Monday, May 14, 2007

Petacchi Returns!

The king of the low-hanging fruit, Alessandro Petacchi of Milram, won the third stage of the Giro d'Italia Monday.

Here's the play-by-play at the finish on the VeloNews blog:
5:23 PM Petacchi launches!
5:24 PM Petacchi!
5:25 PM Petacchi gets his win
Back at the crash, it was Thor Hushovd who crashed, just as his teammate Nicholas Roche charged off the front.
5:27 PM Petacchi had to work for that one
Wow ... He's an emotional wreck. Petacchi is now unable to speak to reporters. He's leaning over his bars and crying with joy.
5:28 PM Finally able to speak
Petacchi characterizes this as the most important career. He's dedicating the win to those teammates who stood by him after that awful crash in -- of all things -- stage 3 of last year's Giro.
5:31 PM Stage Results
1. Alessandro Petacchi (I), Milram
2. Robert Forster (A), Gerolsteiner
3. Ariel Maximiliano Richeze (Arg), Panaria
Danilo Di Luca will hand his leader's jersey back to Enrico Gasparotto of Liquigas.

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Monday, May 14, 2007

Petacchi Returns!

The king of the low-hanging fruit, Alessandro Petacchi of Milram, won the third stage of the Giro d'Italia Monday.

Here's the play-by-play at the finish on the VeloNews blog:
5:23 PM Petacchi launches!
5:24 PM Petacchi!
5:25 PM Petacchi gets his win
Back at the crash, it was Thor Hushovd who crashed, just as his teammate Nicholas Roche charged off the front.
5:27 PM Petacchi had to work for that one
Wow ... He's an emotional wreck. Petacchi is now unable to speak to reporters. He's leaning over his bars and crying with joy.
5:28 PM Finally able to speak
Petacchi characterizes this as the most important career. He's dedicating the win to those teammates who stood by him after that awful crash in -- of all things -- stage 3 of last year's Giro.
5:31 PM Stage Results
1. Alessandro Petacchi (I), Milram
2. Robert Forster (A), Gerolsteiner
3. Ariel Maximiliano Richeze (Arg), Panaria
Danilo Di Luca will hand his leader's jersey back to Enrico Gasparotto of Liquigas.

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