Petacchi wins first stage of Bayern-Rundfahrt

Italian sprinter leads general classification

After notching several podium finishes but no victories this year, Alessandro Petacchi (Lampre-ISD) won his first race of the 2012 season today in the opening stage of Germany's five-day Bayern-Rundfahrt.

The 38-year-old Italian prevailed in the field sprint finale with Allan Davis (Orica GreenEdge) claiming second followed by Yauheni Hutarovich (FDJ-BigMat) in third.

In addition to taking the stage win, Petacchi earned the first leader's jersey at Bayern-Rundfahrt. With time bonuses factored in the Italian leads Davis by four seconds while David Boucher (FDJ-BigMat) holds third overall, also at four seconds.

"I'm obviously very happy, victory is finally here after having searched in Turkey and almost touching her in Norway," said Petacchi.

"I rode very well over the Oberaudorf climb, with a 1,000 meter summit situated 100km from the finish. My teammates were good at taking the lead and not letting anyone go when we entered the final two laps of the finishing circuit. [Davide] Cimolai raised the pace and [Danilo] Hondo led-me out in the sprint."

Full Results
1Alessandro Petacchi (Ita) Lampre - ISD5:29:01 
2Allan Davis (Aus) Orica GreenEdge Cycling Team  
3Yauheni Hutarovich (Blr) FDJ-Big Mat  
4John Degenkolb (Ger) Argos - Shimano  
5Alexander Porsev (Rus) Katusha Team  
6Andreas Stauff (Ger) Team Eddy Merckx - Indeland  
7Tony Gallopin (Fra) RadioShack-Nissan  
8Rafai Chtioui (Tun) Team Europcar  
9Blaz Jarc (Slo) Team NetApp  
10Baden Cooke (Aus) Orica GreenEdge Cycling Team  
11Ruben Perez Moreno (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi  
12Fabian Wegmann (Ger) Garmin - Barracuda  
13Vladimir Gusev (Rus) Katusha Team  
14Danilo Hondo (Ger) Lampre - ISD  
15Davide Malacarne (Ita) Team Europcar  
16Ralf Matzka (Ger) Thüringer Energie Team  
17Stéphane Poulhies (Fra) Saur - Sojasun  
18Christian Knees (Ger) Sky Procycling  
19Ricardo Garcia Ambroa (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi  
20Jaroslaw Marycz (Pol) Team Saxo Bank  
21Anthony Roux (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat  
22Alexander Krieger (Ger) Team Heizomat  
23Alexandre Pichot (Fra) Team Europcar  
24Stefan Ganser (Ger) Team Eddy Merckx - Indeland  
25Gorka Izagirre Insausti (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi  
26Kanstantsin Sivtsov (Blr) Sky Procycling  
27David Millar (GBr) Garmin - Barracuda  
28Andreas Klier (Ger) Garmin - Barracuda  
29Sven Vandousselaere (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator  
30Jerome Coppel (Fra) Saur - Sojasun  
31Richie Porte (Aus) Sky Procycling  
32David Tanner (Aus) Team Saxo Bank  
33Thomas Löfkvist (Swe) Sky Procycling  
34Jacob Fiedler (Ger) Team NSP - Ghost  
35Sven Jodts (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator  
36Michael Rogers (Aus) Sky Procycling  
37Haimar Zubeldia Agirre (Spa) RadioShack-Nissan  
38Johan Vansummeren (Bel) Garmin - Barracuda  
39Rudiger Selig (Ger) Katusha Team  
40Yaroslav Popovych (Ukr) RadioShack-Nissan  
41Arthur Van Overberghe (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator  
42Anthony Delaplace (Fra) Saur - Sojasun  
43Fabrice Jeandesboz (Fra) Saur - Sojasun  
44Alexander Gottfried (Ger) Nutrixxion Abus  
45Dirk Müller (Ger) Nutrixxion Abus  
46Michael Schweizer (Ger) Nutrixxion Abus  
47Christophe Le Mevel (Fra) Garmin - Barracuda  
48Tim Declercq (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator  
49Jérémy Roy (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat  
50Peio Bilbao (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi  
51Christian Mager (Ger) Team Heizomat  
52Benjamin Noval Gonzalez (Spa) Team Saxo Bank  
53Alexander Schmitt (Ger) Nutrixxion Abus  
54Laurent Didier (Lux) RadioShack-Nissan  
55David Lelay (Fra) Saur - Sojasun  
56Leopold Konig (Cze) Team NetApp  
57Bastian Bürgel (Ger) Thüringer Energie Team  
58Johannes Fröhlinger (Ger) Argos - Shimano  
59Marcel Wyss (Swi) Team NetApp  
60Gijs Van Hoecke (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator  
61Matthieu Sprick (Fra) Argos - Shimano  
62Cédric Pineau (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat  
63Manuele Mori (Ita) Lampre - ISD  
64Joost Posthuma (Ned) RadioShack-Nissan  
65Marco Haller (Aut) Katusha Team  
66Patrick Gretsch (Ger) Argos - Shimano  
67Steffen Radochla (Ger) Team NSP - Ghost  
68David Boucher (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat  
69Jens Mouris (Ned) Orica GreenEdge Cycling Team  
70Karsten Kroon (Ned) Team Saxo Bank  
71Danny Pate (USA) Sky Procycling  
72Rene Hooghiemster (Ned) Team NSP - Ghost  
73Sander Armee (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator  
74Yuriy Krivtsov (Fra) Lampre - ISD  
75Troels Ronning Vinther (Den) Team Saxo Bank  
76Christophe Kern (Fra) Team Europcar  
77Thomas Dekker (Ned) Garmin - Barracuda  
78Guillaume Levarlet (Fra) Saur - Sojasun  
79Xabier Zandio Echaide (Spa) Sky Procycling  
80Mikel Landa Meana (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi  
81Markus Eichler (Ger) Team NetApp  
82Michael Kurth (Ger) Team Eddy Merckx - Indeland  
83Christopher Juul Jensen (Den) Team Saxo Bank  
84Bjorn Thurau (Ger) Team Europcar  
85Giampaolo Caruso (Ita) Katusha Team  
86Maximilian Werda (Ger) Thüringer Energie Team  
87Preben Van Hecke (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator  
88Paul Poux (Fra) Saur - Sojasun  
89Sebastian Langeveld (Ned) Orica GreenEdge Cycling Team  
90Benjamin Dietrich (Ger) Thüringer Energie Team  
91André Benoit (Ger) Team Heizomat  
92Jérôme Baugnies (Bel) Team NetApp  
93Jasha Sütterlin (Ger) Thüringer Energie Team  
94Ran Margaliot (Isr) Team Saxo Bank  
95Sebastian Körber (Ger) Nutrixxion Abus  
96Fabian Thiel (Ger) Thüringer Energie Team  
97Kenny Elissonde (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat  
98Davide Vigano (Ita) Lampre - ISD  
99Anthony Charteau (Fra) Team Europcar  
100Marcus Fothen (Ger) Team NSP - Ghost  
101Holger Burkhardt (Ger) Nutrixxion Abus  
102Jakob Steigmiller (Ger) Thüringer Energie Team  
103Daniel Westmattelmann (Ger) Team Eddy Merckx - Indeland  
104Pablo Urtasun Perez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi  
105Michael Schwarzmann (Ger) Team NetApp  
106Alan Perez Lezaun (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi  
107Thibaut Pinot (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat  
108Alexander Nordhoff (Ger) Team Eddy Merckx - Indeland  
109Robert Retschke (Ger) Team Eddy Merckx - Indeland  
110Michael Albasini (Swi) Orica GreenEdge Cycling Team  
111Grega Bole (Slo) Lampre - ISD  
112Raphael Freienstein (Ger) Team Heizomat  
113Dominic Klemme (Ger) Argos - Shimano  
114Marius Jessenberger (Ger) Team Heizomat  
115Jannick Geisler (Ger) Team Heizomat  
116Thomas Voeckler (Fra) Team Europcar  
117Vladimir Isaichev (Rus) Katusha Team  
118Sam Bewley (NZl) Orica GreenEdge Cycling Team  
119Thierry Hupond (Fra) Argos - Shimano  
120Jonas Schmeiser (Ger) Team NSP - Ghost  
121Fabian Bruno (Ger) Team Heizomat  
122Fabian Cancellara (Swi) RadioShack-Nissan  
123André Schulze (Ger) Team NetApp  
124Tino Thömel (Ger) Team NSP - Ghost  
125Stuart O'Grady (Aus) Orica GreenEdge Cycling Team  
126Koldo Fernandez (Spa) Garmin - Barracuda0:00:51 
127Rene Obst (Ger) Team NSP - Ghost0:03:16 
128Davide Cimolai (Ita) Lampre - ISD0:03:53 
129Thomas Bonnin (Fra) Argos - Shimano  
130Frank Monreal (Ger) Team Eddy Merckx - Indeland0:04:02 
Points
1Alessandro Petacchi (Ita) Lampre - ISD5pts
2Allan Davis (Aus) Orica GreenEdge Cycling Team4 
3Yauheni Hutarovich (Blr) FDJ-Big Mat3 
4John Degenkolb (Ger) Argos - Shimano2 
5Alexander Porsev (Rus) Katusha Team1 
Sprint 1 - 24.1km
1David Boucher (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat3pts
2Steffen Radochla (Ger) Team NSP - Ghost2 
3Alexander Schmitt (Ger) Nutrixxion Abus1 
Sprint 2 - 51.5km
1David Boucher (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat3pts
2Alexander Schmitt (Ger) Nutrixxion Abus2 
3Jasha Sütterlin (Ger) Thüringer Energie Team1 
Sprint 3 - 207.8km
1Marcus Fothen (Ger) Team NSP - Ghost3pts
2Michael Schwarzmann (Ger) Team NetApp2 
3Bjorn Thurau (Ger) Team Europcar1 
Mountain 1 - (Cat. 2) 72.2km
1Alexander Schmitt (Ger) Nutrixxion Abus3pts
2Steffen Radochla (Ger) Team NSP - Ghost2 
3Jasha Sütterlin (Ger) Thüringer Energie Team1 
Mountain 2 - (Cat. 1) 117.1km
1Steffen Radochla (Ger) Team NSP - Ghost5pts
2Alexander Schmitt (Ger) Nutrixxion Abus3 
3Jasha Sütterlin (Ger) Thüringer Energie Team2 
4David Boucher (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat1 
Teams
1Team Europcar16:27:03 
2Euskaltel - Euskadi  
3Katusha Team  
4Garmin - Barracuda  
5FDJ-Big Mat  
6Sky Procycling  
7Lampre - ISD  
8Orica GreenEdge  
9RadioShack-Nissan  
10Saur - Sojasun  
11Team Saxo Bank  
12Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator  
13Team Eddy Merckx - Indeland  
14Argos - Shimano  
15Team NetApp  
16Nutrixxion Abus  
17Thüringer Energie Team  
18Team Heizomat  
19Team NSP - Ghost  
General classification after stage 1
1Alessandro Petacchi (Ita) Lampre - ISD5:28:51 
2Allan Davis (Aus) Orica GreenEdge Cycling Team0:00:04 
3David Boucher (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat  
4Yauheni Hutarovich (Blr) FDJ-Big Mat0:00:06 
5Alexander Schmitt (Ger) Nutrixxion Abus0:00:07 
6Marcus Fothen (Ger) Team NSP - Ghost  
7Steffen Radochla (Ger) Team NSP - Ghost0:00:08 
8Michael Schwarzmann (Ger) Team NetApp  
9Bjorn Thurau (Ger) Team Europcar0:00:09 
10Jasha Sütterlin (Ger) Thüringer Energie Team  
11John Degenkolb (Ger) Argos - Shimano0:00:10 
12Alexander Porsev (Rus) Katusha Team  
13Andreas Stauff (Ger) Team Eddy Merckx - Indeland  
14Tony Gallopin (Fra) RadioShack-Nissan  
15Rafai Chtioui (Tun) Team Europcar  
16Blaz Jarc (Slo) Team NetApp  
17Baden Cooke (Aus) Orica GreenEdge Cycling Team  
18Ruben Perez Moreno (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi  
19Fabian Wegmann (Ger) Garmin - Barracuda  
20Vladimir Gusev (Rus) Katusha Team  
21Danilo Hondo (Ger) Lampre - ISD  
22Davide Malacarne (Ita) Team Europcar  
23Ralf Matzka (Ger) Thüringer Energie Team  
24Stéphane Poulhies (Fra) Saur - Sojasun  
25Christian Knees (Ger) Sky Procycling  
26Ricardo Garcia Ambroa (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi  
27Jaroslaw Marycz (Pol) Team Saxo Bank  
28Anthony Roux (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat  
29Alexander Krieger (Ger) Team Heizomat  
30Alexandre Pichot (Fra) Team Europcar  
31Stefan Ganser (Ger) Team Eddy Merckx - Indeland  
32Gorka Izagirre Insausti (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi  
33Kanstantsin Sivtsov (Blr) Sky Procycling  
34David Millar (GBr) Garmin - Barracuda  
35Andreas Klier (Ger) Garmin - Barracuda  
36Sven Vandousselaere (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator  
37Jerome Coppel (Fra) Saur - Sojasun  
38Richie Porte (Aus) Sky Procycling  
39David Tanner (Aus) Team Saxo Bank  
40Thomas Löfkvist (Swe) Sky Procycling  
41Jacob Fiedler (Ger) Team NSP - Ghost  
42Sven Jodts (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator  
43Michael Rogers (Aus) Sky Procycling  
44Haimar Zubeldia Agirre (Spa) RadioShack-Nissan  
45Johan Vansummeren (Bel) Garmin - Barracuda  
46Rudiger Selig (Ger) Katusha Team  
47Yaroslav Popovych (Ukr) RadioShack-Nissan  
48Arthur Van Overberghe (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator  
49Anthony Delaplace (Fra) Saur - Sojasun  
50Fabrice Jeandesboz (Fra) Saur - Sojasun  
51Alexander Gottfried (Ger) Nutrixxion Abus  
52Dirk Müller (Ger) Nutrixxion Abus  
53Michael Schweizer (Ger) Nutrixxion Abus  
54Christophe Le Mevel (Fra) Garmin - Barracuda  
55Tim Declercq (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator  
56Jérémy Roy (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat  
57Peio Bilbao (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi  
58Christian Mager (Ger) Team Heizomat  
59Benjamin Noval Gonzalez (Spa) Team Saxo Bank  
60Laurent Didier (Lux) RadioShack-Nissan  
61David Lelay (Fra) Saur - Sojasun  
62Leopold Konig (Cze) Team NetApp  
63Bastian Bürgel (Ger) Thüringer Energie Team  
64Johannes Fröhlinger (Ger) Argos - Shimano  
65Marcel Wyss (Swi) Team NetApp  
66Gijs Van Hoecke (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator  
67Matthieu Sprick (Fra) Argos - Shimano  
68Cédric Pineau (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat  
69Manuele Mori (Ita) Lampre - ISD  
70Joost Posthuma (Ned) RadioShack-Nissan  
71Marco Haller (Aut) Katusha Team  
72Patrick Gretsch (Ger) Argos - Shimano  
73Jens Mouris (Ned) Orica GreenEdge Cycling Team  
74Karsten Kroon (Ned) Team Saxo Bank  
75Danny Pate (USA) Sky Procycling  
76Sander Armee (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator  
77Yuriy Krivtsov (Fra) Lampre - ISD  
78Troels Ronning Vinther (Den) Team Saxo Bank  
79Christophe Kern (Fra) Team Europcar  
80Thomas Dekker (Ned) Garmin - Barracuda  
81Guillaume Levarlet (Fra) Saur - Sojasun  
82Xabier Zandio Echaide (Spa) Sky Procycling  
83Mikel Landa Meana (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi  
84Markus Eichler (Ger) Team NetApp  
85Michael Kurth (Ger) Team Eddy Merckx - Indeland  
86Christopher Juul Jensen (Den) Team Saxo Bank  
87Giampaolo Caruso (Ita) Katusha Team  
88Maximilian Werda (Ger) Thüringer Energie Team  
89Preben Van Hecke (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator  
90Paul Poux (Fra) Saur - Sojasun  
91Sebastian Langeveld (Ned) Orica GreenEdge Cycling Team  
92Benjamin Dietrich (Ger) Thüringer Energie Team  
93André Benoit (Ger) Team Heizomat  
94Jérôme Baugnies (Bel) Team NetApp  
95Ran Margaliot (Isr) Team Saxo Bank  
96Sebastian Körber (Ger) Nutrixxion Abus  
97Fabian Thiel (Ger) Thüringer Energie Team  
98Kenny Elissonde (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat  
99Davide Vigano (Ita) Lampre - ISD  
100Anthony Charteau (Fra) Team Europcar  
101Jakob Steigmiller (Ger) Thüringer Energie Team  
102Daniel Westmattelmann (Ger) Team Eddy Merckx - Indeland  
103Pablo Urtasun Perez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi  
104Alan Perez Lezaun (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi  
105Thibaut Pinot (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat  
106Alexander Nordhoff (Ger) Team Eddy Merckx - Indeland  
107Robert Retschke (Ger) Team Eddy Merckx - Indeland  
108Michael Albasini (Swi) Orica GreenEdge Cycling Team  
109Grega Bole (Slo) Lampre - ISD  
110Raphael Freienstein (Ger) Team Heizomat  
111Dominic Klemme (Ger) Argos - Shimano  
112Marius Jessenberger (Ger) Team Heizomat  
113Jannick Geisler (Ger) Team Heizomat  
114Thomas Voeckler (Fra) Team Europcar  
115Vladimir Isaichev (Rus) Katusha Team  
116Sam Bewley (NZl) Orica GreenEdge Cycling Team  
117Thierry Hupond (Fra) Argos - Shimano  
118Jonas Schmeiser (Ger) Team NSP - Ghost  
119Fabian Bruno (Ger) Team Heizomat  
120Fabian Cancellara (Swi) RadioShack-Nissan  
121Tino Thömel (Ger) Team NSP - Ghost  
122Stuart O'Grady (Aus) Orica GreenEdge Cycling Team  
123Rene Hooghiemster (Ned) Team NSP - Ghost0:00:20 
124Holger Burkhardt (Ger) Nutrixxion Abus  
125André Schulze (Ger) Team NetApp  
126Koldo Fernandez (Spa) Garmin - Barracuda0:01:01 
127Rene Obst (Ger) Team NSP - Ghost0:03:26 
128Davide Cimolai (Ita) Lampre - ISD0:04:03 
129Thomas Bonnin (Fra) Argos - Shimano  
130Frank Monreal (Ger) Team Eddy Merckx - Indeland0:04:22 
Sprint classification
1David Boucher (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat6pts
2Alessandro Petacchi (Ita) Lampre - ISD5 
3Allan Davis (Aus) Orica GreenEdge Cycling Team4 
4Yauheni Hutarovich (Blr) FDJ-Big Mat3 
5Marcus Fothen (Ger) Team NSP - Ghost3 
6Alexander Schmitt (Ger) Nutrixxion Abus3 
7John Degenkolb (Ger) Argos - Shimano2 
8Michael Schwarzmann (Ger) Team NetApp2 
9Steffen Radochla (Ger) Team NSP - Ghost2 
10Alexander Porsev (Rus) Katusha Team1 
11Bjorn Thurau (Ger) Team Europcar1 
12Jasha Sütterlin (Ger) Thüringer Energie Team1 
Mountains classification
1Steffen Radochla (Ger) Team NSP - Ghost7pts
2Alexander Schmitt (Ger) Nutrixxion Abus6 
3Jasha Sütterlin (Ger) Thüringer Energie Team3 
4David Boucher (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat1 
Young riders classification
1Alexander Schmitt (Ger) Nutrixxion Abus5:28:58 
2Michael Schwarzmann (Ger) Team NetApp0:00:01 
3Bjorn Thurau (Ger) Team Europcar0:00:02 
4Jasha Sütterlin (Ger) Thüringer Energie Team  
5John Degenkolb (Ger) Argos - Shimano0:00:03 
6Tony Gallopin (Fra) RadioShack-Nissan  
7Blaz Jarc (Slo) Team NetApp  
8Ralf Matzka (Ger) Thüringer Energie Team  
9Ricardo Garcia Ambroa (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi  
10Alexander Krieger (Ger) Team Heizomat  
11Sven Vandousselaere (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator  
12Sven Jodts (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator  
13Rudiger Selig (Ger) Katusha Team  
14Arthur Van Overberghe (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator  
15Anthony Delaplace (Fra) Saur - Sojasun  
16Tim Declercq (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator  
17Peio Bilbao (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi  
18Christian Mager (Ger) Team Heizomat  
19Bastian Bürgel (Ger) Thüringer Energie Team  
20Gijs Van Hoecke (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator  
21Marco Haller (Aut) Katusha Team  
22Mikel Landa Meana (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi  
23Christopher Juul Jensen (Den) Team Saxo Bank  
24Maximilian Werda (Ger) Thüringer Energie Team  
25Benjamin Dietrich (Ger) Thüringer Energie Team  
26André Benoit (Ger) Team Heizomat  
27Ran Margaliot (Isr) Team Saxo Bank  
28Fabian Thiel (Ger) Thüringer Energie Team  
29Kenny Elissonde (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat  
30Jakob Steigmiller (Ger) Thüringer Energie Team  
31Thibaut Pinot (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat  
32Alexander Nordhoff (Ger) Team Eddy Merckx - Indeland  
33Raphael Freienstein (Ger) Team Heizomat  
34Marius Jessenberger (Ger) Team Heizomat  
35Jannick Geisler (Ger) Team Heizomat  
36Fabian Bruno (Ger) Team Heizomat  
37Tino Thömel (Ger) Team NSP - Ghost  
38Davide Cimolai (Ita) Lampre - ISD0:03:56 
39Thomas Bonnin (Fra) Argos - Shimano  
Teams classification
1Team Europcar16:27:03 
2Euskaltel - Euskadi  
3Katusha Team  
4Garmin - Barracuda  
5FDJ-Big Mat  
6Sky Procycling  
7Lampre - ISD  
8Orica GreenEdge  
9RadioShack-Nissan  
10Saur - Sojasun  
11Team Saxo Bank  
12Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator  
13Team Eddy Merckx - Indeland  
14Argos - Shimano  
15Team NetApp  
16Nutrixxion Abus  
17Thüringer Energie Team  
18Team Heizomat  
19Team NSP - Ghost  
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