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Freire holds Tirreno-Adriatico lead; Hushovd wins stage

Thor Hushovd (Crédit Agricole) sprinted to victory in stage 4 of Tirreno-Adriatico on Saturday. The Norwegian beat Italian Alessandro Petacchi (Milram) and Spain’s Oscar Freire (Rabobank) in the finale to the 219km stage from Paglieta to Civitanova Marche. Freire retained the overall race lead. Sunday's fifth stage is a 20km individual time trial around Servigliano.

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By Agence France Presse

Hushovd proves fastest in the mass dash for the line

Hushovd proves fastest in the mass dash for the line

Photo: AFP

Thor Hushovd (Crédit Agricole) sprinted to victory in stage 4 of Tirreno-Adriatico on Saturday.

The Norwegian beat Italian Alessandro Petacchi (Milram) and Spain’s Oscar Freire (Rabobank) in the finale to the 219km stage from Paglieta to Civitanova Marche.

Freire retained the overall race lead.

Sunday’s fifth stage is a 20km individual time trial around Servigliano.

Top 10
1. Thor Hushovd (Nor) Credit Agricole 5:21:13
2. Alessandro Petacchi (I) Team Milram, same time
3. Oscar Freire Gomez (Sp) Rabobank, s.t.
4. Filippo Pozzato (I) Quick Step-Innergetic, s.t.
5. George Hincapie (USA) Discovery Channel, s.t.
6. Mikhaylo Khalilov (Ukr) Team L.P.R. , s.t.
7. Lorenzo Bernucci (I) T-Mobile Team, s.t.
8. Maximiliano Richeze Ariel (Arg) Ceramica Panaria-Navigare, s.t.
9. Alessandro Ballan (I) Lampre-Fondital, s.t.
10. Gregory Rast (Swi) Phonak Hearing System, s.t.

Overall
1. Oscar Freire Gomez (Sp) Rabobank 18:00:35
2. Alessandro Ballan (I) Lampre-Fondital, at 0:14
3. Luca Mazzanti (I) Ceramica Panaria-Navigare, s.t.
4. Davide Rebellin (I) Gerolsteiner, s.t.
5. Massimiliano Gentili (I) Naturino-Sapore Di Mare, s.t.
6. Rinaldo Nocentini (I) Acqua E Sapone, s.t.
7. Leonardo Bertagnolli (I) Cofidis, s.t.
8. Jorg Jaksche (G) Liberty Seguros-Wurth, s.t.
9. Michael Boogerd (Ned) Rabobank, s.t.
10. Thomas Dekker (Ned) Rabobank, s.t.

Complete results