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Rossi wins Padania opener

Enrico Rossi (Merdiana-Kamen) won the opening stage of the Giro di Padania in pouring rain in Bondeno, beating Massimo Graziato (Lampre-ISD) and Filippo Baggio (Utensilnord-Named) in a bunch finish.

Rossi, brother-in-law of the banned Riccardo Riccò, showed considerable nous in the final kilometre to drift into the perfect position to launch his winning sprint. After first following Danilo Napolitano (Acqua&Sapone), Rossi latched on to the Lampre-ISD train after Napolitano skidded in the greasy conditions.

Alessandro Petacchi was assigned to lead out Graziato, but when he hesitated on the final, slippery bend, Rossi seized his opportunity. “Petacchi was slow into the final corner, so I moved up ahead of him,” Rossi explained. “I knew in these conditions that it would be difficult to pass me out as there were only 150 metres from there to the finish line.”

Rossi was arrested by Italian police in 2010 following a search of his house during the “Operation Cobra-Red” doping investigation. He was suspended by his then Flaminia team and the inquiry has yet to come an end. “With the time justice takes, it will go on a long time,” Rossi said. “But I find myself in the same situation as other athletes, not just in cycling.”
 

Full Results
1Enrico Rossi (Ita) Meridiana Kamen Team1:55:12
2Massimo Graziato (Ita) Lampre - ISD
3Filippo Baggio (Ita) Utensilnord Named
4Fabio Taborre (Ita) Acqua & Sapone
5Elia Favilli (Ita) Farnese Vini - Selle Italia
6Tim Mertens (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator
7Maximiliano Ariel Richeze (Arg) Team Nippo
8Jonas Koch (Ger) Team Specialized Concept Store
9Sonny Colbrelli (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox
10Aljaz Hocevar (Slo) Adria Mobil
11Dominik Hrinkow (Aut) Team Vorarlberg
12Florian Bissinger (Ger) Team Vorarlberg
13Riccardo Chiarini (Ita) Androni Giocattoli
14Fabio Silvestre (Por) Leopard - Trek Continental Team
15Nikodemus Holler (Ger) Team Specialized Concept Store
16Simone Campagnaro (Ita) Team Nippo
17Zico Waeytens (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator
18Arthur Van Overberghe (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator
19Bartlomiej Matysiak (Pol) CCC Polkowice
20Gianluca Maggiore (Ita) Utensilnord Named
21Grzegorz Stepniak (Pol) CCC Polkowice
22Jarlinson Pantano (Col) Colombia - Coldeportes
23Andreas Hofer (Aut) Team Vorarlberg
24Matthias Krizek (Aut) Liquigas-Cannondale
25Marek Rutkiewicz (Pol) CCC Polkowice
26Lukasz Owsian (Pol) CCC Polkowice
27Paolo Longo Borghini (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale
28Igor Boev (Rus) Itera - Katusha
29Maxim Pokidov (Rus) Itera - Katusha
30Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale
31Roberto Cesaro (Ita) Meridiana Kamen Team
32Andrea Masciarelli (Ita) Acqua & Sapone
33Alexander Grigoriev (Rus) Itera - Katusha
34Elchin Asadov (Aze) Team Specialized Concept Store
35Francesco Failli (Ita) Farnese Vini - Selle Italia
36Vladimir Miholjevic (Cro) Acqua & Sapone
37Nikolay Mihaylov (Bul) CCC Polkowice
38Alessandro Petacchi (Ita) Lampre - ISD
39Tobias Jenny (Aut) Team Vorarlberg
40Luca Mazzanti (Ita) Farnese Vini - Selle Italia
41Stefano Borchi (Ita) Farnese Vini - Selle Italia
42Francesco Reda (Ita) Acqua & Sapone
43Alessandro Bisolti (Ita) Team Idea
44Kevin De Jonghe (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator
45Pieter Jacobs (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator
46Davide Rebellin (Ita) Meridiana Kamen Team
47Fabio Felline (Ita) Androni Giocattoli
48Sander Armee (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator
49Luca Barla (Ita) Team Idea
50Gianluca Brambilla (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox
51Pieter Serry (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator
52Marko Kump (Slo) Adria Mobil
53Frederico Rocchetti (Ita) Utensilnord Named
54Pier Paolo De Negri (Ita) Farnese Vini - Selle Italia
55Michele Scarponi (Ita) Lampre - ISD
56Johan Esteban Chaves Rubio (Col) Colombia - Coldeportes
57Carlos Alberto Betancur Gomez (Col) Acqua & Sapone
58Domenico Pozzovivo (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox
59Danilo Hondo (Ger) Lampre - ISD
60Fabio Nappa (Ger) Team Specialized Concept Store
61Franco Pellizotti (Ita) Androni Giocattoli
62Patxi Javier Vila Errandonea (Spa) Utensilnord Named
63Sergey Belykh (Rus) Lokosphinx
64Emanuele Sella (Ita) Androni Giocattoli
65Luca Wackermann (Ita) Lampre - ISD
66Paolo Bailetti (Ita) Utensilnord Named
67Luis Felipe Laverde Jimenez (Col) Colombia - Coldeportes
68Kristjan Fajt (Slo) Adria Mobil
69Andrei Solomennikov (Rus) Itera - Katusha
70Anton Vorobyev (Rus) Itera - Katusha
71Marco Frapporti (Ita) Team Idea
72Matej Mugerli (Slo) Adria Mobil
73Luca Dodi (Ita) Team Idea
74Alexandr Prishpetnyy (Rus) Itera - Katusha
75Matteo Rabottini (Ita) Farnese Vini - Selle Italia
76Massimo Codol (Ita) Acqua & Sapone
77Fabio Andres Duarte Arevalo (Col) Colombia - Coldeportes
78Vincenzo Garofolo (Ita) Team Nippo
79Dominik Brändle (Aut) Team Vorarlberg
80Radoslav Rogina (Cro) Adria Mobil
81Davide Mucelli (Ita) Utensilnord Named
82Vitaliy Buts (Ukr) Lampre - ISD
83Kristijan Durasek (Cro) Adria Mobil
84Alexandr Pliuschin (Mda) Leopard - Trek Continental Team
85Matej Gnezda (Slo) Adria Mobil
86Tomasz Kiendys (Pol) CCC Polkowice
87Paolo Ciavatta (Ita) Acqua & Sapone
88Giorgio Brambilla (Ita) Leopard - Trek Continental Team
89Alberto Di Lorenzo (Ita) Meridiana Kamen Team
90Maksim Razumov (Rus) Itera - Katusha
91Aleksey Rybalkin (Rus) Lokosphinx
92Dmitry Sokolov (Rus) Lokosphinx
93Preben Van Hecke (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator
94Andrea Cismondi (Ita) Team Specialized Concept Store
95Marco Coledan (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox
96Matteo Busato (Ita) Team Idea
97Mateusz Taciak (Pol) CCC Polkowice
98Tural Isgandarov (Aze) Team Specialized Concept Store
99Mikhail Antonov (Rus) Lokosphinx
100Tomohiro Hayakawa (Jpn) Team Nippo
101Wilson Alexander Marentes Torres (Col) Colombia - Coldeportes
102Alessandro Proni (Ita) Farnese Vini - Selle Italia
103Enrico Battaglin (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox
104Sergey Shilov (Rus) Lokosphinx
105Adriano Malori (Ita) Lampre - ISD
106Piero Baffi (Ita) Leopard - Trek Continental Team0:00:32
107Jose Rodolfo Serpa Perez (Col) Androni Giocattoli
108Javier Gonzalez Barrera (Col) Colombia - Coldeportes
109Darwin Atapuma Hurtado (Col) Colombia - Coldeportes
110Dalivier Ospina Navarro (Col) Colombia - Coldeportes
111Joel Zangerle (Lux) Leopard - Trek Continental Team
112Josef Benetseder (Aut) Team Vorarlberg
113Fortunato Baliani (Ita) Team Nippo
114Cristian Cominelli (Ita) Team Idea
115Angelo Pagani (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox
116Henry Frusto (Ita) Team Nippo
117Sacha Modolo (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox
118Emanuel Buchmann (Ger) Team Specialized Concept Store
119Marco Canola (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox
120Kirill Sveshnikov (Rus) Lokosphinx
121Miguel Angel Rubiano Chavez (Col) Androni Giocattoli
122Gabriele Bosisio (Ita) Utensilnord Named
123Piotr Gawronski (Pol) CCC Polkowice
124Aristide Ratti (Ita) Team Idea
125Robert Vrecer (Slo) Team Vorarlberg0:00:32
126Sergio Lagana (Ita) Utensilnord Named
127Federico Canuti (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale
128Ryohei Komori (Jpn) Team Nippo
129Sylvester Szmyd (Pol) Liquigas-Cannondale0:00:46
130Alessandro Spezialetti (Ita) Lampre - ISD
131Oscar Gatto (Ita) Farnese Vini - Selle Italia
132Blaz Bonca (Slo) Meridiana Kamen Team
133Luka Grubic (Cro) Meridiana Kamen Team0:01:17
134Maurizio Biondo (Ita) Meridiana Kamen Team
135Andrea Palini (Ita) Team Idea
136Danilo Napolitano (Ita) Acqua & Sapone
137Fabian Schnaidt (Ger) Team Specialized Concept Store
138Roberto Ferrari (Ita) Androni Giocattoli
139Alessandro De Marchi (Ita) Androni Giocattoli
140Fabio Sabatini (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale0:02:09
141Evgeny Shalunov (Rus) Lokosphinx0:02:10
142Mikhail Akimov (Rus) Itera - Katusha
143Jan Hirt (Cze) Leopard - Trek Continental Team0:02:12
144Alessandro Vanotti (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale
145Julian Kern (Ger) Leopard - Trek Continental Team0:02:48
146Pavel Ptashkin (Rus) Lokosphinx0:03:45
147Mariano Giallorenzo (Ita) Meridiana Kamen Team0:03:50
148Pavel Gorenc (Slo) Adria Mobil0:04:03
149Daniel Oss (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale0:04:09
150Mauro Abel Richeze (Arg) Team Nippo
151Eugenio Alafaci (Ita) Leopard - Trek Continental Team

General classification after stage 1a
1Enrico Rossi (Ita) Meridiana Kamen Team1:55:06
2Massimo Graziato (Ita) Lampre - ISD0:00:02
3Filippo Baggio (Ita) Utensilnord Named0:00:04
4Fabio Taborre (Ita) Acqua & Sapone0:00:06
5Elia Favilli (Ita) Farnese Vini - Selle Italia
6Tim Mertens (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator
7Maximiliano Ariel Richeze (Arg) Team Nippo
8Jonas Koch (Ger) Team Specialized Concept Store
9Sonny Colbrelli (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox
10Aljaz Hocevar (Slo) Adria Mobil
11Dominik Hrinkow (Aut) Team Vorarlberg
12Florian Bissinger (Ger) Team Vorarlberg
13Riccardo Chiarini (Ita) Androni Giocattoli
14Fabio Silvestre (Por) Leopard - Trek Continental Team
15Nikodemus Holler (Ger) Team Specialized Concept Store
16Simone Campagnaro (Ita) Team Nippo
17Zico Waeytens (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator
18Arthur Van Overberghe (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator
19Bartlomiej Matysiak (Pol) CCC Polkowice
20Gianluca Maggiore (Ita) Utensilnord Named
21Grzegorz Stepniak (Pol) CCC Polkowice
22Jarlinson Pantano (Col) Colombia - Coldeportes
23Andreas Hofer (Aut) Team Vorarlberg
24Matthias Krizek (Aut) Liquigas-Cannondale
25Marek Rutkiewicz (Pol) CCC Polkowice
26Lukasz Owsian (Pol) CCC Polkowice
27Paolo Longo Borghini (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale
28Igor Boev (Rus) Itera - Katusha
29Maxim Pokidov (Rus) Itera - Katusha
30Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale
31Roberto Cesaro (Ita) Meridiana Kamen Team
32Andrea Masciarelli (Ita) Acqua & Sapone
33Alexander Grigoriev (Rus) Itera - Katusha
34Elchin Asadov (Aze) Team Specialized Concept Store
35Francesco Failli (Ita) Farnese Vini - Selle Italia
36Vladimir Miholjevic (Cro) Acqua & Sapone
37Nikolay Mihaylov (Bul) CCC Polkowice
38Alessandro Petacchi (Ita) Lampre - ISD
39Tobias Jenny (Aut) Team Vorarlberg
40Luca Mazzanti (Ita) Farnese Vini - Selle Italia
41Stefano Borchi (Ita) Farnese Vini - Selle Italia
42Francesco Reda (Ita) Acqua & Sapone
43Alessandro Bisolti (Ita) Team Idea
44Kevin De Jonghe (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator
45Pieter Jacobs (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator
46Davide Rebellin (Ita) Meridiana Kamen Team
47Fabio Felline (Ita) Androni Giocattoli
48Sander Armee (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator
49Luca Barla (Ita) Team Idea
50Gianluca Brambilla (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox
51Pieter Serry (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator
52Marko Kump (Slo) Adria Mobil
53Frederico Rocchetti (Ita) Utensilnord Named
54Pier Paolo De Negri (Ita) Farnese Vini - Selle Italia
55Michele Scarponi (Ita) Lampre - ISD
56Johan Esteban Chaves Rubio (Col) Colombia - Coldeportes
57Carlos Alberto Betancur Gomez (Col) Acqua & Sapone
58Domenico Pozzovivo (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox
59Danilo Hondo (Ger) Lampre - ISD
60Fabio Nappa (Ger) Team Specialized Concept Store
61Franco Pellizotti (Ita) Androni Giocattoli
62Patxi Javier Vila Errandonea (Spa) Utensilnord Named
63Sergey Belykh (Rus) Lokosphinx
64Emanuele Sella (Ita) Androni Giocattoli
65Luca Wackermann (Ita) Lampre - ISD
66Paolo Bailetti (Ita) Utensilnord Named
67Luis Felipe Laverde Jimenez (Col) Colombia - Coldeportes
68Kristjan Fajt (Slo) Adria Mobil
69Andrei Solomennikov (Rus) Itera - Katusha
70Anton Vorobyev (Rus) Itera - Katusha
71Marco Frapporti (Ita) Team Idea
72Matej Mugerli (Slo) Adria Mobil
73Luca Dodi (Ita) Team Idea
74Alexandr Prishpetnyy (Rus) Itera - Katusha
75Matteo Rabottini (Ita) Farnese Vini - Selle Italia
76Massimo Codol (Ita) Acqua & Sapone
77Fabio Andres Duarte Arevalo (Col) Colombia - Coldeportes
78Vincenzo Garofolo (Ita) Team Nippo
79Dominik Brändle (Aut) Team Vorarlberg
80Radoslav Rogina (Cro) Adria Mobil
81Davide Mucelli (Ita) Utensilnord Named
82Vitaliy Buts (Ukr) Lampre - ISD
83Kristijan Durasek (Cro) Adria Mobil
84Alexandr Pliuschin (Mda) Leopard - Trek Continental Team
85Matej Gnezda (Slo) Adria Mobil
86Tomasz Kiendys (Pol) CCC Polkowice
87Paolo Ciavatta (Ita) Acqua & Sapone
88Giorgio Brambilla (Ita) Leopard - Trek Continental Team
89Alberto Di Lorenzo (Ita) Meridiana Kamen Team
90Maksim Razumov (Rus) Itera - Katusha
91Aleksey Rybalkin (Rus) Lokosphinx
92Dmitry Sokolov (Rus) Lokosphinx
93Preben Van Hecke (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator
94Andrea Cismondi (Ita) Team Specialized Concept Store
95Marco Coledan (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox
96Matteo Busato (Ita) Team Idea
97Mateusz Taciak (Pol) CCC Polkowice
98Tural Isgandarov (Aze) Team Specialized Concept Store
99Mikhail Antonov (Rus) Lokosphinx
100Tomohiro Hayakawa (Jpn) Team Nippo
101Wilson Alexander Marentes Torres (Col) Colombia - Coldeportes
102Alessandro Proni (Ita) Farnese Vini - Selle Italia
103Enrico Battaglin (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox
104Sergey Shilov (Rus) Lokosphinx
105Adriano Malori (Ita) Lampre - ISD
106Jose Rodolfo Serpa Perez (Col) Androni Giocattoli
107Javier Gonzalez Barrera (Col) Colombia - Coldeportes
108Darwin Atapuma Hurtado (Col) Colombia - Coldeportes
109Dalivier Ospina Navarro (Col) Colombia - Coldeportes
110Joel Zangerle (Lux) Leopard - Trek Continental Team
111Josef Benetseder (Aut) Team Vorarlberg
112Fortunato Baliani (Ita) Team Nippo
113Cristian Cominelli (Ita) Team Idea
114Angelo Pagani (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox
115Henry Frusto (Ita) Team Nippo
116Sacha Modolo (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox
117Emanuel Buchmann (Ger) Team Specialized Concept Store
118Marco Canola (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox
119Kirill Sveshnikov (Rus) Lokosphinx
120Miguel Angel Rubiano Chavez (Col) Androni Giocattoli
121Gabriele Bosisio (Ita) Utensilnord Named
122Piotr Gawronski (Pol) CCC Polkowice
123Aristide Ratti (Ita) Team Idea
124Sergio Lagana (Ita) Utensilnord Named
125Federico Canuti (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale
126Ryohei Komori (Jpn) Team Nippo
127Alessandro Spezialetti (Ita) Lampre - ISD
128Oscar Gatto (Ita) Farnese Vini - Selle Italia
129Blaz Bonca (Slo) Meridiana Kamen Team
130Maurizio Biondo (Ita) Meridiana Kamen Team
131Andrea Palini (Ita) Team Idea
132Danilo Napolitano (Ita) Acqua & Sapone
133Fabian Schnaidt (Ger) Team Specialized Concept Store
134Roberto Ferrari (Ita) Androni Giocattoli
135Alessandro De Marchi (Ita) Androni Giocattoli
136Alessandro Vanotti (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale
137Mauro Abel Richeze (Arg) Team Nippo
138Eugenio Alafaci (Ita) Leopard - Trek Continental Team
139Piero Baffi (Ita) Leopard - Trek Continental Team0:00:38
140Robert Vrecer (Slo) Team Vorarlberg
141Sylvester Szmyd (Pol) Liquigas-Cannondale0:00:52
142Luka Grubic (Cro) Meridiana Kamen Team0:01:23
143Fabio Sabatini (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale0:02:15
144Evgeny Shalunov (Rus) Lokosphinx0:02:16
145Mikhail Akimov (Rus) Itera - Katusha
146Jan Hirt (Cze) Leopard - Trek Continental Team0:02:18
147Julian Kern (Ger) Leopard - Trek Continental Team0:02:54
148Pavel Ptashkin (Rus) Lokosphinx0:03:52
149Mariano Giallorenzo (Ita) Meridiana Kamen Team0:03:57
150Pavel Gorenc (Slo) Adria Mobil0:04:09
151Daniel Oss (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale0:04:15

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