February 26, 2004
Circus at Lucca: 18 riders remain
Thursday’s stage of the Tour of Lucca was a wild one, as race organizers disqualified all but 18 of the racers, when the main field came into the finishing circuit about 20 miles behind the leaders, soft-pedaling through atrocious weather.
Among those eliminated was Alessandro Petacchi, who had won both previous stages of the race.
Posted by Frank Steele on February 26, 2004 | Permalink