Petacchi edges Rodriguez at Settimana Lombarda

Alessandro Petacchi (Fassa Bortolo)edged out Domo’s Fred Rodriguez at the end of the second stage of the Settimana Lombarda. Petacchi finished at the head of a mass sprint after a 174-kilometer race near the city of Alzate Brianza in Lombardy. Petacchi, recently injured in the Tour of the Mediterranean, also narrowly beat Serguei Yakovlev (Cantina Tollo) and Liquigas's Daniele Contrini. With three stages of the five-stage Italian tour remaining, Tacconi Sport’s Stefan Rutimann moved into the overall lead. Copyright AFP2001

By VeloNews Interactive — Copyright AFP2001

Alessandro Petacchi (Fassa Bortolo)edged out Domo’s Fred Rodriguez at the end of the second stage of the Settimana Lombarda.

Petacchi finished at the head of a mass sprint after a 174-kilometer race near the city of Alzate Brianza in Lombardy. Petacchi, recently injured in the Tour of the Mediterranean, also narrowly beat Serguei Yakovlev (Cantina Tollo) and Liquigas’s Daniele Contrini. With three stages of the five-stage Italian tour remaining, Tacconi Sport’s Stefan Rutimann moved into the overall lead.

Copyright AFP2001

Results

1. Alessandro Petacchi (I), Fassa Bortolo, 4:00:26;
2. Fred Rodriguez (USA), Domo-Farm Frites;
3. Serguei Yakovlev (Kaz), Cantina Tollo;
4. Daniele Contrini (I), Liquigas-Pata;
5. Alberto Ongarato (I), Mobilvetta Design;
6. Didier Rous (F), Bonjour;
7. Sergey Gontchar (Ukr), Liquigas-Pata;
8. Stefan Rutimann (Swi), Tacconi Sport;
9. Glenn Magnusson (Swe), Domo-Farm Frites;
10. Christophe Rinero (F), Cofidis.