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3rd Giro Della Liguria - 2.3

Italy, February 19-22, 2003

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Stage 3a - February 21: Alassio-Alassio, 45.8 km

Casper takes first season win

Stage 3a podium
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Frenchman Jimmy Casper ( won the first half stage on day three of the Giro della Liguria. Casper sprinted to victory in Alassio at the end of the short 45.8 km leg, beating Elia Aggiano (Formaggi Pinzolo-Fiavè), and race leader Paolo Bossoni (Sidermec). The latter kept his lead in the general classification, but will have to try and defend it in this afternoon's 11.6 km mountain time trial from Varezza to Alpicella del Beigua.


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1 Jimmy Casper (Fra)                 1.05.40 (41.848 km/h)
2 Elia Aggiano (Ita) Formaggi Pinzolo Fiavè
3 Paolo Bossoni (Ita) Sidermec
4 Gabriele Balducci (Ita) Sidermec
5 Fabio Baldato (Ita) Alessio
6 Daniele Righi (Ita) Lampre
7 Giuseppe Palumbo (Ita) De nardi-Colpack
8 Danilo Di Luca (Ita) Saeco
9 Nico Mattan (Bel) Cofidis
10 Matthew Wilson (Aus)

General classification after stage 3a

1 Paolo Bossoni (Ita) Sidermec