Gontchar wins Settimana Lombarda

Ukraine's Sergei Gontchar, of the Liquigas team, won the overall title in the 31st Settimana Lombarda in Bergamo, Italy Sunday. Fassa Bortolo’s Alessandro Petacchi, won the fifth and final stage, a 163.4km run from Colzate to Clusone. Petacchi outsprinted Latvia's world champion Romans Vainsteins and Giuseppe Di Grande, also an Italian. Copyright AFP2001

By VeloNews Interactive, Copyright AFP2001

Ukraine’s Sergei Gontchar, of the Liquigas team, won the overall title in the 31st Settimana Lombarda in Bergamo, Italy Sunday.

Fassa Bortolo’s Alessandro Petacchi, won the fifth and final stage, a 163.4km run from Colzate to Clusone.

Petacchi outsprinted Latvia’s world champion Romans Vainsteins and Giuseppe Di Grande, also an Italian.

Copyright AFP2001