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92nd Giro del Piemonte - 1.HC

Italy, October 13, 2005

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Fischer strikes again

Murilo Fischer (Naturino-Sapore di Mare)
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Brazilian fast man Murilo Fischer (Naturino-Sapore di Mare) has triumphed in another bunch sprint in Italy, this time winning the 92nd Giro del Piemonte. The 26 year-old had a clear margin over Steven de Jongh (Rabobank) and Paride Grillo (Panaria), who filled out the other podium placings.

"It's an important victory: I was missing a classic win this year," said Fischer. "The team was crucial, in the finale they piloted me as I wanted. I still have acceptable condition, certainly after the World's I could have called it quits but instead I'm still here to win: this is a mark of my responsibility and reliability.

"I don't believe I have a big chance to win the Giro di Lombardia. The parcours is not suited to my characteristics, but I will try and I'll start with the objective of doing well and to finish off with a good result."

How it unfolded

Emanuele Sella (Panaria)
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The start of the 176 km race was given at 10:42am by the Mayor of Asti, Vittorio Voglino, and sports assistant Giuseppe Passirono. 155 riders from 20 teams set off from the Place Campo del Palio d'Asti and the pace was rapid. The peloton stayed together for the first hour and averaged 43.3 km/h

On the first climb of the day en route to Camo, seven riders succeeded in escaping near the top: Alejandro Valverde, Ivan Gutierrez (Illes Balears), Emanuele Sella (Panaria), Oscar Sevilla (T-Mobile), Carlos Sastre (CSC), Koos Moerenhout (Davitamon-Lotto) and Andriy Grivko (Domina Vacanze). The group cooperated well and by km 76, it had 1'53 on the peloton that was led by Lampre and Naturino. The average speed remained almost the same after two hours: 43.2 km/h.

The podium (L to R):
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The gap didn't grow too much, and reached 2'25 by km 121 in Cherasco, as the peloton maintained a tight control over the situation. After three hours, the average was 42.1 km/h. On the climb of La Morra, the chase picked up, and by Novello (km 135), the gap was down to 1'40. Once it was down to a minute, Sella decided to attack on the Manforte d'Alba climb, taking Moerenhout, Gutierrez and Grivko with him. The four leaders had 15 seconds with 10 km to go, and although Sella tried to go alone at 8 km to go, the peloton swept everyone up.

In the finale, Fischer was too good for De Jongh and Grillo, with Alberto Ongarato (Fassa) and Alejandro Alberto Borrajo (Panaria) rounding out the top five.


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Results - 176 km

1 Murilo Fischer (Bra) Naturino-Sapore di Mare                       4.03.28 (43.37 km/h)
2 Steven De Jongh (Ned) Rabobank                                            
3 Paride Grillo (Ita) Ceramica Panaria-Navigare                             
4 Alberto Ongarato (Ita) Fassa Bortolo                                      
5 Alejandro Alberto Borrajo (Arg) Ceramica Panaria-Navigare                 
6 Manuele Mori (Ita) Saunier Duval-Prodir                                   
7 Marco Marcato (Ita) Team Androni Giocattoli-3C Casalinghi                 
8 Leonardo Bertagnolli (Ita) Cofidis, Le Credit Par Telephone               
9 Devis Miorin (Ita) Liquigas-Bianchi                                       
10 Ruggero Marzoli (Ita) Acqua & Sapone-Adria Mobil                         
11 Mauro Gerosa (Ita) Liquigas-Bianchi                                      
12 Giuseppe Palumbo (Ita) Acqua & Sapone-Adria Mobil                        
13 Marco Velo (Ita) Fassa Bortolo                                           
14 Edgardo Simon (Arg) Colombia-Selle Italia                                
15 Vicente Reynes Mimo (Spa) Illes Balears-Caisse d'Epargne                 
16 Matej Jurco (Svk) Domina Vacanze                                         
17 Marco Gili (Ita) Colombia-Selle Italia                                   
18 Slawomir Kohut (Pol) Miche                                               
19 Bjoern Leukemans (Bel) Davitamon-Lotto                                   
20 Staf Scheirlinckx (Bel) Cofidis, Le Credit Par Telephone                 
21 JosÚ Ivan Gutierrez Palacios (Spa) Illes Balears-Caisse d'Epargne        
22 Mirko Allegrini (Ita) Ceramica Panaria-Navigare                          
23 Michael Blaudzun (Den) Team CSC                                          
24 Paolo Bailetti (Ita) Team Androni Giocattoli-3C Casalinghi               
25 Pablo Lastras Garcia (Spa) Illes Balears-Caisse d'Epargne                
26 Marco Osella (Ita) Team Androni Giocattoli-3C Casalinghi                 
27 Blazej Janiaczyk (Pol) Team Androni Giocattoli-3C Casalinghi             
28 Aitor Hernandez Gutierrez (Spa) Team L.P.R.                              
29 Mauricio Alberto Ardila Cano (Col) Davitamon-Lotto                       
30 Johan Van Summeren (Bel) Davitamon-Lotto                                 
31 Luca Solari (Ita) Domina Vacanze                                         
32 Mathew Hayman (Aus) Rabobank                                             
33 Alejandro Valverde Belmonte (Spa) Illes Balears-Caisse d'Epargne         
34 Philippe Schnyder (Swi) Colombia-Selle Italia                            
35 Sergiy Matveyev (Ukr) Ceramica Panaria-Navigare                          
36 David Mcpartland (Aus) Tenax-Nobili Rubinetterie                     0.08
37 Tomas Konecny (Cze) T-Mobile Team                                        
38 Peter Farazijn (Bel) Cofidis, Le Credit Par Telephone                    
39 Bingen Fernandez Bustinza (Spa) Cofidis, Le Credit Par Telephone         
40 Chris Sorensen (Den) Team CSC                                            
41 Luigi Sestili (Ita) Naturino-Sapore di Mare                              
42 Kanstantsin Siutsou (Blr) Fassa Bortolo                                  
43 Mikel Pradera Rodriguez (Spa) Illes Balears-Caisse d'Epargne             
44 Andrea Peron (Ita) Team CSC                                              
45 Gerben L÷wik (Ned) Rabobank                                              
46 Morris Possoni (Ita) Lampre-Caffita                                      
47 Daniele Masolino (Ita) Team L.P.R.                                       
48 Marco Fertonani (Ita) Domina Vacanze                                     
49 Ivan Degasperi (Ita) Team L.P.R.                                         
50 Luis Felipe Laverde Jimenez (Col) Ceramica Panaria-Navigare              
51 Luca Nardello (Ita) Team L.P.R.                                          
52 Daniele Nardello (Ita) T-Mobile Team                                     
53 JosÚ Vicente Garcia Acosta (Spa) Illes Balears-Caisse d'Epargne          
54 Giovanni Visconti (Ita) Domina Vacanze                                   
55 Andriy Grivko (Ukr) Domina Vacanze                                   0.14
56 Massimo Giunti (Ita) Fassa Bortolo                                       
57 Marco Pinotti (Ita) Saunier Duval-Prodir                                 
58 Massimiliano Gentili (Ita) Naturino-Sapore di Mare                       
59 Nicola Scattolin (Ita) Team Androni Giocattoli-3C Casalinghi             
60 Gianluca Tonetti (Ita) Tenax-Nobili Rubinetterie                         
61 Bernhard Kohl (Aut) T-Mobile Team                                        
62 Sylvester Szmyd (Pol) Lampre-Caffita                                     
63 Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit Par Telephone                  
64 Konstantin Klyuev (Rus) Team Androni Giocattoli-3C Casalinghi            
65 CÚdric Vasseur (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit Par Telephone                    
66 Valerio Agnoli (Ita) Naturino-Sapore di Mare                             
67 Ronald Mutsaars (Ned) Rabobank                                           
68 Emanuele Sella (Ita) Ceramica Panaria-Navigare                           
69 Rolf Aldag (Ger) T-Mobile Team                                           
70 Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Fassa Bortolo                                      
71 Ruslan Pidgornyy (Ukr) Tenax-Nobili Rubinetterie                         
72 Andrea Masciarelli (Ita) Acqua & Sapone-Adria Mobil                      
73 Marco Marzano (Ita) Lampre-Caffita                                       
74 Cristiano Frattini (Ita) Tenax-Nobili Rubinetterie                       
75 Przemyslaw Niemec (Pol) Miche                                            
76 Amael Moinard (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit Par Telephone                     
77 Daniele De Paoli (Ita) Team L.P.R.                                   0.21
78 Filippo Simeoni (Ita) Naturino-Sapore di Mare                        0.27
79 Andrea Tonti (Ita) Lampre-Caffita                                        
80 Evgeni Petrov (Rus) Lampre-Caffita                                       
81 Paolo Bossoni (Ita) Fassa Bortolo                                        
82 Gustav Erik Larsson (Swe) Fassa Bortolo                                  
83 Antonio Quadranti (Ita) Naturino-Sapore di Mare                          
84 Francisco Mancebo Perez (Spa) Illes Balears-Caisse d'Epargne             
85 Remmert Wielinga (Ned) Rabobank                                          
86 Maarten Den Bakker (Ned) Rabobank                                        
87 Nicolas Fritsch (Fra) Saunier Duval-Prodir                               
88 Christopher Horner (USA) Saunier Duval-Prodir                            
89 Carlos Sastre Candil (Spa) Team CSC                                      
90 Joan Horrach Rippoll (Spa) Illes Balears-Caisse d'Epargne                
91 Giancarlo Ginestri (Ita) Tenax-Nobili Rubinetterie                   0.44
92 Rubens Bertogliati (Swi) Saunier Duval-Prodir                            
93 Koos Moerenhout (Ned) Davitamon-Lotto                                0.52
DNF Rinaldo Nocentini (Ita) Acqua & Sapone-Adria Mobil                      
DNF Bo Hamburger (Den) Acqua & Sapone-Adria Mobil                           
DNF Alexandr Arekeev (Rus) Acqua & Sapone-Adria Mobil                       
DNF Kyrylo Pospyeyev (Ukr) Acqua & Sapone-Adria Mobil                       
DNF Santo Anza (Ita) Acqua & Sapone-Adria Mobil                             
DNF Raffaele Ferrara (Ita) Team Androni Giocattoli-3C Casalinghi            
DNF Juan Pablo Magallanes A. (Mex) Team Androni Giocattoli-3C Casalinghi    
DNF Stefano Boggia (Ita) Ceramica Flaminia                                  
DNF Massimiliano Martella (Ita) Ceramica Flaminia                           
DNF Gianmario Rovaletti (Ita) Ceramica Flaminia                             
DNF Krzysztof Szczawinski (Pol) Ceramica Flaminia                           
DNF Guido Trombetta (Ita) Ceramica Flaminia                                 
DNF Maurizio Varini (Ita) Ceramica Flaminia                                 
DNF Kirill Golubev (Rus) Ceramica Flaminia                                  
DNF Domenico Quagliarello (Ita) Ceramica Flaminia                           
DNF Moises Aldape Chavez (Mex) Ceramica Panaria-Navigare                    
DNF Guido Trentin (Ita) Cofidis, Le Credit Par Telephone                    
DNF Andy Schleck (Lux) Team CSC                                             
DNF Christian Vandevelde (USA) Team CSC                                     
DNF Frank Schleck (Lux) Team CSC                                            
DNF Nicki Sorensen (Den) Team CSC                                           
DNF Mario Aerts (Bel) Davitamon-Lotto                                       
DNF Bart Dockx (Bel) Davitamon-Lotto                                        
DNF Cadel Evans (Aus) Davitamon-Lotto                                       
DNF Wim Vansevenant (Bel) Davitamon-Lotto                                   
DNF Alessandro Bertolini (Ita) Domina Vacanze                               
DNF Sergio Ghisalberti (Ita) Domina Vacanze                                 
DNF Rafael Nuritdinov (Uzb) Domina Vacanze                                  
DNF Claudio Corioni (Ita) Fassa Bortolo                                     
DNF Salvatore Commesso (Ita) Lampre-Caffita                                 
DNF Alessandro Ballan (Ita) Lampre-Caffita                                  
DNF Oleksandr Kvachuk (Ukr) Lampre-Caffita                                  
DNF Patrick Calcagni (Swi) Liquigas-Bianchi                                 
DNF Enrico Gasparotto (Ita) Liquigas-Bianchi                                
DNF Nicola Loda (Ita) Liquigas-Bianchi                                      
DNF Vladimir Miholjevic (Cro) Liquigas-Bianchi                              
DNF Andrea Noe' (Ita) Liquigas-Bianchi                                      
DNF Charles Wegelius (GBr) Liquigas-Bianchi                                 
DNF Pavel Tonkov (Rus) Team L.P.R.                                          
DNF Mauro Santambrogio (Ita) Team L.P.R.                                    
DNF Mikhaylo Khalilov (Ukr) Team L.P.R.                                     
DNF Seweryn Kohut (Pol) Miche                                               
DNF Alberto Tacconi (Ita) Miche                                             
DNF Antonio D'aniello (Ita) Miche                                           
DNF Giairo Ermeti (Ita) Miche                                               
DNF Pasquale Muto (Ita) Miche                                               
DNF Cristian Gasperoni (Ita) Naturino-Sapore di Mare                        
DNF Massimiliano Mori (Ita) Naturino-Sapore di Mare                         
DNF Ivan Ravaioli (Ita) Saunier Duval-Prodir                                
DNF Ruben Lobato Elvira (Spa) Saunier Duval-Prodir                          
DNF Manuel Quinziato (Ita) Saunier Duval-Prodir                             
DNF Raffaele Illiano (Ita) Colombia-Selle Italia                            
DNF Mariano Giallorenzo (Ita) Colombia-Selle Italia                         
DNF Moreno Di Biase (Ita) Colombia-Selle Italia                             
DNF Piergiorgio Camussa (Ita) Colombia-Selle Italia                         
DNF Gabriele Bosisio (Ita) Tenax-Nobili Rubinetterie                        
DNF David John Betts (Aus) Tenax-Nobili Rubinetterie                        
DNF Kristjan Fajt (Slo) Tenax-Nobili Rubinetterie                           
DNF Eric Baumann (Ger) T-Mobile Team                                        
DNF Giuseppe Guerini (Ita) T-Mobile Team                                    
DNF Bastiaan Giling (Ned) T-Mobile Team                                     
DNF Oscar Sevilla Ribera (Spa) T-Mobile Team                                

Past winners

2004 Allan Davis (Aus) Liberty Seguros
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 G÷lz (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,