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32nd Giro Ciclistico d'Italia Internazionale U26 - 2.6

Italy, June 15 - 23, 2002

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Stage 2 - June 16: Arezzo - Arezzo, 150 km

Australian Team Report

By Brian Stephens, AIS U23 manager

The Australians did everything right today, almost. The first break of the day went at just after the first climb of the day and Scott Davis was in it. The next group to go over to it included Gene Bates and made a total of 29 riders with Gene the best on GC. The group worked well and with 30km to go, had 3 minutes over the main group.

Scott and Gene were working hard to gain as much time as possible and when the front bunch split, they were in the front 8. They rode hard all the way to the finish and Scott was third on the stage but most of our interest was on the overall classification. The timekeepers announced that Gene had taken the jersey but 10 minutes later the Casprini team disputed this. After much deliberation, Guidi from Casprini was announced the leader after it was discovered that he had ridden away from the main group and joined the third group on the road which put him close enough to Gene to maintain a time advantage as he finished in front of Gene yesterday.

Gene's was the leading foreign riders jersey but when the GC came out it was revealed that more leading riders had made it to the third group including two Spaniards so Gene will have to give that one back too. He is now 7th and Scott is now 10th.


1 Federico Berta (Ita) Garda Calze Resine Ragnoli             3.25.11 (44.126 km/h)
2 Manuel Bortolotto (Ita) IMA Veneta Brugnotto Cucine
3 Scott Davis (Aus) Australian National Team
4 Alessandro Ballan (Ita) Trevigiani Mapei
5 Alessandro Del Sarto (Ita) San Paolo Saeco
6 Nicola Pavone (Ita) Podenzano Italfine
7 Gene Bates (Aus) Australian National Team
8 Gabriele Pacini (Ita) Maltinti                                 0.05
9 Mirko Allegrini (Ita) Trevigiani Mapei                         1.28
10 Gianluca Coletta (Ita) Resine Ragnoli Garda Calze
81 Adrian Laidler (Aus) Australia                                7.26
82 Andrei Karpatchev (Rus) Maserati Synclean                     
103 Dave McPartland (Aus) Australia         
109 Simon Gerrans (Aus) Australia          
132 Peter Dawson (Aus) Australia                                16.51

General classification after stage 2

1 Simone Guidi (Ita) Team Casprini                            7.19.56
2 Cristian Climent (Spa) Baque Caffè                             0.04
3 Giuseppe Muraglia (Ita) Marchiol Hit Casino's Site Frezza
4 Marco Bertini (Ita) MCS Bedogni Fama
5 Joseba Albizu (Spa) Baque Caffè
6 Fabio Quercioli (Ita) Grassi Mapei
7 Gene Bates (Aus) Australian National Team                      0.24
8 Andrea Moletta (Ita) Zalf Desire Fior                          1.04
9 Dmitri Semov (Rus) Russian National Team
10 Scott Davis (Ita) Australian National Team                    1.28
40 Simon Gerrans (Aus) Australia                                 8.24
59 Adrian Laidler (Aus) Australia                               12.19
124 Dave McPartland (Aus) Australia                             28.58
140 Peter Dawson (Aus) Australia                                38.23

Points classification

1 Simone Guidi (Ita) Team Casprini

Mountains classification

1 Giuseppe Muraglia (Ita) Marchiol Hit Casino's

Sprints classification

1 Fabio Borghesi (Ita) San Paolo Saeco

Young Riders classification

1 Simone Guidi (Ita) Team Casprini

Foreigners classification

1 Cristian Climent (Spa) Baque Caffè