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2005 Settimana Ciclistica Internazionale di Coppi e Bartali (2.1)

March 22 - March 26
Winners, podium, distance, stages, average speed

Saturday, March 26: 5th and final stage, Castellarano - Sassuolo, 170.3 km.

Aggiano wins the final stage... Hmm... also on one of those really neat Guerciotti bikes. This picture and the one below by Fotoreporter Sirotti

Results:

1. Elio Aggiano (LPR-Guerciotti) 4hr 14min 32sec
2. Aleksander Kychinski (Amore & Vita) @ 3sec
3. Marco Serpellini (Gerolsteiner) s.t.
4. Daniele Pietropolli (Tenax) @ 8sec
5. Alexander Arekeev (Acqua & Sapone) s.t.
6. Massimo Mazzanti (Androni) s.t.
7. Massimo Ianetti (Naturino) s.t.
8. Juan Pablo Magallanes (Androni) @ 1min 26sec
9. Krzystof Szczawinski (Flaminia) @ 1min 33sec
10. Maurizio Carta (Miche) @ 1min 34sec

Final GC after Stage 5:

1. Franco Pellizotti (Liquigas) 21hr 21min 32sec. 832.5 km ridden at an average speed of 39.977 km/hr
2. Mauro Facci (Fassa Bortolo) @ 12sec
3. Damiano Cunego (Lampre) @ 28sec
4. Lucca Mazzanti (Panaria) @ 32sec
5. Francesco Casagrande (Naturino) @ 36sec
6. Paolo Tiralongo (Panaria) @ 38sec
7. Kim Kirchen (Fassa Bortolo) @ 53sec
8. Massimo Codol (Fassa Bortolo) @ 1min 3sec
9. Michael Rogers (Quick Step) @ 1min 21sec
10. Patrik Sinkewitz (Quick Step) s.t.
11. Giuseppe Muraglia (LPR) @ 1min 27sec
12. Massimiliano Gentili (Naturino) @ 1min 33sec
13. Domenico Pozzovivo (Panaria) @ 1min 45sec
14. Raffaele Ferrara (Androni Giaocattoli) @ 1min 49sec
15. Dario David Cioni (Liquigas) @ 2min 3sec
16. Jamie Burrow (Amore & Vita) @ 2min 18sec
17. Ruslan Ivanov (Domina Vacanze) @ 2min 24sec
18. Vincenzo Nibali (Fassa Bortolo) @ 2min 34sec
19. Preben Van Hecke (Davitamon-Lotto) @ 4min 32sec
20. Andrea Noe (Liquigas) @ 4min 33sec

Stage 5: Liquigas riders patrol things for their GC leader, Pellizotti. Not an untypical early spring day in Northern Italy.

Kirchen mashes the big meat to get stage 4. Pellizotti can be seen in the background in the blue leader's jersey and the green Liquigas shorts. Fotoreporter Sirotti picture.

Friday, March 25: Stage 4, Fiorano Modenese - Serramazzoni, 152.4 km.

1. Kim Kirchen (Fassa Bortolo) 4hr 30min 38sec
2. Franco Pellizotti (Liquigas) s.t.
3. Damiano Cunego (Lampre) s.t.
4. Luca Mazzanti (Panaria) s.t.
5. Francesco Casagrande (Naturino) s.t.
6. Bjorn Leukemans (Davitamon-Lotto) s.t.
7. Patrik Sinkewitz (Quick Step) s.t.
8. Raffaele Ferrara (Androni) s.t.
9. Paolo Tiralongo (Panaria) s.t.
10. Raffaele Illiano (Colombia) s.t.

GC after stage 4:

1. Franco Pellizotti (Liquigas) 17hr 1min 19sec
2. Mauro Facci (Fassa Bortolo) @ 10sec
3. Damiano Cunego (Lampre) @ 28sec
4. Lucca Mazzanti (Panaria) @ 30sec
5. Francesco Casagrande (Naturino) @ 36sec
6. Paolo Tiralongo (Panaria) @ 38sec
7. Kim Kirchen (Fassa Bortolo) @ 51sec
8. Fabio Sacchi (Fassa Bortolo) @ 1min 1sec
9. Massimo Codol (Fassa Bortolo) s.t.
10. Andrea Noe (Liquigas) @ 1min 7sec

Stage 4 action. Pellizotti is in the blue leader's jersey with Cunego on his left. That should be Casagrande in the long-sleeved yellow Naturino jersey just behind Pellizotti. Stage winner Kirchen is just behind Cunego in the red/white/blue Luxembourg champion's jersey.

Danilo Napolitano nails stage three on his nifty Guerciotti as Fassa's Francesco Chicchi digs deep but comes up short. Elio Aggiano, a few places back, joins the celebration. Fotoreporter Sirotti picture.

Thursday, March 24: Stage 3, Finale Emilia - Finale Emila, 184.1 km.

1. Danilo Napolitano (LPR-Guerciotti) 4hr 37min 5sec
2. Francesco Chicchi (Fassa Bortolo) s.t.
3. Ruben Bongiorno (Panaria) s.t.
4. Filippo Pozzato (Fassa Bortolo) s.t.
5. Jan Svorada (Ed System) s.t.
6. Marco Marcato (Androni) s.t.
7. Luciano Pagliarini (Liquigas) s.t.
8. Fabio Borghesi (Miche) s.t.
9. Elio Aggiano (LPR Guerciotti) s.t.
10. Heinrich Haussler (Gerolsteiner) s.t.

GC after Stage 3:

1. Franco Pellizotti (Liquigas) 12hr 30min 47sec
2. Mauro Facci (Fassa Bortolo) @ 4sec
3. Luca Mazzanti (Panaria) @ 24sec
4. Damiano Cunego (Lampre) @ 26sec
5. Francesco Casagrande (Naturino) @ 30sec
6. Paolo Tiralongo (Panaria) @ 32sec
7. Kim Kirchen (Fassa Bortolo) @ 55sec
8. Fabio Sacchi (Fassa Bortolo) s.t.
9. Massimo Codol (Fassa Bortolo) s.t.
10. Andrea Noe (Liquigas) @ 1min 1sec

Stage 3 action....

Wednesday, March 23: Stage 2, Riccione - Faenza, 206.9 km.

1. Franco Pellizotti (Liquigas) 5hr 23min 39sec
2. Luca Mazzanti (Panaria) s.t.
3. Francesco Casagrande (Naturino) s.t.
4. Mauro Facci (Fassa Bortolo) s.t.
5. Damiano Cunego (Lampre) s.t.
6. Paolo Tiralongo (Panaria) @ 2sec
7. Ruslan Ivanov (Domina Vacanze) s.t.
8. Raffaele Ferrara (Androni) s.t.
9. Jamie Burrow (Amore & Vita) s.t.
10. Fabio Sacchi (Fassa Bortolo) s.t.

GC after Stage 2:

1. Franco Pellizotti (Liquigas) 7hr 53min 42sec
2. Mauro Facci (Fassa Bortolo) @ 4sec
3. Luca Mazzanti (Panaria) @ 24sec
4. Damiano Cunego (Lampre) @ 26sec
5. Francesco Casagrande (Naturino) @ 30sec
6. Paolo Tiralongo (Panaria) @ 32sec
7. Kim Kirchen (Fassa Bortolo) @ 55sec
8. Fabio Sacchi (Fassa Bortolo) s.t.
9. Massimo Codol (Fassa Bortolo) s.t.
10. Andrea Noe (Liquigas) @ 1min 1sec

Damiano Cunego makes life difficult for the others.

The pack rides through a very typical Italian countryside.

Tuesday, March 22: Stage 1B, Misano Adriatico 12 km team time trial.

1. Fassa Bortolo: 13min 44sec
2. Liquigas @ 6sec
3. Navigators @ 17sec
4. Davitamon-Lotto s.t.
5. Quick Step @ 18ssec
6. Miche @ 21sec
7. Lampre @ 22sec
8. LPR-Guerciotti @ 24sec
9. Panaria @ 26sec
10. Gerolsteiner s.t.

GC after Stage 1B:

1. Francesco Chicchi (Fassa Bortolo) 2hr 30min 3sec
2. Marco Velo (Fassa Bortolo) @ 4sec
3. Kim Kirchen (Fassa Bortolo) s.t.
4. Mauro Facci (Fassa Bortolo) s.t.
5. Vincenzo Sacchi (Fassa Bortolo) s.t.
7. Massimo Codol (Fassa Bortolo) s.t.
8. Andrea Noe (Liquigas) @ 10sec
9. Franco Pellizotti (Liquigas) s.t.
10. Dario David Cioni (Liquigas) s.t.

Fassa Bortolo shows how to own the top 7 places in the GC.

Tuesday, March 22: Stage 1A, Riccione - Riccione, 95.2 km. A large crash occured in the last 200 meters. Lampre's Giuliano Figueras fractured his pelvis.

1. Ruben Bongiorno (Panaria) 2hr 16min 33sec
2. Francesco Cicchi (Fassa Bortolo) s.t.
3. Danilo Napolitano (LPR-Guerciotti) s.t.
4. Paolo Bettini (Quick Step) s.t.
5. Artur Krzeszowiec (Amore & Vita) s.t.

Ruben Bongiorno gets the sprint in stage 1A. The crash carnage is visible.

200 meters from the line of stage 1A. Both pictures by Fotoreporter Sirotti.