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32nd Giro Ciclistico d'Italia Internazionale U26 - 2.6

Italy, June 15 - 23, 2002

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Stage 9 - June 23: Mira - Mira, 136 km

Australian Team Report

By Brian Stephens, AIS U23 manager

Today's stage was a 136 km flat circuit race which finished in a bunch sprint and did nothing to change the GC. Although things started out fairly light heartedly, the racing was fast and furious over the last half. The speed was too high for Scott to attempt any move to try and recover 2nd spot on the GC. Francesco Chicchi won his second stage of the Giro, the other being another bunch sprint.

Gene Bates was also 4th in the Under 23 competition, Scott was 2nd in the Foreigners competition, and we were 4th in the teams classification.


1 Francesco Chicchi (Ita) Trevigiani Mapei          3.22.17 (40.606 km/h)
2 Roman Luhovyy (Ukr) San Paolo Saeco
3 Yuri Ivanov (Ukr) Team Casprini
4 Bruno Bertolini (Ita) IMA Veneta
5 Marvin Van der Pluijm (Ned) Netherlands
6 Jorge Garcia Marin (Spa) Baque Cafè
7 Andrea Baccani (Ita) Impruneta
8 Marco Righetto (Ita) Trevigiani Mapei
9 Krzysztof Rzepecki (Bul) Bulgaria
10 Ignazio Sarabia (Mex) Mexico
16 Gene Bates (Aus) Australia 
17 Scott Davis (Aus) Australia 
28 Giuseppe Muraglia (Ita) Marchiol Hit Casino's
49 Simon Gerrans (Aus) Australia 
73 David McPartland (Aus) Australia                    0.22
79 Adrian Laidler (Aus) Australia 
Final general classification
1 Giuseppe Muraglia (Ita) Marchiol Hit Casino's    30.11.38 (41.815 km/h)
2 Joseba Albizu (Spa) Baque Cafè                       0.32
3 Scott Davis (Aus) Australia                          0.35
4 Dmitri Semov (Rus) Russia                            0.43
5 Vladimir Gussev (Rus) Russia                         1.56
6 Fabio Quercioli (Ita) Grassi Mapei                   1.56
7 Cristian Tosoni (Ita) Sanpellegrino Bottoli Artoni   3.03
8 Marco Bertini (Ita) Bedogni Fama                     3.06
9 Gianclarlo Ginestri (Ita) Zalf Desirè Fior           3.12
10 Daniele Masolino (Ita) Team Parolin                 3.28
11 Simone Guidi (Ita) Team Casprini                    3.34
12 Dmitri Demetiev (Rus) Russia                        3.48
13 Gabriele Pacini (Ita) Maltinti                      4.46
14 Claudio Bartoli (Ita) Impruneta                     7.19
15 Domenico Quagliarello (Ita) Marchiol Hit Casino's   7.26
17 Gene Bates (Aus) Australia                         11.29
60 Adrian Laidler (Aus) Australia                   1.02.01
61 Simon Gerrans (Aus) Australia                    1.02.14
86 Dave McPartland (Aus) Australia                  1.15.40

Points classification
1 Dmitri Dementiev (Rus) Podenzano Italfine
Mountains classification
1 Claudio Pizzoferrato (Ita) Ceramiche Pagnoncelli
Sprints classification
1 Ivan Ravaioli (Ita) Zalf Desirè Fior
Young rider classification
1 Vladimir Gussev (Rus) Russia 
Best foreign rider classification
1 Joseba Albizu (Spa) Baque Cafè