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March 10, 2004

Petacchi takes Tirreno-Adriatico Stage 1

Eurosport | 60th win for Petacchi

Alessandro Petacchi continued his winning ways with a sprint win in Sabaudia, at the finish of the first stage of Tirreno-Adriatico. The win was the 60th of Petacchi's career and the 3rd of the season, joining two wins in February's Tour of Lucca.

In typical style, Petacchi got in a barb at Italy's previous sprint king, Mario Cipollini, while insisting that Cipollini was the farthest thing from his mind:

"You ask me if these wins can affect the morale of Cipollini, but I'd answer you that I'm thinking first of my morale and that of my team-mates. I don't worry about what others are doing," Petacchi told reporters after the race in the small seaside town, 75km south of Rome.

Posted by Frank Steele on March 10, 2004 in Alessandro Petacchi, Mario Cipollini | Permalink

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