolo                               
92 Roberto Arroyo (Spa) Team CSC                                       
93 Leonardo Bertagnolli (Ita) Team Saeco                               
94 Damiano Cunego (Ita) Team Saeco                                     
95 Paolo Lanfranchi (Ita) Ceramiche Panaria-Fiordo                     
96 Marco Velo (Ita) Fassa Bortolo                                      
97 Gianni Faresin (Ita) Gerolsteiner                                   
98 Denis Lunghi (Ita) Alessio                                          
99 Aitor Garmendia Arbilla (Spa) Team Bianchi                          
100 Unai Osa Eizaguirre (Spa)                             
101 Raffaele Ferrara (Ita) Alessio                                     
102 Jan Hruska (Cze) O.N.C.E.-Eroski                                   
103 Igor Gonzalez De Galdeano (Spa) O.N.C.E.-Eroski                    
104 Remmert Wielinga (Ned) Rabobank                                    
105 Gian Paolo Cheula (Ita) Vini Caldirola-SO.DI                       
106 Isidro Nozal Vega (Spa) O.N.C.E.-Eroski                            
107 Leonardo Piepoli (Ita)                                
108 Marcos A. Serrano Rodriguez (Spa) O.N.C.E.-Eroski                  
109 Thorsten Rund (Ger) Team Bianchi                               5.30
110 Simone Bertoletti (Ita) Lampre                                 6.05

Starters: 171
Classified: 110

Past winners

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,