Giro Stage Two for McEwen - Road Cycling UK

Expert road bike reviews and the latest road bike news, features and advice. Find rides & events, training articles and participate in our forums

Share

Racing News

Giro Stage Two for McEwen

The first road stage of the 2007 Giro d’Italia held on the Italian island of
Sardinia was always going to be a sprinters benefit despite the technical nature
of the 205k route.

A number of breaks did feature along the road especially when the race hit
a few short climbs before a return to the flat final kilometres.

On the flat stuff and on schedule the Milram train of domestiques went to the front of the race hoping
to deliver their star Alessandro Petacchi to yet another Giro win.

When the final Milram rider peeled off in sight of the line Petacchi hit the
front, but on his wheel were Robbie McEwen (Predictor-Lotto) and Paolo Bettini
(Quick Step). Petacchi tried to hold them both off with no success as first
McEwen went past to win followed soon after by Bettini.

1. Robbie McEwen (Aus), Predictor-Lotto, 206km, 5:07:13 (40.232kph)
2. Paolo Bettini (I), Quick Step – s/t
3. Alessandro Petacchi (I), Milram
4. Assan Bazayev (Kaz), Astana
5. Maximilian Ariel (ARG), Panaria
6. Aliaksandr Usau (Blr), Ag2r Prevoyance
7. Rojas Gil Jose Joaquin (Sp), Caisse d’Epargne
8. Stefano Garzelli (I), Acqua & Sapone – Adria Mobil
9. Lorenzo Bernucci (I), T-Mobile
10. George Hincapie (USA), Discovery Channel,

Overall
Danilo Di Luca (Liquigas) was a bit annoyed after his team mate claimed the
lead on stage
one
, but all was put right when Di Luca placed higher than Enrico Gasparotto
on stage two and he took over the lead.

1. Danilo Di Luca (I), Liquigas, 5:40:51
2. Enrico Gasparotto (I), Liquigas, 0:00
3. Vincenzo Nibali (I), Liquigas, 0:00
4. Charles Wegelius (GB), Liquigas, 0:00
5. Andrea Noe’ (I), Liquigas, 0:00
6. Franco Pellizotti (I), Liquigas, 0:00
7. Paolo Savoldelli (I), Astana, 0:13
8. Andrey Mizourov (Kaz), Astana, 0:13
9. Eddy Mazzoleni (I), Astana, 0:13
10. Serguei Yakovlev (Kaz), Astana, 0:13

Share

Newsletter Terms & Conditions

Please enter your email so we can keep you updated with news, features and the latest offers. If you are not interested you can unsubscribe at any time. We will never sell your data and you'll only get messages from us and our partners whose products and services we think you'll enjoy.

Read our full Privacy Policy as well as Terms & Conditions.

production