Australian Matt White was one of the fighters in action in the last ten kilometres of the race prior to the final circuit on the car track at Mugello.
"Hey, this is a great place," Whitey said after the finish. "I love car racing circuits. I've to a few before. I'll always remember Suzuka in Japan."
Remembering his late attack, something like he did when racing his first Tour of Italy for Amore e Vita back in 1998, the Discovery Channel rider said, "I wanted to test the legs, that's it! We had no sprinter, and I was hoping that for a group to come and join. But Bettini got his guys to work for him, making it hard for the pure sprinters."