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13th GP Costa degli Etruschi - 1.1

Italy, February 9, 2008

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Petacchi claims fourth win

Petacchi is all smiles
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Team Milram's Alessandro Petacchi made it four in a row with his win at the GP Costa degli Etruschi on Saturday. The race serves as the Italian season opener. Gabriele Balducci (Acqua & Sapone - Caffe Mokambo) and Francesco Chicchi (Team Liquigas) finished second and third in the final sprint.

"It's always beautiful to win the debut because it gives you a morale boost and pushes you to work always harder," said Petacchi. "I felt very good. I have worked a lot harder this winter - on the bike, with specific training and activities that did not take my knee awhile to recover." The 34 year-old broke his kneecap during the Giro d'Italia in 2006 and suffered from the aftereffects of the injury for a long time.

"Near the end, with about two kilometers remaining, I lost the draft of my team-mates because of the poor riding in front of me - I was afraid of falling. Then in the last curve, I made a big move and got back onto the wheel of my train. In the end I was flying to a good win."

"For me, this race is world-class," said the second placed Balducci. "The team is happy with my condition. We demonstrated today the height of our form and rode well and with concentration."

Dainius Kairelis of Team Ceramica Flamina dominated most of the race. After only 17 km, he took off on a solo breakaway, gaining a lead of up to 20 minutes on the peloton. The bunch let him stay away for 170 km, but at last the sprinters' teams tracked him down and he was swallowed up with only nine kilometers to go. Milram held things together through to the end, when it set up the winning sprint.


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Results 193 km

1 Alessandro Petacchi (Ita) Team Milram                                      4.50.10 (39.908 km/h)
2 Gabriele Balducci (Ita) Acqua Sapone - Caffè Mokambo                              
3 Francesco Chicchi (Ita) Liquigas                                                  
4 Danilo Napolitano (Ita) Lampre                                                    
5 Roberto Ferrari (Ita) LPR Brakes                                                  
6 Yuriy Metlushenko (Ukr) Amore & Vita - McDonald's                                 
7 Baden Cooke (Aus) Barloword                                                       
8 Alexander Serov (Rus) Tinkoff Credit Systems                                      
9 Bernardo Riccio (Ita) Tinkoff Credit Systems                                      
10 Mattia Gavazzi (Ita) Preti Mangimi - Kio Ene                                     
11 Simone Cadamuro (Ita) Nippo - Endeka                                             
12 Mikhail Timochine (Rus) Amore & Vita - McDonald's                                
13 Olaf Pollack (Ger) Team Volksbank                                                
14 Marko Kump (Slo) Adria Mobil                                                     
15 Claudio Cucinotta (Ita) LPR Brakes                                               
16 Emiliano Donadello (Ita) Serramenti PVC Diquigiovanni - Androni Giocattoli       
17 Domenico Agosta (Ita) Nippo - Endeka                                             
18 Alessandro Maserati (Ita) LPR Brakes                                             
19 Tiziano Dall'antonia (Ita) CSF Group Navigare                                    
20 Pierpaolo Tondo (Ita) Nippo - Endeka                                             
21 Daniel Musiol (Ger) Team Volksbank                                               
22 Maurizio Biondo (Ita) Ceramica Flaminia Bossini Docce                            
23 Miguel Angel Martinez (Fra) Amore & Vita - McDonald's                            
24 Ariel Maximiliano Richeze (Arg) CSF Group Navigare                               
25 Donato Cannone (Ita) NGC Medical -OTC Indus.Porte                                
26 Marco Velo (Ita) Team Milram                                                     
27 Frank Dressler (Ger) Mitsubishi - Jartazi                                        
28 Roberto Cobo Gonzalez (Spa) Serramenti PVC Diquigiovanni - Androni Giocattoli    
29 Steven De Jongh (Ned) Quick Step                                                 
30 Ian Stannard (GBr) Landbouwkrediet - Tonissteiner                                
31 Angel Gomez Gomez (Spa) Saunier Duval - Scott                                    
32 Hubert Krys (Pol) Ceramica Flaminia Bossini Docce                                
33 Josef Benetseder (Aut) Team Volksbank                                            
34 Alberto Curtolo (Ita) Liquigas                                                   
35 Grega Bole (Slo) Adria Mobil                                                     
36 Manuel Belletti (Ita) Serramenti PVC Diquigiovanni - Androni Giocattoli          
37 Blaz Jarc (Slo) Adria Mobil                                                      
38 Tomasz Marczynski (Pol) Ceramica Flaminia Bossini Docce                          
39 Piergiorgio Camussa (Ita) NGC Medical -OTC Indus.Porte                           
40 Laurent Beuret (Swi) NGC Medical -OTC Indus.Porte                                
41 Zott Der SBR19830325 Centri Della Calzatura - Partizan                           
42 Shaun Davel (RSA) Amore & Vita - McDonald's                                      
43 Stephen Cummings (GBr) Barloword                                                 
44 Vtautas Kaupas (Ltu) Mitsubishi - Jartazi                                        
45 Michaèl Baer (Swi) Hadimec - Nazionale Elettronica                               
46 Denis Miorin (Ita) Nippo - Endeka                                                
47 Marco Frapporti (Ita) CSF Group Navigare                                         
48 Federico Canuti (Ita) CSF Group Navigare                                         
49 Sebastien Delfosse (Bel) Landbouwkrediet - Tonissteiner                          
50 Alexander Gottfried (Ger) Tinkoff Credit Systems                                 
51 Dmitri Nikandrov (Rus) Centri Della Calzatura - Partizan                         
52 Alberto Ongarato (Ita) Team Milram                                               
53 Mauro Finetto (Ita) CSF Group Navigare                                           
54 Luciano Andrè Pagliarini Mendoca (Bra) Saunier Duval - Scott                     
55 Nikita Eskov (Rus) Tinkoff Credit Systems                                        
56 Wilfried Cretskens (Bel) Quick Step                                              
57 Robert Vrecer (Slo) Radenska KD Financial Point                                  
58 Michael Randin (Swi) Hadimec - Nazionale Elettronica                             
59 Joze Senekovic (Slo) Adria Mobil                                                 
60 Tobias Eggli (Swi) Hadimec - Nazionale Elettronica                               
61 Artur Krol (Pol) Centri Della Calzatura - Partizan                               
62 Raivis Belohvosciks (Lat) Saunier Duval - Scott                                  
63 Niki Terpstra (Ned) Team Milram                                                  
64 Roberto Longo (Ita) Lampre                                                       
65 Adriano Angeloni (Ita) Ceramica Flaminia Bossini Docce                           
66 Kalle Kriit (Est) Mitsubishi - Jartazi                                           
67 Ermanno Capelli (Ita) Saunier Duval - Scott                                      
68 Niklas Axelsson (Swe) Serramenti PVC Diquigiovanni - Androni Giocattoli          
69 Robert Kiserlovski (Cro) Adria Mobil                                             
70 Alexander Khatuntsev (Rus) Tinkoff Credit Systems                                
71 Andrea Pagoto (Ita) CSF Group Navigare                                           
72 Geert Verheyen (Bel) Mitsubishi - Jartazi                                        
73 Hans Dekkers (Ned) Mitsubishi - Jartazi                                          
74 Ivan Fanelli (Ita) Cinelli - OPD                                                 
75 Leonardo Giordani (Ita) Ceramica Flaminia Bossini Docce                          
76 Mikhail Ignatiev (Rus) Tinkoff Credit Systems                                    
77 Michael Stevenson M. (Swe) Amore & Vita - McDonald's                             
78 Bajc Andi (Slo) Radenska KD Financial Point                                      
79 Jure Zrimek (Slo) Adria Mobil                                                    
80 Boris Shpilevskiy (Rus) Preti Mangimi - Kio Ene                                  
81 Andreas Dietziker (Swi) Team Volksbank                                           
82 Paolo Longo Borghini (Ita) Barloword                                             
83 Ivan Quaranta (Ita) Amore & Vita - McDonald's                                    
84 Ilya Chernetskiy (Rus) Tinkoff Credit Systems                                    
85 Fabio Sabatini (Ita) Team Milram                                                 
86 Fabio Ciccarese (Ita) Cinelli - OPD                                              
87 Wouter Weylandt (Bel) Quick Step                                                 
88 Maciej Bodnar (Pol) Liquigas                                                     
89 Fabio Giglioli (Ita) Amore & Vita - McDonald's                                   
90 Soren Nissen (Den) Amore & Vita - McDonald's                                     
91 Leonardo Scarselli (Ita) Quick Step                                              
92 Emanuele Sella (Ita) CSF Group Navigare                                          
93 Daniele Pietropolli (Ita) LPR Brakes                                             
94 Bert Scheirlinckx (Bel) Landbouwkrediet - Tonissteiner                           
95 Jure Zagar J. (Slo) Adria Mobil                                                  
96 Giuseppe Palumbo (Ita) Acqua Sapone - Caffè Mokambo                              
97 Paolo Fornaciari (Ita) Lampre                                                    
98 Luca Pierfelici (Ita) Acqua Sapone - Caffè Mokambo                               
99 Roberto Petito (Ita) Liquigas                                                    
100 Aleksander Kuschynski BRL19791027 Liquigas                                      
101 Alessandro Donati (Ita) Acqua Sapone - Caffè Mokambo                            
102 Jarno Van Mingeroet (Bel) Mitsubishi - Jartazi                                  
103 Maurilo Antonio Fischer (Bra) Liquigas                                          
104 Andrei Kunitski (Blr) Acqua Sapone - Caffè Mokambo                              
105 Frederik Willems (Bel) Liquigas                                                 
106 Gabriele Bosisio (Ita) LPR Brakes                                               
107 Bruno Rizzi (Ita) NGC Medical -OTC Indus.Porte                                  
108 Andre Korff (Ger) Team Volksbank                                                
109 Steven Fogen (Lux) Preti Mangimi - Kio Ene                                      
110 Fabio Sacchi (Ita) Preti Mangimi - Kio Ene                                      
111 Dario Andriotto (Ita) Acqua Sapone - Caffè Mokambo                              
112 Francesco Failli (Ita) Acqua Sapone - Caffè Mokambo                             
113 Flrian Stalder (Swi) Team Volksbank                                             
114 Martin Muller (Ger) Team Milram                                                 
115 Elia Rigotto (Ita) Team Milram                                                  
116 Manuele Mori (Ita) Saunier Duval - Scott                                        
117 Matej Jurco (Svk) Team Milram                                                   
118 Massimo Mazzanti (Ita) Preti Mangimi - Kio Ene                                  
119 Marco Ghiselli (Ita) Hadimec - Nazionale Elettronica                            
120 Moises Duenas Nevado (Spa) Barloword                                            
121 Juan Pablo Dotti (Arg) Cinelli - OPD                                            
122 Benjamin Gourgue (Bel) Landbouwkrediet - Tonissteiner                           
123 Steven Kleynen (Bel) Landbouwkrediet - Tonissteiner                             
124 Nico Sijmens (Bel) Landbouwkrediet - Tonissteiner                               
125 Daniele Nardello (Ita) Serramenti PVC Diquigiovanni - Androni Giocattoli        
126 Eddy Ratti (Ita) Nippo - Endeka                                                 
127 Francesco Belotti (Ita) Barloword                                               
128 Mirko Allegrini (Ita) Preti Mangimi - Kio Ene                                   
129 Fortunato Baliani (Ita) CSF Group Navigare                                      
130 Luca Paolini (Ita) Acqua Sapone - Caffè Mokambo                                 
131 Paolo Bettini (Ita) Quick Step                                                  
132 Daniele Contrini (Ita) Tinkoff Credit Systems                                   
133 Giairo Ermeti (Ita) LPR Brakes                                                  
134 Massimiliano Mori (Ita) Lampre                                                  
135 Marco Bandiera (Ita) Lampre                                                     
136 Salvatore Commesso (Ita) Preti Mangimi - Kio Ene                                

Start list

Quickstep                                     Team Milram				
1 Paolo Bettini (Ita)                         11 Alessandro Petacchi (Ita)				
3 Wilfried Cretskens (Bel)                    12 Matej Jurco (Svk)				
4 Steven De Jongh (Ned)                       13 Niki Terpstra (Ned)				
5 Leonardo Scarselli (Ita)                    14 Martin Muller (Ita)				
6 Giovanni Visconti (Ita)                     15 Alberto Ongarato (Ita)				
7 Wouter Weylandt (Bel)                       16 Elia Rigotto (Ita)				
                                              17 Fabio Sabatini (Ita)				
                                              18 Marco Velo (Ita)				
Lampre - Fondital                             Liquigas				
21 Alessandro Ballan (Ita)                    31 Valerio Agnoli (Ita)				
22 Damiano Cunego (Ita)                       32 Maciej Bodnar (Pol)				
23 Danilo Napolitano (Ita)                    33 Francesco Chicchi (Ita)				
24 Roberto Longo (Ita)                        34 Alberto Curtolo (Ita)			
25 Paolo Fornaciari (Ita)                     35 Aleksander Kuschynski (Brl)			
26 Massimiliano Mori (Ita)                    36 Frederik Willems (Bel)			
27 Marco Bandiera (Ita)                       37 Roberto Petito (Ita)			
28 Christian Murro (Ita)                      38 Murilo Fischer (Bra)			
Saunier Duval - Scott                         Tinkoff Credit System			
41 Manuele Mori (Ita)                         51 Ilya Chernetskiy (Rus)			
42 Riccardo Ricco (Ita)                       52 Daniele Contrini (Ita)			
43 Raivis Belohvosciks (Lat)                  53 Mikhail Ignatiev (Rus)			
44 Angel Gomez (Spa)                          54 Alexander Khatuntsev (Rus)			
45 Eros Capecchi (Ita)                        55 Bernardo Riccio (Ita)			
46 Ermanno Capelli (Ita)                      56 Alexander Serov (Rus)			
47 Aurélien Passeron (Fra)                    57 Nikita Eskov (Rus)			
48 Luciano Andrè Pagliarini Mendoca (Bra)     58 Alexander Gottfried (Ger)			
Team LPR Brakes                               Acqua & Sapone - Caffe Mokambo			
61 Claudio Cucinotta (Ita)                    71 Dario Andriotto (Ita)			
62 Giairo Ermeti (Ita)                        72 Gabriele Balducci (Ita)			
63 Roberto Ferrari (Ita)                      73 Alessandro Donati (Ita)			
64 Gabriele Bosisio (Ita)                     74 Francesco Failli (Ita)			
65 Daniele Pietropolli (Ita)                  75 Andrei Kunitski (Blr)			
66 Luca Celli (Ita)                           76 Luca Paolini (Ita)			
67 Alessandro Maserati (Ita)                  77 Giuseppe Palumbo (Ita)			
68 Wakter Proch (Ita)                         78 Luca Pierfelici (Ita)			
Serramenti PVC Diquigiovanni                  Barloworld			
81 Manuel Belletti (Ita)                      91 Francesco Belotti (Ita)			
82 Roberto Cobo Gonzalez (Spa)                92 Giampaolo Cheula (Ita)			
83 Daniele Nardello (Ita)                     93 Baden Cooke (Aus)			
84 Francesco Ginanni (Ita)                    94 Marco Corti (GBr)			
85 Niklas Axelsson (Swe)                      95 Stephen Cummings (Ita)			
86 Emiliano Donadello (Ita)                   96 Moises Duenas Nevado (Ita)			
                                              97 Paolo Longo Borghini (Ita)			
                                              98 JuanMauricio Soler Hernandez (Col)			
CSF Group - Navigare                          NGC Medical - OTC Industria Porte			
101 Emanuele Sella (Ita)                      111 Piergiorgio Camussa (Ita)			
102 Ariel Maximiliano Richeze (Arg)           112 Donato Cannone (Ita)			
103 Andrea Pagoto (Ita)                       113 Silvére Ackermann (Swi)			
104 Fortunato Baliani (Ita)                   114 Laurent Beuret (Swi)			
105 Marco Frapporti (Ita)                     115 Bruno Rizzi (Ita)			
106 Tiziano Dall'antonia (Ita)                116 Alessio Signego (Ita)			
107 Mauro Finetto (Ita)                       117 Francesco Tizza (Ita)			
108 Federico Canuti (Ita)                     118 Volodymyr Zagorodny (Ukr)			
Ceramica Flaminia - Bossini Docce             Preti Mangimi			
121 Adriano Angeloni (Ita)                    131 Mirko Allegrini (Ita)			
122 Maurizio Biondo (Ita)                     132 Salvatore Commesso (Ita)			
123 Dainius Kairelis (Ita)                    133 Mattia Gavazzi (Ita)			
124 Hubert Krys (Ita)                         134 Steven Fogen (Lux)			
125 Leonardo Giordani (Ita)                   135 Marco Zanotti  (Ita)			
126 Tomasz Marczynski (Ita)                   136 Massimo Mazzanti (Ita)			
127 Luigi Sestili (Ita)                       137 Fabio Sacchi (Ita)			
128 Filippo Simeoni (Ita)                     138 Boris Shpilevskiy (Rus)			
Team Volksbank                                Landbouwkrediet - Tönissteiner			
141 Olaf Pollack (Ger)                        151 Sebastien Delfosse (Bel)			
142 Renè Weissinger (Ger)                     152 Benjamin Gourgue (Bel)			
143 Andreas Dietziker (Aut)                   153 Bert Scheirlinckx (Bel)			
144 Florian Stalder (Swi)                     154 Nico Sijmens (Bel)			
145 Josef Benetseder (Swi)                    155 Ian Stannard (GBr)			
146 Philippe Ludescher (Aut)                  156 Steven Kleynen (Bel)			
147 Andre Korff (Ger)                         157 Dirk Bellemakers (Ned)			
148 Daniel  Musiol (Ger)                      			
Mitsubishi - Jartazi                          Hadimec - Nazionale Elettronica			
161 Hans Dekkers (Ned)                        171 Americo Novembrini (Ita)			
162 Frank Dressler (Ger)                      172 Danilo Andrenacci (Ita)			
163 Gregory Habeaux (Bel)                     173 Tobias Eggli (Swi)			
164 Vtautas Kaupas (Ltu)                      174 Sante Di Nizio (Ita)			
165 Kalle Kriit (Est)                         175 Marco Ghiselli (Ita)			
166 Mindaugas Striska (Ltu)                   176 Michaèl Baer (Swi)			
167 Jarno Van Mingeroet (Bel)                 177 Michael Randin (Swi)			
168 Geert Verheyen (Bel)                      178 Philippe Schnyder (Swi)			
Adria Mobil                                   Radenska KD Financial Point			
181 Marko Kump (Slo)                          191 Matic Strgar (Slo)			
182 Jure Zrimek (Slo)                         192 Robert Vrecer (Slo)			
183 Robert Kiserlovski (Cro)                  193 Matej Trecek (Slo)			
184 Grega Bole (Slo)                          194 Bostjan Rezman (Slo)			
185 Blaz Jarc (Slo)                           195 Bajc Andi (Slo)			
186 Uros Murn (Slo)                           196 Mtlej Gnezda (Slo)			
187 Jure Zagar  J. (Slo)                      197 David Tratnik (Slo)			
188 Joze Senekovic (Slo)                      			
Centri della Calzatura - Partizan             Nippo - Endeka			
201 Miguel Angel Rubiano Chavez (Col)         211 Domenico Agosta (Ita)			
202 Aleksandar Srnic (Srb)                    212 Simone Cadamuro (Ita)			
203 Dmitri Nikandrov (Rus)                    213 Massimo Gabrielleschi (Ita)			
204 Artur Krol (Pol)                          214 Marino Palandri (Ita)			
205 Luca Zanasca (Ita)                        215 Pierpaolo Tondo (Ita)			
206 Emanuele Zitti (Ita)                      216 Denis Miorin (Ita)			
207 Zott Der (Srb)                            217 Yoshiyuki Shimizu (Jpn)			
208 Esad Hasanovic (Srb)                      218 Eddy Ratti (Ita)			
Cinelli - OPD                                 Amore & Vita - McDonald's			
221 Ivan Fanelli (Ita)                        231 Ivan Quaranta (Ita)			
222 Gianluca Cavalli (Ita)                    232 Yuriy Metlushenko (Ukr)			
223 Fabio Ciccarese (Ita)                     233 Miguel Angel Martinez (Fra)			
224 Juan Pablo Dotti (Arg)                    234 Fabio Giglioli (Ita)			
225 Alexey Shchebelin (Rus)                   235 Shaun Davel (Rsa)			
226 Manuele Spadi (Ita)                       236 Michael Stevenson  M. (Swe)			
227 Alfonso Falzarano (Ita)                   237 Soren Nissen (Den)			
228 Jesus Perez (Ven)                         238 Mikhail Timochine (Rus)			

Past winners

2007 Alessandro Petacchi (Ita) Milram
2006 Alessandro Petacchi (Ita) Team Milram
2005 Alessandro Petacchi (Ita) Fassa Bortolo
2004 Yuriy Metlushenko (Ukr) Landbouwkrediet-Colnago
2003 Jaan Kirsipuu (Est) Ag2r-Prevoyance
2002 Yuriy Metluschenko (Ukr) Colnago-Landbouwkrediet
2001 Nicola Gavazzi (Ita)
2000 Mario Cipollini (Ita)
1999 Endrio Leoni (Ita)
1998 Mario Cipollini (Ita)
1997 Biago Conte (Ita)
1996 Fabrizio Guidi (Ita)