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Pozzato takes Grosseto

By:
Gregor Brown
Published:
February 18, 2008, 0:00 GMT,
Updated:
April 22, 2009, 18:50 BST
Edition:
First Edition Cycling News, February 18, 2008
Danilo Napolitano (Lampre) takes the sprint over Mattia Gavazzi (Preti Mangimi) to win the final stage.

Danilo Napolitano (Lampre) takes the sprint over Mattia Gavazzi (Preti Mangimi) to win the final stage.

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By Gregor Brown Danilo Napolitano of Lampre proved early season form by taking the final stage of...

By Gregor Brown

Danilo Napolitano of Lampre proved early season form by taking the final stage of the first Giro della Provincia di Grosseto – 184 kilometres ending in Grosseto. The 27 year-old Italian, winner of a stage in the Tour of Qatar, out-sprinted compatriots Mattia Gavazzi (Preti Mangimi) and Filippo Pozzato (Liquigas) on the Viale della Repubblica in the province's namesake city.

26 year-old 'Pippo' won the overall thanks to his win on Friday in stage one and third place today; yesterday's stage was annulled.

The day was marked by an escape that lasted 166 kilometres. Dmitri Nikandrov (Centri Della Calzatura-Partizan), Michele Gobbi (Preti Mangimi), Vladimir Duma (Ceramica Flaminia-Bossini Docce) and Gerrit Glomser (Team Volksbank) went on the move at kilometre 11. However, it was to be a sprint day. After the four men were caught, the teams of Liquigas, CSF Group Navigare and Lampre took over for their team leaders.

Check out the full results here.

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