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28th Giro delle Regioni - 2.7.1

Italy, April 26-May 1, 2003

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Stage 1 - April 26: Firenze-Cinquale Montignoso, 171 km

Australian team report

By Brian Stephens, Australian U23 team manager

Today was the first stage of the Giro Regioni from Florence to Cinquale Montignoso. The course was over 171km and was mostly flat apart from a 200 metre climb near the start and a nasty climb on a finish circuit to be covered twice. The Australians rode well as a team and had a man in every break and worked with everyone contributing. On the final circuit it was Caleb Manion who produced big effort to finish in the front group in 6th place and move into 6th overall.

Tomorrow is the mountain stage which should decide who will be the main contenders for the overall.


1 Vladimir Gusev (Rus) Russia               3.59.46 (42.792 km/h)
2 Kristjan Fajt (Slo) Slovenia                 0.01
3 Geoffroy Lequatre (Fra) France               0.08
4 Denis Kostyuk (Ukr) Ukrania 
5 Thomas Kaufmann (Ger) Germany 
6 Caleb Manion (Aus) Australia Mapei Aqua 
7 Assan Bazayev (Kaz) Kazakhstan
8 Laurent Mangel (Fra) France
9 Alexander Bespalov (Rus) Russia
10 Gregor Gazvoda (Slo) Slovenia
33 Aaron Kemps (Aus) Australia Mapei Aqua      0.32
39 Brendan Cato (Aus) Australia Mapei Aqua     1.16
49 Peter Dawson (Aus) Australia Mapei Aqua     4.27
51 Lee Godfrey (Aus) Australia Mapei Aqua 
73 David Betts (Aus) Australia Mapei Aqua      6.48