Petacchi wins GP degli Etruschi sprint

Italian veteran wins for a sixth consecutive year

Alessandro Petacchi (Lampre-Farnese Vini) won the GP degli Etruschi race in Tuscany on Saturday for the sixth consecutive season.

Petacchi recently turned 36 but won two stages at the Giro della Provincia di Reggio Calabria last week and shows no sign of slowing down.

He used his trademark long sprint to win again, beating fellow Italians Alberto Loddo (Androni-Diquigiovanni) and Fabio Sabatini (Liquigas-Doimo). Mattia Gavazzi (Colnago-CSF Inox) and Oscar Gatto (ISD-Neri) were fourth and fifth.

Petacchi's Lampre teammates gave him a perfect lead out on the flat and fast finish. He accelerated away along the barriers but Loddo and Sabatini went on his left and almost beat him. Petacchi had to throw his bike at the line but got it by a few inches. Only then could he celebrate the third win of his 2010 season.

"I wanted to win again what is becoming a bit of a tradition for me and I wanted to win in front of lots of my friends. Yet again my new teammates worked really well and I only had to worry about the sprint," Petacchi said.

"I went a bit early but I had the strength to get it. Now I've got two more days at a training camp and then some time at home before my next race: the Trofeo Laigueglia (on February 20)."

Results

#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Alessandro Petacchi (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini4:53:00 
2Alberto Loddo (Ita) Androni Giocattoli  
3Fabio Sabatini (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo  
4Mattia Gavazzi (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox  
5Oscar Gatto (Ita) ISD - Neri  
6Enrico Rossi (Ita) Ceramica Flaminia  
7Giogrio Brambilla (Ita) De Rosa - Stac Plastic  
8Claudio Cucinotta (Ita) De Rosa - Stac Plastic  
9Andrea Piechele (Ita) Carmiooro NGC  
10Alessandro Maserati (Ita) Ceramica Flaminia  
11Filippo Baggio (Ita) Ceramica Flaminia  
12Baptiste Plackaert (Bel) Landbouwkrediet  
13Luca Paolini (Ita) Acqua & Sapone  
14Manuel Belletti (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox  
15Peter Sagan (Svk) Liquigas-Doimo  
16Davy Commeyne (Bel) Landbouwkrediet  
17Claudio Corioni (Ita) De Rosa - Stac Plastic  
18Josef Benetseder (Aut) Vorarlberg - Corratec  
19Andreas Dietziker (Swi) Vorarlberg - Corratec  
20Mariusz Wiesiak (Pol) Team Nippo  
21Kevin Neirynck (Bel) Landbouwkrediet  
22Andi Bajc (Slo) Zheroquadro Radenska  
23Roberto Cesaro (Ita) Miche  
24Alessandro Fantini (Ita) Acqua & Sapone  
25Marcello Pavarin (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox  
26Manuele Caddeo (Ita) Zheroquadro Radenska  
27Danilo Hondo (Ger) Lampre-Farnese Vini  
28Francesco Di Paolo (Ita) Acqua & Sapone0:00:04 
29Alessandro Donati (Ita) Acqua & Sapone  
30Piergiorgio Camussa (Ita) Vorarlberg - Corratec  
31Marco Frapporti (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox  
32Giuseppe Palumbo (Ita) Acqua & Sapone  
33Francesco Ginanni (Ita) Androni Giocattoli  
34Sacha Modolo (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox  
35David Tratnik (Slo) Zheroquadro Radenska0:00:07 
36Luka Mezgec (Slo) Zheroquadro Radenska  
37Cayetano José Sarmiento Tunarrosa (Col) Acqua & Sapone  
38Tom Van Den Haute (Bel) Landbouwkrediet  
39Lorenzo Bernucci (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini0:00:11 
40Klemen Stimulak (Slo) Zheroquadro Radenska0:00:15 
41Fabio Taborre (Ita) Androni Giocattoli  
42Geert Verheyen (Bel) Landbouwkrediet  
43Dirk Bellemakers (Ned) Landbouwkrediet  
44Enrico Zen (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox  
45Hubert Schwab (Swi) Vorarlberg - Corratec  
46Junya Sano (Jpn) Team Nippo  
47Reto Hollenstein (Swi) Vorarlberg - Corratec  
48Pier Paolo De Negri (Ita) ISD - Neri  
49Bernhard Oberholzer (Swi) Price - Custom Bikes  
50Denys Kostyuk (Ukr) ISD - Neri0:00:17 
51Giovanni Visconti (Ita) ISD - Neri  
52Thomas Bertolini (Ita) Androni Giocattoli  
53Alessandro Bertolini (Ita) Androni Giocattoli  
54Massimo Codol (Ita) Acqua & Sapone  
55Paolo Ciavatta (Ita) Acqua & Sapone  
56Tiziano Dall'antonia (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo  
57Alessio Signego (Ita) Team Nippo  
58Oleg Berdos (Mda) De Rosa - Stac Plastic  
59Paolo Longo Borghini (Ita) ISD - Neri  
60Jonathan Bertrand (Bel) Landbouwkrediet  
61Mauro Finetto (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo  
62Alan Marangoni (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox  
63Alessandro Vanotti (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo  
64Jan Tratnik (Slo) Zheroquadro Radenska  
65Jure Golcer (Slo) De Rosa - Stac Plastic  
66Diego Caccia (Ita) ISD - Neri  
67Federico Canuti (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox  
68Leonardo Pinizzotto (Ita) Miche  
69Rubens Bertogliati (Swi) Androni Giocattoli  
70Francesco Bellotti (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo  
71Edwin Carvajal Jaramillo (Col) Miche  
72Stefano Borchi (Ita) De Rosa - Stac Plastic  
73Vincenzo Garofolo (Ita) Team Nippo  
74Aristide Ratti (Ita) Carmiooro NGC  
75Emanuel Vona (Ita) ISD - Neri0:00:31 
76Emanuele Sella (Ita) Carmiooro NGC0:00:32 
77Dario Andriotto (Ita) Acqua & Sapone0:00:35 
78Mauro Da Dalto (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini  
79Luigi Gitto (Ita) Miche  
80Raivis Belohvosciks (Lat) Ceramica Flaminia  
81G. Luca Mirenda (Ita) ISD - Neri0:00:41 
82Samuel Horstmann (Swi) Price - Custom Bikes  
83Nicolas Schnyder (Swi) Price - Custom Bikes  
84Diego Ulissi (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini0:00:42 
85Valerio Agnoli (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo  
86Damiano Cunego (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini  
87Benjamin Gourgue (Bel) Landbouwkrediet  
88Bostjan Rezman (Slo) Zheroquadro Radenska  
89Edoardo Girardi (Ita) Ceramica Flaminia  
90Fabrizio Lucciola (Ita) Ceramica Flaminia  
91Robert Kiserlovski (Cro) Liquigas-Doimo  
92Damiano Caruso (Ita) De Rosa - Stac Plastic  
93Daniele Pietropolli (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini  
94Kristijan Koren (Slo) Liquigas-Doimo  
95Carlo Scognamiglio (Ita) ISD - Neri  
96Leonardo Scarselli (Ita) ISD - Neri  
97Francesco Tizza (Ita) Carmiooro NGC  
98Diego Genovesi (Ita) Carmiooro NGC  
99Alberto Contoli (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox  
100Stefano Pirazzi (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox  
101Mirco Lorenzetto (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini0:01:00 
102Andrea Noe (Ita) Ceramica Flaminia0:01:20 
103Adriano Malori (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini  
104Elias Schmaeh (Swi) Price - Custom Bikes0:02:00 
105Andreas Rutishauser (Swi) Price - Custom Bikes0:02:30 
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