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Tirreno - Adriatico (Pro Tour)

March 9 - March 15, 2005

Podium history of Tirreno-Adriatico

Tuesday, March 15: 7th and Final Stage, San Benedetto del Tronto, 164 km.

1. Alessandro Petacchi (Fassa Bortolo) 4hr 23min 22sec
2. Mario Cipollini (Liquigas) s.t.
3. Danilo Hondo (Gerolsteiner) s.t.
4. Stuart O'Grady (Cofidis) s.t.
5. Fabrizio Guidi (Phonak) s.t.
6. Mark Renshaw (FDJ) s.t.
7. Ivan Quaranta (Domina Vacanze) s.t.
8. Julian Dean (Credit Agricole) s.t.
9. Paolo Bettini (Quick Step) s.t.
10. Giosue Bonomi (Lampre) s.t.

Final GC after Stage 7:

1. Oscar Freire (Rabobank) 32hr 37min 19sec. 1235.4 km ridden at an average speed of 37.86 km/hr
2. Alessandro Petacchi (Fassa Bortolo) @ 9sec
3. Fabrizio Guidi (Phonak) @ 25sec
4. Danilo Hondo (Gerolsteiner) s.t.
5. Laurent Brochard (Bourgues Telecom) @ 33sec
6. George Hincapie (Discovery) @ 36sec
7. Angel Vicioso (Liberty Seguros) @ 37sec
8. Marcus Zberg (Gerolsteiner) @ 40sec
9. Patrice Halgand (Credit Agricole) s.t.
10. Andreas Klier (T-Mobile) @ 42sec
11. Serguei Gontchar (Domina Vacanze) @ 43sec
12. Kyrylo Pospyeyev (Acqua & Sapone) s.t.
13. Leonardo Bertagnolli (Cofidis) s.t.
14. Luca Mazzanti (Panaria) s.t.
15. Emanuele Sella (Panaria) s.t.
16. Fabio Sacchi (Fassa Bortolo) s.t.
17. Steffen Wesemann (T-Mobile) s.t.
18. Paolo Tiralongo (Panaria) s.t.
19. Giampaolo Caruso (Liberty SEguros) s.t.
20. David Lopez Garcia (Euskaltel) s.t.

The winner of the stage? That would be me. Petacchi beats the usual suspects to win the final stage of Tirreno-Adriatico. A Fassa Bortolo teammate raises his arms in the background. Picture by Fotoreporter Sirotti

Monday, March 14: Stage 6, Civitanova Marche - Civitanova Marche, 164 km.

1. Alessandro Petacchi (Fassa Bortolo) 3hr 53min
2. Oscar Freire (Rabobank) s.t.
3. Robbie McEwen (Davitamon-Lotto) s.t.
4. Paride Grillo (Panaria) s.t.
5. Daniele Bennati (Lampre) s.t.
6. Sergio Marinangeli (Naturino) s.t.
7. Mario Cipollini (Liquigas) s.t.
8. Baden Cooke (FDJ) s.t.
9. Fabrizio Guidi (Phonak) s.t.
10. Volodymyr Bileka (Discovery) s.t.

GC after Stage 6:

1. Oscar Freire (Rabobank) 28hr 13min 57sec
2. Alessandro Petacchi (Fassa Bortolo) @ 19sec
3. Fabrizio Guidi (Phonak) @ 30sec
4. Danilo Hondo (Gerolsteiner) s.t.
5. Laurent Brochard (Bouygues Telecom) @ 33sec
6. Angel Vicioso (Liberty Seguros) @ 37sec
7. Marcu Zberg (Gerolsteiner) @ 40sec
8. Patrice Halgand (Credit Agricole) s.t.
9. George Hincapie (Discovery) @ 41sec
10. Andreas Klier (T-Mobile) @ 43sec

Rehearsal for Saturday's Milano-San Remo? Almost the entire sprinting gang is here with Petacchi beating Freire (far right) by just a bit in stage 6. Fotoreproter Sirotti picture.

Sunday, March 13: Stage 5, Saltara - Saltara, 170.4 km.

1. Servais Knaven (Quick Step) 4hr 22min 42sec
2. Andrea Peron (CSC) @ 17sec
3. Pavel Padrnos (Discovery) s.t.
4. Christophe Le Mevel (Credit Agricole) @ 21sec
5. Marco Pinotti (Saunier Duval) @ 23sec
6. Paolo Bettini (Quick Step) @ 1min 33sec
7. Thor Hushovd (Credit Agricole) s.t.
8. Alessandro Petacchi (Fassa Bortolo) s,t,
9. Oscar Freire (Rabobank) s.t.
10. Danilo Di Luca (Liquigas) s.t.

GC after Stage 5:

1. Oscar Freire (Rabobank) 24hr 20min 24sec
2. Alessandro Petacchi (Fassa Bortolo) @ 23sec
3. Danilo Hondo (Gerolsteiner) s.t.
4. Laurent Brochard (Bouygues Telecom) @ 26sec
5. Fabrizio Guidi (Phonak) @ 28sec
6. Angel Vicioso (Liberty Seguros) @ 30sec
7. Patrice Halgand (Credit Agricole) @ 33sec
8. Marcus Zberg (Gerolsteiner) s.t.
9. Stijn Devolder (Discovery) @ 34sec
10. George Hncapie (Discovery) @ 36sec

Left: Danilo Di Luca (Liquigas) helps the others to feel his pain. Right: Servais Knaven powers in to a solo victory. Pictures by Fotoreporter Sirotti.

Saturday, March 12: Stage 4, Teramo - Servigliano, 160 km.

1. Oscar Freire (Rabobank) 4hr 53min 27sec
2. Danilo Hondo (Gerolsteiner) s.t.
3. Fabrizio Guidi (Phonak) s.t.
4. Paride Grillo (Panaria) s.t.
5. Alessandro Petacchi (Fassa Bortolo) s.t.
6. George Hincapie (Discovery) s.t.
7. Nick Nuyens (Quick Step) s.t.
8. Manuele Mori (Saunier Duval) s.t.
9. Marcus Zberg (Gerolsteiner) s.t.
10. Sergio Marinangeli (Naturino) s.t.

GC after Stage 4:

1. Oscar Freire (Rabobank) 19hr 56min 9sec
2. Danilo Hondo (Gerolsteiner) @ 23sec
3. Alessandro Petacchi (Fassa Bortolo) s.t.
4. Laurent Brochard (Bouygues Telecom) @ 26sec
5. Fabrizio Guidi (Phonak) @ 28sec
6. Angel Vicioso (Liberty Seguros) @ 30sec
7. Patrice Halgand (Credit Agicole) @ 33sec
8. Marcus Zberg (Gerolsteiner) s.t.
9. Stijn Devolder (Discovery) @ 34sec
10. George Hincapie (Discovery) @ 36sec

Again Oscar Freire makes it look easy.

Sunny Italy! The pack descends snow-covered hills. Both pictures by Fotoreporter Sirotti.

Friday, March 11: Stage 3, Tivoli - Torricella. Originally 215 kilometers but re-routed to avoid icy roads to 228 kilometers.

1. Oscar Freire (Rabobank) 5hr 52min 7sec
2. Laurent Brochard (Bouygues Telecom) s.t.
3. Danilo Hondo (Gerolsteiner) s.t.
4. Emanuele Sella (Panaria) s.t.
5. Mirco Lorenzetto (Domina Vacanze) s.t.
6. George Hincapie (Discovery) s.t.
7. Ruggero Marzoli (Acqua & Sapone) s.t.
8. Alessandro Petacchi (Fassa Bortolo) s.t.
9. Fabian Wegmann (Gerolsteiner) s.t.
10. Fabrizio Guidi (Phonak) s.t.

GC after Stage 3:

1. Oscar Freire (Rabobank) 15hr 2min 55sec
2. Alessandro Petacchi (Fassa Bortolo) @ 11sec
3. Laurent Brochard (Bouygues Telecom) @ 13sec
4. Danilo Hondo (Gerolsteiner) @ 16sec
5. Angel Vicioso (Liberty Seguros) @ 17sec
6. Fabrizio Guidi (Phonak) @ 19sec
7. Fabian Wegmann (Gerolsteiner) @ 21sxec
8. Marcus Zberg (Gerolsteiner) s.t.
9. Stuart O'Grady (Cofidis) @ 23sec
10. George Hincapie (Discovery) s.t.

Thursday, March 10: Stage 2, Civitavecchia - Tivoli, 181 km.

1. Oscar Freire (Rabobank) 4hr 45min 36sec
2. Angel Vicioso (Liberty Seguros) s.t.
3. Laurent Brochard (Bouygues Telecom) s.t.
4. Stijn Devolder (Discovery) s.t.
5. Leonardo Bertagnolli (Cofidis) s.t.
6. Stuart O'Grady (Cofidis) s.t.
7. Manuele Mori (Saunier Duval) s.t.
8. Giuseppe Palumbo (Acqua & Sapone) s.t.
9. Patrice Halgand (Credit Agricole) s.t.
10. Kyrylo Pospyevev (Acqua & Sapine) s.t.

GC after Stage 2:

1. Oscar Freire (Rabobank) 9hr 11min 1sec
2. Alessandro Petacchi (Fassa Bortolo) s.t.
3. Angel Vicioso (Liberty Seguros) @ 4sec
4. Laurent Brochard (Bouygues Telecom) @ 6sec
5. Danilo Hondo (Gerolsteiner) @ 7sec
6. Fabrizio Guidi (Phonak) s.t.
7. Marcus Zberg (Gerolsteiner) @ 8sec
8. Fabian Wegmann (Gerolsteiner) s.t.
9. Danilo Di Luca Liquigas) s.t.
10. Manuele Mori (Saunier Duval) @ 10sec

When the incredibly talented Oscar Freire has good stuff, he's unstoppable. He makes winning the second stage of the Tirreno-Adriatico look easy. Picture by Fotoreporter Sirotti.

Wednesday, March 9: Stage 1, Civitavecchia - Civitavecchia, 160 km.

1. Alessandro Petacchi (Fassa Bortolo) 4hr 25min 35sec
2. Bernhard Eisel (FDJ) s.t.
3. Robbie McEwen (Davitamon-Lotto) s.t.
4. Oscar Freire (Rabobank) s.t.
5. Fabrizio Guidi (Phonak) s.t.
6. Thor Hushovd (Credit Agricole) s.t.
7. Paride Grillo (Panaria) s.t.
8. Giosue Bonome (Lampre) s.t.
9. Marco Velo (Fassa Bortolo) s.t.
10. Simone Cadamuro (Domina Vacanze) s.t.

Alessandro Petacchi has another good day at the office. Fotoreporter Sirotti picture.