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Gasparotto named best in Europe

By:
Antonio J. Salmerón
Published:
October 23, 2008, 0:00 BST,
Updated:
April 22, 2009, 19:39 BST
Edition:
First Edition Cycling News, October 23, 2008
Enrico Gasparotto (Barloworld) tops the podium

Enrico Gasparotto (Barloworld) tops the podium

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Barloworld's Enrico Gasparotto won the overall title for the UCI Europe Continental Tour for 2008....

Barloworld's Enrico Gasparotto won the overall title for the UCI Europe Continental Tour for 2008. The Italian won with 644 points ahead of Stefano Garzelli (Acqua&Sapone Caffè Mocambo) with 588.2 and Mikhaylo Khalilov (Flaminia-Bossini) with 488 points.

Gasparotto fared well at the Tirreno-Adriatico, where he was second overall, and he won a stage at the Three Days of De Panne and a stage and the final classification at the Ster Elektrotoer. But it was September that was his best month. He won the Giro di Romagna, narrowly finished second at the Coppa Placci and finished fourth in two stages of the Tour du Poitou Charentes.

His Barloworld team also finished second overall in the UCI Europe Teams' classification.

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