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Petacchi wins in Germany

Sparkassen Giro Bochum Derny Race : Germany -

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Cadel Evans (BMC)

Cadel Evans (BMC)
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Cadel Evans showed off his yellow jersey

Cadel Evans showed off his yellow jersey
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Petacchi and his lost brake

Petacchi and his lost brake
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Petacchi goes on the attack

Petacchi goes on the attack
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Cadel Evans (BMC) and his yellow jersey were the stars of the race

Cadel Evans (BMC) and his yellow jersey were the stars of the race
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The riders join their derny riders

The riders join their derny riders
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The dernys made for fast racing

The dernys made for fast racing
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Gersald Ciolek takes a corner

Gersald Ciolek takes a corner
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The podium

The podium
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Robert Wagner (Leopard Trek)

Robert Wagner (Leopard Trek)
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There were fireworks in and after the race

There were fireworks in and after the race
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Petacchi lost his brake but still won

Petacchi lost his brake but still won
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Alessandro Petacchi (Lampre-ISD)

Alessandro Petacchi (Lampre-ISD)
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Petacchi is interviewed

Petacchi is interviewed
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Grischa Niermann (Rabobank)

Grischa Niermann (Rabobank)
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Evans in action

Evans in action
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Hondo and Petacchi laugh about the Italians mechanical

Hondo and Petacchi laugh about the Italians mechanical
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Danilo Hondo takes a corner

Danilo Hondo takes a corner
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Cadel Evans (BMC) showed off his Tour de France winner’s yellow jersey in Germany at the weekend, riding the high-speed Sparkassen Derny race in Bochum.

The Australian seemed amused to race against 20 or so fellow riders tucked in behind the Derny as they completed laps of a city centre circuit.

Evans finished second behind veteran Italian sprinter Alessandro Petacchi (Lampre-ISD) after the two got away in the finale of the race. They finished six second clear of local hero Robert Wagner (Leopard Trek) but Petacchi used his faster finish to steal the limelight and the top spot on the podium after 80 minutes of racing.

Petacchi lost his rear brake during the race but such was the high speed that he did not need it and was happy to laugh about the incident with teammate Danilo Hondo after the finish.

The Bochum criterium was the latest post-Tour de France race for Evans. He stopped Philippe Gilbert’s winning streak in Sint-Niklaas on Friday and will ride in another criterium in Amsterdam on Tuesday.

Evans and his BMC team have confirmed that the USA Pro Cycling Challenge in Colorado (August 22-28) will be his last race of the 2011 season. He will not ride this year’s world championships in Copenhagen on September 25.
 

Results
1Alessandro Petacchi (Ita) Lampre-ISD1:19:21
2Cadel Evans (Aus)
3Robert Wagner (Ger) Leopard Trek0:00:06
4Grischa Janorschke (Ger) Team Sparkasse
5Danilo Hondo (Ger) Lampre-ISD0:00:12
6Gerald Ciolek (Ger) Quick Step
7Luke Durbridge (Aus) Jayco-AIS
8Grischa Niermann (Ger) Rabobank0:00:15
9Florian Fernow Ger) Dt. Meister0:00:44
10Michael Schweizer (Ger) Team Sparkasse

 

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